Tag: Mujeres Latinas

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Marlu’s Xingonas of the Month: The Ladies of the Latina Leadership Initiative of Greater Des Moines

This month, we celebrate a group of women that are the definition of Xingonas: the ladies of the Latina Leadership Initiative, LLI. The group of women recently celebrated their graduation from the 9-month program, withContinue reading…

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Latina Entrepreneur, Mother of Two, Succeeds Against All Odds

Hardships either break people or make them. Since early age Sonia Villalpando has had more than her share of hardships to deal with. Despite the difficulties, she never let them keep her down.  Villalpando, 27-year-oldContinue reading…

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Pink Pass Program at Palomares in Moline will provide passes for free mammograms

Health is something everyone should treasure. Sometimes for women it is hard to find a minute for themselves, but as much as women care for their kids and spouses they also have to worry aboutContinue reading…

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Latina Leadership Initiative says good-bye to former Executive Director

A month after the Latina Leadership Initiative (LLI) announced their new leader, Christina Fernandez-Morrow gave her official good-bye on Saturday, Oct. 15. Christina Fernandez-Morrow welcomed Viviana De la Cruz ’15 as the new Executive Director,Continue reading…

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Clothing Designer Laura Rodriguez and her work are featured on the cover of dsm Magazine

As a child in Guadalajara, Mexico, Laura Rodriguez was mesmerized by how her mother dressed for dinner parties. “I watched my mom getting ready … and it was so dreamy,” says the now-26-year-old Rodriguez. “SheContinue reading…

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Migration is Beautiful: Ila Rodriguez Plasencia (born 1927)

By Catherine Babikian Ila Plasencia learned to pitch from her brother, a talented baseball player. Soon, she became pitcher for her grade school softball team, and those experiences guided her for the rest of herContinue reading…

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Latina Leadership Initiative Class of 2017

Last month, the leadership program Latina Leadership Initiative (LLI) premiered its fourth leadership class for Latinas. This year, the class has grown from 14 to 17 students, varying in ages and county of birth. ForContinue reading…