Young Latina Fernanda Vazquez received her first paycheck and celebrates with her extended family in a tender moment of accomplishment in “Girl’s First Check” by Wells Fargo. Notable? Yes, as it was one of the first national ads that featured one of the biggest, yet least acknowledged, shifts occurring in the U.S. Hispanic market – the professionalization of Latinas.  By Stephen Palacios, Principal, Ahzul

What are Latino jobs? In ALMA’s latest production, they prefer to ask: “What AREN’T they?” HP enlisted ALMA’s multicultural expertise for the Hispanic segment of their “Reinvent Mindsets” campaign for diverse recruitment, titled #LatinoJobs. The film reveals the stereotypes of Latino professions that still exist today and proposes a redefinition of the label.

The NBCUniversal Foundation and NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, a division of NBCUniversal, announced a total of $2.475 million in Project Innovation grants for 62 non-profits located all across the country

Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) and TED, the nonprofit devoted to ideas worth spreading, announced they have joined forces to launch TED en Español, TED´s first non-English podcast.

For the first time in the history of Spanish-language television, Noticias Telemundo aired a conversation between the main news anchors from the country’s leading Hispanic networks: José Díaz-Balart, of Noticias Telemundo, and Jorge Ramos, of Univision Noticias. The full conversation, which took place at Books and Books bookstore in Coral Gables, Florida.

In celebration of International Women's Day today and Women’s History Month in March, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises announced the launch of "Mes de la Mujer" (Women's Month), a nationwide campaign that celebrates Latinas in the United States and their diverse contributions to our society. Under the banner of its award-winning corporate social responsibility initiative, "El Poder En Ti" (The Power in You), the campaign kicks off today featuring in-show integrations, on-air promos and digital and social activations. In addition, Telemundo national and local female talent will take part in Women's Month events as part of the campaign.

The convergence of demographic trends, business outcomes and new research strongly suggests that female leadership is good business.  The dominance of Millennials and the rapid growth of our multicultural population are fueling a cultural shift towards compassion, collaboration, connection, diversity and change at home and in the workplace.  Couple this with the First Round Capital findings reported in Forbes revealing that companies with female founders performed 63% better than those with all-male founding teams. So why is it that female founders received just 2.2% of all Venture Capital funding as reported in Fortune?  By Mary Ellen Holden

Azteca America announced that the network has partnered with the Immigrant Archive Project (IAP) to present “Quienes Somos” (Who We Are), a compelling video series that documents the struggles faced by Hispanic immigrants to the U.S. from all walks of life.

The 4A’s unveiled a unique, far-ranging program aimed at creating safe and productive work environments that create cultures of inclusion, equity, creative dialogue and social transformation. The intent is to support agencies in eliminating discrimination, harassment, bullying, intimidation and retaliation.

Billboard announced that Raúl Alarcόn Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc., tops Billboard’s annual “Power 100”.

Republica partnered with non-profit organization, Amigos For Kids, to create a powerful PSA aimed at raising awareness about the subtle signs of child abuse that, tragically, often go unnoticed. Inspired by the insight that abused children often hide subconscious clues of their situations in classroom drawings, Amigos for Kids created a gallery with a dark, hidden twist during Miami Art Week.

HispanicAd.com has learned that Daisy Expósito-Ulla the iconic, multi-awarded advertising industry leader, has been inducted into the AAF Hall of Fame, what is undoubtedly the highest honor bestowed by America’s Advertising Industry.

The level of well-being of young American women (ages 16 to 34) rose significantly for members of the Baby Boom generation but hit a wall for women in subsequent generations, the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) concludes in a new report.

Twenty-eight years! Why did we wait so long to tie the knot? Well, it wasn’t legal until June 26, of 2015. But we could have had a non-legally binding commitment ceremony or filed to be a civil union years ago.  But another way to look at it is, why get married at all? It won’t change who we are and what we feel for each other, not really. Is it for the benefits? Sure, that’s a small part of it. Is it to declare our love for each other, and announce it to the world? Okay, that too. Part of the matter is, and this is why we’ve waited so long, and why we’re doing it at all: same sex partners have fought hard for the right to marry. It was a stunning achievement, something nearly unthinkable 28 years ago, certainly unthinkable when I was a boy growing up in the blue-collar mill town of Manchester, New Hampshire, in the 1970s.  By David Morse - New America Dimensions

2016 may very well be remembered as the year that America’s racial divide became undone. The ubiquity of shootings of unarmed black men.  The ascent of Black Lives Matter, not to mention Blue Lives Matter and All Lives Matter.  The candidacy of Donald J. Trump and its nativist, prejudiced rhetoric.  Pick any random evening, turn on the nightly news, and you are sure to see evidence that, especially in racial terms, the country seems to be coming apart at the seams.  By David Morse - New America Dimensions

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