LatinaVIDA360: Latina Leaders in Conversation

BeVisible and LatinaVIDA have partnered together to bring you LatinaVIDA360: Latina Leaders in Conversation.  Each podcast features a successful Latina in the executive ranks, innovators, and leading figures across all sectors.  Women are invited to share their story, discuss how they arrived at their current role, and what they might say to their younger self.  The are far reaching conversations looking at work, life, family, and community and hosted by Maria Hernandez (co-founder, LatinaVIDA), Cecilia Mota, Executive Director of LatinaVIDA or Andrea Guendelman, Founder of BeVisible. These podcasts are done in English or Spanish based on the interviewee’s preference or a mix of both languages as the interview unfolds.  Inquiries about corporate sponsorships for a podcast or a series can be sent to or support us by creating your account at ChangeBowl

LatinaVIDA360 Episode 18.1 - Interview with Marcela Davison Aviles

BeVisible Presents LatinaVIDA360: Latina Leaders in Conversation. In this episode Maria Hernandez, Co-Founder of LatinaVIDA interview Marcela Davison Aviles, one of the cultural consultants who worked on the block buster Pixar film Coco. This podcast covers her early roots, how she became one of Disney's highly sought out cultural consultants. She shares what the film Coco represents for the Latino community and her advice for other Latinas eager to enter the entertainment field.

LatinaVIDA360 Episode 18.2 - Interview with Rose Castillo Gilbault

Rose Guilbault is a trail blazer in the competitive field of broadcast journalism and mass media. She was the first Latina to hold the role of Editorial Director at ABC News San Francisco and the first Latina contributor to the San Francisco Chronicle. Rose holds many other firsts that are all the more remarkable as the daughter of a farmworker in the tomato fields of Salinas, California. Listen in as she tells her story and her suggestions for anyone seeking to enter a career in journalism today.

LatinaVIDA360 Episode 3 - Interview with Margarita Quihuis

Margarita Quihuis is the only Latina who is researching how to encourage peace in our everyday behaviors. Join Maria Hernandez in this wide ranging interview with the Co-Director of the Peace Innovation Lab at Stanford. Our interview highlighted the many different careers she had before her role at the Lab and why her ground breaking work is a source of hope in troubled times.

LatinaVIDA360 Episode 4 - Interview with Laura Martinez

This episode features our conversation with Laura Martinez, Partner at Price Waterhouse Coopers, one of the largest consulting firms in the world with services in audit, finance, IT, management, market analysis and strategy. Laura is also active in several professional associations like ALPFA and the Financial Women of San Francisco and has been featured in Fortune magazine as a contributor. If you are interested in finance, listen in to her candid experience as a Latina in a highly competitive, fast paced, and complex business sector. She is generous with her advice and shares candidly about success strategies she sees as important today for any Latinas eager to enter a career in finance.

LatinaVIDA360 Episode 5 - Interview with Irma Herrera

LatinaVIDA360 features Irma Herrera, one of our communities "sheroes" former executive director of Equal Rights Advocates, one of the nation's most respected public interest law firms. Under her leadership ERA advocated for equal pay, workplace safety, and reproductive rights. Irma is now an author and playwright and is traveling the nation with a one act play called "Why Would I Mispronounce My Name" that tells her story and her dedication to social justice.

Mini Podcast BONUS Episode - Quarter 1

How Knowing Your Worth will Prepare You For a More Successful Salary Negotiation with Co-Host Dr. Maria Hernandez & our Guest Melanie Chavez

Melanie Chavez sent us an email about being inspired by our Nov 14 #3LVCareerHacks newsletter which focused on three steps to take when you are negotiating a salary for a new job or taking a promotion. Listen in on what she had to say to our host and co-founder of LatinaVIDA, Dr. Maria Hernandez.

LatinaVIDA360 Episode 6 - Interview with Isaura Gaeta

In this episode, Maria Hernandez meets up with Isaura Gaeta, Vice President, Security Research, Product Assurance and Security Engineering at Intel. We talk about her experience as one of the first Latinas who completed an electrical engineering degree at Stanford and her first-hand experience of the tech companies that shaped the Silicon Valley today. Isaura is personally responsible for some of the breakthrough innovations we all depend upon today. She holds two patents and helped develop the technology at the center of Intel’s Centrino processor which allows us to use our laptops on wireless networks.

LatinaVIDA360 Episode 7 - Interview with Yadi Younse

Mini Podcast Ep. 01 - Get Real! Perfectionism can lead to FAILURE with Co-Host Cristina Trujillo

3 tips on freeing ourselves from striving for perfection.

Mini Podcast Ep. 02 - I Feel INVISIBLE at Work, Help! with Co-Host Laura Vargas

3 tips on recognizing the warning signs your relationship with your boss needs attention.

Mini Podcast Ep. 03 - Making LATERAL moves, a Smart way to build your Resume with Co-Host Laura Vargas

3 tips on assessing whether a lateral move is right for you.

Mini Podcast Ep. 04 - Public Speaking Got You TREMBLING Like Cardi B? with Co-Host Cristina Trujillo

3 tips on planning to make a great presentation.

Mini Podcast Ep. 05 - Are You Working to Live or LIVING to Work? with Co-Host Laura Vargas

3 questions on what makes a great career.

LatinaVIDA360 Episode 8 - Interview with Adis Vila

This episode features Adis Vila who has held executive appointments in the federal government and then in her home state Florida. A lawyer by training, she has taught in academia and her most recent assignment was as the first Chief Diversity Officer for the US Airforce Academy. She now is a speaker and consults regularly on the the value of diversity at all levels of an organization as a key to business success.

Mini Podcast Ep. 06 - How to Leverage Your Personal Learning Cloud with Co-Host Cristina Trujillo

3 tips on building and using your Personal Learning Cloud.

Mini Podcast Ep. 07 - Spring Clean Your Mindset with Co-Host Cristina Trujillo

Your LV360 Career Power Hacks on how to spring clean your mindset for a productively successful new season.

LatinaVIDA360 Episode 9 - Interview with Dr. Ellen Ochoa

Ellen Ochoa is the first Latina Astronaut and the first Latina to lead NASA's Johnson Space Center. In this interview, you'll hear about how she joined NASA upon finishing her doctorate at Stanford University and how she played a vital role as the team that built he International Space Station. She also tells about the next generation of NASA missions that will take humans further into space. This conversation is out of this world!

Mini Podcast Ep. 08 - Say No with Grace or No to almost everything? With Co-Host Cristina Trujillo

Building your skill at saying no--with grace--is also part of demonstrating a sense of priority that is essential to effective leadership and your personal brand.

Mini Podcast Ep. 09 - Your Authenticity is Your True Superpower with Co-Host Cristina Trujillo

This week’s LatinaVIDA 360 Career Hacks is all about what it means to be authentic and leveraging our best, beautiful, multi-dimensional selves at work!

Mini Podcast Ep. 10 - Avoid Burnout Jefitas! Say goodbye to FOMO and hello to JOMO! with Co-Host Estrella Bonilla

In this episode you’ll learn 3 powerful career hacks to avoid burnout.

LatinaVIDA360 Episode 10 - Interview with Ileana Rivera

This edition of LatinaVIDA 360 features Ileana Rivera, Senior IT Director for Digital Experience and Employee Collaboration at CISCO. Ileana has been featured Hispanic Executive magazine, Latina magazine’s 25 Latinas Who Shine in Tech and was a participant at the first Hispanic Business Leader’s Summit at the White House under President Obama. We had a chance to talk about her early family roots in Puerto Rico and the challenges she faced when she moved to the mainland. Get ready to be inspired about how she overcame some of the challenges of working in the tech sector as a woman and as a Latina.

Mini Podcast Ep. 13 - Job Hunting Strategies for Jefitas with Co-Host Cristina Trujillo

In this mini podcast you’ll learn 3 career power hacks to job hunting with a mindset for Success.