Perhaps one of the most anticipated events for Latinas in Miami, the People En EspaÃ±olâ€™s “Las 25 Mujeres Mas Poderosas” (The 25 Most Powerful Women) exceeded expectations.Â The entire event’s purpose was to ‘enlighten’ women, if you will.
Topics included personal finance, how to dress for the job you want (not the one you necessarily have), etiquette during interviews, and how to negotiate your salary. Maria Elena Salinas spoke of “The power of voice”, the power and importance of being heard. Elaine King, who introduced her book, “The Colors of Your FInances”, spoke of ways to get rid of your debt and savings plans to help women get to where they want to be financially.
Ursula Carranza, Fashion and Beauty Director at People en Espanol, showed us the way through a successful job interview, with tips on what’s appropriate to say and do, from your outfit choices to your nail polish color!Â Other speakers include Mariela Dabbah, founder and CEO of the Red Shoe Movement, Giselle Pinto for Sugar Yummy Mama and Adamari Lopez, TV host of Un Nuevo Dia on Telemundo.
During a short break, dozens of women lined up for the opportunity to win Maria Marin’s book. It even gave us mere mortals the opportunity to take pictures with the celebrities- from Maria Elena Salinas to Pamela Silvia Conde, which, if you are Hispanic, these are huge household names! Women ran for the door to get a place in line. Packed like sardines pushing and shoving, impatient to meet-and-greet these celebrities, but it was worth it to have the picture with Maria Elena Salinas as a souvenir.
Guests took home a goody-bag that consisted of the latest issue of People En Espanol, a useful small red journal, a pen with and a sheet to help manage your personal finances. #25PODEROSAS @peopleenespanol