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She Se Puede

She Se Puede

By Brittney Varela
She Se Puede podcast covers the personal experiences and career developments of Latinas in the San Francisco Bay Area. This podcast was created to inform, empower and inspire women of all ages and backgrounds, through sharing the stories of amazing Latinas who are creating change in the workforce.
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Vanessa Karel- Entrepreneur
Vanessa is a proud Latina entrepreneur with an array of past professional experiences. She recently launched her platform, GreetHer, which encourages women to solo travel by connecting female travelers to local women wherever they go. Vanessa wants women to experience traveling safely and ethically but most importantly, independently. Check out and see what they are doing to empower women globally.
July 15, 2021
Natalia, Katya, & Alejandra-Small Business Owners
Natalia, Katya, & Alejandra are a mother-daughter trio behind the amazing business, Tipico Tico. Tipico Tico was created as a passion project to share their Guatemalan culture with the world. They create sustainable and ethically-sourced handbags and accessories from vintage textiles. Tipico Tico has allowed them to create numerous jobs and a steady income for Guatemalan artisans, as well as donate basic essentials to rural communities in Guatemala.
April 16, 2021
Melisa Bonilla Garcia- Nurse
Melisa and her family immigrated to the Bay Area from Mexico when she was a child. Growing up, Melisa saw first hand the inequities the Latinx community faced in regards to medical care. This prompted her to seek a career in the medical field later in life. She is now a Registered Nurse and hopes to inspire the Latinx community to pursue career paths in the medical field and diversify the industry.
September 30, 2020
Amber Gonzales-Vargas- Senior Program Manager/Guerrera
Amber is a proud daughter of Peruvian immigrants, and grew up in the Central Valley of California. She is currently a Senior Program Manager at the Latino Community Foundation where she helps lead the largest Latino donor network in the country. She is on a mission to mobilize the energy and talent of the Latinx community to create a more equitable society.
August 25, 2020
Valentina Marrufo- Social Worker/Small Business Owner
Valentina is an experienced social worker and small business owner of Mission Native Apparel, which she created as a love letter to her beloved San Francisco neighborhood. She is a first generation Xicana that is inspired by her Latinx culture and uses her business to celebrate the culture of the Mission District that has been greatly affected by gentrification.
July 09, 2020
Ana Lievano- Young Professional
Ana is a young Latina still defining her professional identity, while transitioning careers Ana hopes to shed light on the inequities women and people of color face in the corporate world. She is passionate about gender equality & earth sustainability and aims to make a positive impactful change with every opportunity she is given.
May 15, 2020
Michelle Rodriguez- Senior Manager/Tech
Michelle is a Senior Manager on the Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging team at LinkedIn. She discusses her passion for empowering underrepresented groups and ensuring that their voice is being heard in the workplace.
April 18, 2020
Kassandra Pintor- Artist
Kassandra is an Artist and proud San Francisco native, her art is created to uplift and celebrate Bay Area culture. She uses her art to connect and empower her community and hopes to one day open an interactive art cafe where young artists can express their creativity.
April 12, 2020
Gabriela López- Educator/Vice President, BOE
Gabriela is a teacher and Vice President on the San Francisco Board of Education, being the youngest elected official in San Francisco. She strongly identifies as an educator and is passionate about taking care of our youth. In this episode Gabriela shares her personal experiences regarding education, culture and everything in between.
April 07, 2020
Rocio Rivera- Photographer
Rocio is a professional photographer in the Bay Area, she expresses women empowerment through her work, and loves to make women feel confident and comfortable through her photo shoots. She is a self made business owner and believes that hard work and dedication helped her achieve professional success.
April 03, 2020
Mariana Gonzalez- Tech
Mariana has worked for numerous tech companies in the Bay Area, she strives to increase the representation of the Latinx community in the tech industry and believes that it is her responsibility to represent and embrace her Latina identity through her work. Mariana is a part of multiple organizations that cater to the Latina community in the Bay Area that focus on closing the pay gap and addressing inequities in the workforce.
April 02, 2020
Zeyda Garcia- Educator/Therapist
Zeyda is a first generation Xicana therapist and educator, whose work is driven by social justice and authenticity. As an educator, her goal is to support future school counselors in understanding the ways in which they can provide community responsive counseling services.
April 02, 2020
She Se Puede Trailer
She Se Puede Trailer 
April 02, 2020