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Pongase Las Pilas

Pongase Las Pilas

By Laura Prieto
A motivational podcast for the career-driven, business go-getter, modern Latina, with the purpose of helping you engineer a life you love. As mami says, "Nunca es Tarde para Aprender"!
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Pushing Boundaries to See Growth

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Is Asking for Help a Sign of Weakness?
Asking for help is not always easy but that doesn't mean we should feel ashamed to ask for it when we need it. Join Laura as she describes her journey relating to asking for help and how she has overcome the limiting beliefs and negative thoughts around asking for help.  For being a loyal listener you can enjoy 20% off Laura's shop using the code PODCAST, visit to shop cute dog lover products, and snag some Ponte las Pilas stickers while you're there!  As always, connect with Laura on IG @pongaselaspilaspodcast and share with a friend to spread motivation!!
February 23, 2021
Papi Segment: El Negocio que Cambio Nuestras Vidas
Join your host Laura as she interviews her dad in this new segment of Pongase las Pilas podcast! In this episode, Laura and her dad Edgar talk about moving to the United States and how the decision was made. Edgar introduces the story of the business that changed their life and provides some practical tips for anyone looking to start a new business, start a new project, or move to a new place. Learn as you hear this captivating story of father and daughter.  The episode is mainly in Spanish, disfruta! Connect with Laura on Instagram @pongaselaspilaspodcast and share your own immigrant or business story!
February 9, 2021
Setting Goals with Intentionality
Join Laura as she does a quick 2020 recap and shares an important announcement about the podcast and also shares with all of you some motivation when it comes to setting goals. Make this year unforgettable and be intentional with how you set your goals. Let's connect on IG @pongaselaspilaspodcast!! 
January 26, 2021
Dream as Big as A Five-Year Old
A short episode but full of motivation and the close of a great season!  Join Laura as she shares how to dream as big as a Five Year Old because they are just the wisest!  Stroll through memory lane and really hone in on your dreams and use that motivation to start whatever you have been wanting to start! Stay tuned until the end for a super exciting announcement! Thanks for listening Pilosas! Let's stay connected @pongaselaspilaspodcast
November 24, 2020
Pushing Boundaries to See Growth
Are you ready to see growth but not sure how to balance #allthethings? In this episode, I interview Mayda Poc, a life and career coach that brings us actionable tips and shares with us how we can push boundaries to see growth! She breaks down the links to community beliefs around money and boundaries and how we can handle it all!  Let's connect on Instagram @pongaselaspilaspodcast and share what you loved from this episode!
November 10, 2020
Feelings of Failure
Pilosa, are you scared of failing? What is a failure for you? We all experience feelings of failure throughout our lives and most times they block us, they cause a certain pressure in our lives that just doesn't feel right. Join Laura as she spills motivation to keep pushing past mindset issues and prepare you to live a happier life.  Make sure to connect with Laura on IG @pongaselaspilaspodcast and don't forget to subscribe to the podcast!  Leave her a note at and let her know what other topics you want to hear about on the podcast. Thanks for listening!
October 27, 2020
Navigating College Life with Maria Paula Carranza
Navigating college life is exciting and can also be very stressful but as with anything, mindset plays a huge role in how you deal with the challenges that come with pursuing higher education. Join Laura as she interviews one of her dear primas, Maria Paula, a Computer Science Engineer pursuing her Master’s degree in New York City. Maria and Laura discuss navigating Engineering school, mindset and confidence, rejection letters, and tuition challenges. Maria also shares great resources for other women in Engineering and she shares with us her childhood dream. Resources mentioned in this episode: Girls Who Code @girlswhocode and Ifeh Akano @blackfemmescientist, check them out! Thanks for hanging out with us today!  Let us know you listened over on Instagram @mxripau and @pongaselaspilaspodcast.  Talk to you soon!
October 13, 2020
5 Lessons Learned from Blogging
Pilosa, do you have a blog? Have you been wanting to start a blog? In this episode, Laura dives into the five lessons she has learned through her blogging journey and how they can be applied to starting a new project, job, or career. Join Laura as she spills motivation to keep pushing past mindset issues and prepare you to achieve your goals.   Make sure to connect with Laura on IG @pongaselaspilaspodcast and don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and add a review on Apple podcasts!  Leave her a note at and let her know what other topics you want to hear on the podcast.  Thanks for listening!
September 29, 2020
From Engineer to Coach with Alvina Nadeem - You Can Be Both!
Hey Pilosas, get ready to be motivated with the very first interview of this season! My guest is Alvina Nadeem, a Mechanical Engineer who fell in love with the world of Coaching and is now pursuing both fields and combining them to reach her dream of being a public speaker.  You will be inspired by this conversation into starting that new project that you have been thinking of for some time! You can find Alvina at: Remember to become a VIP pilosa on our new Patreon page to receive monthly gifts and support the show: Thanks for listening!
September 15, 2020
S2 Ep. 03 Limiting Beliefs Defined and How to Overcome Them
Are you familiar with limiting beliefs or "creencias limitantes"? Have you identified having any limiting beliefs? In this episode, Laura dives into what they are, shares some of her own limiting beliefs and teaches you on ways to overcome them so you can be one step closer to reaching your dreams!  As always you can connect with Laura on IG @pongaselaspilaspodcast, DM her and start a conversation!
September 1, 2020
S2 Ep. 02 Are you a Pilosa?
Do you consider yourself a Pilosa? Have you ever heard of the term Pilosa? Well,  join Laura in this episode where she dives into what it means and how to determine if you would consider yourself one. This is a short episode but full of motivation, Pongase las Pilas Style! As always you can connect with Laura on IG @pongaselaspilaspodcast, DM her, and start a conversation!
September 1, 2020
S2 Ep. 01 Looking Back to Start Something New
Hey everyone, Pongase las Pilas is back! In this episode, you will learn about how Pongase las Pilas started and what you can expect for this upcoming season. Laura wants to provide motivation and encouragement to help you change the things you are not enjoying in your life. As always you can connect with Laura on IG @pongaselaspilaspodcast, DM her, and start a conversation! 
September 1, 2020
Season 2 Announcement
Guess who's back??!! Pongase las Pilas podcast will be coming back to your ears next month!🎧 Mark your calendars for the launch date, Sept. 1 and check out stories for more details on this new season! 🎤Hace un rato que no tenemos nuevos episodios pero les aseguro que valió la pena la espera. 💃 La nueva temporada de Pongase las Pilas llega el próximo mes, el 1 de Septiembre. 🔋 ¡Subscribanse para no perderse los nuevos episodios que llegaran pronto!
August 18, 2020
Ep. 5 Ponerse las Pilas como Elle Woods in Legally Blonde
You might be wondering, what are these girls talking about? Well in this episode, we discuss self confidence and what better character to be an example of this than Reese Witherspoon who plays Elle Woods in the Legally Blonde movies. For those of you who have been living under a rock and don't know what Legally Blonde is or haven't watched any of the movies, let's just say you need to go watch them! Elle Woods portrays confidence, which she uses to battle through stereotypes and embraces her individuality all while staying fashionable.  Listen to this episode to find out how we tie it all together to our journey in the professional world and especially to our experiences in Engineering. 
June 14, 2019
Episode 4: Feelings About Leaving your Parents
That moment when you feel you are ready to leave the nest, you give yourself a big pep talk and tell yourself to be strong, "Si, se puede"! You need to be prepared for the guilt you will feel  and pushback you will receive when you tell your parents you are ready to leave home. Suddenly, you start doubting your decision, and you haven't even started talking to them about it! So why is it such a rollercoaster just to even think about leaving your familia?  In this episode, we share our experiences and our own thoughts on this topic. Is it personal guilt, a result of cultural conditioning, or both? 
May 24, 2019
Episode 3: Body, Mind and Emotions
Ever wonder how our body, mind and emotions are all connected? We have, and we have even felt that sometimes it is hard to snap out of those moments where we feel we can't even stand ourselves. In this episode we explore the relationship that exists between our body movements and how they can impact our attitude and feelings. We share ways to take advantage of this relationship for your benefit not just in your personal life but also to help you advance in your professional career. Recuerden, only you have the power to change your attitude and emotions, asi que... Pongasen las Pilas!
April 12, 2019
Episode 2: "Why are You so Quiet?"
As an introvert you've probably been told "you're too quiet" a couple of times, not that anyone is keeping track...ok, maybe you are, because of how annoying it is! Whether it's been while out with friends, at a party or being told this by your metida aunt, you've come to expect it. But being told you're too quiet at work might come as a surprise. In this episode we dive deeper into how this phrase makes us feel, the impact it can have on our work and how to simply embrace it. Disfruten!
March 29, 2019
Episode 1 : Getting to Know Us Part 2
In this episode Jen and Laura interview each other, asking some interesting questions to help listeners get to know them better.  
March 1, 2019
Episode 1: Getting to Know Us Part 1
In this episode Jen and Laura interview each other, asking some interesting questions to help listeners get to know them better.  Listen to Part 2 for the continuation of this episode. 
March 1, 2019
Sneak Peek
The official sneak peek into what our podcast is about. How it all started, our purpose and why we chose Póngase las Pilas as our name. Stay tuned for new episodes!
February 28, 2019