Connecting online evolves into great opportunity!
Jan30

Connecting online evolves into great opportunity!

 Hello!!! My name is Jacquelyn Gomez and I am delighted to share that I just graduated from the University of Houston majoring in Public Relations and minoring in Spanish and Business. I am extremely proud to be a Latina because Latinas are unstoppable and I consider myself to be one. I love fashion, traveling, meeting new people, writing, and helping others! I did it!!! Class of 2016 | University of Houston As a PR major, I understand the importance of social media in our society. I have made great connections through social media, and one of those was connecting with Lynn Ponder, founder of Web City Girls, after noticing her promotional efforts with a brand and many artists including Prince Royce. Once I was in Miami during vacation, I saw through her Twitter account that we were both attending the Colombian Festival in Downtown Miami. We immediately bonded and enjoyed the event together. Truly, meeting Lynn in person allowed me to see how much she has done for the community and how social media is more than just a virtual outlet. Lynn Ponder and Jacquelyn Gómez in Miami Social media is powerful in joining our communities, strengthening bonds, and helping good causes. From personal experience, social media has helped me engage more in my Houstonian community when I had the opportunity to start my own pageant during my last college semester in Fall 2016 to raise funds for scholarships. The event was conducted at the University of Houston on December 11th, 2016, while having Telemundo Houston as media sponsor. I loved seeing how the audience enjoyed Eleo and JKing’s performance of their newest Spanish single, while Manny D also performed his latest hits. Also, bachata sensation Alex Wayne released his new single “Ven a Mi.” I believe that social media gives everyone an opportunity to communicate, no matter what part of the world they are in. I could see this through the pageant’s Facebook pageant receiving engagement within the US and in Latin America, through the contestants’ families who were able to support their relatives online. I am beyond excited and grateful with Web City Girls to be a part of the #UnstoppableLatinas Leadership Summit 2017 team. For more, don’t forget to visit webcitygirls.com and please connect with me on Instagram @jacquelyngmz...

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#BeNumberless Inspires Me
Jul25

#BeNumberless Inspires Me

 At the end of March this year just before my birthday I came across a live video of Maria Marin where Lynn Ponder was a special guest that day. In that episode Lynn Ponder mentioned the #Secret that she was going to reveal on April 7. The #Secret caught my attention because it made me think of the movie The Secret and the Law of Attraction which I have been studying for many years. Her pink wig and the #Secret led me to find out more about Lynn Ponder and follow WebCityGirls, not only on Facebook but on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat too. When I saw that Gaby Espino was supporting Lynn Ponder and the #Secret, I was interested even more because Gaby Espino is a beautiful woman that I admire a lot. April 7 arrived and when I discovered that the #Secret was about a concept called #BeNumberless, I felt very inspired and identified with the movement because even though I have a young spirit and feel that my life is just beginning, I realized that as time passes people begin to judge you by your age. Once you reach a certain age they look at you differently, they put you in a square box and have expectations of you based on the opinion of others, and that’s when I began to hide my age. #BeNumberless inspires me because I believe that no one should be judged by their age or their weight, or any other number that can be attributed. We all came into this world with talent and a purpose in life that goes beyond a number. Let me share a dream called Another Mind Magazine which came from an idea I had 13 years ago when seeking to help other people like me to find their own identity. But it was not until 10 years later that I was able to see my idea take shape with the help of friend Vinicio Henriquez Photographer when together we created the concept of ​​what this magazine is today. We are two people of different generations united with a common purpose, and it was the need to overcome the stigma of being either too old or too young that led us to seek an alternative way of overcoming our obstacles while helping others. As we noticed how society tends to limit people’s job opportunities based on one’s age. And now that my daughters are already becoming young ladies, I feel the need to pave the way and contribute to society by creating a place where I can give them and other young people the tools to see that they have other...

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#SerSinNumero Me Inspira
Jun22

#SerSinNumero Me Inspira

 A finales de Marzo de este año justo para la época de mi cumpleaños me topé con un video en Vivo de María Marín donde Lynn Ponder era una invitada especial ese día. En ese episodio Lynn mencionó un #Secreto que iba a revelar Abril 7. El #Secreto me llamó mucho la atención, ya que me hizo pensar en la Película el Secreto y la Ley de Atracción la cual llevo muchos años estudiando. Su peluca rosada y el #Secreto me llevaron a buscar más acerca de Lynn Ponder y a seguir a WebCityGirls, no tan solo en Facebook sino en Instagram, Twitter y Snapchat. Cuando vi que Gaby Espino estaba apoyando a Lynn Ponder en el #Secreto, me interesé aún más ya que Gaby Espino es una hermosísima mujer la cual admiro mucho. Abril 7 llegó y cuando descubrí que el #Secreto era el movimiento de #SerSinNumero me sentí muy inspirada y muy identificada con el movimiento, ya que a pesar de que tengo un espíritu joven y considero que apenas comienza mi vida, me di cuenta que al pasar del tiempo la gente comienza a juzgarte por tu edad. Una vez uno llega a cierta edad te miran diferente, te ponen en una caja cuadrada de expectativas basadas en una opinión ajena y ahí fue cuando empecé a esconder mi edad. #SerSinNumero me inspira porque considero que nadie debería ser juzgado por su edad, ni por su peso, ni por ningún otro número que pueda ser atribuido. Todos vinimos a este mundo con talentos, y con un propósito en la vida que va más allá de un número. Mi pasión Another Mind Magazine surgió de un sueño que tuve hace 13 años, cuando buscaba ayudar a otras personas como yo a buscar su identidad propia. Pero no fue hasta 10 años más tarde que pude ver mi sueño tomar forma con la ayuda de Vinicio Henríquez Photographer cuando juntos creamos la idea de lo que es hoy en día esta revista. Nosotros somos dos personas de generaciones diferentes unidas con un mismo propósito, y ha sido esa necesidad de sobrellevar el estigma, de ser ya sea muy viejo o muy joven que nos llevó a buscar una manera alterna de superación mientras ayudamos a los demás. Ya que esta sociedad nos ha limitado nuestras oportunidades de trabajo en base a nuestra edad. Y ahora que mis hijas están ya hechas unas señoritas me siento en la necesidad de pavimentarles el camino y buscar la manera de contribuir a la sociedad creando un lugar donde pueda darles las herramientas a ellas y otros jóvenes a que tengan otras...

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#BeNumberless is an Attitude
May09

#BeNumberless is an Attitude

 It is not easy to be an immigrant, not at all. And the “older” we are when we migrate, the more difficult it gets. My name is Claudia LaRue and I discovered webcitygirls MOVEMENT #BeNumberless on Facebook. I have been living in the United States for several years, and the truth is that this move has been quite challenging. Without a doubt, when trying to enter the labor market, this is when we become aware of the biases that exist when a person over 35 years old applies for a job. In her book Unfinished Business, Anne-Marie Slaughter advocates a cultural shift in which the professional experience women gain over the years is better valued. Ms. Slaughter proposes that women with grown children have a lot more time to invest in their careers. As an example, she cites Hillary Clinton, who has a long professional history and the necessary time to dedicate it to serving her country. Without a doubt, experience cannot be improvised. I support the #BeNumberless Movement because it seeks to lay aside biases, so that we can focus on people. There is a lot of talk these days about “personal brands.” Now that I am building my personal brand, I am focusing in what I am, in what I want to accomplish and what I want my contribution to this world to be. And I will not be a number. This attitude has filled me with optimism, and I am convinced that this will keep opening doors for me. This does not mean that we will be making ourselves younger, or to pretend to be what we are not. It means that will not let ourselves be trapped, limited or defined by a number. We are more than that, much more. I am numberless because I am worth much more! And now is the time for society to realize this....

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#SerSinNumero es una Actitud
May05

#SerSinNumero es una Actitud

 No es fácil ser inmigrante, para nada. Y mientras “mayores” somos cuando inmigramos, más difícil se nos hace. Mi nombre es Claudia LaRue y conocí del movimiento #SerSinNumero de webcitygirls a través de Facebook. Tengo varios años en Estados Unidos, y la verdad es que esta movida ha sido todo un reto. Sin duda, a la hora de insertarse en el espacio laboral, es que nos damos cuenta de los prejuicios que existen cuando un persona de más de 35 años solicita a un empleo. Anne-Marie Slaughter, en su libro “Unfinished Business”, promueve un cambio cultural, donde se valore la experiencia profesional de las mujeres a medida que avanzan en sus carreras. Propone la Sra. Slaughter que las mujeres con hijos grandes tienen mucho más tiempo para invertir en su vida profesional. Pone como ejemplo a la candidata presidencial por el partido demócrata, Hillary Clinton, quien tiene una larga trayectoria profesional, y cuenta con todo el tiempo necesario para dedicarlo a servir a su país. Sin duda, la experiencia no se improvisa. Apoyo la campaña #SERSINNUMERO porque busca poner un lado a los prejuicios, para que nos podamos enfocar en las personas. En estos días se está enfocando mucho la “marca personal”. A la hora de construir mi marca personal me estoy enfocando en lo que soy, en lo que quiero hacer, en lo que quiero que sea mi contribución a este mundo. Y no voy a ser un número. Esta actitud me ha llenado de positivismo, y estoy convencida de que me va a seguir abriendo puertas en mi camino. No es que nos vamos a quitar la edad, ni a pretender ser lo que no somos. Es que no nos vamos a dejar encarcelar, limitar o definir por un número. Somos más que eso, mucho más. ¡Soy sin número porque valgo mucho más! Y ya es hora que la sociedad se percate de esto....

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London Calling: #BeNumberless
Apr24

London Calling: #BeNumberless

 I met a very interesting group of professional women who are creating an impact online with their creativity and leadership through the amazing power of connectivity on social networks,.  I connected with Julia Suzuki and Millie Cooper and we immediately bonded via my dream MOVEMENT #BeNumberless. We also had something in common the wonderful Chris Windley, a digital strategist. Thank you so much Chris for supporting and following webcitygirls// evolution as a social brand, creating innovative digital fun strategies while producing engaging content. Julia Suzuki is a British fantasy author. She is known for her unique style; threading together adventure and suspense in magical, epic setting, with plots that are topped off with beautiful messages. Julia’s works are nostalgic to the older reader, and exciting to the younger. By her ability to touch the emotions Julia climbs into the readers soul bringing about excitement, hope and promise as well as new ways of thinking. Author of the popular novel The Land of Dragor:Book 1: The Gift of Charms: “I wanted to write books with universal appeal, that were fantastical and ‘out there’ and yet still felt somehow real; to fulfill the expectations of book lovers and also hook non-readers back into reading. For me this had to be in the form of a series set in a place we would all be excited to visit” – and so the Land of Dragor came to be ~ Julia Suzuki Julia Suzuki supports the #BeNumberless movement with message: “Lovely to connect Lynn – here with you, here for you to help where I can make global change. Chris speaks so highly of you”. Millie Cooper is a London based artist who mostly works in Acrylic, Spray Paint and Resin creating gritty urban texture paintings on canvas and board. Millie is inspired by her love of nature, fashion, interiors and her travels around the World. Millie is an emerging talent and has showcased her work at various events & commissioned work for a luxury hotel, her art work has been requested by UK & Worldwide charities and she has also sold to Hollywood celebrities; including Mel Gibson and David Dayan Fisher, as well as Worldwide sales. Millie is also a Consultant & Social Media Specialist for businesses also Mentoring a team of Branding Ambassadors-BPM Mento. Millie supports the #BeNumberless movement with message: Love from London UK…I didn’t think about my age when I got married at 40, I didn’t think of my age when I started my business at 45 My Life My Rules and also Your life Your rules! Through the power of social media, we can change society’s perception of the number age and instead refocus on...

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