Everyone Should Have a Mentor
Jun15

Everyone Should Have a Mentor

 I have been so blessed to have the opportunity to work as a social media influencer. I get to meet many people and have established some wonderful relationships. One of the things that I like the most about social media is that it encourages you to concentrate in subjects that you are passionate about. I absolutely love children and I’m always looking for ways to bring out the best in them, to let them know that they are loved and that they matter. I love taking advantage of teachable moments, encouraging them to make good choices. That is why when I first heard that Sprint partnered with ASPIRA of Florida, to launch the Sprint Mobile Mentorship Program at the Hispanicize conference last year where they were asking notable influencers to help champion Latino Youth by becoming a Mobile Mentor, I just had to jump on that. Talking about good choices, this was a great one for me. Nailah Allen my mentee and I: Nailah Allen is an outstanding mentee from Aspira DE/CO Charter School, she is a super sweet 14 year old who always looks at the bright side of everything and as a matter of fact she is a straight A student.She told me that she would like to attend the best High School that will better prepare her for college. How’s that for the wishes of a young adolescent girl? We talked about her 8th grade “Prom” party coming up and when I asked her what color dress she was wearing for the “Big Party”, she said that she hadn’t bought her outfit yet. I decided to contact Ms. Emma the Activity Director from Aspira and I asked her if she knew how many of the kids had already purchased their suits or gowns. She said that many of the students were not going to buy anything new, because parents couldn’t afford to buy them a new outfit. Inspired by JCPenney participation with “Yes to the Prom” a program designed to build courage and self-confidence among young women. I reached out to them to get as many students a special outfit for their exclusive night. Here is the video story of this wonderful experience with JCPenney: I wanted the kids to feel confident about themselves and to have a really fun time. I want them to feel loved and to know that there are people who really care about them and want them to succeed in life. Congratulations to the 2016 Graduating Class from Aspira Arts Deco, you have a great future ahead of you. I am here for you if you ever want to talk or need a shoulder to cry on. God bless...

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Ford Dream Drive Sweepstakes
Jun05

Ford Dream Drive Sweepstakes

 El viaje por carretera al volante de un Ford Mustang 2015 será un sueño hecho realidad para dos afortunados ganadores y sus invitados en el Sorteo de Ford Credit Dream Drive. Los ganadores elegirán una ruta de entre seis legendarios caminos de Norteamérica y luego conducirán en ellos utilizando un Mustang 2015. “Para cualquier persona que ha soñado con viajar por carretera en la tecnología más innovadora de conducción – el Ford Mustang 2015 -esta es su oportunidad de ganar ese viaje,” dice John Ferguson, gerente de Lanzamiento de Nuevos Vehículos de Ford Motor Credit Company. Un ganador en Canadá y uno en los Estados Unidos elegirán un paquete de viaje de un período de cuatro días por valor de hasta $8,500 dólares, incluyendo el uso de un Mustang 2015, el pasaje aéreo de ida y vuelta, la gasolina, el alojamiento, dinero para gastos extras y una cámara para capturar los recuerdos de esta oportunidad única. Los ganadores pueden personalizar sus viajes con, por ejemplo, un tour privado del borde sur del Gran Cañón, la pesca en las Montañas Rocosas de Canadá o el golf en los Cayos de Florida. Los ganadores del Sorteo de Ford Credit Dream Drive se seleccionarán aproximadamente una semana después de que el concurso se cierre el 8 de junio de 2015. Los ganadores elegirán entre estas rutas legendarias: • Ruta 66: desde el Gran Cañón, Arizona hasta Las Vegas, Nevada • Going-to-the-Sun Road: desde el Glacier National Park hasta Flathead, Montana • Pacific Coast Highway: desde Monterrey hasta Laguna Beach, California • Great River Road: desde Memphis, Tennessee hasta Nueva Orleans, Louisiana • Overseas Highway: desde Miami, hasta los Cayos de Florida • Trans-Canada Highway: desde Kelowna, Columbia Británica, hasta Calgary, Alberta No se requiere ninguna compra o presentación valorizada para participar. Los participantes deben tener 25 años o más, seguro de auto, y una licencia de conducir válida. Las reglas y el formulario de inscripción están en www.FordCreditDreamDrive.com (EE.UU.) y www.FordCreditDreamDrive.ca (Canadá). Cargado con tecnologías innovadoras y ofreciendo los altos niveles de rendimiento y estilo, el Ford Mustang 2015 es el siguiente capítulo en la vida de uno de los automóviles más icónicos del mundo. El impacto de Mustang va mucho más allá de los más de 9 millones de automóviles vendidos; que ha hecho miles de apariciones en televisión, cine, música y juegos de vídeo....

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Ford Exhibe Innovación en Auto Show Internacional Norteamericano 2015
Jan29

Ford Exhibe Innovación en Auto Show Internacional Norteamericano 2015

 Ford presento una nueva variedad de exposiciones en su exhibición en el North American International Auto Show 2015 destacando el esfuerzo de la empresa para innovar. Estuvimos invitadas a Detroit y vivimos esta experiencia en vivo y en directo. Realmente la tecnología y la seguridad que tienen los autos de Ford son una maravilla. Tres nuevas incorporaciones a la cartera de rendimiento de Ford – Ford GT, Shelby GT350R y F-150 Raptor – hacen su debut mundial en el show y se convirtieron el centro de atención en el stand de Ford. Reconociendo el compromiso de la empresa a los vehículos que hacen vibrar los corazones de las personas, Ford introducirá más de 12 nuevos vehículos de alto rendimiento a su línea global en los próximos cinco años. Ford exhibe el rendimiento en el show a través de una Galería de Entusiastas que cuenta con fotos de época que representan grandes momentos de la historia de Ford, los históricos motores de carreras de Ford y de los objetos de recuerdo de la serie de carreras múltiple. “A través de la alineación de Ford, desde el Fiesta al F-150, se ofrecen ejemplos de tecnologías probadas y comprobadas en los circuitos pavimentados y de tierra, y luego incorporados en los vehículos que los clientes quieren y necesitan,” dijo David Tillapaugh, Gerente de Operaciones de Salón del Automóvil Global de Ford. El Parque de Innovación en el stand de Ford invita a los asistentes a explorar cómo los investigadores de Ford están logrando avances en el uso de materiales orgánicos, la reducción de residuos y otras tecnologías ambientalmente sensibles. La exposición  incluye elementos de agua y plantas que muestran los esfuerzos de Ford para reducir las emisiones de dióxido de carbono y el consumo de agua. “Ford eligió el parque temático para mostrar sus esfuerzos de innovación, ya que son beneficiosos para los clientes – proporcionando la última generación de dispositivos de seguridad, comodidad, conectividad y confort asequibles y alcanzables dentro de la línea completa de vehículos Ford – y porque son buenos para el mundo,” dijo Tillapaugh. Los árboles, las plantas perennes, los suelos y las características del agua de la propiedad del Henry Ford Fairlane Estate crean un ambiente relajante para los asistentes. La plataforma ofrece a los asistentes un lugar para recargar sus propias  baterías, así como las de sus teléfonos celulares. Los asistentes pueden llegar a ser parte de la acción con cámaras aéreas que descienden rápidamente  por la exhibición para capturar imágenes y vídeo que aparecen en las pantallas de LED que rodean el parque. Los siete motores ahorradores de combustible EcoBoost® de Ford se muestran dentro...

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Ford Edge 2015: Showcase of Best Ford Technology and Innovation
Oct22

Ford Edge 2015: Showcase of Best Ford Technology and Innovation

 As a social media ambassador for Ford Español during the recent Miami debut of the Ford Edge 2015, I got all excited to find out that Ford Edge is a leader with female customers. On a beautiful day at the Trump National Doral a group of influencers and traditional media where treated to a wonderful luncheon while presentations from Alvaro Cabal, Ford Motor Company Multicultural Communications Manager took place. The Ford Edge 2015 is all-new from wheels to roof, designed to reset the standard in the two-row utility vehicle market. Based on Ford’s successful, global midsize vehicle platform, Edge has been reimagined with a stronger, more athletic shape. It has been retooled to meet higher expectations for quality, and reengineered to add more features and technologies for a more rewarding driving experience. The all-new Edge will be the first Ford product to feature the company’s adaptive steering technology, which will make the vehicle easier to maneuver and more fun to drive.  A standard feature on Edge Sport and available on the new Titanium series, adaptive steering changes the ratio between a driver’s actions at the steering wheel – the number of turns – and how much the front wheels turn. In traditional steering systems, this is a fixed steering ratio. With Ford adaptive steering, the steering ratio continually changes with vehicle speed, optimizing steering response in all situations. “The Ford Edge has been remade in almost every single detail, always keeping in mind the customer, who expects something premium, powerful and special,” said Judy Curran, vehicle line director for Ford. “With a structure more rigid than ever and a suspension tuned to the highest global standards, the 2015 Edge is a high-tech utility that delivers a special driving experience customers will feel from their first moments behind the wheel.” The 2015 Edge will be a technology leader for Ford, with a suite of standard and available technologies designed to improve the driving experience and the level of occupant comfort. Technologies being offered for the first time include adaptive steering, enhanced active park assist, side parking sensors and a front camera with washer. “We really focused on meeting the highest craftsmanship standards in developing the all-new Edge,” said Kim Cape, marketing manager, Ford Large Cars and Utilities. “The idea was to create not just a high-quality exterior and interior, but to give the customer a holistic, premium experience. Overall, the 2015 Edge represents a significant move forward in both material and visual quality. Throughout the vehicle, seams are tighter and more consistent, and the design has been executed in a way that reduces visual cutlines. The team worked out the smallest...

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Community Networker Hosts #MujeresLegendarias @FordEspanol Event!
Apr10

Community Networker Hosts #MujeresLegendarias @FordEspanol Event!

 Ford recognizes the achievements of Latina women with Mujeres Legendarias campaign and I am honored and excited to be a part of the extraordinary group of women selected.  Last year Mujer Legendaria Maria Antonietta Hernandez, Founder of Community Networker celebrating her thriving small business company 4th Anniversary with a fabulous Breakfast Networking event, will host Miami Ford’s Mujeres Legendarias celebration. The guests will get to meet the four Miami Mujeres Legendarias while they are treated to guest speaker Albert Collazo, Director of Ford Multicultural Communications and myself discussing social networks and its impact on business. Ford Mujeres Legendarias celebration will take place from 8:30am to 11:30am at Taste of Style in Doral, Florida. The 20 legendary women chosen represent the 22 million exceptional Latinas in the U.S. that are making a difference in the workplace, their homes, the environment and the community. “Ford is honored to honor these 20 Latina women that have made significant contributions in the Hispanic community,” shared Alvaro Cabal, Director of Multicultural Relations for Ford. Leadership: entrepreneurs, CEO’s, small business owners or directors of non-profit organizations. Lynn Ponder (Miami) Patsi Arias (New York) Linda Valdez Thompson (Dallas) Yolanda Navarro Black (Houston) Noramay Cadena (Los Angeles) Super Mom: a role model to her family that encourages other parents with her knowledge and experience, in person or online. Mila Ferrer (Miami) Johanna Torres (New  York) Beatriz Salazar (Dallas) Nelly Fraga (Houston) Ana Flores (Los Angeles) Eco Latina: brings about positive change on the topic of environmental issues and works to protect the public from environmental hazards. Veronica Mendieta (Miami) Jacqueline Montoya (New  York) Zaida Basora (Dallas) Nory Angel with SER (Houston) Lizza Monet Morales (Los Angeles) Community Advocate: works to influence public policy in social, economic, political, and cultural spheres. Organizes a group around a cause and work to implement changes that have a lasting and positive effect. Estrellia Sibila (Miami) Fary DeLeon (New York) Becky Munoz Diaz (Dallas) Maria Jimenez  (Houston) Angelica Urquijo (Los Angeles) “Women are at the forefront of change that’s contributing significantly to an increase in their progress and power” said Sheryl Connelly, Ford’s global trend manager. As the world changes, women obviously change with it, Connelly notes. “Every day, the world is changing and women play a key role in the shifts that are occurring. To view Ford’s Mujeres Legendarias photo galleries and read the biographies visit www.facebook.com/fordenespanol  ...

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