An Enchanting Island: Vieques, Puerto Rico
Aug03

An Enchanting Island: Vieques, Puerto Rico

 Vieques is an enchanting island–municipality of Puerto Rico in the northeastern Caribbean with stunning beaches. Vieques has a long-history with the U.S. Navy, who arrived in 1941 and was ordered by President, George Bush to leave by May 2003. The Navy created infrastructure throughout the Island, but also took possession of some of the most beautiful beaches and land. You will find different articles about this subject as “Viequenses” have mix feelings about the transition departing the island. A population of 9, 000 claims more has to be done clearing munitions and toxic contaminants from the three-quarters of island once occupied by the military. In case you plan to invest in the enchanting island of Vieques taking advantage of tax incentives through Puerto Rico Laws 2o and 22, please know that the economic survival of the island depends on construction, tourism, fishing and the largest employer is General Electric. Vieques is only six miles away from the main island, and to get there you can choose among local airline services, private charters or a ferry that departs from Fajardo. Our weekend getaway to Martineau Belle Playa Villa began with a 25 minute flight from Isla Grande Airport with viequesairlink.com. A round-trip ticket will cost you $150.00. Lucky me just two weeks into my new life in Puerto Rico, got invited to this fabulous getaway by wonderful couple Rene and Zulma, who have invested in the island and own the beautiful Martineau Belle Playa Villa within the property of the 5-star W Martineau Retreat and Spa. The Villa made me feel like the rich and famous, but most importantly the kindness of each one of the ten people staying together for a family weekend touched my heart. We truly had a wonderful time in what beachfront luxury is all about! The access to the private residence begins at the entrance of the W Martineau Retreat a short walking distance from the Martineau Belle Playa Villa which includes its own private beach. The Villa is for rent throughout the year, and I heard that Daddy Yankee and some Hollywood a-lister have rented the home. Please visit this link for more details: homeaway.com/vacation-rental and start planning your dream trip to paradise! We spent a half-day touring the island and discovered the hixislandhouse.com a quaint place for nature lovers and visited local restaurants, galleries and even some shopping time! Vieques offers other choices to stay depending on your budget and adventurous lifestyle. Visit Vieques Insider an awesome guide to Sea, Sand and Sun!!! We are planning our next discovery trip for labor day weekend to Rincón a beautiful town on Puerto Rico’s west coast, known for its beaches. We are looking to stay at another friends villa rental, stay tuned!!!...

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Bilingual Education in the United States via Puerto Rico!
Jul18

Bilingual Education in the United States via Puerto Rico!

  I was two days away of a life changing experience expanding my brand and platforms to San Juan, PR, when I got invited to tour the newest university branch campus in the United States, Ana G. Mendez a private school born 70 years ago in Puerto Rico. Blown away by the fact that this University System has a unique bilingual program in the U.S. Imagine how many students from Latin America and other spanish speaking countries can benefit and succeed with this program. AMAZING!!!! Ana G. Mendez University System is unique and the only university in the nation that offers a Discipline-Based Dual Language Immersion Model”® growing and expanding actually in five cities in the United States: Orlando Sur de la Florida (Miami Lakes) Tampa Dallas Maryland -with a School of Culinary Arts in Washington DC Truly fortunate to exclusive access to share empowering content that I am confident will make Puerto Ricans in the island and living abroad proud. It would be so appreciated, if you share this blog post with all your Latin American friends, as studying a bilingual career can open doors to bigger and better opportunities. You would truly be helping others! Please check out the short engaging Spanish YouTube video interview above from the 51,200-square-foot facility and meet the President, José F. Méndez Méndez a passionate advocate for education from Puerto Rico. For more details please click here: http://ac.suagm.edu/en  Gracias por visitar el blog y Saludos afectuosos a todos desde Puerto Rico!!!  ...

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#UnstoppableLATINAS Leadership Summit VIDEO Recap!
May16

#UnstoppableLATINAS Leadership Summit VIDEO Recap!

 Very proud of our first-ever Summit: #UnstoppableLATINAS Leadership Summit New York. Please check out the video recap which captured the spirit and essence of what occurred on this magical day. Our intention is to continue creating online events to empower, educate and entertain women in an impactful positive style. Grateful to the hero brands that made it possible Spanish Broadcasting System, LaMusica, JCPenney, AARP New York, Ford Latino, Neutrogena, American Heart Association, New York Marriott East Side,  National Puerto Rican Day Parade, non-profits empowering women through education, 100 Hispanic Women National, Inc. + MomsRising.org. Special thank you’s to my amazing glam team sponsors Dr. Alberto S. Gallerani, Viviana Gabeiras, Novus, Grehyni Narvaez, Lakshmi Custom Jewelry, and Marrero Collection, all owners of outstanding small businesses, making other people’s life happier with their professionalism. BRAVO to all the amazing women who collaborated with us, we are forever grateful!!! FACTS: #UnstoppableLATINAS Leadership Summit March 2017: 1.#UnstoppableLATINAS number one trending topic week before during a Twitter Chat with all speakers. 2.#UnstoppableLATINAS was trending topic in the morning and afternoon during the Summit on March 27, 2017. 3.#UnstoppableLATINAS created 111 Million impressions on  Twitter. 4.#UnstoppableLATINAS live video reached 4.6K views. 5.#UnstoppableLATINAS live videos views to date 40K. 6.#UnstoppableLATINAS created 8.2 Million impressions on Instagram....

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Latina Leading Tech Leadership = Laura I. Gómez
Apr23

Latina Leading Tech Leadership = Laura I. Gómez

 Meet and learn how she became one of the top leading voices in Tech Entrepreneurship, Laura I. Gómez, CEO Atipica and Keynote at #UnstoppableLATINAS Leadership Summit New York 2017. UnstoppableLATINAS concept is about successful women supporting other women succeed while uniting and giving power to each other....

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#UnstoppableLATINAS + LEADERSHIP AWARDS + SBS PORTAFOLIO
Apr02

#UnstoppableLATINAS + LEADERSHIP AWARDS + SBS PORTAFOLIO

 In 2016, Lynn Ponder, created #UnstoppableLATINAS and in 2017 celebrates the Leadership and Entrepreneurship Award to remarkable Latina Leaders. Courage, Determination and Excellence in Leadership are some of the qualities of the first-ever #UnstoppableLATINAS Leadership and Entrepreneurship Award to unstoppable latinas Carolina Santamarina, VP SBS Miami and Laura I. Gómez, CEO Founder ATIPICA. To the beat of LaMusica App via #UnstoppableLATINAS customized music playlist, the Summit was honored by the presence of Eric García, RRO and VP/General Manager of WSKQ & WPAT in New York, who revealed SBS PORTAFOLIO, a content development division designed to create or expand brand strategies utilizing all SBS assets including Digital, TV, Radio, Social Media and LIVE experiences. SBS PORTAFOLIO aligns brands with original content, leveraging artists, influencers, and activations tied to unique consumer experiences. PORTAFOLIO develop integrated marketing campaigns tied to client objectives that will effectively and successfully translate across all SBS platforms to result in vertical engagement. Thank you so much SBS Media for believing in #UnstoppableLATINAS Leadership Summit vision.  Your support as our Official Sponsor made you a beloved HERO Sponsor. Thank you friends, family and followers online! We are honored by your contribution to the success and impact of #UnstoppableLATINAS Leadership Summit, which took place in New York City, March 27, 2017! Please join the conversation online using hashtag #UnstoppableLATINAS and let us know what makes you an Unstoppable LATINA okis!    ...

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