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Join Claudia Romo Edelman, a staunch advocate for Hispanics in America and founder of We Are All Human, and Cynthia Kleinbaum Milner, the CMO of MoneyLion, in their transformative podcast, "A LA LATINA."

Why "A LA LATINA”?: Despite Latinas representing a significant 9% of the US population, they hold a mere 2% of senior executive roles. This podcast aims to bridge that divide. Spotlighting Latinas making waves in the corporate realm, this platform offers a deep dive into their authentic journeys, shares wisdom from industry behemoths like Coca-Cola, NFL, and Spotify, and delivers actionable strategies tailored for success — the Latina way.

Inside Every Episode:


Discover stories of Latinas who've carved a niche for themselves in the corporate sphere.

Gain expert perspectives on surmounting biases and challenges in the corporate world.

Equip yourself with actionable strategies, fostering professional growth while cherishing your cultural roots.


Tune in for a weekly blend of inspiration, guidance, and a front-row seat to witness Latinas redefining the corporate playbook — all "A LA LATINA" style!

Presented by MoneyLion | Produced by MALKA Media.

A LA LATINA - Presented by MoneyLion Sonoro | Claudia & Cynthia

    • Business
    • 4.6 • 134 Ratings

Join Claudia Romo Edelman, a staunch advocate for Hispanics in America and founder of We Are All Human, and Cynthia Kleinbaum Milner, the CMO of MoneyLion, in their transformative podcast, "A LA LATINA."

Why "A LA LATINA”?: Despite Latinas representing a significant 9% of the US population, they hold a mere 2% of senior executive roles. This podcast aims to bridge that divide. Spotlighting Latinas making waves in the corporate realm, this platform offers a deep dive into their authentic journeys, shares wisdom from industry behemoths like Coca-Cola, NFL, and Spotify, and delivers actionable strategies tailored for success — the Latina way.

Inside Every Episode:


Discover stories of Latinas who've carved a niche for themselves in the corporate sphere.

Gain expert perspectives on surmounting biases and challenges in the corporate world.

Equip yourself with actionable strategies, fostering professional growth while cherishing your cultural roots.


Tune in for a weekly blend of inspiration, guidance, and a front-row seat to witness Latinas redefining the corporate playbook — all "A LA LATINA" style!

Presented by MoneyLion | Produced by MALKA Media.

    Ana Cepin / Associate Professor of OBGYN, Columbia University

    Ana Cepin / Associate Professor of OBGYN, Columbia University

    Today, we are honored to host Dr. Ana G. Cepin, an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

    In today’s episode, Dr. Cepin shares her comprehensive approach to medicine and community health, underlined by her dedication to equity and inclusion. Here are three key takeaways from our enlightening discussion:

    1. The Power of Affinity Groups: Dr. Cepin underscores the power of affinity groups in providing vital support and fostering inclusivity, especially in professional environments that can feel isolating for minorities. These groups are essential for navigating and thriving in such spaces.

    2. Pursuing Dreams Against Financial Odds: With a steadfast belief that financial limitations should not prevent one from reaching their aspirations, Dr. Cepin encourages listeners to leverage available resources to pursue their dreams, emphasizing the transformative power of education and community support.

    3. The Impact of Role Models: Reflecting on her own career path, Dr. Cepin discusses the profound impact of having role models who mirror one’s background and potential. Her journey was inspired by her pediatrician, leading her to a fulfilling career in medicine where she now serves as a role model herself.

    Dr. Cepin’s work extends beyond clinical practice to significant roles in administrative and educational spheres. As Director of Community Women's Health, she actively works to improve health outcomes for local women. Additionally, as Co-Director of the Ob/Gyn Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Columbia, she champions initiatives aimed at advancing health equity.

    Her clinical expertise encompasses all aspects of preventative care, family planning, and general gynecology, making her a pivotal figure in both her professional community and the broader context of women's health advocacy.

    Tune in to this episode for a deep dive into how Dr. Cepin leverages her roles to impact women’s health and foster an inclusive environment in the field of medicine.

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    • 34 min
    Michelle Freyre / President, Global Brands, Clinique and Origins

    Michelle Freyre / President, Global Brands, Clinique and Origins

    In this uplifting episode, Claudia and Cynthia sit down with the remarkable Michelle Freyre, President of Global Brands at Clinique and Origins, and recently appointed board member of United Airlines. Michelle is a dynamic senior executive with 25 years of proven leadership and a strong track record of delivering industry-leading results and building high-performing, externally-focused organizations passionate about winning. With diverse and deep expertise in revenue acceleration, P&L management, brand building, channel strategy, manufacturing, and compliance, Michelle has delivered strong performance in both successful and turnaround environments.
    Some of the key takeaways of this episode include:


    Embracing Your Authentic Self: Michelle emphasizes that the sooner you become comfortable with who you truly are, the faster you'll climb the ladder of success. Stop hiding your Latinidad and let your true self shine.


    Passion as a Superpower: According to Michelle, passion is the key to success. Loving what you do is essential for achieving greatness and staying motivated.


    The Importance of Networking with Headhunters: Building relationships with headhunters and recruiters is crucial, even if you're not currently looking to make a career move. When the time comes, they will be ready to take your call.


    Michelle has been named to Fortune’s list of Top 50 Most Powerful Latinas in Business for two years in a row (2018 & 2019), honored as a 2018 Working Mother of the Year, recognized in the Top 10 LATINA Corporate Executives of 2017, and included in People En Español's 25 Most Influential Women of 2017. She also received a 2016 CEW Achiever Award for her outstanding contributions to the beauty industry. A native Spanish speaker, Michelle is a passionate talent developer and a champion for Diversity & Inclusion.
    Tune in to A LA LATINA for more inspiring stories and practical advice on how to succeed by being your authentic self!
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    • 35 min
    Patricia Pacheco / Managing Director, Private Client Advisor, Bank of America

    Patricia Pacheco / Managing Director, Private Client Advisor, Bank of America

    In this episode, we are privileged to host Patricia Pacheco, Managing Director and Private Client Advisor at Bank of America, who shares her journey of resilience and empowerment.
    Patricia's story is one of transformation and tenacity, as she navigates through profound personal losses to emerge as a leader in the financial sector. Here are the three pivotal takeaways from our conversation:


    Building Bridges Through Relationships: Patricia’s first breakthrough came from her natural ability to engage and connect with others. Her story of transitioning from a waitress discussing her ambitions with patrons to securing an interview at American Express through a diner's recommendation illustrates the power of everyday connections and the importance of sharing your story.


    Leveraging Personal Loss for Professional Gain: Facing the heartbreak of losing close family members, Patricia channeled her grief into her professional aspirations, using these personal trials as a catalyst for her career. Her journey is a testament to using personal challenges as fuel to pursue and realize your dreams.


    Advocating for Financial Inclusion: Patricia is passionately committed to democratizing financial empowerment. She emphasizes the need for financial services that are accessible and beneficial to all, particularly underserved communities, highlighting how financial inclusion is integral to creating equitable opportunities.


    This episode not only explores the remarkable resilience and ambition of Patricia Pacheco but also offers inspiration and actionable insights for anyone looking to transform adversity into an empowering pathway to success.
    Tune in to be inspired and learn how to navigate your own challenges with courage and determination, turning personal hardships into opportunities for growth and impact.

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    • 34 min
    Rita Ferro / President, Disney Advertising

    Rita Ferro / President, Disney Advertising

    Welcome to another inspiring episode of A LA LATINA: The Playbook to Succeed Being Your Authentic Self. In this episode, we are thrilled to feature Rita Ferro, the President of Disney Global Advertising, who shares her insights and experiences, which enabled her to become the most senior Latina at The Walt Disney Company.
    In our conversation with Rita, you’ll discover three essential takeaways to empower your career trajectory:


    How to advocate for yourself: Rita emphasizes that self-advocacy is not just an annual event but an ongoing conversation. It’s about consistently demonstrating your value, showcasing the results you've achieved, and articulating your future aspirations while reaffirming your commitment to your organization.


    Why marketing and advertising are particularly well-suited for Hispanics: Rita highlights how this field perfectly marries creativity with business acumen, offering a dynamic, rewarding, and lucrative career path that is both fun and impactful.


    How to make the most out of your internships: Rita advises using your college internships to deeply explore your preferences and dislikes. This practical experience is crucial in making informed decisions about your entry into the job market, ensuring you choose a path that truly aligns with your passions and skills.


    Join us for this episode of A LA LATINA as Rita Ferro guides us through these powerful insights, designed to inspire and equip you with the knowledge to navigate your career with confidence and creativity.
    Tune in, grow, and transform your professional life with the wisdom of Latina leaders.

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    • 32 min
    Nancy Reyes / CEO, The Americas, BBDO

    Nancy Reyes / CEO, The Americas, BBDO

    Welcome to another empowering episode of "A LA LATINA: The Playbook to Succeed Being Your Authentic Self", in which Claudia and Cynthia are honored to host Nancy Reyes, the dynamic CEO of BBDO, The Americas.
    In today’s episode, Nancy shares her vibrant journey and how embracing her Latina identity has propelled her career in the competitive world of advertising. Here are three key takeaways from our enlightening conversation:

    1. Leverage Supportive Programs: Nancy underscores the significance of using available programs designed to uplift Latinos. As someone who has greatly benefited from affirmative action, she inspires us to take hold of these opportunities to advance our careers.

    2. Highlight Your Unique Perspective: Discover how Nancy utilized her Latina heritage to distinguish herself in her role as an account manager. Her ability to debate with passion and speak with conviction has been instrumental in her success, proving that Latinas are formidable players in any field.

    3. Champion Creativity and Originality: Nancy makes a compelling argument for why Latinas should pursue careers in advertising, a realm where creativity and personal flair cannot be replicated by artificial intelligence. Her advocacy shines a light on the need for diverse voices to keep the creative industries vibrant and innovative.

    This episode is packed with inspiration and actionable insights for anyone looking to harness their unique strengths and succeed on their own terms. Tune in to hear how Nancy’s story can motivate your journey toward achieving your professional goals.

    Be bold, be you, and let’s pave the way to success together.

    Catch this uplifting episode on A LA LATINA, where we celebrate the strength and diversity of Latina professionals. Remember, embracing who you are is your greatest asset in forging a path to success.

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    • 36 min
    Adela Cepeda / General Partner, Angeles Investors

    Adela Cepeda / General Partner, Angeles Investors

    Welcome to another empowering episode of A LA LATINA: The Playbook to Succeed Being Your Authentic Self. Today we’re thrilled to share the insights and journey of an exceptional guest, Adela Cepeda, General Partner of Angeles Ventures.
    With a profound expertise in the financial sector, she has played a pivotal role in advising municipalities and corporations, guiding them through capital markets transactions that cumulatively surpass $150 billion. Her leadership and strategic insights have also led her to serve on the boards of notable financial institutions, including UBS Funds, Mercer Funds, and BMO Bank.
    Beyond her contributions to the finance industry, Adela holds the position of Board Chair at Pathway Funds and Angeles Investor. These roles underscore her commitment to empowering Hispanic and Latinx ventures, focusing on discovering, funding, and nurturing the growth of promising enterprises within these communities.
    Adela's influence extends into the non-profit realm as well, where she actively supports arts and education. She is a board member of Teatro Vista, a theater company dedicated to showcasing multidisciplinary artists of color, reflecting her dedication to cultural representation and diversity. Additionally, her involvement with the NACD Chicago Chapter and Rush University demonstrates her commitment to governance excellence and healthcare advancement.
    In this episode, Adela offers invaluable wisdom for those looking to expand their horizons and break new ground in their professional and personal lives. Her experiences and strategies provide a roadmap for success, tailored specifically to our vibrant Latino community.
    Here are the three key takeaways from our conversation:


    Invest in Your Growth: Adela emphasizes the importance of dedicating 10 to 20% of your time to learning. This commitment to continuous education is crucial for personal and professional development, enabling you to grow beyond your current boundaries.


    Leverage Your Multilingual Skills: As Latinos, our ability to navigate multiple languages is a significant advantage. Adela advises extending this skill to the professional domains we aspire to excel in. Whether it’s mastering the language of the boardroom or understanding the specific jargon of your field, speaking the right language opens doors and facilitates meaningful connections.


    Design Your Pathway to the Boardroom: For those dreaming of landing a position on a board, Adela shares a practical playbook. The journey begins with becoming an expert in your field and strategically gaining visibility and exposure. Her advice offers a clear path to achieving this prestigious milestone, demonstrating that with the right approach, these goals are within reach.


    This episode is more than just a conversation; it’s a beacon of hope and a source of actionable advice for anyone looking to navigate their path to success while staying true to their authentic self. Join us as we delve into Adela’s inspiring story and extract lessons that can light the way for your own journey.
    Tune in now for a dose of inspiration and practical tips to elevate your life and career, the Latina way.
    Be bold, be you, and let's make waves together.

    Listen to the extended video version of this episode on our Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@ALaLatinaPodcast/videos
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    • 35 min

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