How my First Retail Job Made Me a CEO Today

Over 10 years ago I arrived in the land of opportunity in search of the American Dream. Due to my language barrier (I grew up speaking Spanish),  communicating was a struggle and connecting with others was hard. Let alone creating a resume. Virtually impossible. At least one thing was clear to me. I wanted to…

Building your Dream while Working a Fulltime Job

Building your dream while working a fulltime job I often wonder how many of us are in a place in our lives, right this minute, where we arrived at after following the path that our society or our family has carved out for us. Your father was a doctor or a lawyer, so it was…

The Rule of Follow Up

Every day your schedule is torn between: With the rising of social media, handling your plans, attending networking events, and finding new ways to bring your entrepreneurial dreams to life. We are so busy that we often forget the need to follow up with the new relationships we created, and the old ones! We have…

Ways to Nourish your Relationships

Photo credit: Jwlez Ways to Nourish your Relationships Have you ever wanted to build a relationship with someone who inspires you? How about establishing a rapport with a future client or business partner? Whether it’s a personal relationship or professional; all successful relationships are nurtured in the same fashion. In today’s society, we have social…

Best Way to Dress for a Job Interview According to Industry

Throughout women’s history, the classic pencil skirt and blazer set was the universally accepted business attire. But, with the rise in job opportunities for women, we have shifted away from this uniform look. As the list of available careers for women is changing, our work attire is changing too. Because of this, what you wear…

A Letter to My Younger Self

Recently, it was my birthday, and I took the time to reflect on what has happened in my life in the past ten years. A decade ago, I came to New York City with only $200 in my pocket, clueless for what would happen next and no idea of how I was going to make a…

MOVING TO A NEW CITY

Starting over and moving to a new city can be an exhilarating yet terrifying experience. The thought of putting yourself out there to make friends and learn a new culture can all seem a bit overwhelming. Whether you are moving a few states away or a million miles away, change is difficult. But with time…

WHY ARE YOU SO AFRAID?

As women, often we are afraid of stepping out of the shadows and letting ourselves shine. Sometimes we are not confident or strong enough to ask for what we deserve and instead continue to let those around us under-appreciated us or hold us back. We know that we are destined for more but are not…

AN INTERNSHIP IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY

photo credit: flaunter When people hear the words fashion internship they immediately picture scenes from the Devil Wears Prada and imagine an intern strutting around New York City in fancy clothes. But for people who have interned in fashion, they know that the industry is not as glamorous as it seems. People have this perception…