Empower Latinas

Women fighting for equality are finally reached a pinnacle in a male dominant sport, boxing. Women’s boxing will make its debut at the 2012 Olympics in London and will compete in three Olympic weight divisions. We expect some strong artillery being exchanged in the international competitions as this sport debuts in the Olympics. The US elite team should be led by Marlen Esparza, Claressa Shields, Mikaela Mayer, Franchon Crews and heavyweight Victoria Perez...all soon to become household names. Women Cardio kickboxing classes have grown by 40% in the past three years and woman have been pouring into fitness training classes…

Salas jpegHard work and life long survivor skills paid off last week for former USC grad and daughter of Mexican immigrants, Lizette Salas qualified as a L.P.G.A. Tour member.  Salas, 22, of Azusa became the first Latina from Los Angeles County to make the L.P.G.A. Tour.  LA Times writer Diane Pucin best described her feat stating "Whether or not Lizette Salas wins an L.P.G.A. Tour event, hers is already the American success story that so often seems part of a hazy, dreamy past."

Lizette's dream has been to be a pro golfer since she was seven and used golf to be the first in her family to earn her college degree. Salas chose USC. and was a member of the Trojans’ N.C.A.A. championship team as a freshman in 2008. She was named the Pacific-10’s freshman of the year and a second-team all-American.

She learned to play golf at Azusa Greens Country Club where Head pro Jerry Herrera says that "Her swing is natural," and "Her work ethic is remarkable."

Salas was recently quoted as saying that she wants to follow in the footsteps of L.P.G.A. Superstar Lorena Ochoa to help influence Latina girls beyond just learning how to play golf.  She wants to teach girls that failure is not an option.

The Empower Latinas segment is for women striving to grow their business, advance their careers and to further develop the women helping women environment by spotlighting new and exciting business opportunities and connections to women all over. By tuning in, you can come together with others to grow as women entrepreneurs, artists, professionals, consultants, executives, inventors and more. You can connect with other Hispanic Business Women to network for customers, career advice, capital, access to leaders, technology, products or distribution channels. The goal is to make this an unparalleled social network community to inspire, share information, identify business opportunities, business…