CHICAS PODEROSAS is a WORLDWIDE network of WOMEN who are changing the face of MEDIA, one woman at a time.

HOW IT ALL BEGAN

Mariana Santos started Chicas Poderosas in 2013. Her goal was to share her accomplishments as an innovator in digital media with other Latin American women, to help others succeed as new media leaders. Her vision has been responsible for inspiring thousands of women in Latin America and throughout the world.

TRAINING & FELLOWSHIPS

Chicas Poderosas has evolved since Mariana first introduced Chicas to Latin America. We now have 11 local communities of practice affectionetly refered to as Comunidades de Embajadoras, with more coming in Lisbon, Cuba and Los Angeles, CA. Chicas Poderosas continues to provide digital media skills training to ambassadors to keep pace with evolving digital media technologies; to facilitate professional mentorships; to provide fellowships to Chicas so they can spend time learning from innovative leading media organizations.

NEW VENTURES LAB

A newly created focus of our organization the New Ventures Lab. The Chicas Poderosas New Ventures Lab will provide strategic guidance and funding for women-led entrepreneurial, digital first, independent media ventures, with the aim to create an informed, connected and empowered society.

CO-DIRECTORS

Mariana Santos, Founder and CEO
Vicki Hammarstedt, Executive Co-Director

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