Today's Inspired Latina Celebrates Official New York CIty Launch Of...

The Today’s Inspired Latina (TIL) book series is truly a national movement that celebrates the positive stories of successful Latinas in the United States and around the world. Recently, many authors of Today’s Inspired Latina Volume IV took their excitement to New York to mark the official launch of the book at The New York Times, which hosted the sold-out event.

Volume IV captures the poignant stories of 28 authors who share their experiences on overcoming language barriers, self-doubts and other obstacles all of which led to contentment and success in business and in life. Some of Volume IV authors reside in Chicago, New York, Washington D.C, California, Texas and Mexico, to name a few places. Recently, The International Latino Book Awards recognized the book series by awarding it second place in the “Most Inspiring Book Category.”

Volume IV’s 28 authors are: Margarita Mendoza, Irene Anzola, Jelena and Maria Sanchez, Deyanira Martinez, Yesi Morillo Gual, Jeannette Collazo, Karen C. Vazquez, Angela Lavelli, Celia Colon, Carolina Herrera, Claudia Freed, Ohilda Holguin, Dee Rivera, Veronica Cruz, Marisel Melendez, Diana Paoloa Torres, Jennifer Sanchez, Wendy Bonilla, Erika Quezada Sanchez, Ivys Ramirez, Zenaida Landeros, Irma Lopez, Gloria Romo, Elizabeth Santiago, Milagros Pacheco, Elsie Guerrero, Judith Banda. Dr. Yolanda Ayubi wrote the preface.

One of the evening’s focal points was the authors sharing with guests, influencers and representatives of 26 local media outlets such as Al Rojo, Latinaus TV and Hispano América News what inspired them in their lives.

“It was an unbelievable experience,” said Jacqueline Camacho-Ruiz, director of Fig Factor Media LLC and publisher of Today’s Inspired Latina Volume I, Volume II, Volume III and Volume IV. “You could just sense the range of emotions that filled the room. There were tears and laughter and everything in between.”

Following the authors, Isvett Verde, a New York Times reporter moderated an inspiring panel discussion with Dr. Damary Bonilla, Claudia Freed, Tamika Lecheé Morales, Deyanira Martinez and Camacho-Ruiz.

“For me as the founder of this movement, it was a time for me to realize the impact and the magic that was being made,” Camacho-Ruiz said. “It’s incredible to hear how so many authors have told me how participating in the book series have changed their lives. I think this movement represents hope, possibilities, connections and elevation for many people’s dreams. It’s so beautiful to witness and make that happen for them.”

Morales, who is also Today’s Inspired Latina Woman of the Year and lived in the barrio of Coney Island, never thought in her wildest dreams that she would one day share her personal story with other influential Latina leaders at this important launch.

“What made the event that much sweeter was having my childhood friends who grew up in the barrio with me, and their children also present to hear our struggles, see that anything is possible and know that our adversity has become our advantage is truly insightful,” she said. “That's the beauty of it all. In the end, we all have stories, but it's what we do with our stories that matter."

About the Book Series:
Today’s Inspired Latina, Volume I, Volume II, Volume III and Volume IV is a book series of inspiration and hope, a poignant collection of personal stories that will activate your passion. These are success stories that need to be told, to motivate our community and generations to come. By overcoming language barriers, self-doubts and other obstacles in their way, these strong Latinas are a great example of how inspiration and perseverance can lead you to happiness and success in business and life. It’s a positive, empowering read for anyone sitting on a dream and thinking it can’t come true. Today’s Inspired Latina shows that it can! Learn more at

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