Today's Inspired Latina Volume IV Launches May 24

Twenty-eight new authors share their poignant stories of inspiration and hope in "Today's Inspired Latina Volume IV" which will have its book launch from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, May 24 at The Meadows Club in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. The event's emcees will be international speakers and authors Minue Yoshida and Steve Gallegos. Joining them will be Veronica Sosa, founder of SHE (Seminar for Hispanics Entrepreneurs in Europe), which is the first women speakers organization in Europe that helps members achieve their goals and reach the balance between body, mind and spirit.

In the last three years of the book launches, the events have drawn more than 1,500 guests. These Latinas share their stories on overcoming language barriers, self-doubts and other obstacles that led to contentment and success in business and in life. Some of Volume IV authors are from Chicago, New York, Washington D.C, California, Texas and Mexico while others reside in other parts of the United States and around the world.

Jackie Camacho-Ruiz, director of Fig Factor Media LLC and publisher of "Today's Inspired Latina Volume I, Volume II, Volume III and Volume IV," had no idea that the book series would expand and receive international recognition.

"When you create something sustainable that helps other people, you're able to grow that organically and that's magic. The demand for this book series is so high, that women who hear about it want to participate. We are instantly filling up all the spots. The series is a journey of connection and it unfolds beautifully every time. The expansion to Europe means we can inspire more and that it's resonating with people," said Camacho-Ruiz.

As the authors connect through the process and collaborate with each other, their experiences have opened other opportunities for them. These empowering Latinas are a great example of how inspiration and perseverance can lead to success.

Volume IV author Karen O'Donnell says being a part of this book series has affected her in different ways. O'Donnell said her participation "was a big impact both personally and professionally. Personally, I feel more inspiration, this experience opened up doors to opportunities and it exposed me to a community that is similar to me."

For example, Volume I authors Luz Marie Caro and Dolly Rosario created their own YouTube program called "The Luz and Dolly Show" which they presented various topics of discussion to inspire their audiences in over 60 countries.

"Being a part of this book series was a transformative experience," Caro expressed. "The woman that I was four and a half years ago is not the woman I am today. If I had all of these resources available to me when I was young, I can't even imagine how much sooner I would have emerged into this amazing beautiful butterfly."

Camacho-Ruiz thanks the many sponsors and media partners for their participation: Wintrust Community Bank, Ollin Technology, Paris Spirtis, CamMi Photo Booth, Ramos Tax and Services, Nossa! Brazilian Grill, Ashley HomeStore and Dot

The 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. Preface written by Dr. Yolanda Ayubi.

Part of "Today's Inspired Latina Vol. IV's" ticket proceeds will benefit The Fig Factor Foundation, a 501©3 organization that helps unleash the amazing in young Latina women. Ticket prices are $20 for regular admission and $45 for VIP Admission for front area seating. For more information about the event, visit this link:

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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

About Fig Factor Foundation:
The Fig Factor Foundation's mission is to become a powerful catalyst for Latinas aged 12 - 25 to pursue their dreams by providing educational leadership platforms, mentorship and powerful experiences through a context of sisterhood. It was founded in September 2014, after six months of hard work to assemble the team, the program, build infrastructure and raise initial funding. Their positive impact was immediately felt at smaller local events and provided the impetus to grow. The foundation's goal is to implement the program nationwide before expanding globally. Learn more about the foundation at

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