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Author Archives: Veronica Cool

Giving gracias

Raise your hand if you are apprehensive of reading your social media newsfeed? Or opening the newspaper? It’s like falling into an upside-down or alternate dimension of violence, crime, and depressing situations. But life is about mindset and choosing our ...

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Equal pay — Is it my fault? Or theirs?

Nov. 2 marks Equal Pay Day for Latinas. I know, I know, you are thinking, “No, we had this discussion back in April, for Women’s Equal Pay – we already know about this. Yeah, yeah, women make $0.80 on the ...

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Girls, #MeToo and the power of influence

The last several weeks have been interesting, running the extreme of emotions — starting with the International Day of the Girl, the #MeToo movement and the reminder of our own power. In 2011, the United Nations declared Oct. 11 the ...

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Our fellow Americans need our help

In my mind, the glory of the sunny beaches, turquoise water and swaying palm trees is rarely tarnished by debris, 160 mph gales, floods and utter devastation. Unfortunately, that’s Puerto Rico today, after Irma, Jose and Maria. It’s experiencing a ...

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I’m still Latina the other 11 months  

Early in my career, as a bank management trainee, I sat in the lunch room taking a break with another young teller.  As we munched on our food she looked at me and said, “Is Mexico beautiful?” I was confused, ...

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The economic impact of DACA and Hispanic engagement

  Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently announced the rescission of DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which provided a legal avenue for approximately 800,000 children to contribute to America. These Dreamers, as the DACA beneficiaries are known, were ...

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The brilliance and potential of our humanity

The only thing that is constant is change. But the PACE of change we are living through is completely unfathomable. After spending several days in San Francisco at the Singularity University Global Summit with the greatest minds of our time, ...

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Connecting a world away, 100 years later

Long ago, a family gathered at a port embarking on a life-altering voyage, headed to America from Lebanon, to start anew. Fearing the perilous journey across the ocean, the grandmother demanded that two of the children remain behind in the ...

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Learning about market research

I’ve had the pleasure of working with some outstanding entrepreneurs who have established very successful and unique ventures. Today, we showcase Jorge Restrepo, CEO and chief analyst of EurekaFacts, a Rockville firm that performs market research, data collection and analysis. ...

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The fireworks were for me

In 1984, on a momentous day, my plane landed in New York City, and as we exited JFK Airport and jumped into a taxi, fireworks started lighting up the sky. I was already amazed by the skyscrapers, the busyness and ...

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