The Best Moments From Poderosas Virtual 2021
In case you missed out, here's a list of the most memorable moments from People en Español's Poderosas Virtual 2021 event, which took place March 26.
The Power to Empower
TV presenter Adamari López kicked off the event with a conversation with Angie Benítez (also a cancer survivor) and Mariangie Bras, one of this year's 25 Most Powerful Women. They spoke about their experience with the disease and the social work they do. "I [believe life] put us in contact with cancer so that we can serve as an example, so that other people can also surpass it and move forward with great strength," said López.
The Female Force in Music
Talented artists Natti Natasha, Farina, La Duraca, and Cazzu shared their views on gender equality in urbano, typically a male-dominated genre. During the conversation, Natasha recalled her experience at the beginning of her career and said that her style was much more casual, but she had to change it to adapt to the demands of the moment.
"I did not know how to walk in heels, I did not know anything about that," the "Criminal" singer said. "It was like training myself and the people around me because I did not know that world. I just wanted to sing, but I didn't know the protocols that at that time were mandatory for you to belong to an industry that was so macho."
Nely Galán, a best-selling entrepreneur, investor, and writer, shared practical advice for people looking for financial independence and investing success.
Be Your Own Prince Charming
"You have to plan ahead," said Galán. "The first thing we have to do is tell ourselves the truth, how we really are [financially] today, and how we are going to improve so that the future changes us. In life, there is no Prince Charming. We always think that a man or a woman will save us. We are our Prince Charming — we can help ourselves."
During the panel "Road to Success: 5 Powerful Tips That Will Advance Your Career," María Elena Salinas, journalist and contributor to CBS News; Roxanna Flores, senior vice president of human resources for Univision; and Mariela Dabbah, writer and CEO of Red Shoe Movement, offered tips about how to achieve professional success.
List Your Priorities
In the conversation, they highlighted that one of the most basic steps for success is to focus on undertaking one task at a time. Also, prioritize tasks and don't make promises that could be broken. "Moments of silence and being with oneself are fundamental, especially in this time when we live locked up with a lot of family and we cannot be doing things like we did before [the pandemic]," said Dabbah. "It is much more important to find those five minutes in the day to be alone."
Keeping Your Family Well
In an intimate and honest conversation, Rosie Rivera, CEO of JRE Enterprises, and Carolina Sandoval, TV host and businesswoman, spoke about the importance of taking care of their own emotional and physical health to set an example for their children at home.
"I do my nails, but won't stop making an arepa because I have nails like that," said Sandoval. "So the word 'guilt?' Eliminate it, because as Rosie [Rivera] says, it is an evolution, and your children will thank you."
If you missed Poderosas Virtual or just want to watch it again, click here for video of the full event.