Hispanic girls and women are one in five women in the US and will comprise nearly one-third of the country's female population by 2060, tying the future of the nation to the future of these women and girls. 

Today celebrates the launch of the second book in the Today's Inspired Latina series, in which Latina women who are making a difference share their stories of perseverance, loss, and triumph. Here are twenty-six nuggets of wisdom from the authors to remind you of the importance of remaining strong and committed to your vision.

  1. "Don't wait until you die to be reborn. Your past does not define who you are, it's only muscle that you are building for your future."--Mayra Rubio
  2. "Success is to be in peace and harmony with yourself, enjoying the moment."--Guadalupe "Pita" Betancourt
  3. "The opposite of success is not failure...it's being stuck. You have a unique gift that's meant to be shared. When fully aligned with this everlasting GIFT, an unshakable confidence becomes REAL!"--Jennifer Villarreal
  4. "Embrace your vulnerabilities, accept them, and forgive yourself." Angelica Monroy
  5. "When life hands you a difficult situation where you feel undervalued and disrespected, be bold and brave enough to know your worth."--Yai Vargas
  6. "To receive, let go."--Lida Esperanza Garzón, CPC
  7. "Follow your dreams despite what other people think, and work toward them every day."--Nydia Monarrez
  8. "Sometimes the biggest accomplishment in life is to find yourself."--Luisa Fernanda Cicero
  9. "Stay strong as you live your life story and remember your blessings, no matter what circumstances you face."--Dr. Damary M. Bonilla-Rodriguez
  10. "The moments that define us, and test us to our core, are blessings in disguise."--Jennifer Vera"
  11. "Circumstances determined your past, the present is embracing you, and only you can define your future."--Teresita Marsal-Avila
  12. "Face challenges, fear, and frustration by seeking out knowledge and opportunities for growth."--Fanny Mairena
  13. "Love yourself, have dignity, know your worth and don't settle."--Wendy Rodriguez
  14. "Feeling successful is essential. Set mini-goals to get to your larger goal."--Yaneth Medina
  15. "In the face of difficult challenges remember that these are blessings in disguise,  push through them with faith."--Iris Soto
  16. "Surrender to things you cannot change from your past, release your worries of tomorrow, and learn to value the present and inner peace will follow."--Kenia Nunez
  17. "Believing in yourself and fighting for your dreams is what enables you to live each day and face every obstacle."--Yaneli Sosa
  18. "Strive to be a person of value, and success will undeniably follow."--Nenci Rodriguez
  19. "Those who truly care for you will linger, accept, and understand you."--Mayra Betances
  20. "Positive things can come from painful experiences."--Maria Teresa Ramos and Sandra L. Ramos-Magnani
  21. "Always be you--and learn to let go in order to grow. You owe it to yourself."--Vivian Martinez-Stachura
  22. "Positive thoughts bring positive outcomes."--Raisa Jimenez
  23.  "Whatever you do, do it with passion. The rest comes by itself."--Fabiola Haro
  24. "Grow organically and give opportunity to other people."--Lourdes Martinez
  25.  "Our life and our success will be measured by the quality of the life we lead and the lives we touch."--Sandra X Pradas Martin
  26. "Collaboration, creativity, and respect build life long connections that matter and make a difference, propelling us to work together across all boundaries."--Diane Luna
Published on: May 5, 2016
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