The Level Up Latina Podcast
Is the American Dream Dead, Episode 58

Is the American Dream Dead, Episode 58

July 14, 2020

A listener asked us to talk about the American Dream, and more specifically, how that dream could very well be dead in the Latinx community. Well, we added the dead part, but you get the drift, yes?

Do you think the American dream is alive & well? Is it possible and attainable for today's modern-day Latinos? On today's show, we jump into our own definitions of the American dream, how we strive for it, systemic challenges, and the difference now from when our parents immigrated to the U.S. in pursuit of an American Dream of their own. Listen and comment. Is the American Dream dead? 

Violence Against Women (Trigger Warning), Episode 57

Violence Against Women (Trigger Warning), Episode 57

July 8, 2020

Trigger warning: in today's episode, we candidly discuss violence against women, both physical and sexual in nature. We would like to respectfully acknowledge we are not experts or doctors regarding this very heavy topic. We bring this topic to our show, in honor of Vanessa Guillen who violently lost her life while serving in the military. We've decided to share our thoughts on her murder and the injustices that followed in support of all women, especially those facing a world that doesn't truly do enough to protect our rights, freedoms, and safety. We invite you to listen and share. In today's show, we share the national hotline for domestic abuse: 1−800−799−7233. 

We would like to also share the national sexual assault hotline: 1-800-656-4673 and encourage women enduring abuse of any kind to urgently call these hotlines and/or reach out for help from a trusted confidant (including us at LUL).

As we like to always say, "no estás sola" / "you are not alone!".

What Wealth Looks Like For Latinas, Episode 56

What Wealth Looks Like For Latinas, Episode 56

June 30, 2020

The best episode recorded to date...hands down. Listen now! We flowed and we felt all the feels talking about Money & Wealth... for women, and for LATINAS! What do you think about when you think of wealth? Does it elicit fear, belonging, or maybe something completely unknown? In this very candid episode, we talk about wealth as women, and moreover, as first-gen Latinas. You don't want to miss this very real chat about changing perspectives, evolving generations, and growing to a place where wealth is more than just the material side of life.  

The Random Show: Talking About Everything & Nothing At All, Episode 55

The Random Show: Talking About Everything & Nothing At All, Episode 55

June 23, 2020

Bringing you our classic banter on this our monthly random episode. Talking about our lives as mommas managing summer staycations, adapting to new & weird social distancing norms, celebrating father's day, and a little something about sex after back-to-back-to-back babies. Like we said... it's the random show. Don't miss it! Listen and level up with us.

Truly Inspiring Leadership with Special Guest, Sylvia Banderas Coffinet of HOLA! USA Media Group, Episode 54

Truly Inspiring Leadership with Special Guest, Sylvia Banderas Coffinet of HOLA! USA Media Group, Episode 54

June 17, 2020
Today, our very special guest, Sylvia Banderas Coffinet highlights her impressive career with truly down-to-earth lessons in leadership, vision, hard work, and achievement. Learn from this trailblazing Latina powerhouse herself with "an iron will to succeed".  All women striving to elevate their careers, can't miss this episode!
More on our special guest:
 
Sylvia Banderas Coffinet is the Publisher and Chief Brand Officer at HOLA! USA. Sylvia is a true American Latina success story who beat the odds. She received her undergraduate degree in Latino Studies and Spanish Literature from Columbia University and completed the Publishing School for Professionals program at Stanford University.
 
Recognized by Forbes as a “Trailblazing Latina Executive in Media” at the age of 35, Sylvia works tirelessly on authentic representation - and telling positive and uplifting stories about Latinas! Her seasoned background includes working with People en Español, Latina, Glamour, and Town & Country.
 
Sylvia (originally from Sunny So. Cal) lives in New York City with her husband, daughter, and two adorable dogs.
 
What I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Podcast, Episode 53

What I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Podcast, Episode 53

June 9, 2020

The Level Up Latina podcast turned 1-year-old last month, and after 50+ episodes, we are reflecting on all we wish we would have known, or better yet, what we learned the hard way. Our labor of love podcast is filled with juicy details on motherhood, marriage, career and so much more... in the process of crafting this show, we've grown into our dynamic, shared so much more than we ever thought we would, learned countless technical skills we never thought possible, laughed and cried. Tune in to hear about our highs and lows and definitely listen in if you ever wanted to start a podcast of your own!

Being Momagers: Sibling Edition, Episode 52

Being Momagers: Sibling Edition, Episode 52

June 2, 2020

In this episode, we wanted to chat about everything it means to manage a household, but with heavy hearts, we kicked-off the conversation sharing frustrations about the state of our world and continued racial inequality. This conversation then led naturally into one aspect of motherhood... raising kind human beings who get to start their experiences in life as part of our homes, and in our cases, as loving siblings (for the most part)!

While this pre-recorded topic is light-hearted, we've decided to add it to our podcast platforms without social media promotion. It is currently June 2nd, 2020 and June 1st-7th we're muted in solidarity with the black lives matter movement. A cause we standby, listen and learn from daily, and donate to.

These momagers are muted, but not silent. #BLM

The Random Episode, LUL Turns 1 and More, Episode 51

The Random Episode, LUL Turns 1 and More, Episode 51

May 27, 2020

Another month coming to a close means another random episode for you! Tune in as we catch up on Quarantine highs and lows. A few tales of testing the waters as sheltering-in-place mandates lift. How are you handling this change?

We also turned 1 on May 1, 2020 and celebrated with a virtual happy hour. Sharing highlights of our first official year in review. Listen to check-in with your favorite podcast comadres... the women of Level Up Latina, LLC.

Exploring Mental Health, Episode 50

Exploring Mental Health, Episode 50

May 20, 2020

May is mental health awareness month and we know times are wilder than ever during the Covid-19 pandemic. Then again, juggling motherhood, careers, and/or relationships is already tough on our mental health! How are you coping mujeres? In this episode, we cover a bit of all the emotions stirring up inside... overwhelm, busy schedules, dreaded mom guilt, and how to get in self-care during a freaking quarantine. If you're trying to balance out a busier than ever schedule and care for your mental state all at once (plus, in some cases, care for a family too) you won't want to miss this show! Listen now!

Real Talk on Racism and Social Justice in America, Episode 49

Real Talk on Racism and Social Justice in America, Episode 49

May 13, 2020

Life is heavy already and when you pile on racism and a lack of equality it sure takes a toll. In this "keeping it real" episode of the LUL podcast, we talk about our feelings around social injustices, racism, and changing times due to a contentious political climate. Join the conversation and create a dialogue for change. Comment on this podcast or share it, so together we may use more of our voices and privilege for the greater good of every American, not just some Americans. 

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