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Overcoming Cultural Obstacles While Juggling a Career and a Family

An Amazon Best Selling Book in: Vocational Guidance, Etiquette, Business Office Skills, HR and Personal Management, Company Business Profiles, Job Interviewing and Career Guides.


For every dollar a white, non-Latino man makes in Corporate America, their Latina coworker makes a mere 54 cents. In addition to being underpaid and underrepresented as women in this industry. Latina women face other challenges, including cultural bias and discrimination.

Learn about the state of Latinas in Corporate America through data, the eyes of three fictional characters, fascinating stories from real women, and leave with tools and resources to help you navigate through your own career journey.

Myriam Del Angel


Myriam Del Angel has over two decades of experience as a bilingual HR professional. Throughout her career, she has provided comprehensive guidance to leadership on various human resources matters, including diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. She earned her bachelor’s degree in human resources from Northeastern IL University and has held positions at prominent companies such as Arthur Andersen, Microsoft, Accenture, Deloitte, E&Y, PwC, and Grant Thornton. Currently, she serves as the Vice President of Human Resources for North America at Randstad Sourceright. She also serves as the executive sponsor for Randstad Empowering All Latinos (R.E.A.L.) business resource group. Additionally, Myriam is also a contributing author to “Latinas Rising Up in HR Volume 1,” ( a book highlighting the remarkable journeys of women in the HR field. As a first-generation Latina, she takes great pride in her Mexican and Colombian heritage. A dedicated mother to three teenagers, Myriam finds joy in Salsa dancing, practicing CorePower Yoga, and exploring the world through travel.



“Young Latina, battling cultural expectations vs. career ambitions.”

Yelitza Luza Ferrera was born in Miami, Florida to Cali-born Colombian parents. She is an afro Latina with rich brown skin and tiny dark locs who speaks fluent Spanish. She is in her early thirties and recently received her MBA from a prestigious university. She is the youngest of three children and the only daughter. Her parents had her late in life, and she is dealing with the responsibility of caring for them. She currently works as a director for a multinational bank and is seeking to advance to the position of vice president. She is attempting to balance her career ambitions and the cultural and familial pressures to get married and have children while taking care of her aging parents. As she seeks to make it into the c-suite, she must also deal with the challenges she encounters due to biases and discrimination.


“Mid-career Latina, balancing work life and family life.”

Maria Milan Rodriguez was born to Mexican parents from Mexico City in Chicago, Illinois. She is forty-four years old and has caramel skin, dark brown eyes, and black straight hair. Jose Rodriguez, born in Veracruz, Mexico, is her husband. She has three children, all of whom are under the age of ten. She is currently a manager in audit for one of the Big Four accounting firms. She holds a BA in Accounting and is a CPA. She strives to be a good wife, mother, daughter, and employee in all aspects of her life. She is attempting to balance the expectations of her family and her employer. She is criticized for her perceived lack of desire to advance to the next level, as well as her family’s assertion that family comes first.


“Experienced Latina, balancing career, health, and family.”

Amalí Rosita Sanchez was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Puerto Rican parents from Ponce. She is fifty-eight years old and has the option to retire early. She is currently the senior vice president of global partnerships for a multinational technology firm headquartered in the United States. She has a bachelor’s degree in engineering, numerous certificates, and serves on several boards. She had three children and grandchildren during her marriage to a Cuban man. On her way to the c-suite, she overcame a bitter divorce, health issues, and challenges to prove she belonged in leadership.


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