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How Invesco’s Veronica Castillo Lifts Up Latinx Professionals at Work and in Her Community

Veronica Castillo is quick to point out that growing up, she was not fed by a silver spoon.

“My parents are of Mexican descent,” she explains. “My mom raised me as a single mom and migrant farm worker. We had …

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From Teaching to Tech and Thriving Post-Layoff with Maideli Garcia

In this episode, I chat with Maideli Garcia, a financial educator and former teacher who transitioned to the tech sector by leveraging her transferable skills. Maideli shares how she knew it was time to transition careers, the steps she took …

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Empowering Black and Latina Women Through Financial Independence

Today’s episode is another Financial Literacy Month conversation, this time with Money Coach Aqura Nicholson. Earning more money doesn’t automatically mean you know how to manage more money. This is something that both Aqura and I had to learn the …

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Ten Ways to Advocate For Yourself During the Job Interview Process

Job interviews set the stage for the type of working relationship you will have if you decide to accept the position. That’s why advocating for yourself, even from the very beginning of that working relationship, is extremely important. In this …

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Healing the Wounds of Assimilation with Brand Strategist Camila Cardozo

In this episode I interview my mastermind sibling Camila Cardozo, who is a brand strategist and content producer for conscious entrepreneurs and brands. Camila has such deep and beautiful insight about the power of authenticity. Because that’s what’s at the …

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Career Resources

Our mission is to empower first-generation and/or low-income (FGLI) students and professionals nationwide to achieve their full potential by providing …

As a first-gen, you’ve probably heard that the key to success in life is saying “YES” to opportunities. Be enthusiastic …

Career Advice Guide For Underrepresented Populations

This guide includes tips, time-saver exercises, and expert advice on how to be a top-notch candidate as a Black, Latinx, …

Rise First College Success Roadmap

Rise First’s College Success Roadmap is aimed to enable first-generation student success. With this roadmap, Rise First hopes to provide …

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