On September 30, Latinas in Business commemorates Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting the virtual 5th National Conversation with Latina Leaders to discuss the Mental and Sexual Wellness of Latinas and other minority women in a post-pandemic world, and the added threat that the overturn of Roe vs. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court poses on women of color. 

The topic of this National Conversation will cover “Our Bodies, Our Health: State of Minority Women’s Mental and Sexual Wellness,” to take place on September 30, 2022, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST –  9:00 am to 11:00 am PST on Zoom and live-streamed on Facebook. The event is open to all entrepreneurs regardless of gender, race, or ethnicity. 

State of Sexual Wellness for Minority Women 

This panel will focus on the topic of sexual wellness for minority women, a conversation that is more important than ever following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade. With minority women already suffering disproportionately higher rates of maternal and infant mortality in the U.S., this decision could have lasting, severe, and disproportionate effects on some of the most vulnerable groups in the country, namely Black and Latino communities.

The panel pose the questions: What is the impact of this decision on these populations, and how can they seek help from different organizations? 

Join us and all supporting organizations that cooperate to provide access to minority women in finding resources, information, and tools for their important health and wellness needs. 

Panel Speakers 

Paola Andrea Rodriguez LMHC, CST. Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist & Certified Sex Therapist

Paola Andrea Rodriguez is a bilingual, bicultural Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist and Certified Sex Therapist. She enjoys working with people of diverse ethnic backgrounds, cultures, gender, and sexual orientations and provides individual, couple, and group therapy to adults. She has also conducted trainings and workshops to other clinicians in the field, focusing on couple’s treatment, sex and sexuality, and working with the LGBTQ community. She is currently a member of AASECT (American Association of sexuality educators, counselors and therapists).

Paola has a private practice in the city of Miami, Life Discovery Psychotherapy, and also offers sex education in her you tube channel Sexxions with Paola. Paola is the creator of Love and Lust workshops, which are offered for the public in the Wynwood area. Her main goal is to educate, normalize and guide people to become the best version of themselves. 

Gaby Izarra, Co-Founder at Hey Jane, Head of Growth & Marketing.

Gaby Izarra is the Co-Founder of Hey Jane, and Head of Growth & Marketing. Hey Jane is “healthcare, on your own terms.” The US-based virtual clinic is putting the power back in people’s hands by providing care that’s private, safe, supportive, accessible, and convenient—for less than the average clinic cost of medication abortion.

Gaby has spent her career gravitating toward businesses that help others succeed — whether in design tech, helping designers build their professions, or in healthcare, helping shift the power back into patients’ hands. Her story starts in journalism school, where she learned the power of storytelling — an art that proved to be a natural segue into marketing, her current expertise. Her experience stems from both established and budding companies like: Webflow, Autodesk and IDEO.

Pyetra Camargo, Aide to Office of First Lady Tammy Murphy, State of New Jersey.

Pyetra Camargo works as an Aide to First Lady Tammy Murphy in New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s office. She works closely with local stakeholders and leaders to tackle the maternal and infant health crisis in the state. She is an alumnus of Essex County College and Saint Peter’s University where she received her Master’s in Public Administration.

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  • Victoria Arena is a writer and student, passionate about writing, literature, and women's studies. She is bilingual, fluent in both English and Spanish. She holds an Associates in Fine Arts for Creative Writing, and a Bachelor's in English Literature from Montclair State University.

By Victoria Arena

Victoria Arena is a writer and student, passionate about writing, literature, and women's studies. She is bilingual, fluent in both English and Spanish. She holds an Associates in Fine Arts for Creative Writing, and a Bachelor's in English Literature from Montclair State University.

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