Entries by Victoria Arena

Latina leader Sara Peña impacts young lives through community empowerment

Sara Peña is a Newark native working toward community empowerment. She strives to empower Latinos, especially the youth, through advocacy, legislature, and mentorship. She is currently the Director of the Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development in the NJ Department of State, as well as the founder of the Boys to Leaders Foundation. Community […]

Virtual fitness community empowers women to reach their wellness goals

Personal trainer Brenda Green has created a virtual fitness community that empowers women to reach their fitness goals. Through a live streaming fitness class with certified trainer Brenda Green, the owner of Fit4aBetterMe and creator of Virtually Better Fitness, the virtual fitness community allows you to exercise from the comfort of your own home.  Many of […]

Pitch competitor Tennille Ortiz empowers youth through cake design

Second-place winner of the Latinas SmallBiz Pitch Competition, Tennille Ortiz, is the owner and designer of The Ellinnet Cake Collection, a luxury custom cakes and confections boutique which offers bespoke custom cake designs for special events.  In addition to the boutique, The Ellinnet Cake Collection also offers a cupcake decorating service for birthday parties and other […]