A Cultural Re:Evolution reveals that U.S. Latinas have reached the tipping point where professional identity takes precedence over other roles in Latinas' lives and represent a new chapter in the evolution of a complex woman who is at the forefront of a cultural, political and generational shift.

TBWA's cultural insight studio, Backslash, released a report identifying a new modern era of American activism, coined Pan Activism. In a nationwide research study, conducted with strategic brand research consultancy Hall & Partners, it was found that 85 percent of Americans took some form of activism in the past year, such as conversing with those who have differing beliefs or donating to a local business or national tragedy. The findings indicate that modern activism is no longer defined by fringe groups with singular big battles but it is more mass and characterized by small, everyday actions.

While the barriers hindering women from fully participating in the labor market make it unlikely that they will attain full gender equality within a decade, the report finds that in a best-in-class scenario—in which each US state matches the state with the fastest rate of improvement toward gender parity in work over the past decade—some $2.1 trillion of incremental GDP could be added in 2025. That is 10 percent higher than in a business-as-usual scenario.

Young Latina Fernanda Vazquez received her first paycheck and celebrates with her extended family in a tender moment of accomplishment in “Girl’s First Check” by Wells Fargo. Notable? Yes, as it was one of the first national ads that featured one of the biggest, yet least acknowledged, shifts occurring in the U.S. Hispanic market – the professionalization of Latinas.  By Stephen Palacios, Principal, Ahzul

What are Latino jobs? In ALMA’s latest production, they prefer to ask: “What AREN’T they?” HP enlisted ALMA’s multicultural expertise for the Hispanic segment of their “Reinvent Mindsets” campaign for diverse recruitment, titled #LatinoJobs. The film reveals the stereotypes of Latino professions that still exist today and proposes a redefinition of the label.

The NBCUniversal Foundation and NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, a division of NBCUniversal, announced a total of $2.475 million in Project Innovation grants for 62 non-profits located all across the country

Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) and TED, the nonprofit devoted to ideas worth spreading, announced they have joined forces to launch TED en Español, TED´s first non-English podcast.

For the first time in the history of Spanish-language television, Noticias Telemundo aired a conversation between the main news anchors from the country’s leading Hispanic networks: José Díaz-Balart, of Noticias Telemundo, and Jorge Ramos, of Univision Noticias. The full conversation, which took place at Books and Books bookstore in Coral Gables, Florida.

In celebration of International Women's Day today and Women’s History Month in March, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises announced the launch of "Mes de la Mujer" (Women's Month), a nationwide campaign that celebrates Latinas in the United States and their diverse contributions to our society. Under the banner of its award-winning corporate social responsibility initiative, "El Poder En Ti" (The Power in You), the campaign kicks off today featuring in-show integrations, on-air promos and digital and social activations. In addition, Telemundo national and local female talent will take part in Women's Month events as part of the campaign.

The convergence of demographic trends, business outcomes and new research strongly suggests that female leadership is good business.  The dominance of Millennials and the rapid growth of our multicultural population are fueling a cultural shift towards compassion, collaboration, connection, diversity and change at home and in the workplace.  Couple this with the First Round Capital findings reported in Forbes revealing that companies with female founders performed 63% better than those with all-male founding teams. So why is it that female founders received just 2.2% of all Venture Capital funding as reported in Fortune?  By Mary Ellen Holden

Azteca America announced that the network has partnered with the Immigrant Archive Project (IAP) to present “Quienes Somos” (Who We Are), a compelling video series that documents the struggles faced by Hispanic immigrants to the U.S. from all walks of life.

The 4A’s unveiled a unique, far-ranging program aimed at creating safe and productive work environments that create cultures of inclusion, equity, creative dialogue and social transformation. The intent is to support agencies in eliminating discrimination, harassment, bullying, intimidation and retaliation.

Billboard announced that Raúl Alarcόn Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc., tops Billboard’s annual “Power 100”.

Republica partnered with non-profit organization, Amigos For Kids, to create a powerful PSA aimed at raising awareness about the subtle signs of child abuse that, tragically, often go unnoticed. Inspired by the insight that abused children often hide subconscious clues of their situations in classroom drawings, Amigos for Kids created a gallery with a dark, hidden twist during Miami Art Week.

HispanicAd.com has learned that Daisy Expósito-Ulla the iconic, multi-awarded advertising industry leader, has been inducted into the AAF Hall of Fame, what is undoubtedly the highest honor bestowed by America’s Advertising Industry.

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