Latino women make a different expo

A unique event geared towards empowering Hispanic women had its big debut here in Chicago. The first “Vida Mujer Logrando tus metas” expo took place on March 3 at Morton East High School in Cicero.

“Dreams have to be pursued,” said Zoe Torres founder of “Vida Mujer” an organization established to educate and empower Hispanic woman. Torres is also involved in “The Little Footprints Foundation” – a non-profit organization dedicated to help children whom have lost a parent in a car accident.

“I have seen the need, our wish is to help our Hispanic community,” said Erika Ceballos President and CEO of Magnum Insurance Agency. Ceballos is the founder of “The Little Footprints Foundation.” At the expo Ceballos was presented with two donations for her foundation – one from Magnum Dental Shield and the other one from Comcast.

“It’s very important for women to take care of themselves. It’s very important for women to do weights and cardio exercises,” said Maria Carmen Robles a zumba trainer at Women’s Workout World. Many women joined Robles in her training demo completing a total of three zumba dancing exercises.

“I noticed women needed examples, not only famous people,” explained Torres.

Among the powerful Latin women in the community are: Sara Bremer, a holistic spiritual coach; Carmen Solano De Carrier, owner and operator of ten McDonald’s restaurants in Chicago; Maricela Garcia founder of Casa Guatemala and Co-founder of Women of Guatemala; Beatriz Arroyo recognized actress of soap operas; Maricela Vazquez the first and only Hispanic media Meteorologist in Chicago, Maricela Garcia founder of Casa Guatemala and Maria del Socorro Pesqueira President of Latin Women in Action.

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