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The Puerto Rican-American is the definition of powerful. She dominates whatever industry she works in, dance, music, film. Jennifer Lopez builds up her fellow women and Latino/as everywhere, such as her "Somos Una Voz" natural disaster fundraiser for those affected in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Texas, Florida and more.
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Of both Puerto Rican and Cuban descent, Rosario Dawson has over 90 acting roles under her belt. She is a co-founder of Voto Latino, a non-profit aimed at encouraging young Hispanic and Latino citizens to register to vote.
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Mexican-American Eva Longoria is one of Hollywood's highest paid Television actresses in history. Eva personally takes on roles that showcase versatile and empowering Latinas or creates Latinx shows and films herself. She even created the Eva Longoria Foundation to help "Unlock the full potential of Latinas all over the world."
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Ugly Betty's America Ferrera has become a powerhouse for Latina voices in Hollywood. "As a woman and as a woman of color, it is easy to fall in the trap that there's only one piece of the pie because that is what's communicated over and over again."
She has just partnered with Netflix to debut her newest project Gentefied, a comedy series centered around gentrification in a Mexican neighborhood of Los Angeles.
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Proud Mexican, Eiza González started at a Mexican film and music star and then eventually broke into Hollywood. She prides herself on the roles she chooses "That's what I also want to do, is branch out and kind of show and broadcast that Latina women are everything. I can be the typical Adelita, just a very typical Mexican woman. But I can also be a cyborg and I can also be a worldly woman."
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Annihilation star Gina Rodriguez created #MovementMonday which aims to shine light on the Latinx acting community. She will spotlight a member of the Latino Community who have great successes or have made impacts in their fields.
She told Entertainment Tonight she created it to "send the message that there's a lot of wonderful and positive things going on in our community, that's what we should focus on."
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Salma Hayek also started her rise to fame in Mexican Telenovelas before marching into Hollywood. She is now an actress, director and producer. She is a voice and ambassador for increasing awareness on violence against women and discrimination against immigrants.
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Stephanie Beatriz loves playing her character "Rosa Diaz" on NBC's Brooklyn 99. She relishes in the fact that she gets to represent the Latino and LGBTQ+ community as a strong female cop!
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Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, and actress Shakira has become a household name. She founded the Pies Descalzos Foundation, a Colombian charity that raises funds for schools for poor children. She was even honored at the Latin Grammy's as the "Latin Recording Person of the Year" for her philanthropy and her success as a Latin Artist.