MamásLatinas, the first bilingual website to super-serve Latina mothers living in the United States, celebrated the first annual MamásLatinas Awards. Los Angeles mom, Patricia Gracia, was one of the seven Latina moms honored for their inspiring accomplishments.
Patricia founded the successful advertising agency, Power Media Group, from her kitchen. Patricia wanted to help others achieve their dreams in these hard economic times, and created the Power Woman Business Center, a business incubator to help women do more business and create more jobs.
As recognition for her achievements, Patricia, along with six other winners, was awarded $5,000 and other prizes to continue to grow their initiatives.
The first annual MamásLatinas Awards culminated at the end of Hispanic Heritage month, with an awards ceremony held at the Grand Hyatt New York and hosted by the Cuban-American ALMA and EMMY award-winning actress, Maria Canals-Barrera.
Additionally at the event, the MamásLatinas team presented important highlights from their survey of 1,000 Hispanic moms in the U.S. The study uncovered tremendous insights on what defines and differentiates Hispanic moms.
"The Latina Mom is trying to do it all, balancing her pursuit of the American Dream with the traditions and cultures she grew up with and is unwilling to give up. The stories of our winners echo this theme, and reveal that today's Latina Mom is different from general market women," said Ballas-Traynor. "Understanding Latina moms is of utmost importance in the changing market and drives everything we and our partners do."