Christy Haubegger profiled by Makers: Women Who Make America

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How did I not know this existed?!

Makers: Women Who Make America is a historic video initiative developed by AOL and PBS. It aims to “be the largest and most dynamic collection of women’s stories ever assembled.” And so far, it’s on the right track.

Some of the extraordinary women profiled include Madeleine Albreight, Christiane Amanpour, Sandra Cisneros, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres, Tavi Gevinson, Oprah, Sheryl Sandberg and tons more.

Among them is Christy Haubegger, Founder of Latina magazine and a personal she-ro. Every day that I worked there from about 2007 to 2011 (a dream come true, for sure) I wanted to make her proud. And that’ll never change, no matter where I go.

What she’s built is incredible — and she’s nowhere near done. As big of a power player as she is in Hollywood (she transitioned from publishing to the agency life in 2005 and joined CAA, where she continues to create opportunities for Latinas), Christy always has time to listen, and for that, I’m eternally grateful. This only reaffirms the importance of mentorship for Latinas in any field.

Take a minute to watch her profile at Makers.com and I promise you’ll walk away newly inspired!

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