Who is your greatest female role model, and why?
Ivana: I’ve always looked up to people around me and close to me more than world famous people. My mother has been one of the biggest role models for me being a strong, independent woman fighting prejudices and everyday odds by juggling life, career, education and single parenting. Doing so while never losing her smile.
Ana: While always hard to only pick one, my current greatest female role model is my sister María Teresa – 8 years my elder. Her list of achievements could be a reason for anyone to feel superior to others, but this has never been the case for her as she’s always been driven by great ethics and humility. Her confidence has never overshadowed her empathy, her success has never made her devalue teamwork and she gives women a good name in the best way there is: letting her skills and values speak for themselves.
Cinandi: I know this is cliché but I’m going to say my Grandma. She was fiercely intelligent, the first of her family to get any type of further education outside of high school, managed to raise 6 kids and was one of the best bakers I’ve ever known, despite plenty of hardship. She broke through every obstacle put in her way in such a graceful manner.
Fictionally, I’m going to say Leslie Knope. Her confidence in not only herself, her abilities and her team always makes me want to be like her a little bit more. She also believes that waffles are an important part of life, which is something I relate to immensely.
Sera:100% my mom. She’s the strongest woman I know and I am so lucky to have been raised by her. She most definitely shaped me into the person I am today; she’s raised me with the sense of self-worth, always pushing boundaries to improve myself and cherish my independence, never bow down to anyone!