Today’s Inspired Latina Vol. II Hosts Successful Book Launch in Chicagoland

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For the second consecutive year, The Today’s Inspired Latina book series presented more stories of courageous and successful Latinas with Volume II May 5 with a festive Chicagoland event.

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Authors from Today's Inspired Latina Vols. I and II join with Jackie Camacho-Ruiz, center in blue and black, to celebrate the launch of Today's Inspired Latina Vol. II.

From my personal involvement with this event, it was very clear to me that there’s something very special going on and that people and Latinas are ready for inspiration.

For the second consecutive year, The Today’s Inspired Latina book series presented more stories of courageous and successful Latinas with Volume II May 5 with a festive Chicagoland event.

More than 600 guests listened to several of the 27 authors from Illinois, California, New York and Florida who shared life stories and successes in the face of adversity. In addition to the authors, Latina leaders and personalities showed their support such as Lourdes Duarte of Chicago’s WGN-TV Channel 9 News and Neli Vazquez-Rowland, the event’s keynote speaker and co-founder and president of A Safe Haven Foundation, a Chicago nonprofit that helps people break the cycle of poverty and homelessness.

Last year, Today’s Inspired Latina Vol. I kicked off the book series and gained positive responses from audiences in Chicago, New York and Miami. Jackie Camacho-Ruiz, director of JJR Marketing, Inc. and author of Today’s Inspired Latina Volume I and Volume II, sees growing interest from other Latinas to be part of this empowering movement.

“From my personal involvement with this event, it was very clear to me that there’s something very special going on and that people and Latinas are ready for inspiration, ” Camacho-Ruiz said. “I’ve already gotten several phone calls from people who want to be part of Volume III even though I wasn’t really sure that I was going to do it.”

As a way to help future Latinas build solid foundations for their lives, part of the event’s ticket proceeds benefited The Fig Factor Foundation, a nonprofit organization created by Camacho-Ruiz that unleashes the amazing in young Hispanic women. The evening raised over $4,000.

Camacho-Ruiz thanks the authors, the marketing and media partners as well as event sponsors such as Wintrust Community Banks, Farmers Insurance, Henry Alegria, New York Life, Brazil Express Churrasco Grill and Christian Giannotti for their participation.

“I’m so humbled and honored for the magic that we’ve been able to create together and really excited of what’s to come in the future,” she said. “The book series is going to keep getting better, better and better.”

For more information about Today’s Inspired Latina, visit http://www.todayslatina.com.
For more information about Jackie Camacho-Ruiz, visit http://www.jackiecamacho.com/

About the Book Series:
Today’s Inspired Latina, Volume I and Volume II, is a series of inspiration and hope, a poignant collection of personal stories that will activate your passion. These are success stories that need to be told, to motivate our community and generations to come. By overcoming language barriers, self-doubts and other obstacles in their way, these strong Latinas are a great example of how inspiration and perseverance can lead you to happiness and success in business and life. It’s a positive, empowering read for anyone sitting on a dream and thinking it can’t come true. Today’s Inspired Latina shows that it can! Learn more at http://www.todayslatina.com

About Fig Factor Foundation:
The Fig Factor Foundation’s mission is to become a powerful catalyst for Latinas aged 15 – 25 to pursue their dreams by providing educational leadership platforms, mentorship and powerful experiences through a context of sisterhood. It was founded in September 2014, after six months of hard work to assemble the team, the program, build infrastructure and raise initial funding. Their positive impact was immediately felt at smaller local events and provided the impetus to grow. The foundation’s goal is to implement the program nationwide before expanding globally. Learn more about the foundation at http://www.thefigfactor.org.

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