For Poderistas, the sky is the limit, and juntos, we are heading there. Need proof? We’ve got you!

As we kick off a new year of possibilities, we are muy excited to honor ✨Visionary Latinas✨ who are driving change and never settling. Together with Toyota Latino, we’ll be sharing the inspirational stories of fearless mujeres who are harnessing their superpowers as changemakers within their communities.

Tune in to our social media channels every Tuesday for the weekly Visionary series presented by Toyota and prepare to be inspired by this incredible group of Latinas who remind us that nothing is stopping Latinos from going wherever they want.  

Visionary Pillars of Power

The women featured represent a pillar that is vital to our community. From making sure our stories are told to bringing financial freedom & wellness to the forefront, they exemplify Latina PODER.


Meet The Visionary Latinas

Cultural visionary Christy Haubegger
Entertainment Executive & Co-Founder of Poderistas
Personal Visionary Dr. Bertha Hidalgo
Economic visionary Beatriz Acevedo
CEO & Co-Founder of SUMA Wealth
Cultural Visionary Susie Jaramillo
CEO & CCO of Encantos
community visionary Diana Cordova Founder of East Los Lab
COMMUNITY VISIONARY Deborah Santiago Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Excelencia in Education
COMMUNITY VISIONARY Sarita Brown Co-Founder & President of Excelencia in Education

Meet The Visionary Latinas Behind The Scenes

Director Stephanie Osuna-Hernandez

A first-gen Chicana writer/director born and raised in Inglewood, CA. She started in digital media as a video producer for We Are Mitu where she directed, produced, and edited viral content. She has directed branded digital videos with brands like Popsugar, Clorox, and Amazon. She was the assistant to Marvin Lemus and Linda Y. Chavez for season one of Netflix's Gentefied and returned as their showrunner’s assistant for season two. In 2020, she directed the short film, Dreamer, which was selected for the Official Latino Film Festival and Outfest. In 2022, she was a part of Film Independent's Inaugural Episodic Directing Intensive. Lastly, she was a directing fellow for Film Independent’s Project Involve 2021, where she directed her latest short film, Calabaza. It has been selected by LALIFF, Palm Springs Short Fest, NY Latino Film Festival, and many more. She's currently a freelance director for both digital and narrative.

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Producer Gina Apéstegui

A p.g.a member and a bilingual freelance Producer/Line Producer. She has a diverse background in producing content from marketing campaigns for Netflix and ABC, to creating branded content with brands like MLB, Toyota, Disney, Target and Coca-Cola just to name a few. She has also worked with content creators like Mr Beast and Jackie Aina. She has also produced cover shoots for SEVENTEEN and Allure. Most recently Gina line produced Sneaker Fiends, a 5 part digital series, about sneaker culture and the women that rock them.

In addition to her technical skills, Gina is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion across internal teams and crew.  Gina is a 1.5 Gen from Perú who grew up undocumented in Queens, NYC where she became active in the DACA movement in 2006. She graduated from CUNY Hunter with a double major. As a proud US Citizen she currently resides in Los Angeles with her dog, Lola.