You may be feeling overwhelmed and overpowered by everything happening right now. I am too. Things are changing daily and we are all on alert. During these difficult times, however, sharing positivity is important as we are all in this together (from afar, but still together!).
I am beyond lucky to know some amazing women in my life who constantly encourage me through their actions, words and ideas – each bringing light to my life in her own, unique way. ¡Qué suerte la mía!
I could think of no better way to celebrate Women’s History Month than to tell you about some of these women who have positively impacted me. I encourage you to do the same. Whether it’s through a social post or a text message, let’s work to let love be heard above the negativity.
Jessica Gonzalez – Jessica has been Amador Bilingual Voiceovers’ Studio & Operations Manager since August of 2018, working for us remotely. A mother of four, she started her business in order to have a work schedule that balances being a loving, attentive mom with pursuing her ambition as a business woman. ABVO has grown significantly since Jessica came on board. I have no doubt that the main reason is because she has freed up our time to devote ourselves to what we do best. Thanks to her, we can focus daily on recording bilingual voiceovers for global clients, and I can concentrate on marketing, training and guiding our company’s growth. Jessica’s organizational skills are extraordinary! She also has a great sense of humor and is a pleasure to work with every day. We’re so grateful to have her!
Caridad Sorondo – I’ve known Caridad since the 1980’s and fell in love with her from the moment I met her. Based in my homeland of Puerto Rico, she is an Emmy Award winning television producer and documentary maker with an unbridled passion for literature, poetry, drama and history. Since Hurricane María, Caridad continues making documentaries plus she has dedicated herself to helping rebuild Puerto Rico in her own, personal and very loving way. She’s organized a wide variety of projects, fundraising and using her substantial social media following and press connections to achieve amazing results. Caridad’s work has helped individual Puerto Rican artists, cultural promoters and single women who lost their homes. Her positivity, eloquence, passion and love of her country are contagious and inspire others to follow in her footsteps, to recreate a Puerto Rico full of hope and creativity.
Debbie Phillips – My dear friend since the early 90’s, Debbie was one of the first wave of life coaches in the United States. Soon afterward, she had the bigger vision of creating an organization that would help women live their most authentic lives and figure out what good they want to do in the world. Debbie offers strategies, inspiration and support through “Women on Fire,” an online membership organization she founded in 2007, of which I’m a longtime member. We get to interact online on a special Facebook page and at biannual retreats. Being a WOF member has taught me so much about how to achieve my goals and live my purpose fully. I can’t begin to list all the things I’ve learned from Debbie and the WOF community that have helped me become more fulfilled, personally and professionally.
Natalia Rosminati – A renowned voice actor from Buenos Aires, Natalia is known for her major roles all over Latin America in character voices, animation, commercials and more. One of my favorite activities when I travel to Argentina, my father’s homeland, is spending time with my friend Natalia. For more than a year we coached one another via video chats, bartering performance skills to help each other grow as voice actors. I helped her with her English and she helped me work on developing character voices. I convinced her to attend an international voiceover conference in the U.S. several years ago; this year she ended up becoming the director of the conference’s Spanish language program! I deeply admire her drive, ambition and commitment to growing as an actor and business woman, and I truly appreciate her generous spirit.
Carol Rose – Carol is the enthusiastic fan-mother of our daughter, singer-songwriter Alisa Amador’s very talented bassist, Noah Harrington. She is the executive director of the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) of Massachusetts, and I’m so proud to call her a friend. Carol has spent her career advocating for human rights and civil liberties both in the United States and abroad. She’s brilliant and generous, and she fights for many of the causes our family believes in, most recently the plight of the vulnerable immigrant population. I am in awe of Carol’s tenacity and applaud her for being with the ACLU since 2003, applying her out of the box thinking to bring important issues to light.