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Forbes Just Released Their 30 Under 30 List And These Latinos Are Among The Honorees

For the last six years, Forbes has been putting together their 30 Under 30 list, which they say offers “an annual opportunity to embrace the optimism, inventiveness and boldness of youth.” There are 20 different lists across 20 industries for a total of 600 honorees and if you’re wondering whether any Latinos made the cut, the answer is “¡claro que sí!” Here are just a few of them.

Bethany Mota, 21

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Aside from being a YouTube-vlogging extraordinaire with more than 26 million followers across social media, Mota is an entrepreneur who has partnered with Aeropostale, Forever 21, and Target. Oh, you may have also seen her on season 19 of “Dancing With the Stars.”

Gabriel Mesa, 16

Gabriel Mesa #0 Under 30
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What were you doing when you were 16? At 16, Mesa has already invented the Carbon Battery and a piezo-powered treatment for diabetic neuropathy. Mind blowing, right?

Melissa Villaseñor, 29

J-Lo gets real about why she brought Marc Anthony on stage the other night… ??? #jenniferlopez #marcanthony #skinnybonejones

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Hallelujah, “Saturday Night Live” has a Latina cast member and her name is Melissa Villaseñor. Her celebrity impressions are, well, impressive. Her J.Lo is almost TOO good.

Miguel Garza, 29

We're headed to California! Expo West booth H535 come visit us Thursday-Saturday! #expowest

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Garza’s sister Veronica started making almond flour tortillas because she has an auto-immune disease that prohibits her from eating any grains. Miguel knew the tortillas were ready to satisfy the cravings of a bigger group of people once they got his abuelita’s seal of approval. He started selling the tortillas to grocery stores and co-founded Siete Family Foods, which now brings in over $1 million a year.

Eliana Murillo, 28

Eliana Murillo 30 Under 30
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Harvard grad, Head of Multicultural Marketing at Google (yes, the Google) and CMO of her family’s organic tequila company, Tequila Alquimia.


See everyone who scored a spot on the lists here.

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Finally Someone's Calling Out Latino Parents For Treating Their Sons And Daughters Differently

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Finally Someone’s Calling Out Latino Parents For Treating Their Sons And Daughters Differently

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When was the first time you heard the phrase “boys will be boys”?

It’ll probably take you a long time to recall that moment because it probably feels like you’ve been hearing that since forever. But there’s a way to get these outdated and ridiculous gender stereotypes out of our heads, and this video directed by Gloria Moran hopes to help with that.

In the two-minute clip, actor Jorge Diaz narrates what we’ve all heard a million times from Latino parents — that girls have to set the table and boys just wait to get fed. Or that boys can go out without any curfew, while girls have zero social life because they should be home helping mom with the housework.

Diaz narrates these machismo ideals while doing the things men usually don’t do such as wash the dishes, clean the house, and get kids ready for school.

“It took me some time, but I know that’s not the way,” Diaz says. “Being a man is about challenging the script that was handed down to us. …It’s time to change that narrative.”

This moving video exhibits how it’s up to us to end the cycle of gender stereotypes, especially when it concerns the machismo culture that is engrained in our heritage. Change starts with us.


READ: 9 Latinos On TV Who Awesomely Defy Stereotypes

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