Let’s be real: Latinas kill it at everything, but they particularly kill it in their careers. And they especially slay it in careers that are usually dominated by men. Latinas have adventurous spirits and aren’t afraid to be trailblazers. They’ll jump in their Toyota Corolla Hatchbacks and head into work, ready to break the mold.
Here are 5 male-dominated fields where adventurous Latinas are totally killing the game.
1. Race car driving
When most people think of race car driving, they think of dudes. But that’s not the case. Women – and particularly Latina Kendell Lopez – are taking over this field and it’s so exciting. It proves that anything a man can do, a woman can do…and sometimes better.
2. The restaurant business
The restaurant business is extremely difficult, and in the past it seemed as if only men could run the show. But that’s absolutely changing. Food is such a part of Latinx culture that it’s no surprise Latinas are flourishing with success in this field. It takes grit to make it in the food industry, and we Latinas have what it takes.
There’s no one more adventurous than a trailblazer, which is exactly what Latina engineers are. Did you know that as of 2017, only 2% of employed engineers in the tech industry are Latinas? Latinx women are continually pushing the envelope, specifically in the engineering field. The progress being made, for more Latina representation in this field is incredible.
4. MMA fighting
MMA fighting is absolutely not for the faint of heart. You need to be strong, powerful, and you’ve got to stay in the ring. Latinas are absolute powerhouses, and they’re slaying it in the MMA arena.
5. CEOs of Fortune 500 companies
If you rely on old ‘80s and ‘90s movies to tell you anything, it’s that men were always the CEOs of any big company. Thankfully, that’s not the case anymore. Latinas are totally conquering careers in business. It’s hard to find someone who works harder than a Latina.
It can feel discouraging that so many industries are still dominated by men, but how exciting is the fact that it’s all changing? These women are as exciting as the new Toyota Corolla Hatchback. Adventurous women are continually paving the way for each other, and there’s nothing discouraging about that.