Elevating the voice of 12 Extraordinary Latinas who through resilience, courage, and action have driven positive impact and opened the way for other Latinas and women to rise.


Our voices are special. Through them, we are sharing our stories, rich with insights, emotions, and remarkable experiences. They help us connect with each other. They unite us and show us that no matter how challenging and overwhelming things may be, we all have similar struggles and have the power to overcome them.

By elevating our voices and share our stories, we heal and empower each other to become stronger. To see the world through each other's eyes and even see ourselves through someone else's story.

By elevating our voices, we lift each other up, and that is the objective of this book.

Extraordinary Latinas is a book of inspiration and empowerment. Through the collection of personal experiences from 12 extraordinary latinas, we hope you find the encouragement, grit, and power to stand up and elevate your voice to achieve whatever you put your mind to.

Know that you are not alone. Whether you feel like the only one in your circle, community, company, or industry, you can find in Extraordinary Latinas a group of powerful women that have gone through similar experiences and will help you step up, and find your voice through power, presence, and representation to make an impact in your personal and professional life.

Elevate your voice with us and become an Extraordinary Latina!


Executive & Career Transformation Strategy Coach | DEI Consultant | 

Hispanic Advocate | Bestselling Author | International Motivational Speaker

Ilhiana has over 20+ years of global executive experience in top Fortune 500 companies in Mexico and US headquarters, Ilhiana understands the mindset, skillset, and behaviors required to achieve success. As a successful entrepreneur, founder of BeLIVE Coaching & Consulting, Ilhiana’s mission is to empower professionals, especially women of color,  to reach their extraordinary selves through meaningful transformation by embracing their purpose, elevating their voice, and expanding their potential. 

Ilhiana has coached leaders of all levels and has delivered impactful coaching programs and workshops to over 1000 professionals from a broad range of sectors. She has also been the driving force in the launch of four women’s leadership development programs in Europe, LAM, and the US. She was recently recognized by the NY Journal as one of the top 10 Inspiring women to watch in 2021 and has been featured on NBC, FOX, and CBS affiliates.

In addition to coaching, Ilhiana serves in different Boards and organizations supporting diversity & inclusion efforts to empower women and the Latino community, and build equitable and inclusive cultures. 


Founder & CEO | Confidence & Public Speaking Coach | Keynote Speaker | Former Professional Dancer & Actor

Career Coach | Advocate for Women and Diversity & Inclusion | Talent Development and Recruitment | Public Speaker 

Founder & Principal | 

Associate Broker 

Owner & Founder | Communications & Virtual Business Strategist | Investor | Speaker | Author | TEDx Organizer

Technology Executive Leader | Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Champion 

Vice President at Eastern Bank | President ALPFA Boston Chapter | Community Leader | 

DEI Advocate

Leadership & Business Coach| Management & DEI Consultant | Keynote Speaker | Education Advocate

CEO | Executive Coach | Leadership Expert | Professor | Bestselling Author | Inspirational Speaker | Latina Influencer & Cherokee Citizen

Founder & CEO | Board Member & Trustee | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Expert

Independent Board Member | Marketing Consultant | Transformative Brand Strategist

Founder | Anti-Racist | Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice Activator | Latina Transformational Change Agent