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CHEF – A Movie for Latino Foodies

If Sofía Vergara and her amazing smile aren’t enough to make you see this tantalizing movie – then learning to make the best Cuban sandwich ever might be a turn on. It’s great to see a summer movie that highlights Latino culture especially through a revered aspect of the culture – food.Latino foodies listen up!

The cast includes notables as John Leguizamo, Dustin Hoffman, and Scarlett Johansson. These are just the icing on the tres leches cake. Jon Favreau who plays “the chef” is known as Jefe – the boss or chief. When Jefe loses his job he ends up in Miami – refurbishes a food truck – and sets off on a journey across the US. On the road, he finds his creativity and passion and manages to piece back together his estranged family.

This couldn’t have happened without Jefe’s son Percy – an amazing 10 year old -tech-whiz who uses social media to build a following that reaches from New Orleans and back to LA. An entertaining summer movie that will make you want to rush out, fire up the BBQ grill, and make some spicy carne asada.

But what does this have to do with Leadership?
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“What happens in Vegas – stays in Vegas.” But what if it’s good news?

The saying goes, “What happens in Vegas – stays in Vegas.” But what if it’s good news?


Juana Bordas International Latino Book Awards Winner

Juana Bordas International Latino Book Awards 1st Place Winner

Well then, let’s hablemos – let’s spread the word.

Saturday night, June 28th in Las Vegas, The International Latino Book Awards recognized 231 Latino authors from the US, Panama, Spain, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico and many other Latino counties.

Amongst the 231 finalist are well known writers like Isabel Allende, Alma Flor Ada, Edna Iturralde, and Rick Najera. Other honorees include Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and celebrities like TV chef Pati Jinich, the late singer and actress Jenni Rivera, singer Linda Ronstadt and TV personality Lilliana Vasquez. Finalists are from across the USA and from 18 countries outside the USA.

The Denver author of “The Power of Latino Leadership. Inclusion, Community and Contribution” , Juana Bordas, received the 1st place for business/leadership book.

Bordas, in The Power of Latino Leadership explains how Latinos have arrived to where we are today, and how they are embracing a unique form of leadership. Latino leadership is a model for the 21st century. It has an inclusive community spirit that fosters contribution and service. It has an international, intergenerational scope and an immigrant spirit. The Power of Latino Leadership is for anyone who wants to embrace diversity and be a more effective leader.

Congratulate Juana on this good news, one more achievement as a writer and latino leader in America. We are very proud of you!


Colorado Latina Author Wins Nautilus Gold Book Award

Colorado Latina Author Wins Nautilus Gold Book Award 

Nautilus Book Award Gold Winner Logo

Nautilus Book Award Gold Winner Logo

Nautilus Book Awards has recognized The Power of Latino Leadership by Denver author Juana Bordas with the prestigious Gold award in the area of Multicultural/Indigenous Literature.

The Nautilus Book Awards is an annual accolade of books in the area of social and economic equality. The award has recognized authors and leaders such as Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama, Francis Moore Lappe, and Deepak Chopra. Nautilus selects “Better books for a better world.”

Established in the U.S. in 1998, Nautilus is considered a “major” book award. It recognizes print books of exceptional merit that make a literary and heartfelt contribution to spiritual growth, conscious living, high-level wellness, green values, responsible leadership and positive social change.

By giving a Gold Award to The Power of Latino Leadership, Nautilus is recognizing the cultural contributions that Latinos are making to America. There are over 50 million Latinos in the US and it is estimated that by 2050 one in three of the US population will be Latino. In Colorado today more than one in five people are Hispanic. Yet there is scant information on the powerful way Latinos have led their community or the contributions they have made. Latinos have only advanced because of the relentless work of their leaders and their collective efforts.

latino-leadership-cover-homeThe Power of Latino Leadership is a journey to the very heart and soul of Latino leadership and offers ten principles that illustrate the inclusive, people-oriented, and community-centered way Latinos lead. Bordas claims this model is well-suited for the multicultural and global century in which we live and offers lessons for leaders of all backgrounds.

A long-time Colorado Latina leader, Bordas is a founder of Denver’s Mi Casa Resource Center and was the first President of the National Hispana Leadership Institute. In 2009, Juana was named Colorado Unique Woman of the Year by the Denver Post and the Colorado Women’s Foundation. The book highlights Bordas’ own experiences and includes the voices of 9 renowned Latino leaders including: San Antonio Mayor Julian Cástro, Janet Murguia, President of National Council of La Raza, and former Denver Mayor Federico Peña.

The Power of Latino Leadership has received compelling endorsements including Western Union President/CEO Hikmet Ersek, “At Western Union, I have the opportunity to see leadership in many ways. The most impactful are the hard working, every day heroes that make a difference in their communities. Bordas celebrates this type of leadership in this inspiring book. The Power of Latino Leadership brings to life the contributions US Latinos are making to invigorate our communities, culture and economy.”...