Yeah, you read that right. You are a jefa.
Repeat after me: ¡Soy la jefa!
You might be thinking—I don’t own a business, or I don’t manage anyone, or I sure don’t feel like a jefa.
Well, I’ve got news for you…
You are the JEFA of your own life and it’s time to start owning it. This world is changing, and it’s changing fast. There is no time to sit around and wait for things to happen.
A quick google search proves that career resources for Latinas are in short supply, and if you are anything like me you’ve had to DIY your career path. The reality is Latinas are growing in number and are making waves in the business world. We are starting businesses at record numbers, making jefa moves in our careers, and we are more educated than ever. But many of us still feel disenfranchised, and that’s a shame!
The Jefa Life’s mission is to inspire and offer guidance to Latinas navigating their careers in this ever-changing world. Whether you are an individual contributor, or you manage a team, or you lead an entire organization, or you are an entrepreneur, there is something here for everyone. It is my firm belief that Latinas are highly skilled, resourceful, and bring so many talents to the table. Will there be obstacles? Absolutely! But you got this. I know you are all guerreras.
Living The Jefa Life is simple. It’s about having the right mindset about the things you can control so you’ll be ready for the opportunities that lie ahead. It’s about embracing your unique situation and forging your own path.
but more importantly…
It’s about honoring your past, your experiences, and your culture. Because that’s a part of you, too. And a part you definitely don’t want to hide!
This isn’t just any career blog. You will get tips, resources, and advice, but let’s be real—career resources abound. This blog will serve as a platform for your stories, experiences, challenges, and accomplishments. There is no better way to learn than to learn from one another!
If you want to take matters into your own hands and take control of your career and life, then The Jefa Life is for YOU!
So…whether you want to solve the mystery of what makes a perfect resume, or you need a little nudge to finally ask for that promotion, or you want to cultivate your leadership skills, or you want to know how to navigate being the only Latina in the workplace, you are exactly where you need to be.
Are you ready to live The Jefa Life?
“Titles come and go, a Jefa mindset lasts forever”