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March is the budding of Spring, where squirrels dance atop tree tops and flowers peek out beneath brown branches. But amongst the St. Patrick's day decorations, Mardi Gras celebrations and American Red Cross donations, women internationally have something to celebrate too!

March is International Women's Month, which has been celebrated for more than 95 years. It is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women. Although the holiday is specifically March 8th, some people celebrate the whole month to concentrate on the struggles, strength, support and safety of women globally.

Latina magazine took the chance to highlight some pioneering Latina women who we can all be proud of!

Latina magaine listed:


"Selena was the first Tejano musician to go gold with the album Ven Conmigo, released in 1990 and opening the flood gates for many other Chicano and Mexican artists. Dubbed the 'Queen of Tejano Music,' the Grammy nominated singer’s life was tragically cut short at the age of 23 when she was murdered by her former assistant."

Lorena Ochoa

"Ochoa is the first female Mexican golfer to be ranked #1 in the world, and she's just 27-years-old! Many people don’t know that Lorena also regularly competes in triathlons and marathons and has a love for the great outdoors. When asked why she decided on golf, she responds, 'It’s hard to do well (in golf) and I like the challenge of managing my mind.'"

and Rebecca Lobo

"Now working as a basketball analyst on television, Lobo was the first Latina and the first player EVER drafted to the Women’s National Basketball Association. The Cubana basketball phenom made the move to ESPN after playing for the New York Liberty for 5 years when a knee injury ended her career in 1999."

Who do you think they left off the list?

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