She’s Got Chispa

Women of Chispa defining their spark toward life, challenges, and the pursuit of joy.

Alexa Carlin Serves A Dose of Contagious Passion at WEX

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At 17, she was a CEO.  At 21 she had a 1 percent chance to live. At 26, she is empowering and teaching female entrepreneurs how to succeed. Alexa Carlin, the 26-year-old who is bringing female entrepreneurs together to learn, to share, to network, and to succeed. This is a story not just about women…

Women Helping Women Movement: Gemma Toner

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Last year was the year of females, but it seems this year may be one for females, too. Women are working long and hard to claim their rightful seat “at the table”. Though us women may seem like we can do it all, like demand abusers be held accountable, let’s face it: we can’t. There’s…

Clara Puerta Has Chispa

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Clara Puerta: Director, Community Relations El Nuevo Georgia Until I was 22 years of age I was small in size; I never had to worry about gaining weight. I was able to eat without any worries. However, after I passed my 23rd birthday and got married I started having issues with my health. I was getting…

Michelle Sie Whitten Has Chispa

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Michelle Sie Whitten: Mom, Wife, Daughter, Sister, Loyal Friend, Confidant, The “Go-to,” The “Fixer,” Boss, Colleague, Workaholic, Party Planner, Organizer, Worrier, “Principessa” to Her Italian Grandfather, Michelob to Her Big Bro, and Chicken Butt (only to her 9-year-old son and in context of his never ending “Guess What? You’re a…”  What have you overcome? The hardest thing…

Lily Temperley Has Chispa

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Lily Temperley: Widow Without Shame, Geographically Displaced Daughter, Sister + Aunt, Former Corporate Ladder Climber, Partner, Lover + Baby-Incubator, Fashion Addict, Travel Junkie, Writer + Dreamer.  Looking back, life is full of lessons and trials. If I think of defining moments there are many, both positive and negative, the duality being essential for growth. However, there is…

Jeannie Mai Smiles With Impact

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As we head into winter, many women find themselves in front of their mirrors struggling to find the right outfit or makeup to fit the new season. But for those with a chronic disease, like relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS), these common style frustrations may pose even greater challenges. Jeannie Mai, style expert and co-host of…

Erica Basora Campbell Has Chispa

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Erica Basora Campbell:  Wife, Mother to Jolyn + Ava, and RN BSN. What have you overcome? Identifying with the words “I am a Christian,” the expectation is you will never face trails or hardships. Once you declare that Jesus is your Lord and Savior your supposed to live the good life, maybe even an easy life, a…

Yuri Lopez Has Chispa

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Yuri Lopez: Lover of Jesus Christ + Fellowship of Christian Athletes Missionary I have overcome a challenging situation in a young age. Surviving for a better life and a better future and not letting any obstacles get in my way to pursue my dreams. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you…

Fashion Meets Humanitarianism

Jena Murray and Girls-Chispa Magazine

Meet Jena Murray, an entrepreneur, designer, and humanitarian whose line of tween clothing has an amazing social enterprise at its heart. Amidst the many eco-brands gaining fast popularity, the VEENA brand stands out as something truly special with more than just a fashion statement. Murray is determined to make a positive impact on both the apparel…

Shauna Martin Has Chispa

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Shauna Martin: Mother, Breast Cancer Survivor, Advocate for Health through Nutrition, Author of Daily Greens 4-day Cleanse, and Founder/CEO of Daily Greens. “I vividly recall sitting on the floor of my shower with water and tears streaming down my face trying to figure it all out. I could not stop thinking . . . why? Why…