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Probably an exaggeration on my part, but I like the image!

If there is one thing I definitely know about, it is strong women.  You don’t grow up in a household full of Latinas without learning a thing or two about fortitude, fortaleza, determination, courage, coraje, love and compassion, among so many other wonderful attributes, that only a woman can possess so gracefully.  Were it not for my jefita, my sisters and my wife, I definitely wouldn’t be the same man.

Hell, estaría mucho más loco!

So, desde luego, it is with great pleasure that I’m joining my voice to that of PBS’ and AOL’s to ask that all of the great mujeres out there stand up and let themselves be recognized!  You deserve it!

Through their Next MAKERS Nationwide Search, these media giants are searching for six extraordinary women to be featured on MAKERS.com alongside America’s most inspirational women, including Rita Moreno,Hillary Clinton, Shelly Lazarus, Diane Von Furstenberg, Billy Jean King, Danica Patrick, Alice Walker, Nora Ephron, Ellen DeGeneres, and Christiane Amanpour.  También, each of the six winners will also be awarded a grant in the amount of $10,000¡Uy, hasta me dieron ganas de ser Latina!

So what do you have to do to enter?

Here’s what the organizers are asking for: Anyone can submit an entry for either themselves or for someone they know through September 27th on MAKERS.Com/Next MAKERS.

Don’t be shy.  Let’s get some great Latinas nominated!