A passionate leader, and advocate for portraying Latina women in a positive light, Ana Flores is both founder and CEO of #WeAllGrow Latina Network, the first and largest community of Latina digital influencers.

WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?

When one grows, we all grow.

WHAT WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU LEARNED IN HIGH SCHOOL?

To be non-conformist. I was actually chosen as “Class Non-Conformist” on our senior year class superlatives. I hated it back then, but now I own it with pride. Incredible what others can see in you that you don’t have the immediately have the perspective to see in yourself.

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST PET PEEVE?

Actions from disrespectful people. People that don’t value your time or feel entitled.

WHAT DO YOU WEAR THAT MAKES YOU FEEL STRONG?

Heels. I love to be in flats, but when I need to feel strong for a meeting or event, I have to wear heels.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE SOMEONE WITH A BROKEN HEART?

To feel it all. To go through all the stages of grief and soon as she/he is ready, to ask herself what the lesson is. Why did this person appear in her life and if it’s part of a greater pattern that she must pay attention to. Of course, this too shall pass, but the hurt always remains in a way, but it’s there to teach us something about us. That’s where true power lies – in being able to transform any difficult situation into a lesson to evolve.

WHAT IS ON YOUR NIGHTSTAND?

All the books I will one day finish reading. My journal. A clear quartz crystal for clarity.

WHAT IS YOUR BAD DAY BACKUP PLAN?

Sometimes you just need to allow yourself to stay in bed.

HOW DO YOU DEFINE SUCCESS?

Being able to live in alignment with my life mission and create prosperity for me and others.

BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER RECEIVED?

Get out of your own way. 

WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT BARRIER TO FEMALE LEADERSHIP?

Our own pre-conceived notions of unworthiness. We’re finally and collectively breaking down those barriers that have been handed down to us by previous generations and it’s our duty to make sure that we rid those patterns and stereotypes in our lives so we don’t continue perpetuating them.

FAVORITE WORD?

Besos. It means kisses in Spanish. Latina have the tradition of kissing on the cheek to say hello and goodbye. We use “besos” to sign off online or on calls when not in person. Not everyone uses it, but I love to because it’s so affectionate and traditional.

FAVORITE BOOK?

A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson. I’ve read it twice already and each time it’s as if I uncover a deeper meaning. It’s as if the book evolves with you and helps you transcend deep passages of consciousness. Keeps you centered in finding love in everything you are and that surrounds you.

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