Portrait of Janel Martinez

Janel Martinez

Janel Martinez is a Bronx-based writer and founder of award-winning site Ain't I Latina?, an online destination celebrating Afro-Latinas. Martinez is a frequent public speaker discussing media, tech, entrepreneurship, culture and identity, as well as diversity at conferences and events for Bloomberg, NBCU, Oath, SXSW and more. She’s appeared as a featured guest on national shows and outlets, such as BuzzFeed, ESSENCE, NPR and Sirius XM, and her work has appeared in Univision Communications, Oprah Magazine and The New York Times.


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Why Companies Should Broaden Their Cultural Perspective

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

How Netflix and Twitter embraced a pipeline for positive results on Black work culture.

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Día de los Muertos Barbie Walks a Fine Line Between Cultural Appropriation and Appreciation

Voice

Mattel’s doll offers a nod to the Mexican tradition without much else.

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How Legacy Publications Are Targeting Latino Audiences

Publishers

Print media is expanding with Spanish-language articles and podcasts.

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Nike’s Air Force 1 Low Puerto Rico Shoes Illustrated a Lack of Cultural Competency

Voice

It could’ve been avoided had a more diverse team been employed.