Janel Martinez writes about tech. Writing about others in tech helped her when she decided to launch her own site. She is the founder of The site celebrates what it is to be Latina, particularly, Afro-Latina.

Janel helps us end our show this week by telling us two big things she’s learned recently.


JanelMartinez_by_MaureenErokwu Janel Martinez is a multimedia journalist. Martinez currently serves as Content Producer at NewME, a customizable support platform that transforms cool ideas into great businesses. She previously served as Technology Editor at Black Enterprise, the premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans, where she oversaw the editorial strategy for technology across the company’s platforms. Her work and insights have appeared on various media sites including TheGrio, Madame Noire and The Root, as well as Arise News and NPR’s Latino USA.

The Honduran-American added entrepreneur to her title, launching, an online destination celebrating diversity among Latinas. Founded to fill a void in the representation of Afro-Latinas in both mainstream as well as Spanish-language media, offers profiles of Afro-Latinas across the globe, celebrity news, career advice, lifestyle coverage and exclusive interviews with today’s hottest celebs.

The Bronx, NY native has contributed to Latina Magazine,,, Syracuse Record and The Post-Standard. You can follow her daily musings on Twitter at @janelmwrites.


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