Maria Teresa de Filippis

The first woman to compete in Formula 1, Italian driver Maria Teresa de Filippis made her racing debut in 1948. Maria’s career started at the age of 21 as the result of a bet with two of her brothers who challenged her to prove she could drive fast enough. She won her first race, driving […]

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Malala Yousafzai

A human rights activist, especially known for advocacy for female education, Pakistani Malala Yousafzai became the youngest person to receive a Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, at the age of 17. Malala has gained international recognition for her battle against the oppression of children and young people and for the right to education for everyone, […]

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Valentina Tereshkova

On June 16th, 1963, aboard Vostok VI, textile worker, parachutist and Russian cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to travel into space. Tereshkova was always interested in skydiving and at a young age joined a group of amateur parachutists. She made her first jump on May 21st, 1959, at the age of 22, and […]

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Cinthia Barros

Originally from Minas Gerais, Brazil, for the last 14 years Chef Cinthia Barros has been living in the United States, where she moved to be with her mother who had been staying in the country for 8 years at that time. Having been working in the food industry for five years now, Cinthia learned her […]

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International Women’s Day

Earlier this year the ladies of our team were assigned a mission: to learn about women who had made history. In the frame of this research, we have discovered a lot of women who had already been well-known to the wider public, such as JK Rowling, Malala, Frida Kahlo, Oprah Winfrey, etc.; but we have […]

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Elisabeth Santana

Elisabeth Cristina de Santana moved to the United States 23 years ago, by the invite of her brother, who was already living and working on the country. One of her first job at the North America was at Dunkin’ Donuts, where she worked for almost eight years, and started to learn the English – a […]

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Daisy Araujo Soares

Daisy Araujo Soares is a Brazilian, from Belo Horizonte, who moved to the United States looking for the opportunity to improve her english and reach better professional opportunities. Working as an office assistant back on her homeland, Daisy achieved more than she attempted in America. Today she is a Chef at her a own restaurant, the Forno HO, a health […]

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Andreia Nepomuceno

From Espírito Santo, Brazil, Andreia Nepomuceno moved to the United States with her husband looking for better opportunities. She was on the business of house cleaning when her husband suggested that she should try something that involved her passion for animals. Thinking about that, she returned to her homeland, where she took courses in Grooming, […]

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The YFU Brazil Women

In April of 1907, Rachel Andresen saw the city lights of Amsterdam being turned on for the first time after the World War II, in that moment, Rachel’s life course altered forever as she became determined to “never let the lights go out again.”. From this promise, the global organization Youth for Understanding (YFU) was born, […]

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Yara Lopes

With a degree in journalism from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Yara Lopes dreamed of being a journalist since she was a little girl. Every time she watched the Local News she wished to be able to take relevant information to those who, like her, were far away from it. Idealizer of the Perfil Magazine, Yara affirms […]

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