Shirley Velasquez is the director of content at Latina Media Ventures where she oversees the editorial and video content across the company's three properties: Latina magazine, Latina.com and The Latin Kitchen.
Shirley is a tri-lingual journalist with 15 years of experience writing about and speaking to young, professional women at established general market brands, including Glamour, Elle, and most recently Ralph Lauren Digital.
A recipient of the National Women's Political Caucus EMMA award for her investigative reporting on a story about sweatshop workers, Velasquez is an expert in pop culture and digital strategy.
Her writing has appeared in Elle, Glamour, American Way, Woman’s Day, Cosmopolitan Magazine For Latinas, InStyle, Ms., Latina, Family Circle, The New York Sun, Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post-9/11 Injustice (McSweeney's/Voice of Witness) and Border-Line Personalities: A New Generation of Latinas Dish on Sex, Sass, and Cultural Shifting (Harper Collins), an anthology of essays. She is also the author of the children’s book series, Global Girls.