Featured Client: Russalette Magbanuga, Director, ProTherapy Rehabilitation
November 24, 2014
Pinky hails from the Philippines where she worked at the University of Philippines’s General Hospital as Chief Occupational Therapist and Clinical Training Coordinator.
She went on to become a consultant to Rehab Partners in Manila and left that post to come to the U.S. on a work visa securing a post as Pediatric Occupational Therapist at Rehab Resources, Inc. She became a U.S. citizen in 2008 and held positions in hospitals and clinics including Lincoln Hospital Center and NYU Rusk Outpatient Center.
Featured Client: Carmen Sanchez, Founder, Universal Frontiers
February 25, 2014
Back in 2001, knowing how difficult it was for her and other immigrants to stay in touch with their families in Columbia, Carmen purchased phone minutes in bulk and resold portions to her co-workers who couldn’t afford to buy the calling cards on their meager wages. From this humble beginning, she established a thriving calling center business in an area heavily populated by immigrants with a need to communicate with family and friends back home.
Featured Client: Natanya Menna, Co-owner, Blue Star Drivers
Natanyah of Merrick, NY, went from successfully flipping houses (a venture full of risks) to spa ownership to operating a fleet of taxis— an occupation dominated by men, both as owners and drivers. Deborah, her mother and co-owner, was an Uber driver when Natanyah saw the potential of operating a fleet of cars themselves. No other woman was doing this in her area so she realized it as a great opportunity to do something unique. She noted that whenever you visit a dealership, insurance broker or any establishment associated with cars and transport, the office is dominated by men.
Read her story