When the highest-grossing comedy, “9 to 5,” starring Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, Dabney Coleman and Lily Tomlin, exploded on the cinema screens in 1980, the laughs hid a serious message about women in the office. “Still Working 9 to 5” explores why workplace inequality 40 years later was never a laughing matter.
The documentary explores the comedic tone of the film and how it resonated with a wide audience at a time when the feminist message was being rejected and/or feared by a large swathe of the population.
Furthermore, it examines how workplace equality has evolved over the decades since, in relation to the Film, TV Series and Musical and how the questions raised hold relevance today. The documentary explores the bigger societal questions: Can a woman be prized purely on skillset and work performance? How does the office microcosm reflect the world at large and the prejudice against women? And has society any time in the last 40 years been really accepting of fundamental changes to workplace equality? How does each incarnation/spinoff reflect the workplace of that decade? LEARN MORE
Nominated for the 2017
Latino 30 under 30 by El Mundo Boston.
The El Mundo Boston Latino 30 under 30 presented by Hennessy VSOP Privilege honors young individuals making an impact on the Massachusetts Latino community in a variety of fields including, but not limited to, Business, Sports, Community Service, and Fine Arts. The list serves to highlight the growing and invaluable impact of the Latino community in Boston and the state.
Vanessa was nominated for the 2017 Top 25 Most Successful People by Candela Magazine.
Bizwomen named Vanessa one of their Bizwomen Headliners of 2019!
Bizwomen is American City Business Journals’ digital news source for women. Bizwomen Headliners are selected from among award winners in 43 business journal cities across the country - one of nearly 800 exceptional women who made headlines in 2018.
Vanessa was a finalist for the Leadership Award in 2019.
Vanessa was awarded the Assistant of the week by Executive Leadership Support Forum in April 2018.
Boston Voyager Interview, July 2017
Boston Speaks How Women Lead, Guest Speaker, August 2017
Scott Stolze Talking about "Why's" Video, September 2017
Boston's Annual Halloween Charity Gala Boston Herald, October 2017
El Mundo Boston Meet the 30 under 30, November 2017
El Mundo Boston Latino 30 under 30 Honoree, November 2017
El Mundo Boston Candela Magazine Event, November 2017
Los Tiempos Bolivia Interview, November 2017
Oxigeno Bolivia Interview, November 2017
Opinion Bolivia Interview, November 2017
Empower(Her) Forum, Speaker, November 2017
El Mundo Boston Empower(Her) Women's Forum, December 2017
Boston Knotlight Powered by Mooring Advisory Group Podcast Featured Guest, February '18
ALPFA Boston Student & High School Summit, Guest Speaker, February 2018
Haverhill Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Event, Guest Speaker, April 2018
Woman 2 Woman Today Featured Guest on Show, April 2018
Executive Leadership Support Forum Guest Speaker & Panel Moderator, May 2018
Mundo Asistentes Guest Speaker, August 2018
Assistants of the Year Awards 2018 Speaker, October 2018
Exhale Lifestyle Magazine Interview, December 2018
Leadership with Success Podcast Interview, February 2019
Universidad de Navarro at Bentley University Keynote Speaker, May 2019
BloomMomTribe, Guest Speaker, October 2019
Telemundo, Community Activist for Bolivia, November 2019
Women's Hub, Guest Speaker & Host, January 2020
Univision Hablemos Show, Guest Speaker, January 2020
Still Working 9 to 5 Documentary, Guest Speaker, January 2020
The Workroom Boston, Guest Speaker, January 2020
Kiwanis International, Guest Speaker, February 2020
Experian, International Women's Day Guest Speaker, March 2020
BostonSpeaks, Women's History Month Guest Speaker, March 2020
BloomMomTribe Conference, Guest Speaker, May 2020
The Power of Women, Host, January 2021
International Women's Day, Host, March 2021