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Ahiranis Castillo

About Ahiranis Castillo

Born and raised in New York City, Ahiranis was raised in a Dominican household where she developed a love for language from a young age. She continued to foster this love through literature and writing which inspired her to join the editorial board of her school’s philosophy journal during her Junior year of high school. It was then that she knew she would want to pursue the study of language and how it influences the world around her. When she isn’t reading, you may find her at The National Museum of Mathematics where she works part-time. It is here where she explores a completely different interest: STEM. Ahiranis began pursuing an interest in math and psychology during her earlier high school years. For a long time, she felt like she had to choose between the two parts of her, but has learned to embrace how all parts of herself come together to make her story unique. Ahiranis will enter her freshman year of college in the fall of 2018 where she hopes to major in Neuropsychology with a minor in English. Email: ahiranis.castillo@heragenda.com

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Why Having More Female Executives Can Make Or Break Your Company

D’Angela “Dia” Simms started off as Sean “Diddy” Combs’ executive assistant 12 years ago. But with the “can’t stop, won’t stop” hustle, she’s climbed the ranks with style and grace and she’s now president of Diddy’s media, lifestyle and entertainment brand Combs … Read More

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New Study Finds Machines Are Being Taught To Discriminate

D’Angela “Dia” Simms started off as Sean “Diddy” Combs’ executive assistant 12 years ago. But with the “can’t stop, won’t stop” hustle, she’s climbed the ranks with style and grace and she’s now president of Diddy’s media, lifestyle and entertainment brand Combs … Read More

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5 Things I Learned As A Her Agenda Intern

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Whether she knows it or not, Marilee Holmes is an inspiration. As the Vice President of Operations and General Counsel for Wilhelmina Models, Marilee puts in the work to evolve into the successful woman she is today and the game … Read More

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Has Feminism Become A Marketing Strategy?

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The Internet Continues To Expose Gender Bias -This Time In Economics

D’Angela “Dia” Simms started off as Sean “Diddy” Combs’ executive assistant 12 years ago. But with the “can’t stop, won’t stop” hustle, she’s climbed the ranks with style and grace and she’s now president of Diddy’s media, lifestyle and entertainment brand Combs … Read More

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Sherrell Dorsey is standing in the gap; a phrase that she describes as a way to take up space when an opportunity is being ignored, or where there is a need. Curiosity and asking critical questions led Dorsey to wonder … Read More

When it comes to having a good time comedian Loni Love is always down for the cause. This time around, Love is tapping BET’s edition of Lip Sync Battle for the upcoming Soul Train Awards with R&B crooners Keyshia Cole, … Read More

Whether she knows it or not, Marilee Holmes is an inspiration. As the Vice President of Operations and General Counsel for Wilhelmina Models, Marilee puts in the work to evolve into the successful woman she is today and the game … Read More

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Adobe + Girls Who Code Team Up To Combat The Gender Gap In STEM

D’Angela “Dia” Simms started off as Sean “Diddy” Combs’ executive assistant 12 years ago. But with the “can’t stop, won’t stop” hustle, she’s climbed the ranks with style and grace and she’s now president of Diddy’s media, lifestyle and entertainment brand Combs … Read More

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As we kick off 2018, you’re likely searching for inspiration and motivation to begin the year on a productive high note. At Her Agenda, we deeply believe in the notion that you can’t be what you can’t see. Week after … Read More

Since the founding of our nation, Washington, D.C., has been the hub of power players and politics focused on driving what’s best for Americans. And while that notion has certainly come under more scrutiny as of late, Washington still has … Read More

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Sherrell Dorsey is standing in the gap; a phrase that she describes as a way to take up space when an opportunity is being ignored, or where there is a need. Curiosity and asking critical questions led Dorsey to wonder … Read More

When it comes to having a good time comedian Loni Love is always down for the cause. This time around, Love is tapping BET’s edition of Lip Sync Battle for the upcoming Soul Train Awards with R&B crooners Keyshia Cole, … Read More

Whether she knows it or not, Marilee Holmes is an inspiration. As the Vice President of Operations and General Counsel for Wilhelmina Models, Marilee puts in the work to evolve into the successful woman she is today and the game … Read More

Simply put, I wish there was more people like Lisa Ling in the world. A journalist to the core, Lisa is also a wife, mother, advocate, producer, and an ambitious storyteller who is committed to sharing the voices of those … Read More

Aviva Klein is a photographer and director based in New York City. With a name, that literally translates as “spring” in Hebrew, Aviva’s personal journey encapsulates her ability to blossom throughout the storm of any previous season. With a refreshing … Read More

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New Efforts To Ban Sexist Ads Could Have Tremendous Impact

D’Angela “Dia” Simms started off as Sean “Diddy” Combs’ executive assistant 12 years ago. But with the “can’t stop, won’t stop” hustle, she’s climbed the ranks with style and grace and she’s now president of Diddy’s media, lifestyle and entertainment brand Combs … Read More

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As we kick off 2018, you’re likely searching for inspiration and motivation to begin the year on a productive high note. At Her Agenda, we deeply believe in the notion that you can’t be what you can’t see. Week after … Read More

Since the founding of our nation, Washington, D.C., has been the hub of power players and politics focused on driving what’s best for Americans. And while that notion has certainly come under more scrutiny as of late, Washington still has … Read More

Morra Aarons-Mele is a pioneer and visionary. She was one the first leaders to recognize the power of women united and bring that into the digital space. She even helped Hillary Clinton log on for her first internet chat. As … Read More

Sherrell Dorsey is standing in the gap; a phrase that she describes as a way to take up space when an opportunity is being ignored, or where there is a need. Curiosity and asking critical questions led Dorsey to wonder … Read More

When it comes to having a good time comedian Loni Love is always down for the cause. This time around, Love is tapping BET’s edition of Lip Sync Battle for the upcoming Soul Train Awards with R&B crooners Keyshia Cole, … Read More

Whether she knows it or not, Marilee Holmes is an inspiration. As the Vice President of Operations and General Counsel for Wilhelmina Models, Marilee puts in the work to evolve into the successful woman she is today and the game … Read More

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New Study Shows No Significant Increase In Female Representation In Film

D’Angela “Dia” Simms started off as Sean “Diddy” Combs’ executive assistant 12 years ago. But with the “can’t stop, won’t stop” hustle, she’s climbed the ranks with style and grace and she’s now president of Diddy’s media, lifestyle and entertainment brand Combs … Read More

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As we kick off 2018, you’re likely searching for inspiration and motivation to begin the year on a productive high note. At Her Agenda, we deeply believe in the notion that you can’t be what you can’t see. Week after … Read More

Since the founding of our nation, Washington, D.C., has been the hub of power players and politics focused on driving what’s best for Americans. And while that notion has certainly come under more scrutiny as of late, Washington still has … Read More

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Sherrell Dorsey is standing in the gap; a phrase that she describes as a way to take up space when an opportunity is being ignored, or where there is a need. Curiosity and asking critical questions led Dorsey to wonder … Read More

When it comes to having a good time comedian Loni Love is always down for the cause. This time around, Love is tapping BET’s edition of Lip Sync Battle for the upcoming Soul Train Awards with R&B crooners Keyshia Cole, … Read More

Whether she knows it or not, Marilee Holmes is an inspiration. As the Vice President of Operations and General Counsel for Wilhelmina Models, Marilee puts in the work to evolve into the successful woman she is today and the game … Read More

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He Said Whaaat? New Website Sheds Light On Gender Bias In The Workplace

D’Angela “Dia” Simms started off as Sean “Diddy” Combs’ executive assistant 12 years ago. But with the “can’t stop, won’t stop” hustle, she’s climbed the ranks with style and grace and she’s now president of Diddy’s media, lifestyle and entertainment brand Combs … Read More

I first sat down with Sarah Kim in 2015, and since then, a lot has changed (and that is putting it mildly). After learning about her publication, By Way Of Brooklyn, a beautiful magazine that showcases strong women who happened … Read More

As we kick off 2018, you’re likely searching for inspiration and motivation to begin the year on a productive high note. At Her Agenda, we deeply believe in the notion that you can’t be what you can’t see. Week after … Read More

Since the founding of our nation, Washington, D.C., has been the hub of power players and politics focused on driving what’s best for Americans. And while that notion has certainly come under more scrutiny as of late, Washington still has … Read More

Morra Aarons-Mele is a pioneer and visionary. She was one the first leaders to recognize the power of women united and bring that into the digital space. She even helped Hillary Clinton log on for her first internet chat. As … Read More

Sherrell Dorsey is standing in the gap; a phrase that she describes as a way to take up space when an opportunity is being ignored, or where there is a need. Curiosity and asking critical questions led Dorsey to wonder … Read More

When it comes to having a good time comedian Loni Love is always down for the cause. This time around, Love is tapping BET’s edition of Lip Sync Battle for the upcoming Soul Train Awards with R&B crooners Keyshia Cole, … Read More

Whether she knows it or not, Marilee Holmes is an inspiration. As the Vice President of Operations and General Counsel for Wilhelmina Models, Marilee puts in the work to evolve into the successful woman she is today and the game … Read More

Simply put, I wish there was more people like Lisa Ling in the world. A journalist to the core, Lisa is also a wife, mother, advocate, producer, and an ambitious storyteller who is committed to sharing the voices of those … Read More

Aviva Klein is a photographer and director based in New York City. With a name, that literally translates as “spring” in Hebrew, Aviva’s personal journey encapsulates her ability to blossom throughout the storm of any previous season. With a refreshing … Read More

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