Helen Hernandez has worn a lot of hats in a storied career that’s taken her from the trenches of labor union activism to becoming the CEO of the North American Travel Journalist Association (NATJA) – one of the leading organizations that brings destination managers and travel journalists into the same tent. And in between it all, she has been a presence in the Los Angeles Arts and Entertainment communities too.
“…I like what I do, I like helping people and I like helping to make a difference in their lives…”Helen Hernandez
In this episode of World Footprints—the first of two with Helen—she shares her remarkable journey. We explore Helen’s journey from her childhood in California as a Mexican-American Latina who overcame much adversity to taking an active role in the labor union movement. Her career would go in an entirely different direction and land her a job working for television producer Norman Lear.