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Welcome back, First Gens! Can you believe it’s already the last week of March? As we continue to fly through the year, we’re back this week with our theme of Celebrating Women’s History Month! Today, we welcome another inspiring and empowering woman, Arianna Dela Rosa!

Arianna Dela Rosa

The First Gen Madrina Empower First
Arianna is a holistic career and empowerment coach dedicated to supporting first gen and BIPOC communities in navigating their careers and lives through inner work, healing and advocacy. Arianna’s journey is shaped by her experiences growing up as the daughter of immigrants in Historic Filipino Town in Los Angeles. Growing up, community was a big part of Arianna’s life. As she ventured into higher education and the corporate world, she encountered challenges unique to first-gen individuals. Despite facing many obstacles, Arianna remained determined to carve out her path and make a difference within her community.
Arianna’s professional journey began in HR recruiting, where she witnessed firsthand the lack of representation and opportunities for marginalized communities. This caused a shift in her mind and prompted her to work to create change. She began the transition into coaching, focusing on empowering individuals to overcome self-limiting beliefs and imposter syndrome as well as showing first gens like herself that anything is possible.

Empower First

Arianna’s work focuses heavily on advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusion. She finds it important to recognize privilege and address the intersectionality of challenges faced by women of color. Through her business, Arianna is committed to providing opportunities for women of color and challenging systemic barriers. Arianna also places a strong emphasis on emotional wellness, incorporating somatic healing techniques into her coaching practice. Of course, we asked Arianna what advice she has for her fellow first gens. She stresses how important it is to know and feel your power, to recognize your strengths, and to believe in yourself unapologetically.
Arianna’s story is yet another example of a badass first gen working towards making a better life not just for herself but for those around her. She continues to empower others to embrace their identities, challenge systemic barriers, and pursue their dreams with confidence and determination. To connect with Arianna, you can find her at

The First Gen Madrina

Sara The First Gen Madrina

If you are a University, College, Company or Organization, The First Gen Madrina offers workshops on a variety of topics (such as imposter syndrome, time management, managing burnout, building a self-care plan, etc..), custom built mentorship programs as well as customized services tailored to the needs of the client.

Join Sara, The First Gen Madrina, for individual coaching and/or group coaching. The journey can often feel lonely but that does not mean that you are alone! Check out the Our Services tab on our website for more information!

In order to follow along, remember to rate, review, and subscribe to The First Gen Madrina Podcast to stay connected. Also, follow on instagram and LinkedIn @thefirstgenmadrina and Sara Diaz, LCSW. Sara acknowledges that the term first gen can be fluid, so The First Gen Madrina is committed to supporting all first gens! This isn’t just about breaking barriers—it’s about providing unwavering support that propels individuals to embrace life’s challenges and triumphs.

In conclusion, stay tuned to meet amazing first generation guests for the podcast, endless topics related to the first-gen experience and transformational coaching! Sara is your go to Madrina for all things first gen!

¡Hasta pronto!

Sara, The First Gen Madrina