Empowered: La Familia

Empowered: La Familia

Empowered: La Familia

Empowered is about young women making a major impact serving in leadership positions in underrepresented industries. We are defining underrepresented where 15% or less of a given profession has women in key positions. Each episode focuses on one of the women — their journey, their hardships, their impact, and what they hope to achieve for future generations.

In “La Familia” we follow Diamilette Quiles Alicea the first female baseball player to play in the Double-A men’s baseball league. Diamy, as she’s known among her family and fellow players, has represented Puerto Rico in two Women’s Baseball World Cups, played for ten years in the Puerto Rico’s women’s league, won nine titles with the Arecibo Wolves, and led the league with an incredible .611 batting average. Her climb to success on the baseball diamond was nothing short of amazing. However, it wasn’t until her first game for the Montañeses de Utuado that something remarkable happened. It was not just the fact that she became the first woman to play in the men’s league, but it was a homecoming on multiple levels. Diamy’s parents separated while she was growing up and this was not easy for her. But at the debut game with the Montañeses, there was a reunion of her mother and father, who didn’t want to miss this historic event of their daughter, but also, her Grandmother, who had never stepped foot into a baseball stadium, came to see Diamy play. A day of family surprises made this day the most special one in Diamy’s career.
In this episode, we touch upon themes of family, separation, becoming a role model, and giving back to others. Diamy has worked hard to accomplish what she wanted to achieve. She never allowed her gender to stop or slow her down. She is far from reaching her goals. Her successes are being translated into the lives of other women who are following her gentle but determined example. Her greatest legacy may lie in what she is teaching other young women.

Genre: Lifestyle, Women

Duration: 50mins

Format: 4K and HD

Rights: Inflight & Transportation – Worldwide

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