the podcast

Episode 274: How To Create Your Own Career Path | Victoria Leandra


Episode 274 features Victoria Leandra. We talk about how to create your own career path. Listen now!

Episode 274: How To Create Your Own Career Path | Victoria Leandra

Victoria Leandra is a Latina award-winning journalist, recognized as “A Creator to Keep an Eye On” by Instagram in 2020. Previously at VICE and Bloomberg, Victoria is the founder of Leandra Media and has developed herself into a culture and travel influencer sharing entrepreneurial stories from around the world through her podcast, EL ADN. Recognized by Spotify as one of their “favorite podcasts in 2022,” the show deep dives into the success stories of your favorite female CEOs, public figures and influencers by providing context and a personal insight into their career journey.

From interviewing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and J Balvin to writing and directing her short film “BORICUA,” Victoria’s work has been published by VICE, Bloomberg, Refinery29, Mitú, Variety, Oprah Magazine, Bustle, Elite Daily, Mic and Remezcla. She’s also been featured as an expert commentator on MSNBC Live, AM Joy on NBC News and Cheddar TV. 

Victoria shares her journey from pursuing a career in journalism to becoming a multi-hyphenate entrepreneur. She talks about the importance of following your passion and doing what you love. She also highlights the power of networking and building relationships, using social media as a tool to promote yourself and your services.

Victoria discusses the transition from corporate to entrepreneurship, the value of determining your worth and setting your rates, and the freedom that comes with being your own boss. Victoria also shares her financial hack of being intentional with her money and making it work for her, as well as the importance of outsourcing tasks and hiring help. This episode will leave you feeling encouraged to believe in yourself, manifest your dreams, and create your own path to success!

Episode 274 Takeaways:

  • Follow your passion and do what you love.
  • Build relationships and network to create opportunities.
  • Use social media as a tool to promote yourself and your services.
  • Transitioning from corporate to entrepreneurship requires determination and belief in yourself.
  • Determine your worth and set your rates.
  • Be intentional with your money and make it work for you.
  • Outsource tasks and hire help to save time and focus on what you do best.
  • Believe in yourself, manifest your dreams, and create your own path to success.


  • 00:00 – Introduction and Background
  • 09:16 – From Journalism to Entrepreneurship
  • 25:21 – Being Intentional with Your Money
  • 35:48 – Financial Success and Manifesting Your Dreams

We want to thank Victoria for giving us permission to be badass jefas. There are many people who are learning things in their careers that can be spun into a business. There are so many valuable skillsets that you’ve picked up along the way that you can monetize.

You can be a serial entrepreneur, a multi -hyphenate, can explore all the things you’re passionate about, but it does take some strategy and it does take some intentionality. So, if that’s something that you want to explore, give yourself permission to do it.

Loving episode 274? Leave us a review on Apple podcasts. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, TikTok, LinkedIn & YouTube!

Until next time, stay empowered, stay inspired & #staypoderosa✨💎

Watch The Full Video Episode Now On YouTube!

Order Financially Lit! Today

Financially Lit! offers you culturally relevant and relatable personal finance advice that will finally allow you to feel seen, heard, and understood. Whether it’s the guilt you feel from being the first person to “make it” while members of your family are still struggling, or the way financial trauma manifests itself in negative and limiting beliefs around money, Jannese Torres is here to guide you through it all.

With the warmth and no-nonsense wisdom of someone who’s been there before, Financially Lit! will teach you how to:

  • Set boundaries with your dinero
  • Create and pass on generational wealth
  • Diversify and increase your income
  • Protect yourself from financial abuse
  • Pursue financial independence
  • Navigate the complicated relationship between amor and money
  • Invest like a white dude—or better!
  • And so much more!

With Financially Lit! at your side, you’ll harness the powerful ways money can be used to create the life of your dreams and be empowered to step into financial freedom. Order today @!

Get our exclusive Financially LIT! merch available now!

Click here to purchase


Download our FREE 14-page guide covering all the topics you need to start making your dinero moves. From money mindset to budget basics, we’ve got you covered.

The Financially Lit Latina: The Ultimate Blueprint For Becoming Poderosa With Your Dinero

Check out these YQD™ Partners:

BetterHelp—Professional support when you need it, at a fraction of the cost of in-person therapy. Get 10% off your first month with our sponsor👉🏼


Free video training

Limitless: The Masterclass

Struggling to figure out how to turn your passion into a paycheck? Learn how to earn more doing what you love!

I turned my side hustles into a multiple-6 figure business, and I’m sharing all my secrets! Click the button below to grab your free spot!

Meet Jannese

Jannese Torres is a award-winning Latina Money Expert, Educator, Speaker, Writer and Business Coach. She became an accidental entrepreneur after a job loss led her to create a successful Latin food blog, Delish D’Lites. Now, she helps her clients and listeners build successful online businesses that allow them to pursue financial independence and freedom.

Follow Along

What can I help you find?