8 Latinas Inspiring New Generations: Eva Longoria, America Ferrera, Jennifer Lopez & More

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Now more than ever, women in entertainment are using their voices to not only raise awareness for a cause, but also to inspire others.

Sunday marks International Women's Day, a day celebrating and recognizing women's rights. Latinas in Hollywood are a fiercely independent and hard-working group, who constantly ban together to spread messages of positivity, empowerment and equal rights. Topics such as better pay, politics, LGBTQ representation and self-acceptance, are what stars such as America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Lopez and more are advocating for.   

While it's easy to enjoy the glitz and glamour that Hollywood offers, these Latinas are going the extra step and sharing their -- and other people's -- stories, hoping that change comes sooner than later.

ET is celebrating the amazing women in entertainment. Here are eight Latinas who are inspiring a new generation in their own special way.  

America Ferrera

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The Superstore star has been a strong supporter of Time's Up, Voto Latino, the Phenomenal Woman Campaign and also helped push forward more Latinx content in the industry. For Ferrera, it's all about working together with her fellow Latinas.

"It's so wonderful to be able to feel the support of your colleagues, and to know that there is room and space for all of us," she told ET during the How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World press tour in Los Angeles in February 2019. "As a woman and as a woman of color, it is easy to fall in the trap that there's only one piece of the pie because that is what's communicated over and over again."