Julieta's Changemaker Journey

In this Changemaker Conversation, get a closer look at Julieta, a changemaker from Chile, uplifting the voices, abilities, and ideas of young women across Latin America.

In this Changemaker Conversation, get a closer look at Julieta, a changemaker from Chile, uplifting the voices, abilities, and ideas of young women across Latin America.

Growing up with Type II diabetes, Julieta Martínez feels fortunate to have access to resources that enhance her quality of life while making her condition easier and more manageable. She learned quickly that not everyone around her has access to the same medical equipment she did. At ten years old, Julieta attended a march with her family to demand that diabetic pumps be included in Plan Auge, Chilean's heath care system. That moment sparked a desire in her to take matters into her own hands—no matter how old she was.

At the age of 16 years old, she founded the social venture Tremendas, a platform that connects thousands of girls in Chile and across Latin America. The goal of the platform is to provide opportunities for girls and young women to share their talents, abilities, and ideas, regardless of the cultural burden being a girl has caused them. Tremendas has grown exponentially since its launch, empowering thousands of women to make change in their own communities.

Read her full story in Spanish here.

This story was produced by Asia Rinehart, LeadYoung Intern