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Canela Media Wins 2023 Gracie Award for Animated Series SúperEllas

Canela Media Wins 2023 Gracie Award for Animated Series SúperEllas

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Canela Media's original animated series SúperEllas for Canela Kids celebrates Latina trailblazers

NEW YORK, March 30, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Canela Media, a leading, minority-owned technology driven company committed to redefining digital media experiences for the Hispanic Community, announced today its original animated series celebrating Latina trailblazers for Canela Kids SúperEllas was selected as a 2023 Gracie Award winner from the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) in the Non-English - Family Programming category. This award will be given at the Gracies Gala on Tuesday, May 23rd at Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.

SúperEllas is an animated and educational series available exclusively on Canela.TV in the Canela Kids section that follows Nelly and Lucía, two best friends who embark on a colorful storytelling historical journey exploring the lives of inspirational Latinas who have changed the world. The stories will feature their lives, work and accomplishments and will inspire little girls to reach new heights and be proud of their heritage. The series features seven episodes, each highlighting one Latina trailblazer.

"SúperEllas is a passion project for Canela Media that aligns with our mission for Canela Kids to be a destination for Latino parents to help their children retain their language and culture. Canela Media's recognition at the 2023 Gracie Awards is a testament to the importance and need for this type of content that elevates the significant contributions and achievements of these amazing Latinas to society." stated Isabel Rafferty Zavala, founder and CEO of Canela Media,

The Gracie Awards are presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF), an organization dedicated to advancing the impact of women in media. The awards recognize exemplary programming created by, for, and about women in all facets of media and entertainment.

"We are so thrilled to have brought to life SúperEllas, a wonderful series for our Canela Kids audience to learn about these seven Latina trailblazers in a fun and colorful way," said Maggie Salas-Amaro, Director of Canela Kids "Canela Media worked hand in hand with the female-led production company Upstairs to develop and produce the series. SúperEllas is a very special project for us at Canela Media and having been recognized by The Gracie Awards is a fantastic validation of the positive impact and resonance it has generated."

The Gracie Awards shine a spotlight on women in media and recognize individuals who have made inspirational contributions to the industry. The Gracies is the largest annual fundraiser supporting AWMF which advances women in media through scholarships and educational programs. Winners will be celebrated at bi-coastal events - The Gracies Gala and The Gracies Luncheon - creating unforgettable experiences for individual achievements and outstanding programming by, for and about women.

More information about the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation and the Gracie Awards is available at

About Canela Media

Canela Media is a leading, minority-owned technology driven company offering brands a complete ecosystem to connect with multicultural audiences starting with its free streaming platform service, Canela.TV, which enriches the new generation of U.S. Latinos with free access to unique, culturally relevant content. In addition to TV content, Canela Media offers a unique blend of music programming through Canela Music featuring emerging and established Latino artists, Spanish-language Children's content through Canela Kids and sports programming through Canela Deportes.

Canela Media's large scale in premium Spanish-language sites, combined with the company's proprietary data, provides in-depth knowledge and understanding of how to establish meaningful and culturally relevant connections with the new mainstream – Hispanics across the U.S. and Latin America. 

Headquartered in New York, Canela Media is ranked as the fifth largest Hispanic ad-focused company and the only female and minority-owned certified digital company.

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Media Contact

Jennifer Fugel, Briz Media Group, 8456574202,


SOURCE Canela Media

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