Angelica Fuentes

Female Hispanic Business

Female Hispanic Business Owners are fueling the economy in the U.S.

New business start-ups have been rising in the United States for the last two decades. And while entrepreneurs from all walks of society have emerged to compete within the world’s most capitalist economy, one demographic group, in particular, has recently been at the forefront of this unprecedented growth: the Latina community. According to Inc. Magazine, …

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Latino Leadership: An Example of Underrepresentation

Latinos are the second largest demographic group in the United States. They currently comprise nearly 20% of the population in that country and annually contribute an estimated of $9 billion to the US economy. According to data provided in the Latino Board Monitor: Tracking Fortune 1000 Board Representation report, Latinos contribute 25% of the United States GDP, …

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Women Entrepreneurs

Organizations Helping Empower Women Entrepreneurs

Starting a business is one of the biggest undertakings of a lifetime.  Doing it without any support is even harder.  That’s why there are organizations to help, especially women who have entrepreneurial ideas. Starting and growing businesses requires a lot of assistance.  Obviously, finding capital is essential, whether through grants, loans, or private donations.  Business advice to help navigate …

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Hispanic Women Entrepreneurs

Impact Investing: Women Entrepreneurs Making a Difference

Investments are made to make profit.  But today they’re also made to make a difference in something important, like society, the environment, or the human condition. Women entrepreneurs know this better than anybody. For the last several years, more women have become leading impact investors—entrepreneurs who fund social or environmental issues.   But what is behind this growing …

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Diversity From the Top Down:  Why More Women are Taking the Helm of U.S Corporations

Women. The “good old boy” club may still be around, but it’s nowhere near what it used to be. Today, some of the biggest U.S. companies—many of them Fortune 500s—are now run by women.  Heavy hitters such as Citigroup, General Motors, BestBuy, UPS, and even Nasdaq now have women as their CEOs.  And it’s about time.  But why …

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Hispanic Culture and Women’s Careers as Entrepreneurs

Hispanic culture has always cast the role of women as wives, mothers, and homemakers for “La Familia,” their extended families.   Work outside of the home, if any, was seen as supplemental to the job of the husband, who was the main breadwinner of the family. Today, that’s changing. Because of a transforming economy and society, more …

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