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Activist Elsa Marie Collins Believes Immigration Reform Is About Humans, Not Politics

First-generation Mexican American activist Elsa Marie Collins straddled the border most of her childhood. Born in San Diego and raised in Tijuana in the 80s and 90s, she remembers an entirely different experience than the one many children and families...
Lifestyle

Latina Entrepreneur Launches Business With Latinx & BIPOC Investors

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
What would you say if we told you that the first-ever kid snack brand with no hidden sugars or masked veggies to go to market was Latina-owned and founded? What if we told you that brand is now ranked among...
Lifestyle

8 Latina Entrepreneurs Who’ve Made History in Their Industries

Nicole Young
This month (and really all year long) we’re celebrating Latinas who’ve made history in all industries especially as business owners and entrepreneurs. Latinas represent 40 percent of all Latinx business owners and the number of Latina-led employer firms has grown...
News and Entertainment

Latina Entrepreneur María Trochimezuk Develops Platform for STEM Scholarships

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Latinas held 10 percent of science and engineering jobs in 2019, as reported by the National Science Foundation, an increase of 8 percent from 2015. Despite the growth, it remains a financial challenge for many Latinas to enter science, technology,...
Beauty Culture

Dominican-American Priscilla Jiminian Built a Skincare Brand That Honors Her Heritage

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
At just 34 years old, Afro-Latina Priscilla Jiminian is on the path to creating a veritable skincare empire. Priscilla was raised in the Bronx and has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and it wasn’t an easy path to where...
Culture Lifestyle

Digame: Ana Flores Talks Building Community through We All Grow Latina

Virginia Isaad
Digame is a monthly series featuring prominent Latinx leaders, activists, entrepreneurs, and public figures uplifting the community and making a difference. Ana Flores is the founder and CEO of #WeAllGrow Latina (formerly Latina Bloggers Connect) the first network of Latina influencers...
Culture Lifestyle

Undocumented Latina Entrepreneurs Thrive Despite Their Status

Virginia Isaad
Rosa Torres is a 23-year-old undocumented sociology student who co-founded Floreria Esperanza with her mom selling custom flower arrangements through Instagram as a creative avenue to make money. Torres was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and came to the U.S. when...