Latina Entrepreneurs’ Impact on the U.S. Business Scene

The National Women’s History Project (NWHP) brings the contributions of Latinas to the forefront of public discourse.
By Alice Gomez and Lucia Matthews | DiálogoPR, San Diego, CA

Over the years Latina entrepreneurs have made a strong impact on the U.S. business scene.  The Hispanic population is the largest and fastest growing minority group.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Hispanic population was 46.9 million in 2008; a 3.2 percent increase from 2007, meaning almost one in six American is of Hispanic descent.  The large Hispanic influence has resulted in an economy robust with innovative Latina entrepreneurs.  This month is Women’s History Month and various individuals, organizations and institutions are putting forth efforts towards recognizing the importance of female societal contributions.
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