and the Biz
|Divas are not just beautiful, they are running their own
businesses too! In fact, 1 in 11 adult women is an
entrepreneur.* As of 2004, women of color owned
1.4 million privately-held U.S. businesses, employing
1.3 million people and generating $147 billion in
sales. That’s mucho dinero! How many of these
women are Latinas? Take our Quiz and find out!
Can you name a Latina entrepreneur? Hint: She
started from scratch when coming to the U.S. from
Cuba. With only $5 in her pocket plus only 5 minutes,
she became a household name. Who else but ...
Mirta de Perales and her hair products! Read the
interview with Mirtica, Mirta de Perales’ daughter
who is now running the business.
In this issue, there are 4 more inspiring Latina
entrepreneurs. What can be more inspiring than
Cynthia Cuprill, puertoriqueña from California, who is
in the business of uplifting women- literally! She has
the first pretty nursing bra because breastfeeding is
beautiful and your nursing bra should be too! Read
how she even come up with the idea!
Equally as inspiring is Evelyn Brito. What started out
as a simple comedy show turned out to be heaven
sent because in producing Boston’s Boom TV
comedy show she realized that her dream is to
become a filmmaker. This multi-talented dominicana
won 1st place at the New England film festival for her
short film. Read EB’s journey from comedy
producer to filmmaker, from Boston to Hollywood.
* Stats are from womensbusinessresearch.org
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