Latino Donor Collaborative – learned a lot about the powerful economic force of the community

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 I am proud to serve on the Advisory board of TELACU Foundation which serves the Latino/a community nationally but especially in the LA area. I also serve on the board of a Latina businesswoman who runs a Construction company of significant size. My connections and ties to the Latino community in LA goes back 43 years – and I am proud to say that many of my friends in that community and I ‘grew up’ in business together.

Today I participated in a convening of a powerful group of Latino influencers – The Latino Donor Collaborative. Here are some facts that you may or may not know.

  • 57 million Hispanics are about 18% of the US population projected to be 1 out of every 3 Americans by 2050 and 24% by 2065.
  • The PRESENT purchasing power of the Latino community grew 36% over a five year period to more than $1.5 trillion outpacing national economic growth at 15.6%. 
  • IF THE LATINO MARKET WERE A COUNTRY IT WOULD BE THE ELEVENTH LARGEST ECONOMY IN THE WORLD
  • From 2007-2012 86% of ALL new businesses formed were Latino Owned.
  • Latina owned businesses grew by 137% over the past 9 years outpacing ALL OTHER WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS.

And on and on – check out their website for more.www.latinodonorcollaborative.org.

Of my Larraine Segil Scholars – we have one Latina ( more on the way) – here she is below – she won the scholarship when she was in second year law school – then she graduated with flying colors, passed the bar the first time and has two job offers  ( working in one right now) with more coming in all the time – we are so proud of her – way to go Tania!

What an exciting time it is to be mentoring women in business – my passion!

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About Grandma

I have reinvented myself many times during my life -teacher, lawyer, business woman, CEO, Entrepreneur, Board member, Professor, Mom, Wife, Farmer, Chef, Musician, Author and now my best role of all – Grandma to multiple grandchildren, grandnephews and nieces worldwide.

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