You already know Latina women are a force to be reckoned with but they may be closer to taking over the world than you realize. Last year CNN Money reported that the rate of women-owned small businesses is growing four times faster than that of men and Latina women are leading the charge. The article stated, “In 2012, there were nearly 1.5 million small businesses owned by Hispanic women, an 87% increase from 2007, with these businesses generating a total of $83.6 billion in that same period. Business owned by Hispanic men grew by almost 40% from 2007 to 2012. California was the state with the highest percentage of business owned by Hispanic women.”
We’re celebrating Latina leadership by giving a shout out to 13 Latina Girl Bosses who inspire us all.
1. Jessica Alba
She’s gorgeous, a talented actress, the mother of two beautiful girls and has built The Honest Company into a billion dollar empire in only four years.