Fashion and Design
Rachel Gomez is the 32-year-old founder of Viva La Bonita. Being a Mexican American, Rachel Gomez is committed to building a platform that represents Latinas and shows the value of the Latina Market. Like many other female Mexican business owners, the clothing designer and entrepreneur has had to overcome challenges. However, she is inspired by looking at other female Mexican business owners who came before her and overcame the same obstacles on the road to success.
Sofia Luz Eckrich is the founder and CEO of Teysha. This company showcases art made by Latin American artisans. Being Mexican American, Sofia Luz Eckrich feels a strong attachment to this community and many of the items she features are produced in Guatemala. It brings her joy to see how her work is positively impacting the lives of so many people. Her advice is to take it, "Paso a paso and never ever stop going."
Health and Wellness
Salma Hayek has made a name for herself as an actress, model, and producer. In 2008, she partnered up with Eric Helms to build two wellness companies. The first is called Cooler Cleanse which delivers organic juice and supports customers' weight loss efforts. The second is Blend It Yourself, which is a subscription service that delivers smoothie mixes that people can make at home. They also deliver organic face masks and other wellness products. As an entrepreneur, Salma Hayek has done well for herself. Her net worth is over $115 million.
Ana Corrales is a leader in the business field. She has worked as the vice president of global operations at Google and is currently the CEO of Google Consumer Hardware. Forbes said she's one of the most influential Latinas in business.
Born in Costa Rica, Ana Corrales' parents were the ones who exposed her to math, engineering, and technology at an early age. Her father was an entrepreneur and inventor, and her mother had a Ph.D. and was the dean of La Universidad de Costa Rica.
Corrales has made a name for herself by her ability to take startup businesses and grow them into multi-billion dollar companies. Her advice to other entrepreneurs is to try a lot of things early in their career and then find something they really have a passion for.