Recap of the 2021 Latinx Speaker Series - Latinx Entrepreneurship
On Thursday, April 22, 2021, the Latinx community of Silicon Valley gathered for a conversation around Latinx entrepreneurship. We shed light on some of the challenges, risks, and rewards of starting and owning your own business. We all know Latinx-owned businesses are the fastest growing segment of the U.S small business ecosystem. Now more than ever before more Latinos are starting businesses and leverage community, culture, and technology to run sustainable businesses and employ many.
The purpose of the Latinx Speaker Series event is to foster community and convene the diverse sectors of our Latinx community in Silicon Valley. We invite you to stay close to our emails and social media channels. To learn more about our convening and engaging initiative click here.
Once again thank you to all of the attendees, event sponsor, media partners, and media influencers for making this event a true success. But more importantly, special thanks to the panelists and facilitator for their candid conversation and inspirational stories.
As our friend Ruben Dario Villa, owner of Fuchila Fresheners said, "Let your weirdness shine!"
Until next time,
President & CEO,
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley
Under her leadership, she oversaw four successful cohorts of the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative Education (SLEI-Ed) Scaling Program empowering nearly 300 Latino and Latina entrepreneurs to complete this prestigious program. Her contributions have been significant in developing the national ecosystem of scaled Latino and Latina small businesses across the United States and Puerto Rico.
Prior to LBAN, Jennifer spent 12 years at Bloomberg L.P. She managed the West Coast buy-side trade order management product specialist team and the electronic trading team. Previously she was responsible for managing a $6 million portfolio and C-suite relationships. Throughout the years, Garcia has illustrated distinguished passion and service to the Latino community. She is a participant and graduate of the inaugural class of the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Latino Board Leadership Academy, with the mission of recruiting and training Latinos to serve as potential board members. Jennifer co-founded NALA, Lambda Theta Nu’s alumnae association, whose mission is to promote academic excellence in the Latino CommunityTo learn more about Jennifer click here.
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