Estelle Gonzales Walgreen
Estelle Gonzales Walgreen is co-founder and Editor-in-Chief at Hispanically Speaking News. (www.hs-news.com) At HS-News she has fused her passion for all things Hispanic with her entrepreneurial spirit and the insatiable need to ask WHY - ¿Por Que?
As a long-term executive and entrepreneur Ms. Gonzales-Walgreen is enjoying the next phase of her professional journey after spending decades in leadership roles at several businesses including Converse Industries. She will be a regular cultural commentator for HS-News while creating original written and video content for the site.
Estelle initially focused her entrepreneurial interests and communication skills to capitalize upon the potential presented by the Hispanic financial customer with her Hablando Dinero radio program. She was one of the first women Hispanic radio station owners as a partner in EXCL, a leading Spanish-language broadcasting company. Estelle has held director, trustee and advisory roles for numerous corporate and non-for-profit boards for over 20 years; most recently at AAA Motor Club, Nature Conservancy and the Museum of Science and Industry.
Estelle is a recognized business leader and dynamic public speaker; having been named "Outstanding Business Leader" by the State of Wisconsin, "Woman of Achievement" by the Anti-Defamation League.
Blog Entries by Estelle Gonzales Walgreen
Fifteen years ago a Spanish dance song called the Macarena become popular in the U.S. when an English version was created. Macarena was originally recorded in 1992 as a rumba in Latin America then came to Puerto Rico where mostly Hispanic audiences were wowed. continue reading »
Since our Nation's founding, the United States has been a beacon of economic opportunity and limitless possibility. America's strength and resiliency have relied on the vision of our entrepreneurs and small business owners, continue reading »
Ever since Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed the state’s controversial immigration law, SB 1070, protesters on both sides of the issue are a common sight in the state. These protests have evolved to a more targeted sector, the business community of Arizona, specifically those that contribute to politicians who created and/or supported SB 1070. continue reading »
Clearly Spanish officials are not as crazy as everyone is of the fun-loving, free-spirited Shakira. The singer was in Spain preparing for her upcoming ‘Sale El Sol’ tour (mid-September) and album release (early November). continue reading »
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Chamber of Commerce are conducting a joint survey to obtain feedback from U.S. and Mexican companies and organizations whose businesses are impacted by the security and efficiency of the U.S.-Mexico border. continue reading »
U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Yuma Sector seized more than $1 million dollars of heroin at a Border Patrol checkpoint on Highway 95, north of Yuma, Arizona on Thursday. continue reading »
HS News staff wants you to enjoy your weekend and get you moving to the Latin Beat. Get Ready to Tango, Salsa, Rumba and Zumba Your Way to the Weekend (VIDEO). So Enjoy. continue reading »
Salma Hayek just launched a public service announcement (PSA) in praise of her home country Mexico invoking a bit of President John F. Kennedy The Iniciativa Mexico PSA's feature different prominent Mexicans promoting change in the country through individual responsibility. The PSA's are also meant to highlight Mexico's achievements and are part of the country's year-long centennial celebration. continue reading »
Latina author, Veronica Chambers, has written a series of quick read books for the Hispanic teen called Amigas. The books tell the adventures and mishaps of four 15 year-old Miami Hispanic girls starting their continue reading »
I am always on the prowl for positive news on Hispanics and Latin America and God knows we need it. It simply has been an awful week, what with rabid bats in Peru, dengue in Honduras, killer bees in Mexico and just outright killers throughout Mexico. State side we have J Lo banished from American Idol for diva-ness, feces flung at Tila Tequila and the Army aggressively recruiting Hispanics to be “All That You Can Be”. continue reading »
In July, Televisa announced it would team up w/ Nextel Mexico to go into the mobile phone business and therefore submit a bid to provide mobile telecommunication services at Mexican airports. The $14 million bid immediately came under scrutiny for being so low and being the only bid submitted. Under Mexican law, other competitors were barred from bidding due to their other large wireless holdings. Carlos Slim’s America Movil has paid close to $400 million f continue reading »
World news agencies, well not the serious ones anyway, reported a Hispanic performer was attacked by flying feces. Alarmed HS-News staff investigated and after a thorough investigation can report its only Tila Tequila, a non-Hispanic. continue reading »
The Army plans on spending over $150 million on its upcoming recruiting campaign “Army Strong” for all markets with a special emphasis on the Hispanic market. continue reading »
UPDATE: Today President Barack Obama signed in law the Southwest Border bill, after Congressional and Senate approval, making $600 million available for border security. Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano was present for the signing; her department will be responsible for managing continue reading »
Today is the start of Ramadan when Muslims around the world observe this holy period by fasting from dawn till dusk. This is a period of intense devotion, reflection and charitable giving for U.S. Muslims starting today through September 11, 2010. continue reading »