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Estelle Gonzales Walgreen is co-founder and the Chief Content Officer 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 editorial, advertorial, 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

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched a new website as a one-stop national resource in efforts to protect consumers from identity theft. The website launch coincides with President Barack Obama's declaration of October 2010 as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. continue reading »

Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards (VIDEO)

Since 1998, the Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards identifies, inspires, prepares and positions Latino leaders in the classroom, community and workforce in meeting America’s priorities going forward. continue reading »

El Cáncer Nos Afecta a Todos -Cancer Affects Everyone

Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF) has designed the El Cáncer Nos Afecta a Todos (Cancer Affects Everyone) campaign, specifically for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The c continue reading »

Hispanics in the Legal Field Sought for Election Voter Protection Effort

The Hispanic National Bar Association and the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, among other groups, are recruiting attorneys, paralegals and law students to participate as Mobile Legal Volunteers. continue reading »

Brazilian Church Urging a No-Vote for Pres. Candidate Dilma Rousseff due to her Position on Abortion

The Brazilian Bishops’ Conference has advised the faithful of Brazil not to vote for Presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff in the upcoming elections because of her favorable continue reading »

Ocean Shrimp from Mexico Can Now be Imported to U.S.

The State Department today certified Mexico allowing it to import its shrimp and shrimp products harvested from its commercial fisheries as a result of numerous strides the country has made in sea turtle conservation. continue reading »

U.S. and Costa Rica Seal Deal to Conserve More Tropical Forests

The U.S. and Costa Rica, together with the Nature Conservancy have concluded agreements that will provide more than $27 million over the next 15 years for tropical forest conservation in Costa Rica. continue reading »

WEEKLY FEATURE:  Coco Loco Latinos of the Week

It’s time to identify our Coco Loco Latinos of the Week and we had a lot of “D” as in DUMB, DELUSIONAL, DESPICABLE and D-Cup. continue reading »

Latino Baseball Hall of Fame Announces New Inductees

The inductees to the 2011 Latino Baseball Hall of Fame have been announced and include such notable players as Mexican Fernando Valenzuela of the L.A. Dodgers and Cuban Luis Tiant from the Boston Red Sox. continue reading »

La Niña Weather will Continue to Effect Latin America Resulting in More Floods and Droughts

The La Niña weather pattern is likely to continue and may strengthen over the next four to six months, potentially bringing abnormal conditions to widely separate areas of the world, from floods to droughts to below or above normal temperatures, the United Nations weather agency has reported. continue reading »

Latin America Businesses Lag in Using Social Media

Latin American companies are not as involved in social media compared to their global counterparts, according to a new study from Burson-Marsteller. continue reading »

Government Financing for Small Businesses Tops $1.59 Billion

At a time when capital was scarce for small business, financing from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) increased 23 percent in fiscal year 2010, providing a record $1.59 billion to help small businesses grow and create jobs. continue reading »

Sara Lee Launches Hispanic Mobile Site Promoting Healthier Living

Sara Lee Corporation debuted "More Choices. Healthier Lives." a dual-language mobile site designed for Hispanic moms who are looking to discover more choices for their family meal times. continue reading »

Rate of Hispanic Children Living in Poverty Highest in a Decade

The Census’s most recent data reveals that of all racial and ethnic groups, Latinos experienced the largest one-year increase in poverty in 2009. The number of Hispanic families with children in poverty continue reading »

Colombia One of Five New Member Nations to UN Security Council

The United Nations General Assembly today elected Colombia, Germany, India, Portugal and South Africa to serve on the Security Council for two-year terms, beginning 1 January 2011. continue reading »