Estelle Gonzales Walgreen
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
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
Spain’s National Holiday, known as Hispanic Day or Fiesta Nacional de España or Dia de la Hispanidad, is celebrated every October 12. This national holiday commemorates continue reading »
Brazilian Marta Vieira da Silva, the world’s top-ranked female football player, has been recruited by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to advocate for womens empowerment as part of global efforts to fight poverty. continue reading »
Reform Immigration FOR America is partnering with Rock The Vote in a final push to register new Hispanic voters before this November’s mid-term elections. continue reading »
The Government of El Salvador and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have signed a contract for a $200 million loan to help strengthen the fiscal sector of El Salvador. continue reading »
Oct. 15 is fast approaching and is a key deadline for millions of individual taxpayers who requested an extension to file their 2009 tax returns. It is also a crucial due date for thousands of small nonprofit organizations at risk of losing their tax-exempt status because they have not filed the required forms in the last three years. continue reading »
An independent United Nations human rights expert today urged the Government of Ecuador to guarantee the right to freedom of expression and freedom of press in the wake of the recent violence that erupted in the capital, Quito. continue reading »
This week CNN and Nickelodeon TV really gave me pause to question my undying love and addiction to cable TV, especially the type that is bland and mind numbing. It’s the kind of TV that you continue reading »
Los Angeles Mayor and the third Mexican-American to hold the post, Antonio Villaraigosa is officially single after his three year divorce finalized today. Many might think he was already a swinging single after his embarrassing affair with local TV news reporter Mirthala Salinas came to light. continue reading »
Today the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Latin America Initiative at Brookings will host a conference examining the outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean in the context of current economic recovery continue reading »
CNN en Español is revamping its look, programming and outreach to increase its U.S. audience. Over the next nine months the show will get a new logo and slogan “Vive La Noticia, Live the News” and add several new programs to its line up that include: continue reading »
In the run up to next month’s major climate change conference in Cancun, the United Nations (UN) will release one case study daily for 30 days to prove that solutions to combat global warming – ranging from planting trees to creating mass markets for solar water heaters. continue reading »