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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

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 »

¡Felicidades! Spain on Your National Day

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 Soccer Star Marta da Silva to Fight Global Poverty

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 »

Rock the Vote Joins Effort to Get Young Hispanics Registered to Vote (VIDEO)

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 »

El Salvador Committed to Strengthening Its Financial Sector

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 »

REMINDER:  Millions of Taxpayers Facing Oct. 15 Deadline

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 »

Ecuador’s Recent Unrest Highlights Need for Press Freedom

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 »

The Week Cable TV Offended Hispanics - Well Maybe Just This Hispanic

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 »

Newscaster Bachelorettes Get Ready: L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is Officially Divorced

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 »

Join in Today: Latin America’s Economic Future (WEBCAST)

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 Gets Make Over

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 »