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
Today, all of El Salvador is celebrating and rejoicing its 189-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500's and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region continue reading »
Brazil will step up its assistance to help refugees and those affected by disasters worldwide under a new agreement reached with the United Nations refugee agency. The pact, signed yesterday in Geneva by UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Brazil’s Foreign Minister formalizes the Latin American nation’s financial support for the work of the agency. continue reading »
Urueña has become a popular destination for book lovers so much so it has become the first booktown in Spain. The town has a reported 213 inhabitants and is set amid spectacular scenery in the Castile and Leon region. It has been deemed one of the 30 most beautiful villages of Spain. continue reading »
It if you always thought of drawing as a form of relaxation why don't you start by looking at someone draw in the new viral way - on video. Enjoy. continue reading »
El Salvador will improve housing conditions for low- and middle-income families and boost the housing sector’s ability to equitably meet demand with the second phase of its multi-phase housing program and a total investment of $140 million. continue reading »
Paying half attention to the news I keep hearing the words ‘plague’ ‘infestation’ ‘epidemic’ being mentioned so often, I half expect to see that the illegal anchor babies have indeed invaded the U.S. Capital or assume Glen Beck is talking about the Democrats again. Since Beck is now a man of God, the talk is all about minuscule size critters lovingly known as bed bugs or ‘chinches de cama’ in Spanish. continue reading »
Brazil plans to spend $162.5 million for the conservation, sustainable use and socio-enviornmental recovery of its Atlantic forest, one of the planet's most threatened biosystems. Only 7.5 percent of the Atlantic forest remains in Brazil. continue reading »
One of Costa Rica's large banking networks, Banco Promerica de Costa Rica, is getting ready to develop a portfolio of environmentally sustainable loans known as "green loans" which will strengthen the eco-business in the country. The green loans help increase investment and sustainable banking practices in the country, fostering environmental, social and economic benefits. continue reading »
The U.S. Cultural Affairs Department (ECA) announced the selection of Puerto Rico-based artist collaborative Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla as the United States’ representation to the 54th International Art continue reading »
It’s day eight and the disappearance of two siblings from Toledo, Belize remains a mystery. Since Monday police have been scouring the area, but up to now, there are continue reading »
The 11th Annual Latin Grammy announced its nominations today from Hollywood’s Avalon nightclub. The list once again reflects a wide array of established and rising talent from across the Latin music world. Mario Domm (lead singer of the Mexican ban Camila), Jorge Drexler (Uruguayan songwriter), Juan Luis Guerra and Alejandro Sanz lead with four nominations each. continue reading »
Today, all of Brazil is celebrating and rejoicing its -year old independence from the Portuguese. The Portuguese arrived in the 1532 and stayed for close to 300 years as it settled the region and colonized native populations. continue reading »
Over the weekend a plane carrying several politicians from President Felipe Calderon's National Action Party (PAN) were killed. Congressman Gillermo Zavaleta and Juan Huerta and other local party leaders were amongst continue reading »
Lady GaGa or La Dama GaGa as she is known in Spanish is coming to Mexico for the first time. Tickets for the ‘Monster Ball’ go on sale this Monday, September 6th. She will be performing in Zapopan, Mexico at the Estadio Tres on May 3, 2011 and in Mexico City’s Foro Sol on May 5, 2011. continue reading »
As one of 33 million Catholic Latinos in the U.S. I am well versed on the rosary, novenas, penance and the versatile uses of holy water when one is in hot water. And as an American born and raised in this country I am also well versed in looking for ways to do things more efficiently and quickly. continue reading »