The "Latinx Effect"

The growing importance of hispanic americans in the U .S. Economy is attracting increasing attention from economists and other analysts. Latinos are growing as a proportion of the workforce, and the latino population is younger, more likely to be employed and, by many measures, more entrepreneurial than the population overall. Prior studies have assembled a broad array of data and analysis to demonstrate the importance of latinos to america’s current and future prosperity – a phenomenon sometimes referred to as the “Latinx Effect.”

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Elisa Charters

Elisa Charters is the President and Co-Founder of Latina Surge National (LSN), a 501c3 non-profit advocating for the self-empowerment of women of color. LSN operates chapters in New York, New Jersey and Miami. Being #INpower personally and professionally happens through education, awareness and wealth generation programs. LSN’s vision is to strengthen our Latinx community’s recognition through collective purchasing power via #Surge2Reward campaigns, highlighting best-in-class companies leading in diversity and the inclusion of women of color.

Carolina Castro

Carolina Castro is the Founder of Lean In New Jersey and an ecosystem builder, creating events and access to opportunities to support the advancement of women and other underrepresented groups in tech. Carolina is passionate about tech for social good and community building. She is also the Founder of Latinx Events, a platform for Latinx millennials seeking entrepreneurial opportunities, resources, and support.

Yai Vargas

Yai Vargas is CEO/Founder of The Latinista, a national network of women and Latina professionals invested in professional development and career mobility. Today The Latinista offers a series of skills-building, activity driven, hands-on sessions, specifically designed to help identify and sharpen career and business skills required to achieve professional goals. The Latinista has chapters in New York City, Chicago and Miami. #TheLatinista

Angelica Litwin-Perez

Angelica Litwin-Perez is the Founder/CEO of Latinas Think Big® Recognized as one of the “Top 50 Influential Latinos” in the United States by Hispanic Business Magazine in 2013. Dr. Perez-Litwin is a visionary leader devoted to advancing the careers and influence of Latinas in the United States and abroad. She’s the Founder/CEO of ELLA Institute and the Latinas Think Big™ platform and national tour, sponsored by Google.

“We galvanize the big ideas, careers and ventures of the Latinx professional community and women of color, through dynamic summits, career advice, an online community, and influential networks.”

Angelica Litwin-Perez – Founder of Latinas Think Big


Maritza Alvarez

Maritza is a Colombian graphic designer, visual artist, and curator in New York City. She has contributed greatly to the development of the Latinx Summit creative branding and psychical creative assets.