8 Inspiring Latinx Entreprenistas that have launched groundbreaking companies

Website Header Template (8)

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we’ve put together a list of 8 incredible Latinx women founders that have launched groundbreaking companies. Check it out:

Jessica Alba: The Honest Company

Founded in 2011, The Honest Company makes sustainable, well-designed products that work – built on transparency, trust, and a deep sense of purpose. In 2020, the company’s revenue was $300.5 million; and in June 2021, they announced their new sustainable packaging initiative for beauty, “featuring 100% recyclable cartons using 100% tree-free paper made from upcycled sugarcane by-product.”

Cyndi Ramirez-Fulton: Chillhouse

Cyndi founded Chillhouse in 2017 with the goal to streamline the spa and beauty experience for busy New Yorkers. Chillhouse’s Flagship store is located in SoHo and they have expanded to two other locations. Their chic self-care destination offers massages, nail services, facials, a cafe, and more. In addition to their brick and mortar stores, Chillhouse also has an elaborate online shop and their press-on nails are newly available at Target.

Image courtesy of Chillhouse

Katia Beauchamp: Birchbox

After graduating from Harvard Business School in 2010, Katia Beachamp and  Hayley Barna co-founded Birchbox. Birchbox is an online subscription service that allows consumers to sample skincare items, perfumes, organic based products, and various other cosmetics. Their subscriptions make for fantastic gifts, or a monthly “treat-yourself” indulgence.

Image: Twitter

Vanessa Torrivilla: Goldbelly

Growing up in Venezuela, Vanessa was taught that to be successful she should be an engineer or doctor – but after college, she fell in love with design, marketing, and branding and realized that it was a feasible career. She co-founded Goldbelly to improve discovery of the best foods in every city around the United States and make these delicious finds available nationwide.

Image: Instagram

Katerina Von Drachenberg: KVD Beauty

Katerine Von Drachenberg, also known as Kat Von D, is a Mexican-American model, entrepreneur, tattoo artist, and recording artist. Her cosmetic line, KVD Beauty, features bold collections of unexpected products and vivid colors. KVD launched in 2008 with only four red lipsticks, and today the makeup brand has more than 250 innovative products sold in 36 countries around the world.

Aydé Soto: Simple Citizen

Originally from Mexico, Aydé Soto understands the struggles and challenges of immigrating to the United States, and her firsthand experience inspired her to help the immigration process run more smoothly. SimpleCitizen helps people achieve their biggest dreams by offering an easy to use solution where they can safely and accurately apply, submit, and stay on top of their immigration status.

Image: LinkedIn

Mara Zepeda: Switchboard

Mara Zepeda and her co-founder Sean Lerner wanted to create an intuitive platform that priortized fostering community. Switchboard merged with its sister company, Hearken, and now serves independent schools, colleges, farmers, nonprofits, affinity communities, and membership organizations and helps them “create responsive, caring networks where members of their community can find and share transformative opportunities.”

Image:Twitter

Rea Ann Silva: Beautyblender

In 2003, Rea Ann Silva launched Beautyblender. As a Latina, she understood the nuances in skintone, which directly correlated to the creation of the Beautyblender. Her makeup company promises to help people feel comfortable in their own skin. If her company revenue is any indication, Silva is delivering on her promise as Beautyblender sales reached $175 million in 2019. She shared all about growing her business and her career on the Entreprenista podcast – listen in here!

Image courtesy of Beautyblender

Share it!

Posted in
Tags

Leave a Comment





The best gifts for everyone on your list (from Entreprenista-owned brands, of course)

We’ve handpicked the best gifts for everyone on your list! This guide has you covered with the perfect gifts for the beauty enthusiast, the fitness lover, the friend who seemingly has *everything*, and everyone in between. SHINERY The globe’s first clean, plant-based jewelry and hand wash, SHINERY is the brainchild of newly minted Entreprenista Brea…

The 13 best gifts for kids from Entreprenista-owned brands

This holiday season, we know you have a lot on your plate. That’s why Entreprenista has handpicked this season’s best gifts for kids from women-owned businesses, so you can easily shop knowing the kids in your life will love these one-of-a-kind products. DŌ, Cookie Dough Confections When Entreprenista Kristen Tomlan moved to New York City…

12 Mamaprenista approved gifts from women-owned brands

Mamaprenistas do it all. This holiday season, the Entreprenista team has put together our favorite essentials from women-owned brands that will enable the Mamaprenista in your life to put her best foot forward as she enters the new year. Whether it’s indulging her sweet tooth, treating her to luxury items, or empowering her to glow…

The 11 best gifts for the Entreprenista in your life

Are you shopping for a go-getter who is serious about their personal and professional success, but not quite sure what they need? Not to worry, the Entreprenista team has you covered this holiday season! We’ve curated our list with incredible gifts for the hardworking, biz-minded Entreprenista in your life – ranging from biz-boosting programs to…

Ali Mejia of Eberjey on becoming the at-home comfort the world craves

Describe your business in a few words: For over 25 years, Eberjey has created styles and spaces that encourage softness, ease, confidence, comfort, and total authenticity. We use only the softest fabrics and timeless craftsmanship to design iconic pajamas and beautiful, functional pieces that support sleep and individual style. Through our fast-growing DTC business, four…

Tara Clark of Modern Mom Probs and Modern Mom Style Box on aiming for effectiveness

Describe your business in a few words: I am an author, content creator, mother, and the Founder of Modern Mom Probs and Modern Mom Style Box. I published my first parenting book, “Modern Mom Probs: A Survival Guide for 21st Century Mothers” in April of 2021. Additionally, my work has been featured in prominent publications…

Sophie Dornstreich of InCircle Fertility on unapologetically setting expectations and boundaries

Describe your business in a few words: My undergraduate and graduate education is in Social Work and my entire career was in the nonprofit sector until…secondary infertility knocked on my door. I emerged on the other side of my fertility journey crystal clear on the fact that I needed to turn my pain into purpose.…

Karen Montgomery of Masterly Mutual on developing accountability partners

Describe your business in a few words: Masterly Mutual provides relatable insight into understanding life insurance better so prospects can feel confident and at ease when considering a decision to purchase protection. What was your background prior to starting your own business? I was a captive agent working for corporate agencies. Did you always know…

9 Entreprenista League Members share their best tips for staying productive

Happy National Entrepreneurs’ Day! To celebrate, we’ve asked 9 of our wonderful Entreprenista League members to share their top 3 tips for staying productive each day: Ashley Piszek of MISS SWISS 1. Create a routine. Start each workday with a morning routine that will get you ready for the day ahead. It could be working…

Amanda Hofman of Go To Market on leaning into your entrepreneurial spirit

Describe your business in a few words: I am the Co-Founder of Go To Market, a marketing company that designs custom print-on-demand merchandise stores for businesses and individuals.  We specialize in designing inventive, fashion-forward, and sustainable merchandise in print-on-demand format.  Print-on-demand means no inventory, fulfillment, or high investment on the part of businesses. Before creating…

Designer and Brand Strategist Sarah Magidoff of Canopy on slowing down to make room for what matters

Describe your business in a few words: My name is Sarah Magidoff, and I’m the designer and brand strategist behind my design studio Canopy, where I help emerging founders build unforgettable brands using a stress-free, hustle-free process of design. I also founded the Slow Entrepreneur Movement where I help hard-working entrepreneurs work less, while getting…

Tracey Serebin of Clubhouse Enterprises of Florida, Inc on creating wealth for women

Describe your business in a few words: My business is called Clubhouse Enterprises of Florida, Inc, where all the Adventures happen.  I am currently working on a Women of Wealth Initiative with my website platform and creating VIP Exclusive Wine, Women and Wealth Events called “Own Your Power” in Tampa, Sarasota and Orlando.  They are…

Artist & Pilates Instructor Noemi Manero on appreciating the small things

Describe your business in a few words: I am a Balance Body Comprehensive Pilates instructor and a registered teacher with Yoga Alliance since July 2013. I’ve owned my own Pilates studio since 2019. One of my biggest passions is to paint. Today my paintings hang in private collections throughout Europe and California. My work is…

Tracy Nicodemo of Little Creatives on the launch of her modern play furniture brand

Describe your business in a few words: I’m a mom, designer, and person who believes that having kids doesn’t need to change your own design aesthetic. (Your home can still feel like you!) I started Little Creatives after I couldn’t find any furniture options when our son was born that brought out his creativity, nurtured…

Rebecca Nunez of The MRN Agency on embracing your seat at the table

Describe your business in a few words: With over a decade and a half of experience working in Executive roles at the ‘Big 3’ marketing agencies in LA, launching numerous multimillion-dollar global & national campaigns and activations, I wanted to do things a little different, my way, my mode which is where modeRN was originally…