People en Español's 25 Most Powerful Women 2017
Her line of lip products has turned her into a beauty guru that also empowers her fans. "It's always difficult to start a business, be it a man or a woman, but it is possible!" emphasizes Espino as a businesswoman. "Anything is possible!"
The Mexican actress and musician broke viewership records in Brazil with her televnovela Carinha de anjo and will be releasing her album Enamorada con banda (Universal Music) along with starting her music tour.
"I wanted to win desperately," confesses the 20-year-old Venezuelan vlogger, who got her millions of followers on social media to show their support and vote for her to be on this list. "I'm grateful to be included in the same place with strong, hard-working, respected women," says the author of Surviving High School (Simon & Schuster), a book on school bullying.
The former Salvadoran television newscaster is the founder and president of #WeAllGrow Latina Network, which connects influencers and bloggers with commercial brands.
Pamela Silva Conde
The journalist offers scholarships to college students in Florida and works with Amigos For Kids to combat child abuse, and also St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to help children who are battling with cancer.
Ana Maria Polo
The lawyer has a lot to celebrate this year as it marks three decades of her career. She is now recording season 16 of her television program Caso cerrado (Telemundo).
The Peruvian financial planner and coach, who worked on Wall Street, now has her company Family & Money Matters and a foundation titled IFAYDI helping companies and families reach their full potential.
As Verizon's senior vice president of talent and diversity, Yrizarry shows that the sky is the limit for Hispanic entrepreneurs. She also collaborates with the organizations ASPIRA and LULAC.
Being undocumented didn't stop Arce from reaching the top of the financial industry in Wall Street. The Mexican public speaker‑who is now a US citizen‑helps other immigrants with her scholarship fund: Ascend Educational Fund.
The actress supports the Pet SOS foundation, which helps animals in her native Puerto Rico.
The Mexican singer and businesswoman has her hands full with the release of her second album, a new book she's writing and her lip and skin care lines. "I want to empower women," says Rivera.
Luna Lauren Velez
The 52-year-old Puerto Rican actress struggled to win a spot in Hollywood, and beat the stereotypes that frequently affect Latinas.
At the age of 41, with a solid career in television starring in the telenovela La Dona (Telemundo) and with her children Miguelito and Daniel with singer Luis Miguel, Aracely is a true definition of girl power.
Ana Patricia Gamez
The co-host of Despierta America (Univision) is spreading her wings. The Mexican presenter will relaunch her online boutique, beashionboutique, where she will sell clothes seen on the show and then open a store with the same name in Miami Beach, FL.
As a board member of Planned Parenthood, Lin-Manuel Miranda's mother creates awareness for women's reproductive rights and helps raise funds for the organization to continue to provide essential medical care to low-income families in the United States.
The sociologist of Salvadoran and Nicaraguan descent created the digital platform Maker's Row that connects factories with companies in search of their services. This year she will launch another digital platform to connect Latino professionals.
With four films in the works for 2017, the Mexican actress and producer knows that reaching the top means nothing if you don’t encourage others to reach it too. "The most beautiful power is unity, supporting one another, working together and succeeding together," says Hayek.
The chairman of Johnson & Johnson’s beauty line in the United States has played a key role for the brands she maneuvers including Neutrogena, Aveeno and Lubriderm.
Guiding and defending immigrants is the work of this Peruvian lawyer, whom we see on Despierta America (Univision). "One of my missions is to educate the Latino community about their rights and how to exercise them," she says.
The Despierta America news anchor (Univision) juggles her time between her profession, her husband and two children, and her continuous support for charitable causes including Univision Contigo and Quiero Aprender.
Whether it’s with her role on Modern Family (ABC), being the face of CoverGirl or with her furniture collection and perfumes, the 44-year-old Colombian actress and businesswoman has earned her place as the highest paid woman on American television.
The Puerto Rican singer and actress is killing it in her Las Vegas show All I Have and her television series Shades of Blue (NBC). She also has successful clothing, footwear and perfume lines, and a non-profit family-based foundation dedicated to improving the health and well-being of women and children. She’s also working on a Spanish track, will be a judge on the reality show World of Dance (NBC) and will act in the musical Bye Bye Birdie. What can't she do?
There’s no stopping Rodriguez, who with a successful series Jane the Virgin (CW) and three films in production, is still looking for more. "[I am] a work in progress," says the actress.
Every time she auditions for a role, Genesis gives it her all. "I've worked for these moments my entire life; I've dreamed of working in Hollywood," she shared.
Helen Aguirre Ferre
The Nicaraguan journalist is the special assistant and director of summits under President Donald Trump and will serve, among other things, as a link between the Hispanic media and The White House.