All right, folks, are you ready to celebrate the changemakers of the Latino community at the NAHREP LAT Convention? From business leaders to entrepreneurs to activists, this event is all about recognizing the impact and potential of Latinos and Latinas in various industries and sectors. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at what makes Latinos great changemakers, and why events like the NAHREP LAT Convention are so important in celebrating their achievements.

When we look at the numbers behind Latinos and Latinas in business and entrepreneurship, it becomes clear that we have a lot to celebrate. For instance, according to a study by the Stanford Graduate School of Business, there has been a 46.9% increase in the number of Latino-owned businesses in the U.S. since 2007. Moreover, these businesses contribute over $500 billion to the economy each year and employ more than 3 million workers.

What makes Latinos so successful in business and entrepreneurship? For one thing, we are great collaborators and team players. In fact, according to a study by the Latino Business Action Network, Latino-owned businesses are more likely to have partnerships or collaborations with other businesses than non-Latino businesses. This collaborative spirit allows us to pool our talents and resources, and tackle big challenges together.

Another strength of Latino changemakers is our commitment to social responsibility and ethical business practices. Many Latino-owned businesses prioritize sustainable and eco-friendly products and services and are active participants in their local communities. This focus on corporate social responsibility not only makes good business sense, but also aligns with our cultural values of community, collaboration, and giving back.

Of course, it’s not just Latino business owners who make great changemakers. Activists, academics, and artists also play a crucial role in driving social change and advancing diversity and representation in their fields. At the NAHREP LAT Convention, we celebrate these changemakers too and recognize the importance of their contributions to our community.

In sum, the NAHREP LAT Convention is a powerful testament to the achievements and potential of Latinos and Latinas in various industries and sectors. From business leaders to activists to artists, we are making a difference and changing the world in our own unique ways. By coming together to celebrate our successes and share our knowledge, we can continue to build a brighter future for ourselves, our families, and our communities. So, if you’re interested in joining your local chapter of NAHREP or other Latino-focused organizations, don’t hesitate to get involved. And remember, keep celebrating changemakers in all that you do!