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Latina Powerhouse Top 100

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Latina Powerhouse Top 100 is an annual initiative celebrating the most influential, empowering and inspiring Latinas.

This list includes women with outstanding professional achievements and impactful stories. Their talents are essential to our Latino journeys. We take pride in their accomplishments and inspiration. HOLA! USA thanks them for their continued contributions to our culture and community.

Celebrities Visit Build - February 6, 2019
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Powerhouse Honorable Mention

Rita Moreno

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Entertainers

The best of the best entertainers in 2021. People are drawn to their work’s vibe and energy.

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Eiza Gonzalez

A new generation of successful Latinas conquering Hollywood.

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Camila Cabello

The Cuban American singer debuted as an actress in 2021 after becoming the first Cinderella

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Anya Taylor-Joy

A new generation taking over Hollywood with her talent, culture, and creative force.

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Christian Serratos

A young and talented actress building a name for herself.

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Carmen Villalobos

The Colombian actress is one of the most successful TV actresses in the United States and Latin America.

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Jacky Bracamontes

She is one of the most notorious Mexican telenovela actresses and personalities, one who’s achieved international acclaim by showing off the best of what the telenovela genre can do.

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Michelle Rodriguez

A Latino icon and one of the most important action stars in Hollywood.

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Jordana Brewster

She is one of the few Latina’s that has ever starred in a franchise of its kind.

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Alice Braga

Brazilian actress, producer, and climate activist breaking boundaries for Latina’s in Hollywood.

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Sofia Carson

A force to be reckoned with and clearly there is no stopping the 28-year-old as she has a bright future ahead of her.

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Karol G

In less than five years, Karol G became one of the most celebrated female reggaeton stars of all times.

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Marisol Nichols

She solidified herself as a household name when she starred in the FOX show, ‘24’.

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Leslie Grace Martínez

The Dominican descent singer and actress has over one million followers on Instagram and close to a billion reproductions on YouTube

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Aymée Nuviola

A Cuban artist with a journey as admirable as her talents

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Rosario Dawson

The Puerto Rican/Afro-Cuban actress, producer and activist is an unstoppable force

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Lili Estefan

Born in Havana, Cuba, Lili made her way to Miami like many of her countrymen and created a name for herself thanks to her hard work.

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Chesca

A Puerto Rican music star with a vibrant presence and a promising future

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Gaby Espino

The Venezuelan actress, model and presenter is an unstoppable force in the entertainment industry.

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Tini Stoessel

This Argentine triple-threat is reaching the top of the charts

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Kali Uchis

Her story is a true rags to riches, going from living in her car and writing music to winning a Grammy.

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Ángela Aguilar

The youngest artist to be nominated for both a Grammy Award and a Latin Grammy Award.

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Yendry

Making it onto X Factor was only the start for Yendry, who has since delighted fans with music in English, Spanish, and Italian.

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Lupita Nyong’o

The Kenyan-Mexican Academy Award Winner is now also a New York Times Bestseller Author

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Mj Rodriguez

With every room she steps foot in, Mj Rodriguez is making history.

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Aimee Garcia

For the last two decades, Aimee Garcia has remained a staple cast member for some of the most beloved shows on TV.

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Bella Thorne

This Cuban-American star is a dynamite, a creative force whose talent expands from acting to writing music to being a successful entrepreneur.

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Ana de la Reguera

From telenovelas to Hollywood, this Mexican talent is thriving all while continuing her charity work

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María Becerra

At just 21 years old, María is widely referred to as “a leading voice in Argentina‘s urban pop movement.”

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Daniella Alvarez

The former miss Colombia is opening new horizons in the United States’ hispanic television.

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Natalia Reyes

One of the most notorious Colombians in Hollywood.

 

CHAMPIONS OF SUSTAINABILITY

A gold star for Latinas going Green! Kudos to these women for their efforts to create environmentally conscious brands.

Special Honor Presented By

Hannah King

Founder and CEO of Woven Futures

Rosa Chang

CEO & Founder of Blossom Inspirations

Valeria del Rey

Founder of Sustainable Fashion Brand La Gotta

Jefas

Powerful and true bosses! Leading teams and bringing ideas and products to life.

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Jennifer Lopez

The singer, actress, and businesswoman is not interested in having a chair at every table; she is building the tables and venturing into multiple deals

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Eva Longoria

A political force, a business mind, and an advocate for women and Latinos

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Salma Hayek

Award-winning actress now producing numerous projects

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Sofia Vergara

The Colombian star is Hollywood and Business Icon.

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Rosie Perez

Rosie Perez is a Puerto Rican actress and activist that had a hard childhood before her talent and love for dancing changed her life forever.

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Georgina Rodríguez

A model, philanthropist, mom, model, and supportive partner.

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Dayanara Torres

She has had a career in entertainment and altruism throughout her life.

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Sharon Fonseca

This Venezuelan entrepreneur is using bold patterns and colorful pieces to express herself in a high-end collection named after her fans

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Andrea Meza

Before winning Miss Universe 2020, this beauty queen was raising her voice against gender-based violence

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Lucinda Martinez

She continues to shatter the glass ceiling as one of very few Latinas in Hollywood with a c-suite title.

 

Changemakers

Dedicated to causes that are changing our world for the better

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Zoe Saldaña

After experiencing firsthand the importance of life-saving care, the actress decided to use her celebrity status to support children‘s charities

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Adriana Lima

She might be one of the best known and tallest Victoria‘s Secret Angels, but her charitable work is what really stands out

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Gisele Bündchen

For the model and activist, making the world a better place is among her top priorities

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Vanessa Hauc

An award winning journalist and senior correspondent for Noticias Telemundo.

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Melissa Cristina Marquez

Melissa Cristina Marquez is a latina in STEM. She is based in Australia and is one of the leading experts in Sharks and marine biology.

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Natalia Denegri

A life dedicated to helping others

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The Three Musketeers

Connie Maza, Monica Mann and Elizabeth Zelaya have been working tirelessly on the frontline fighting COVID.

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Natalia Dorantes

The first Latina and third woman to become chief of staff in NFL history.

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Sara Mora

Sara Mora is a 22-year-old powerhouse who is fighting for immigrants’ rights.

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Jamie Margolin

Jamie Margolin is part of a generation of young activists who are hard at work trying to make the world a better place.

 

Culinary Excellence

Passion for cooking, food and culinary arts are the driving forces of their life

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Pía León

This Peruvian talent was named World’s Best Female Chef in 2021

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Lorena Garcia

Venezuelan-born Lorena Garcia is a multi-talented culinary marvel; Chef, restaurateur, TV personality and author

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Marcela Valladolid

This Mexican-American Powerhouse is one of the most successful and passionate chefs in our country

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Alejandra Ramos

NBC news called her a “Rising Latina Food Star” and we couldn’t agree more

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Diana Dávila

This Mexican-American chef is creating authentic dishes that represent different regions of Mexico inspired by her heritage

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Paola Velez

This Award Winning Afro-Dominican Pastry Chef “uses history and tasty treats to bake the world a better place”

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Eileen Andrade

From studying fashion to one of the nation’s top hispanic chefs, all thanks to a family tradition

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Lorena Vasquez

The female Master Blender behind one of the world’s most distinguished spirits

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Federica Arévalo

From filmmaker to teaching latinos how to eat vegan and plant-based

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Maria Sierra

This foodie mom has 1.2 million subscribers eager to see what she’s making next!

 

Creative Forces

Brilliant and creative minds representing our Latin culture with pride and joy.

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Lila Downs

A powerful voice, soul, and love for her culture.

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Renata Flores

Peru’s Queen of Quechua Rap

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Diana ‘Didi’ Contreras

The Queen of the urban art scene.

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Sofia Niño De Rivera

The first woman to have a Spanish language Netflix comedy special.

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Lina González-Granados

Conductor and curator, this Latina is one of the most successful conductors in the world.

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Daniela Vega

She is changing the world through cinema.

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Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The first writer of Latin origin to win the Locus Award for horror novels

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Linda Yvette Chávez

One of the writer/creator to watch in entertainment

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Ana Ramírez González

Filmmaking at Pixar by day and New York Times Bestselling illustrator by night.

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Natalie Diaz

From a 1997 NCAA Women’s Basketball runner-up to winning the the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for her poetry collections

 

Beauty

Passionate contributors to the growing power of the latina beauty atmosphere.

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Selena Gomez (Rare Beauty)

The singer and businesswoman decided to use her platform to build a company that helps others embrace uniqueness and have access to mental health resources

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Camila Coelho

Spending her days testing products helped her to turn into a cosmetics specialist. Today she is one of the most recognizable and trusted beauty personalities.

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Valentina Ferrer

The model, TV host, and former beauty pageant co-founded a company to educate consumers on how beauty starts inside their bodies

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Gabriela Hernandez

Hernandez‘s historically inspired brand is committed to clean beauty while embracing the present and future of the cosmetics industry

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Marielis Ramos

This Dominican beauty mogul found the strength to emerge from deep depression and tragedy to build one of the most successful haircare lines

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Kay-Lani Martinez

This makeup artist continues using her platform to share a positive message, whether it is wearing makeup or rocking her bare face

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Regina Merson

For this businesswoman, a telenovela, and her mother’s daily makeup routine inspired her to build one of the best-selling Latina-owned makeup lines

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Irishcel Beilin

After this stunning Afro-Latina decided to quit her job picking cherries on a farm, the universe guided her to land a beauty gig that would change her life

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Ilianna Ayala

The Afro-Latina makeup artist and model stopped ‘shoulding’ herself and living more by accepting that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes

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Alba Ramos

After an Autism diagnosis, Ramos chose a toxin-free lifestyle. Today, she only shares products she believes are beneficial for our health and the planet with her thousands of followers.

 

Athletes

Women continue to make sports history and gain recognition worldwide.

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Diana Taurasi

The greatest basketball player of all time.

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Marta Vieira Da Silva

The GOAT! One of the most successful soccer players in the modern era

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Yulimar Rojas

The crowned triple jump Olympic champion set a world record for the ages!

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Mariana Pajón

The Colombian athlete is knows as the “queen of BMX”

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Marlen Esparza

American professional boxer, Olympian, World Boxing Champion, mother and Latina.

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Rachel Garcia

The ‘Greatest College Softball Team’ at the utility position

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Jasmine Camacho-Quinn

A talented track and field athlete who made history at Tokyo 2020.

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Rebeca Andrade

A history maker and a worldwide wonder!

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Nique Miller

Nique Miller is one of the biggest female surfers in the industry. She’s also one of the first Afro-Latinas to earn this much recognition.

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Leylah Fernandez

The future of women’s tennis is here!

 

Disrupters

They stand out fo taking risks and leading the way in diversity and innovation.

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Claudia Romo Edelman

Claudia Romo Edelman is a social entrepreneur and a woman who facilitates change. She is a leader who prioritizes inclusion, diversity, and equality.

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Rocio Guerrero

The strategic and creative mind behind the Latin Music streaming success in the United States

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Luz María Doria

A media force, a top notch journalist, and an author that will inspire you with her words.

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María Herrerías Salazar

Founder of the most disruptive startup in Latam hospitality.

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Christina Carbonell

Building the best experience for busy parents to shop for kids clothes.

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Carolina Garcia

She is guiding the entertainment the industry into the future.

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Marialy Rivas

The indie cinema powerhouse.

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Mary Black-Suarez

Award winning executive producer in the entertainment industry.

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Kayla Rodriguez Graff

The co-founder of a Biotech startup providing new opportunities for advanced wound care.

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Julia Alvarez

The Dominican-American new formalist poet, novelist, and essayist is always evolving with her work.