Latino Wall Street Holds 3rd Annual Convention in Puerto Rico
Pushes for More Hispanic, Women Investors
When Gabriela Berrospi of Lima, Peru, studied media at New York University, she interacted with traders from the nearby financial district and developed an interest in investing in the Wall Street stock market.
However, she noticed that most investors and traders were white men and that there were few Latinos and women. And she decided that she wanted to do something to increase their participation in what she called the “gold mine” of investing.
Three years ago, she founded Latino Wall Street (LWS), a for-profit organization that aims to educate women and the Hispanic community in the United States about opportunities in investing.
“This knowledge is worth its weight in gold. I asked why this was not more diverse,” Berrospi told Caribbean Business. “That is why I founded Latino Wall Street so that people can learn how to invest. What do the top people in Wall Street do to make money?
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