The Latinx community is driving billions of dollars into the U.S. business economy. In fact, about 4.4 million Latino-owned businesses in the U.S. contribute more than $700 billion to the economy annually, according to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in 2018. Additionally, Latinos have the highest entrepreneurship rates of any U.S. ethnic group. 

That’s why, ahead of Hispanic Heritage Month this year, Squarespace HQ, in partnership with Somos (Squarespace’s employee resource group for Latinx) and The Latinx Collective, will welcome a panel of New York-based Latinx business owners across different industries to talk about what they are working on, how they got started, and how you can learn from their different skill sets when launching your own business or side hustle. Ponte las Pilas!

It will be an inspiring evening with mini fireside chats featuring Latinx business owners, food and drink, and special giveaways from our favorite Latinx creators

Join us on September 12th from 6pm to 9pm.



Moderated By Elisabeth Rosario

Elisabeth Rosario is the creator of The Latinx Collective, which empowers the Latinx community with stories, dialogue, and resources so we can rise up together, through a newsletter, podcast and events. She is the owner of a PR consultancy where she works with startups, lifestyle brands and venture capital firms on telling their stories through the press, events and other media channels. She's also an honoree of Adweek’s 30 under 30 communications leaders, and a graduate of Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business.


The Panelists

Gerry Isabelle

Gerry Isabelle is a Dominican-American travel blogger, published writer, photographer and tourism entrepreneur from the Bronx, New York. Her childhood dream of traveling has taken her to 40+ countries around the world and led to the creation of her travel blog and tourism business (Dominican Abroad) with a special focus on Cuba and the Dominican Republic, including the Dominican Heritage Tour which was featured in the New York Times. Today, her travel services, and her writing and photography on travel, culture and society have been featured/published in various news websites, as well as on her platform: DominicanAbroad.com / @dominicanabroad


Cynthia Santiago Borbón

Cynthia Santiago-Borbón, a born and bred New Yorker, who is super proud of her Puerto Rican heritage, is an empowerment coach, happiness expert, and the founder of Reclaim Your Dreams Academy, an international self-development community that empowers and teaches women the mindset, tools, and strategies they need to execute on their biggest dreams. With over twenty years of experience in the “helping” industry, Cynthia’s mentoring and strategies for “hacking the system” have supported her clients to become unapologetic about their desires, igniting them into action on lifelong dreams that have included changing their careers, becoming entrepreneurs and published writers, and marrying their soulmates.

Since starting her business in 2011, Cynthia has been featured in numerous media outlets including NBC Latino, NBC Visiones, Latina Magazine, Women’s Day, Cosmopolitan for Latinas, and LatinTrends Magazine.


Danielle Alvarez

Danielle Alvarez is the founder of The Bonita Project. She hails from the vibrant and eclectic city of Miami, Florida. After graduating from the University of Florida, she decided to pack her life up and move to New York City. In NYC, she made a name for herself by working with the following prestigious brands, L’Oréal Paris, Garnier, and Urban Decay. Currently, she leads a team of four and does the PR for Latina-owned brands Alamar Cosmetics, Botanika Beauty, Golden Dream Beauty – and Clinique.

Danielle carries a mission to continue educating brands on the importance of the multicultural markets, even if it means to rupture the market and make some noise the “uncorporate” way.



Sokio is a New York based Chilean-born composer, music supervisor and arts consultant. His work moves between the most experimental compositions for opera, dance, theater, performance and installations, to mainstream movies. As a curator, he is the founder and director of the New Latin Wave events series, promoting the best of new Latinx creators based in the US, in the fields of Art, Music, Cinema, and Literature, collaborating with New York institutions such El Museo del Barrio, Brooklyn Museum, BRIC, Mexic-Arte, SXSW and more.

Come for the conversation, stay for the food and giveaways! We’ll be giving away some goodies from our favorite Latinx creators!


8 Clarkson St
New York, NY


ACE BDFM trains to W4th Station
1 train to Houston Street Station


Please bring a valid form of photo identification for admittance.