Media Alert: Hispanic Wealth Project Forum - Women Building Wealth San Diego

Event Details:

  • Date: January 25, 2024
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Location: University of San Diego, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, 5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA 92110

The Hispanic Wealth Project™ (HWP) is set to host the Women Building Wealth Summit, a pivotal event dedicated to fostering Hispanic wealth creation and economic prosperity. Anchored in actionable initiatives, this forum aims to ensure the financial well-being of the Hispanic community while benefitting the broader American economy.

Key Insights:

  • Hispanics contribute a significant annual economic output of $2.8 trillion to the GDP.
  • Projections indicate that 70% of new homeowners in the next 20 years will be Latinos.
  • Over the past decade, Latinos have accounted for more than half of the nation's population growth and over 80% of labor force growth.

Summit Focus: The Women Building Wealth summit will unite leading organizations in San Diego on January 25, 2024. Spearheaded by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP)’s South California Chapter network, in collaboration with The University of San Diego (USD) and esteemed academic and professional groups, this event will explore the fundamental pillars of wealth creation for Latinos.


  • Beatriz Acevedo, Co-founder & CEO, SUMA Wealth
  • Edwin Acevedo, Broker/CEO, Century 21 LOTUS
  • Ana Amado-Garcia, Executive Director, Marketing and Communications, University of California, San Diego – Rady School of Management
  • Erika Borunda, Founder & Broker Associate, Exude Luxury Group
  • Inez González Perezchica, Ed.D., Executive Director, MANA de San Diego
  • Fanny Grande, Co-Founder & CEO, Avenida Entertainment Group
  • Nancy Maldonado, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego
  • Marisa Moret, Director-Global Affairs and Partnerships, Airbnb
  • Lisa Ordóñez, Dean of UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management
  • Mauricio Perez, Compliance Director | Broker Associate, Real Team San Diego
  • Sara Rodriguez, Chairperson, Hispanic Wealth Project
  • Jaimie Smeraski, Policy, Learning & Research Director, NAHREP

Core Focus Areas:

  1. Financial education and diversified wealth-building
  2. Small business growth and sustainability
  3. Wealth creation through real estate

Target Audience: Esteemed Latina businesswomen and professionals with entrepreneurial prowess.

The in-person Forum will comprise roundtables and workshops designed to showcase ongoing efforts and explore untapped opportunities for Hispanic wealth-building initiatives.

Join us as we delve into strategies and discussions aimed at expanding wealth-building opportunities for the Hispanic community and driving economic growth.

Thank you for your attention. We look forward to your participation and coverage at this significant event. References:

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