Why Our Work Matters

Unlocking the Full Economic & Social Potential of Latinos

By 2050, Latinos will comprise nearly 30% of the U.S. population. Today and in the future, the demographic and economic destiny of the U.S. will be characterized by the growing Latino population. In fact, Latinos have an impact on all aspects of life.



Latinos accounted for more than half of U.S. demographic growth according to the 2020 Census


1 of 5

Latinos will be 1 of every 5 workers in the U.S. labor force by 2030


$2.8 Trillion

If U.S. Latinos were a country, they would be the 5th largest economy in the world


5 Million

Nearly 5 million Latino-owned businesses contribute $800 billion annually to the U.S. economy


Advancing Latinos to Power & Influence

The Latino Leadership Institute unlocks the full economic and social potential of Latinos by preparing, connecting, and elevating Latino leaders and entrepreneurs.

Latino Leadership Development



Latino & BIPOC Entrepreneur Acceleration




Latino Leaders & Entrepreneurs Changing Outcomes

The LLI is an influential leadership community connecting Latino professionals, entrepreneurs, and partners across generations and geography. Together, they are advancing across industry sectors and building a strong and vibrant U.S. economy and future.


of program participants achieved career advancement


of program participants selected for board service


of program participants elected or appointed to public service


Latino-owned small businesses supported


annual combined revenue of LEAP Cohort 1


“The LLI is for all Latino leaders who want to become more self-aware, visionary, and successful—for yourself, your family, your community, and your organization.”

Nicolas Jimenez 
Senior Director of Government Affairs
Comcast Texas


“There’s something special about the space that’s created by the LLI that allowed me to explore leadership and entrepreneurship through the lens of my experience as a Latina.”

Ana Hernandez
Co-Founder & COO


“The LLI was a life-changing experience that has provided an ongoing support network of friends and colleagues.”

Tony Salazar
Vice President of Engagement and Outreach
University of Colorado