How Puerto Rican Women-Owned Businesses Will Be Key To The Island’s Recovery After Hurricane Maria

How Puerto Rican Women-Owned Businesses Will Be Key To The Island’s Recovery After Hurricane Maria

After Maria, Animus co-founder Lucienne Gigante tells Bustle, “What you see is grassroots communities taking care of themselves — so many [of which] are led by women.” But this phenomenon is not unique to the post-Maria Puerto Rico — many of these same women were leaders in their communities with small businesses, across many different sectors.

In addition to co-founding Animus, the largest women’s innovation and leadership summit in the Americas, with Carlos Cobian, Gigante also founded AccessLatina, a capital accelerator program for Latinx women across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, with Marta Michelle Colon. Animus was slated to take place in mid-November, but, “anticipating the devastation” from the hurricane, it was postponed until Dec. 1 in San Juan.

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