Women’s Business Spotlight: Angelique Sina

Angelique Sina is an impact entrepreneur that started farming at age 7 in Puerto Rico. After having a successful career in finance at the World Bank she launched a multi-million-dollar philanthropic fund to support youth in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. As part of her efforts, she launched Café Ama, a social impact coffee that partners with the nonprofit Friends of Puerto Rico. Her efforts create a pathway out of poverty for youth by teaching them entrepreneurship and farming skills.

Angelique is a graduate of Johns Hopkins and Stanford University Business School and has been featured on the BBC and in the New York Times.

In 2016, she was appointed as Commissioner for the Latino Community by the Mayor of Washington, DC

Q & A

Why did you start your business?

I want to create a pathway out of poverty for women and children in Puerto Rico using our local and delicious resource of coffee from Puerto Rico.

What makes you stand out in your industry? Why?

Real impact

What do you love most about your business and why?

We get to empower and educate a generation of women and children with leadership and entrepreneurship skills that contribute to a better community and economy.

What are your top three tips in your zone of genius?

How to: launch social enterprises, raise funds, startup advice

If you could only use one office supply for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?

White board

What is one thing you do daily to help you have success in your business?

Restrict my calendar

Carol Gavhane, owner of Sparkle Hustle Grow

I’m Carol Gavhane, Owner of Sparkle Hustle Grow. My team and I use this blog to share our favorite business tips, introduce you to thought leaders in our community and to feature products from SHG boxes.