#womenASCOA Video: A Conversation on Being a Founder and CEO 


  • Fany Gerson, Founder and Chef, La Newyorkina
  • Cristina Lopez, Founding Partner, Lopez, Villanueva & Heurtematte
  • Leila Cristina Velez, Founder and CEO, Beleza Natural
  • Gabriela Frias, Reporter, CNN en Español (moderator)

At AS/COA's fifth Women's Hemispheric Network Conference in New York, a panel of women who took on the risks involved with starting their own businesses discussed how to advance plans while trying to be comfortable with failures. When discussing hurdles women entrepreneurs face, Cristina Lopez said: "You don't have to put yourself in the shoes of a man. You don't. You are a woman."