Hispanic entrepreneurs walked the red carpet last month for Hispanic Business Magazine's 14th Annual Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Gala. Nearly 500 leaders and luminaries gathered for the black-tie ceremony at the Millenium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles to pay tribute to the Business pioneers at the forefront of the U.S. Hispanic economy.
|Lifetime Achievement Award Winner|
|Finalists in all categories|
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
Professor Marta Tienda is the Maurice P. During '22 Professor in Demographic Studies and Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University, where she directed the Office of Population Research. She has held appointments at the University of Chicago, where she served as Chair of Sociology, and the University of Wisconsin.
In addition to her prodigious academic achievements, Professor Tienda works tirelessly to better her community through the advancement of public policy and philanthropy. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She is past president of the Population Association of America, and has served on the boards of the Center for Migration Studies, the Russell Sage Foundation, and the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Currently she serves as a board member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Princeton Medical Center, the Carnegie Corporation, and the Jacobs Foundation of Switzerland. She also has worked with the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation.
She chairs the National Academy of Sciences Panel on the U.S. Hispanic Population and has co-authored several books, including The Hispanic Population of the United States (1987), Divided Opportunities (1988), The Color of Opportunity (2001), and Youth in Cities (2002).
Hispanic Business magazine's Lifetime Achievement Award winner is chosen from among hundreds of influential and powerful Hispanic leaders around the country. It honors an individual who has exhibited noteworthy national influence and prominence, outstanding drive, sustained high-level career achievements, leadership, innovation, vision, and civic service. This year's award highlights the field of academia, recognizing the vital importance of today's Hispanic educators in building a foundation for tomorrow's community leaders and entrepreneurs and in bringing national attention to the Hispanic community and its achievements. (back to top)