Women Who Inspire Us
Luquis is president and co-founder of LatinoLink and Latino.com,
the first general interest Web magazine for Hispanics on the Internet.
In January she received a Top 25 Women of the Web award from SFWoW.
Last year, the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce gave her its 1998
National Hispanic Businesswoman of the Year Award, and Hispanic
magazine gave her its 1998 Hispanic of Achievements Award (Communications
launching LatinoLink in early 1995, Luquis has established content
partnerships with a variety of Internet companies, including Netscape,
Yahoo! and Snap Online. LatinoLink draws about 400,000 visitors
per month with a spicy mix of news, chat, commentary, reviews and
bulletin boards. LatinoLink is accessible free of charge on the
World Wide Web. The company generates revenue from advertisers such
as AT&T, IBM, Microsoft, Compaq, Wells Fargo, Charles Schwab,
Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures and New Line Cinema.
holds a B.S. in journalism with distinction from the University
of Colorado. Her career in journalism has included seven years at
the San Juan Star in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where she started as
a reporter and was subsequently promoted to assistant managing editor/features.
Before starting LatinoLink in early 1995, she spent a year as city
editor of The Olympian, in Olympia, Washington.
she served as a boardmember of the Northern California Chapter of
the Society of Professional Journalists and in the Spring of 1996,
she served as a Freedom Forum Pacific Coast Associate. She is also
a former board member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists