In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re celebrating entrepreneurs of Latin American, Caribbean, and Spanish descent. Say hello to Rea Ann Silva, Oribe Canales, and Jessica Alba, three innovators that the members of our LatinX Associate Resource Group think you should meet.
Ree Ann Silva, Beautyblender
With 20 years of experience as one of the most sought-after makeup artists in Hollywood, Rea Ann Silva knew what she was doing when she created the beautyblender in 2003. What she couldn’t have anticipated was how much her iconic tool would change the industry, winning countless beauty awards and becoming a must-have accessory for makeup aficionados and newbies alike. Today, beautyblender continues to drive innovation with products that offer maximum results for minimal effort.
A one-time “bad boy” turned stylist to the stars, Oribe Canales has risen in the ranks of the fashion and beauty industries to become a master of his craft. Over the course of his 30-year career, he’s worked with everyone from Gianni Versace and Annie Leibovitz to Jennifer Lopez and Louis Vuitton. And since 2008, Oribe has been helping people everywhere supercharge their look with his award-winning line of premium, high-performance Oribe hair care products.
Jessica Alba founded The Honest Company to help moms and dads like herself make better choices for their families. Her goal was simple: to bring parents safe, effective products that actually perform. From feeding to diapering to cleanup and beyond, Honest makes it easier for families to foster wellness inside and out. Today, Alba guides overall strategy, creative marketing, and product innovation at Honest, maintaining the company’s commitment to transparency, empowerment, and community as it continues to grow.