• Frances Prado, Inventor

    Ancestry:  Mexico
    Residence: San Diego, CA
    What You Need to Know:

    Frances Prado is the Inventor and CEO of Hanging Secrets, which won her the HSN (Home Shopping Network) Project American Dreams National Contest and is now sold on HSN. She is among the only 7% of sole female inventors that have ever been granted a Patent in the U.S...Frances has been featured in Forbes Magazine, Huffington Post, Yahoo Business, and People en Español magazine. As well as a spotlight on both a National and International level as seen on Fox 5News, CBSLA, CW6 San Diego, Telemundo, Acesso Total Show and Univison. She’s an entreprenuer, an international speaker, a breast cancer advocate and a mentor.  (Nenani.com)

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    The Latinas Equal Pay Day Commemoration Project features women with Hispanic or Latino ancestry who have leadership stories to tell and aims to inspire other women with a mission to close the pay gap.


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