Christy Haubegger founded Latina magazine in 1996 following her graduation from Stanford Law School.
It was in a business course there that Haubegger
conceived of and developed a business plan for a groundbreaking magazine that would showcase fashion, beauty, lifestyle and empowerment for Hispanic women.
After receiving her law degree, she pursued her plan for the magazine.
She ultimately partnered with Essence Communications and the company became a major investor in Latina.
Latina grew to monthly publication just a year after its launch with Haubegger serving as its publisher, president and then CEO until 2001.
In that post, she
oversaw a staff of more than 50 and focused on the business management of the magazine, including advertising sales and corporate marketing.
Since its inception, Latina has become the leading publication for U.S. Hispanic women with a monthly circulation of 500,000.
Latina has been named Best Magazine
by Advertising Age and was featured on the Adweek Hot List two years in a row (2000 and 2001).
Latina has also extended its brand into other media.
In 2001, Christy oversaw the publication of Latina Beauty (Hyperion), a comprehensive beauty and wellness guidebook for Hispanic women.
Haubegger now serves as a member of the Board of Latina Media Ventures (Latina's parent company) where she focuses on strategic initiatives for the company.
moved into the world of entertainment in 2002, hoping to expand the presence and stories of Latinos in television and motion pictures as she
had done in the magazine world.
She served as Associate Producer on "Chasing Papi," a romantic comedy from 20th Century Fox with a Hispanic theme/cast, which was released in May 2003.
was Executive Producer of Oscar-winner James L. Brooksí romantic comedy, ìSpanglishî starring Paz Vega, Adam Sandler and TÈa Leoni, released by Columbia Pictures
in December 2004.
now works with Creative Artists Agency
(CAA), providing insights on diverse markets to CAAís motion picture, music, marketing and television clients including Salma Hayek, George Lopez, John Singleton, Oscar de la Hoya and Shakira.
A pioneer for Latinas, Haubegger
is a popular speaker and the recipient of numerous awards and media recognition for her
In 2001, Newsweek
one of the "Women of the New Century" and Advertising Age has called her
a "Woman to Watch.
The Ms. Foundation
has chosen her
as one of the Top 10 Role Models of the Year.
was also the youngest woman to be inducted into the American Advertising Federation's
Advertising Hall of Achievement, in recognition of her
success in raising the profile of the Hispanic market.
has been profiled and interviewed by numerous, diverse media outlets including CNN
, NBC Nightly News
and the Today
Recently, the Hollywood Reporter named her
on their list of the Most Powerful Latinos in Hollywood.
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Haubegger is the Mexican-American daughter of adoptive parents.
She received her BA in Philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin and her law degree from Stanford Law School where she was President of her class.
A volunteer for various civic, social and political organizations, Haubegger is a board member of Management Leadership for Tomorrow, an organization that works to increase the number of minority MBA candidates at the nation's top business schools.