By Pablo J. Sáinz
Maria Contreras-Sweet is a prime example that anyone can earn the American Dream with effort and dedication.
Since April, she has been the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration and a member of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet.
No small feat for a woman who immigrated to the United States from Guadalajara, Mexico, at the age of five, along with her single mother and five siblings. She rose through the corporate world ranks, founding the first Latino-owned bank in California in more than 35 years.