Shirley Solis is the CEO and Founder of Rise- Institute of Personal Development for Women, which offers programs to support the seasons of a woman’s heart through personal awareness and healing, parenting, business and leadership skills. Shirley is a mom of 6 (children ages 23-8) and her passion for family inspired her to create Powerful Parenting Academy- a leadership
Belén Andrade es profesional de Relaciones Internacionales con experiencia en Políticas de Infancia, Derechos Humanos y Migraciones. Ha dedicado su trabajo a varias Agencias de NNUU y organizaciones no lucrativas incluyendo UNICEF en Ecuador y España.
Silvana Marmolejos is creative and mission-driven. In addition to excelling at empowering individuals to live out their dreams as a Casting Director, she founded the non-profit organization Quinces Con Causa and carried out a mission serving underprivileged orphan girls in the Dominican Republic. Read on to learn more about this empowered Latina!
Melissa Rohan is the founder of Waterfront Academy, a faith-based dual immersion (Spanish and English) Montessori school with an emphasis on charity and stewardship in the Catholic tradition, and now serves as President of the Board of Directors. With her hard work and determination, she has proven her naysayers wrong by growing her school over 100% every year since 2014.
Having been born in the Dominican Republic and immigrating to the United States at a young age, Yai Vargas’ story is one many people can relate to. The cultural and social nuances along with family traditions that were gathered along the way have all been weaved into the very fabric of Yai’s brand, which includes being the creator and leader
Jimena Sayavedra is a talented real estate advisor for Paine/Wetzel Associates Inc. specializing in sales and leasing of industrial property. She holds a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning & Policy, and a specialization in Economic Development and is very active in her community and is the Director (immediate past President) of Argentina Chicago Foundation, a not-for-profit organization building schools
Humbled and grateful beyond words. The education I received during my Executive MBA at Florida Atlantic University has been a driver in my professional success and I’m so thankful to Florida Atlantic University – College of Business for this lovely feature on the work I do to give back to the community.
Deborah Castillero moved to SF to learn about tech after her small business failed. One year later, she launched her startup and in the process was recognized with a number of accolades including the Facebook Start & Social Good Award, the Social Capital Markets Scholarship Award, Microsoft Biz Spark Award and last year she received the Rutgers University Center for
Evelyn Britto wants to transform the lives of Bodega owners and neighborhoods across the country. As the writer and executive producer of the docu-reality web series Bodega Makeover, she provides store improvements and healthy eating options for local neighborhoods by consulting with the owners as well as bringing community health experts and designers to help. Her experience as a film