The "In Her Footsteps" podcast hosts dynamic Latina business owners who are helping drive the American economy, and creating change in their local communities. It aims to provide entrepreneurs and business owners across the country with information and resources to better run their business, while also working to help change the narrative of the Hispanic community; specifically around Latina women.
S2 Episode 9: Patricia Chavez On Barrier Breaking Latinas
In this special live episode, we feature a fireside chat between Patricia Chavez, a Philanthropic Market Executive at Bank of America, and Jennifer Rodriguez, President & CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Patricia gives us insight into the driving factors of Hispanic small businesses, her personal success story, and how to take advantage of employee networks like Bank of America’s HOLA.
S2 Episode 8: Elizabeth Romero On The Key To Hispanic Business Growth
In this episode, we sit down with Bank of America’s very own Elizabeth Romero. With 25 years under her belt at Bank of America, Elizabeth walks us through her journey climbing the corporate ladder from a bank teller to a Small Business and Client and Franchise Solutions Executive. Elizabeth also covers the latest small business research with us to give us insights into what Hispanic businesses can do to get a leg up.
S2 Episode 7: Brenda Cordova On Building A Family Business To Compete With The Best
“Nose to the grindstone,” says Brenda Cordova, President of ADC LTD NM, the third-largest Hispanic-owned business in New Mexico. This work ethic how she explains she was able to compete with the Fortune 500 businesses in her field. Founded in 1985 by the Cordova family, ADC LTD NM is a leading provider of armed and unarmed guards, background investigations, pre-employment checks, and special investigations for government agencies and corporate clients.
S2 Episode 6: Brandice Ortega On Paving Her Own Path in the Construction Industry
In this episode, we sit down with Brandice Ortega, President & CEO of Del Rio Enterprises Inc. Del Rio Enterprises, Inc. is an experienced general and electrical contractor in Albuquerque, NM. Brandice walks us through taking over a family business in a male dominated field. Family is central to Brandice’s personal life as well at her work at a family-owned business.
S2 Episode 5: Noramay Cadena & Carmen Palafox On Leading a Hands-On Venture Fund
In this episode, we sit down with the two Latina founders who have paved their way into the venture capital/ tech space all while keeping grounded in their community and with their associates. Noramay Cadena & Carmen Palafox, are Cofounders of MiLA Capital, an LA-based seed-stage venture capital firm that invests in tech you can touch. MiLA leverages their extensive experience in manufacturing and supply chain to help startup founders tackle production challenges and get to market in a capital-efficient manner. Here are their stories of success.
S2 Episode 4: Nicole Marquis On Innovating The Food Scene With Plant-Based Menus
In this episode, we sit down with Nicole Marquis, Founder of Marquis & Co. Nicole is the restaurateur behind the plant-based fast-casual restaurant chain HipCityVeg, currently with locations in Philadelphia and Washington D.C. as well as the popular plant-based full-service restaurants Charlie was a sinner. and Bar Bombón. Inspired by experiences with diabetes in her family, Nicole found a way to reinvent the classic American menu by incorporating more healthy alternatives. With an admirable work ethic, Nicole has become a notable figure in the Philadelphia food scene. Hear her tips on what it takes to grow a chain and maintain a high-end restaurant all with a focus on making vegan food palatable for broad audiences all at the same time.