Stephanie de Sarachaga-Bilbao, grew up in Charlotte. Her current endeavor is running for Mayor of Charlotte to improve the lives of all Charlotteans.
She is the grand daughter of Prince Alfredo de Sarachaga-Bilbao and heir of Prince Alexis de Sarachaga-Bilbao. The family was persecuted almost to extinction by totalitarian regimes and is related by blood or marriage to many European royal families. Her grandmother was Lidia Garcia de Leon y Avellaneda, of the prominent and respected Mexican political family Garcia de Leon.
Respecting the path of her ancestors but carving her own way as a woman in business she is one of a few women led millennial family offices in general and who champions economic development and societal resilience hand-in-hand.
She has worked to benefit numerous community initiatives both locally and worldwide. She has assisted non-profit organizations to raise millions for infrastructure and development of new programming, such as Generations with Norther Children’s Home in Philadelphia, which worked to end the cycle of poverty for young mothers and their newborns. She also played a part in overhauling poverty related services in the US and Israel, she helped develop and evaluate violence prevention programs, combated drug and alcohol abuse, and influenced policy benefiting economic growth and workforce development. These efforts also focused on pushing for quality employment and the importance of partnering with the Skilled Trades.
She is also a skilled deal maker and coalition builder. As an active leader in the oversight of the entire direct investment pipeline she turns organizational contrast into opportunity. and has led financial negotiations worth millions with top multi national media and real estate companies. Stephanie was named one of the most influential women of Israel due to her work innovating the fashion industry of Tel Aviv and strengthening international bonds and trade. She is also a cultural Ambassador for Le Pays Charolais-brionnais.
In her off time she loves hiking and sports outside. When not doing that she dedicates time to preserving culture and historical memory, which is fitting considering Charlotte is 4th in nation for the preservation of history. She lives in a Charlotte with her husband, a police officer, and her young daughter, Ella.