2019 Latina of Influence Zitlalic Ley | Founder and CEO of Latina Nerds™
Hispanic Lifestyle is pleased to recognize Zitlalic Ley founder and CEO of Latina Nerds™, a company exclusively focused on professional logo design for businesses as a 2019 Latina of Influence. Ms. Ley along with our entire list of 2019 Latinas of Influence are invited to participate in Latina Conference 2019 taking place April 10 and 11, 2019 in Ontario, California.
Besides being a former All-American athlete in college, a business owner and a true Latina Nerd, Zitlalic also has experience in start-ups, non-profits and government with expertise in business-growth initiatives and multicultural and innovative brand strategies.
Zitlalic previously worked for Square Inc., where she launched the first Square en Español initiative in Southern California, increasing the Hispanic user base by 25% nationwide. Zitlalic also worked in Silicon Valley at a smartwatch jewelry startup and was the National Coordinator for the Membership & Student Chapters of 11,000 Latino students at ALPFA. Further, Zitlalic worked with the NLBWA-LA’s executive team to implement technology solutions and innovation, and worked also as Director of Technology for RPAA.
In addition, Zitlalic worked for MALDEF in Washington D.C. to create opportunities for minorities to excel academically and increase government resources for low-income students.
Zitlalic recently launched her second Latina Nerd™ Tech + Business Workshop to empower Latina minds through technology and business, and to defined Latina Nerd™ as an intelligent and success-driven Latina who’s passionate in technology and business.
Zitlalic has participated in a variety of leadership programs, such as the Global Leadership Program at Harvard Business School, Social Innovation Fellowship from Starting Bloc and Emerging Latina Leadership Program at NLBWA-LA.
Zitlalic, a native of Sinaloa, México, is a results-driven Latina who is very passionate about branding, technology and helping others and believes that a small group of passionate and talented people can make a difference in the world.
Nomination submitted by Viviana Rayo
An ex-All American Athlete with a passion to empower the Latino Community in business and technology. She founded Latina Nerds and has made it her mission to empower as many small Latino Businesses so that they can compete against big companies. She continues to give educational workshops about branding and technology so that those who attend can empower themselves on the tools that they can use for their business and for those who wish to start a business.
Latina Nerds Team