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2020 Latina of Influence | Hazel Ortega

2020 Latina of Influence | Hazel Ortega

Hispanic Lifestyle is pleased to recognize Entrepreneur, Author Hazel Ortega as a 2020 Latina of Influence.  UPDATE | You are invited to participate in the evolution of Hispanic Lifestyle’s Latina Conference 2020 “Connecting Latinas of Influence” a digital experience beginning June 17, 2020. Please register online today @

When you know your value and acknowledge the bounty of miracles in your life, you can step into pure possibility and live like a legend! Hazel Ortega is living proof of this principle and knows what it is to settle for nothing less than a legendary life. Born in East Los Angeles and raised in downtown L.A. in a 60-unit apartment building filled with cockroaches, rats, and gang members, it was a miracle if she had lunch money growing up. Today, she is the founder of several multimillion-dollar businesses, including one of LA’s top best restaurants, the Nixon Chops and Whiskey in Whittier, and the designer sensation, Savvy Socks. Her companies have been featured in the United Nations, the LA Times, the BBC, CNN and NBC.


Hazel is also a leading expert in vocational counseling and training for injured workers, and author of the best selling book, From Bounced Checks to Private Jets: The Mastery of Miracles. Her purpose is to improve the quality of people’s lives through education. Her mission is to create a premier community for businesswomen to come together to touch, move, and inspire a billion+ women around the globe in mastering their miracles and living legendary lives.

Nominated by Sage Polaris

Hazel embodies what your community represents. To me influence means positively impacting lives.

I’ve seen Hazel support people and lift up lives through her work with the injured worker community. Many of these people are faced with some of the toughest life choices and Hazel educates them and shows them how to turn their life around.

Life struggle is something Hazel has lived through growing up in a tough neighborhood. She overcame those obstacles and openly shares her story so others can do the same. Her book Mastery of Miracles inspires others to see their life as a miracle no matter how hard it is.

I’m excited to nominate my dear friend, Hazel. Many thanks! Sage


Thank you so much for this opportunity to nominate women I admire for the Latina women of influence acknowledgement.

I have chosen Hazel Ortega as a nominee for a Latina of Influence because not only is she a heart-centered beauty who leads by example but she also lifts other women up to help them get to where she is. Hazel has a heart that receives and gives back. The epitome of the Latin community is our ability to move and speak from our hearts and she exemplifies that 1000 fold. Hazel has an unrelenting desire to build a community of powerhouse women of Millionaires and Billionaires pulling from the Hispanic community and other minority groups. We are known by our words and our actions and Hazel has the ability to operate in a level of integrity and greatness that leaves other women inspired and in awe of her. If you read her book “From Bounced Checks to Private Jets” you will see how she was powerful enough to change her own life and after reading her book your life will have been changed by her too.

Thank you so much for considering Hazel Ortega for Latina Women of Influence! Dreena Naggar


Hazel is an amazing woman and just an amazing person. She is bright, initiative, intelligent, and unstoppable. Hazel is committed to gender equality and involved with United Nations. She also has a non-profit, Angels for Injured, for injured workers.
Nominated by Patrick Henry

Ms. Ortega is one of the most caring and giving people I know and is a powerful Entrepreneur.
Warmest Regards, Lisa Buzelli

I have a nominee for the 2020 Latinas of Influence list, Hazel Ortega
Lisa Ducan

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