Andrea Mendez Barrutia - Andrea Mendez Barrutia is passionate about working in our Latino community and the opportunity to collaborate with those making a difference in it. Currently, Andrea is enjoying time as a community volunteer and runs, a local community events calendar she founded in 2010. She previously served as the Director of Community Engagement for the Hispanic Collaborative. Andrea has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University and an MBA from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Follow here: @mivozmke

Aurora Rodriguez -  Aurora Rodriguez is a multifaceted professional with a passion for creativity and social impact. With a background in marketing and communications, she has honed her skills in strategic storytelling and brand development. Aurora's expertise is in crafting engaging narratives and driving successful campaigns. She loves travel, fashion, and photography. With a keen eye for aesthetics and a knack for connecting with people, Aurora combines her talents to create compelling content and build meaningful connections on behalf of the Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee's premier arena destination for major league sports and world class entertainment. Her unwavering commitment to authenticity and innovation positions her as a valuable asset in marketing and other endeavors.

Francesca Mayca Wegner - Francesca Mayca Wegner is a movement leader who dreams big and finds joy in helping others step into their power. She is the proud daughter of a Peruvian immigrant mother, an older sister, wife, and animal lover. Serving as President and Chief Possibilities Officer for HPGM, Francesca fiercely champions the creation and cultivation of brave spaces where all can feel valued and that they belong. Francesca joined HPGM in April 2021 after serving as Senior Director of Development and Communications for Sojourner Family Peace Center. Prior to Sojourner, she held various roles in Marquette University’s advancement department after starting her career in sales with the Milwaukee Bucks. She brings extensive experience building and sustaining strategic relationships with various stakeholders on behalf of nonprofit, higher education, and corporations. Follow here: @francescamwegner

Galy Montes & Nataly Andrade Sánchez - Galy and Nataly are the co-founders of Mercadera, a community established to support, connect and empower Latinas in Wisconsin. Nataly is also the Director of Hispanics for School Choice, a non-profit organization that promotes educational freedom in the state of Wisconsin. Her expertise and passion lies in providing organizational support to the Hispanic community. Galy is also owner of Paleteria Yayo, a family business that sells wholesale Mexican popsicles in the heart of Milwaukee's south side. In 2022, Galy was recognized as one of Wisconsin's 46 most influential Latino Leaders. Both have recognized there is a need to provide a safe space for women in our community and were recently awarded the Poderosa Award by the Wisconsin Latino Chamber of Commerce for their dedicated passion with the community, leadership and impact with Latina owned businesses. Follow here: @mercaderamarket, @galymontes_, @nanatalya.nas

Mariyam Nayeri - Mariyam Nayeri, founder of Vibrant Vida Wellness, is a proud Chicana and Persian woman, Milwaukee daughter, and mama of two, who is passionate about empowering others to live their most vibrant and full lives. She is an accredited Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who endeavors to guide others to find peace and wisdom within their own bodies, fully attuned to their own infinite potential and intuition. Movement, food and the creation of community are powerful medicines that light her soul on fire, and where she finds the most vibrant and connected version of herself. She wholeheartedly shares this passion with others through weekly yoga and cooking classes in Milwaukee, creating spaces that facilitate connection, alignment and joy. Her connection to food, music and movement stems from a childhood spent in her grandmother’s kitchen learning how to make tortillas, singing along to rancheras, dancing often and laughing loudly. She has produced numerous events, workshops and markets in Brooklyn, New York and Milwaukee that center wellness, community, and minority entrepreneurs. She is proud to be a part of the Poderosa Collective and to build community with so many incredible mujeres. Follow here: @mariyamnayeri

Patty Aguilera-Checa - Patty Aguilera-Checa is a talented stylist and a passionate advocate for Latina empowerment. As a former boutique owner, she has honed her skills to create unique and inspiring looks that reflect her clients' individuality. Patty's dedication to her craft is evident in her work showcased on her Instagram account where she shares her creative vision and showcases her clients' transformations. She is also the proud founder of Latinas Connect MKE, an empowering community that celebrates and supports Latina entrepreneurs and professionals. Patty's expertise, creativity, and commitment to elevating the Latina community make her a respected figure in Southeast Wisconsin and beyond. Follow here: @styledby_pattycheca@latinasconnectmke

Sonia Alejandra SaundersSonia Alejandra Saunders is a dynamic and influential advocate for women's empowerment and social change. As a visionary Latina, she utilizes her platform to inspire and uplift others. Sonia's professional journey highlights her expertise in community engagement and her commitment to creating positive impact. She is the founder of Mujerón Movement, an empowering initiative that aims to connect and uplift women of diverse backgrounds. Her dedication to empowering women makes her a driving force for change in the Latina community nationwide. Follow here: @mujeronmovement, @thesoniaalejandra