Nina Vaca Ranked One of 50 Most Powerful Latinas in Business

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The 2nd annual Top 50 ranking features Latinas in corporate America who have also distinguished themselves as global leaders.

Nina Vaca has been named one of the 50 Most Powerful Latinas in Business for a second time

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Nina Vaca has been named to Fortune Magazine’s list of the 50 Most Powerful Latinas in Business. The list was created in partnership with the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA).

The annual list highlights Latinas who have made significant achievements in business and in the community. It includes executives in key positions within Fortune 500 companies or large private firms, as well as entrepreneurs who are leading companies that are respected worldwide. Along with being published by Fortune Magazine, the list is also being published by People en Español and Latino Leaders magazine.

“ALPFA’s purpose is connecting Latino leaders for impact – in their homes, their workplace, and their communities.” ALPFA CEO Charlie Garcia said. “Today we celebrate the impact of these powerful Latina executives and entrepreneurs who are blazing a trail for others to follow.”

ALPFA developed the 50 Most Powerful Latinas list to amplify the voices of extraordinary Latina business leaders and to inspire the next generation of women in business. This year, nominees for the list nearly doubled, leading to the inclusion of 15 business leaders who hadn’t been featured before, including Jessica Alba, acclaimed actress and founder of The Honest Company and Honest Beauty.

Vaca, who was also named to the inaugural list last year, is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Dallas-based Pinnacle Group, one of the largest Latina-owned workforce solutions providers in America. Her success scaling Pinnacle Group into the middle market and her service as a director of three Fortune 1000 companies earned her the 26th spot on the list.

“It’s overwhelming to be named one of the most powerful Latinas alongside so many impressive leaders,” Vaca said. “Being one of the few entrepreneurs recognized is particularly meaningful. Entrepreneurs face unique challenges, but we also find unique solutions – it’s in our DNA. I am proud to represent the millions of Latina business owners who strike out on their own and contribute to a tremendous economic engine that drives our country forward!”

About Nina Vaca

Nina Vaca is Founder, Chairman and CEO of Pinnacle Group, one of the largest Latina-owned workforce solutions providers in America. Since founding the company in 1996, Vaca and Pinnacle have received numerous awards and honors. In 2015, Pinnacle was named the fastest-growing woman-owned business in the country and second-fastest in 2016 and 2017. Vaca has been named among the 101 most influential Latinos in America for the past decade by Latino Leaders. She is currently a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute. In 2014, she was appointed a presidential ambassador for global entrepreneurship and has traveled to five continents inspiring entrepreneurs globally. Last year, Vaca was inducted into the National Minority Business Hall of Fame and was named a trailblazing woman in labor and business by the National Women’s History Project. For more information please visit http://www.pinnacle1.com and http://www.ninavaca.com.

About the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA)
Founded in 1972, with over 85,000 members, ALPFA operates in 45 cities and 160 universities across the U.S. ALPFA’s purpose is connecting Latino leaders for impact. Through its chapter network and online community, ALPFA provides leadership development, mentorship, and employment opportunities for its members who are primarily in the business, finance, accounting, and technology sectors. For more information, please visit http://www.alpfa.org.

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