Blanca is driven on financial transformation, uplifting individuals and communities towards prosperity that is generational. Blanca’s background is in banking and spent 20 years at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (FRBC). She took a bold leap of faith and followed her passion; she quit her corporate job at the FRBC to open up her own business, Transformation Financial. She is an award winning nationally licensed financial expert, where she mentors, trains and develops other individuals to become entrepreneurs.
Her company helps families from all walks of life create an independent financial future. She is passionate about giving back to the community and partners up with many community-based organizations; to bring financial awareness and implement financial strategies and solutions for families and individuals through workshops and free consultations. Over the years she has continued to advocate and support community social causes for the betterment of society and legacy building with solutions at the forefront. Her firm offers financial education classes to schools, community centers and churches and has allowed families to leave a financial legacy and it has provided peace of mind. She is a Board Member of the Fig Factor Foundation, has been a committee member/volunteer of: Junior Achievement of Chicago, Rotary Little Village-Chicago, Prospanica/SEP Prog and Women of ALPFA. Blanca is a NAHREP 10 certified trainer.
She loves traveling and spending time with family. Quality time and creating memorable moments are the foundational support systems to her life and impacts.
Leonor Gil is a professional in the financial services industry with a depth of experience. Leonor is an advocate and strong supporter for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Leonor received the Chairman’s Award – D&I in 2017 and the Mujeres de HACE Leadership Award in 2018. Leonor enjoys positively impacting the lives of others by volunteering in various capacities such as for Big Brothers, Big Sister for United Way, and as a Confirmation Facilitator at her church. She serves as a mentor to co-workers, and to young Latinas for The Fig Factor Foundation, where she also serves as a board member and officer. Leonor is a published contributing author to Today’s Inspired Latina Volume V. Leonor’s purpose in life is to help others and to “Live to Serve, and Serve to Live”.
Leonor received a B.A. degree in Finance from the University of Houston, is fluent in Spanish, holds several FINRA licenses including Series 7, 24, 63, and 65, and has a Mentor Coach Certification.
Leonor is a proud mother or two children, Jorge and Carol, and a proud grandmother to four grandchildren; Destiny, Anthony, Santino and Jaylani! Her hobbies include hiking, dancing, and spending time with the family.
Liz was born and raised in Romania. She obtained a BA in International Relations and Economics, an MBA in Global Business and built a successful career in the pharmaceutical industry. She volunteered at a domestic violence shelter and became very involved with various charities.
She found her purpose and realized she wanted to spend the rest of her life in the service of others and helping people. Today she serves on the Board of Directors of A Safe Place, also as Board Secretary and Committee Chair for various fundraising events. Her passion is working with single mothers, and overall women’s leadership and empowerment. This vision outgrew her corporate career, and in 2018 she set out on her journey as an entrepreneur to create a platform to create wealth to fund her own non for profit. LegacyWealth was the answer to her prayers. Liz is not only creating financial independence for herself but she helps others do the same.
Maria Herrera Paloma
Maria considers herself an agent of change. She sees how Latinas are reaching new heights in business, government and the courts and believes there is more progress to be made. This is the revolutionary part of how she was raised and what she hopes to instill in young Latinas as a Dual Language Educator, the current President of The Fig Factor Foundation, and a coach within the WISE community. She is also a RYT-200 Yoga Instructor teaching within her community. Her real impact though, will be as a Financial Coach entrepreneur building a terrific Holistic Wellness following that focuses not only on the physical and mental wellness but also the financial realm.
She is Mexican-born and the youngest of 9 siblings and is happily married to Miguel Ricardo, her husband of 30 years. She has three wonderful children, Sofia (26), Miguel (23) and Sam (20). She currently resides in Chicago’s north suburbs.
Lisbet is a Cuban-American, mother of two and a woman of faith. She was raised by a single mother and is the youngest of 3 sisters. She has always had a vision to be able to give her mother the American Dream. Her background is in medical billing and team management. However in 2018 she was introduced to an opportunity that aligns with her passion of helping and serving families. At only 22 years old she has become one of the youngest entrepreneurs in her region specializing in credit restoration and financial education. Lisbet’s mission is to help transform the life of everyone through financial literacy. She has been very successful in helping families nationwide restore their credit, helping them become homeowners and providing financial education so that they could live the lifestyle they deserve.
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Jose graduated from Richard Daley College in Chicago with an Associates degree and also holds a Cisco Certified Network Associate Certification. Jose is state licensed and has been in the Financial Industry since 2019. Having a background in technology, Jose interacted with customers on a daily basis for seventeen years. This gave him the foundation to build upon the customer service and listening skills that are very much needed in the Financial Services Industry.
With the job market being very competitive and changing at a fast pace, Jose decided to give Financial Services a try. He quickly realized the demand for this industry. He loves to help people in need and what better way to be of assistance than to provide information and resources that can positively change their lives. Financial Services is a whole different world that was previously reserved only for the wealthy. Jose wants to bring that to everyone he meets. Jose is happily married to his lovely wife Yoly with two beautiful girls and a handsome son. Away, from the business, Jose wants to focus on health and wellness. Loves the outdoor sports and camping.
Araceli was born and raised in the heart of Chicago by a single mother that descended from Durango Mexico. With little education, her mother raised five resilient children. Early on Araceli was taught to work hard and make a good living for her family. She is happily married with three beautiful children.
Her background is in the Healthcare Insurance Industry. She is a licensed Health and Life insurance producer, licensed in multiple states. Most recently Araceli worked for a third party brokerage firm that contracted with multiple insurance carriers. In 2019 she was introduced to the Financial Services Industry and became a business owner. She saw an amazing opportunity to do more for families and individuals by educating them with financial concepts we didn’t formally learn in school. She’s empowering families to have a stable and strong financial foundation. Araceli likes to lead by example, is family oriented, loves to cook and travel.