Nina Vaca Is Living the American Dream and Helping Others Live Their Dreams as Well

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Nina Vaca started the IT staffing firm Pinnacle Group when she was just 25 years old. Her experience running the family business as a teenager prepared her for entrepreneurship and helped fulfill her Ecuadorian immigrant parents’ quest for the American dream. Vaca is passionate about helping Latina entrepreneurs and businesswomen succeed. She founded At the Table: Women in Business and Leadership, which features trailblazing female speakers as well as leadership and business training.

The economy took a major hit after the September 11 tragedy, but Vaca persevered. She bought her partner’s half of the business, which only had one client left. Many people would have given up, but Vaca worked hard and made Inc. magazine’s 500/5,000 Fastest Growing Companies list multiple times. The Women Presidents’ Organization also named Pinnacle Group the Fastest-Growing Women-Owned company in 2015 and 2018.

In 2016, Vaca helped established the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Professional Fellows Program. In her blog, she talks about traveling to Chile and speaking with Chilean entrepreneurs who completed the program. In another post, Vaca talks about the Nina Vaca Foundation’s fundraising efforts to help Latinas grow their businesses.

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