Nina Vaca, one of the most successful female entrepreneurs, recently talked about her success story and what led to her accomplishments. Vaca is the chairperson and current CEO of the innovative Pinnacle Group. While delivering a speech at a women’s summit in Philadelphia, Vaca highlighted how professional and personal goals are intertwined and how one affects the other. She also narrated her journey and how she has struggled to attain such noteworthy achievements.
Some of the most influential and successful people have faced the worst experiences in life. Vaca’s journey to what she is today started at the age of 17 when her father died. Although it was not easy, Vaca was determined to make a difference in her life. She wanted to support her family and had to concentrate on her college education despite the impact of the death of her father.
As soon as Vaca completed her undergraduate program in speech communication and business administration, she wanted to establish an IT company. With the little cash she had, she founded Pinnacle Group, one of the leading IT acquisition and staffing companies in the United States. Since then, Vaca has never given up on her personal and professional dreams. She focuses on excelling in business and encouraging Latina women to join the corporate world. As an immigrant in the United States, Vaca has had to put her best foot forward in every aspect of her life.
Vaca has achieved a lot. She was appointed the Presidential Ambassador of Global Entrepreneurship in 2014. Soon after her appointment, she joined the Secretary of Commerce and traveled to Ghana to support global entrepreneurship. She has also traveled widely and achieved more than most women in the business world. She has been the recipient of prestigious awards like the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2005 and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Dallas Business Journal.