Latina Nerds® Presents: Tech + Business Expo

The Power of Tech + Business Combined

Latina Nerds® Presents, one of the largest communities of its kind; a place where Latin entrepreneurs meet, collaborate, share, and learn the most up to date in Tech + Business.

Our Speakers:

Estefania Iglesias,
Radio Personality at Univision and CEO of Latinos in America

 Master of Ceremonies

 Biography: Estefanía Iglesias began her career in media at a very young age in Argentina, when she was conducting the “Rock and Sport” program for the “America” network, a position she obtained after studying several social communication studies at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She moved to Mexico City, where she continued her career as an international model for magazines, catwalks and commercials, work that led her to visit countries such as Italy, Spain, France, Turkey, Brazil, Dominican Republic, United States, and Peru. Iglesias arrived in Los Angeles and focused on perfecting what she learned with theater and acting studies at the Actors’ Certified Training Academy (ACT), one of the most important and prestigious acting, theater and television schools in the American Union.

In her spare time, Estefanía collaborates with noble causes and volunteers with organizations that support the Latino community of Los Angeles. In addition to speaking Spanish and English, she is also fluent in Italian. Estefanía Iglesias has been nominated for the prestigious Emmy award for her work in the Telemundo 52 news edition. She currently collaborates in the program “Your voice in Los Angeles” with Gustavo Saucedo and Gabriela Teissier, and conducts the show “Ni con ellas, ni sin ellas” from 5-7 pm on the KTNQ 1020 AM Univision radio.

Erinne Mejia,
Principal Product Manager, IBM

  Presentation: Scaling Your Business Through Automation

 Biography: Marketing Automation Veteran, Erinne Mejia, has over 11 years of experience in the space. Currently, as a Principal Product Manager for an Enterprise Marketing Automation platform, she brings with her a perspective of customer experience first. She leads a team of Product Managers to define the roadmap to build Digital Marketing Software that customers love. Having used various platforms in past Marketing roles and as a Digital Marketing Strategist, she draws from these experiences to understand the real-world challenges of businesses big and small. Her main passion at work is to deliver solutions that in the end provide best in class brand experiences that drive ROI, engagement, and loyalty. The road to success hasn’t been easy, but grit, determination, and perseverance has led to a thriving career in Software Development.

Dan Tyre,
Sales Director, Hubspot

 Presentation: Growing your Business in 2020 

 Biography: Dan Tyre is an authority on inbound marketing and sales and has become a regular speaker, blog writer, mentor and coach for those who want to harness the power of inbound marketing to improve their bottom line. He joined HubSpot as a member of the original team in May of 2007 as the first salesperson for the company. Since then, Dan has held various positions in sales, sales management, recruiting, training, and expansion of the HubSpot sales team. He also created the term “Smarketing”, which is the alignment of both sales and marketing. Dan’s favorite thing about sales is helping people, with a life motto of “always be helping”. His goal is to do the best that he can for the universe. Dan loves helping local startups and serves as a mentor for executives and young people with heart and ambition, but a limited professional network.

In April 2018, he got to further share his knowledge with the world by publishing a book by Wiley Business Press with Todd Hockenberry called Inbound Organization: How to Build and Strengthen Your Company’s Future Using Inbound Principles. Dan has been married to Amy Tyre for more than 29 years.

Diana Zalaquett,
Senior Customer Success Manager & Channel Consultant, Blog

Presentation: “Growing your Business in 2020”

Biography: Diana has a very diverse background; from living in several countries to providing strategic consulting in the world of intercultural relations, advising companies with global expansion plans and now deep into the world of Inbound Marketing. As Magna Cum Laude of Northeastern University in Boston, her passion went beyond International Affairs and Political Science, so she started offering free dance and fitness classes all over Boston. Diana is currently offering free dance classes for Latin heritage month and will continue to teach dance at the Nazzaro Community Center and the Dance Complex in Cambridge. As one of the winners of the MIT Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, “From Idea to Startup in 8 weeks” she uses her experience to coach other youth in Latin America on their startup ideas. She is currently enrolled to begin classes in video editing and digital design at Harvard Extension school.

As a nominee for the board of Latinos for Education, Diana is interested in constantly looking for ways to highlight the success of other Latinos. As a part of “Women of Latam” at HubSpot, she is interested in helping other Latina women in tech continue to highlight their accomplishments. If you ever need a dance class or a lot of energy, Diana is your girl!

Joshua DeBear,
Account Sales Executive, Twilio

Presentation: Communicating with Customers Digitally

BiographyA highly driven enthusiastic sales professional with over 15 years of sales and management experience. A consistent track record of working together with partners to help achieve and surpass revenue and profit goals. Joshua maintains meaningful and enduring relationships by aligning strategically and executing partnership capabilities that create true desired differentiators and results. 

Adriana Gallardo,
Founder and CEO, AGI Business Group

Presentation: “Lead your Business Through Change”

 Biography: Adriana Gallardo is an exceptional business owner and is one of the most versatile entrepreneurs in California. Her brilliant charisma and strong leadership have transformed her into an undeniable success story and a living legend. Through years of hard work and relentless determination, she now stands as the founding owner of AGI Business Group — a conglomerate of companies with multiple ventures into Auto Insurance, Mass Media Production, Philanthropy, and Academic Services. When it comes to business, Adriana Gallardo is a jack of all trades. But without question, the crowning jewel of her business empire is Adriana’s Insurance.

Liz Lira,
World Champion Dancer, Liz Lira Enterprise Inc.

Biography: Liz’s mission is to use the power of Latin Dance to transform lives on and off the Dance Floor! 

Liz Lira, is a Legend and 25-time World Champion Salsa & Latin Dancer, award-winning choreographer, Grammy’s featured artist, empowerment dance personal development coach, and inspirational speaker, who transforms millions of lives through her retreats, ladies bootcamps, private coaching and the Liz Lira Dance Academy. She is also the author of the #1 Amazon best-selling book, The Life-Changing Power of Latin Dance. The most comfortable dance work shoes will be displayed Latina Nerds Expo! 

Zitlalic Ley,
Founder & CEO, Latina Nerds®

Biography: A native of Sinaloa, México, Zitlalic Ley moved to the U.S. at the age of 17 to learn English, pursue higher education and conquer her dreams. As a result of hard work, ethics and not giving up, she graduated with honors with a B.A. in Political Science and also became a standout Track and Field star, earning All-American status and ranking 3rd nationally in the Steeplechase Track event. In addition, she co-founded a high school mentorship program that aided nearly 200 at-risk students who were one grade behind in school. After graduating college, Zitlalic moved to Washington, D.C. where she continued to create opportunities for minorities to excel academically and increase government resources for low-income families. Go to

Zitlalic worked for ALPFA National, where she developed multiple growth initiatives and managed relationships with 11,000 student members nationwide. Afterward, she moved to Silicon Valley to join a Latino Accelerator Program, representing a smart jewelry startup. Then, she joined the team Square, Inc., where she launched the first Square en Español initiative in Los Angeles County, empowering Latino small businesses to grow. 

To continue to pursue her passion in internet technology, she completed the Global Leadership Program from Hive at Harvard Business School and the Social Innovation Fellowship from Starting Bloc, an organization that is built on the belief that a small, committed group of people can change the world. Currently, Zitlalic resides in Los Angeles and is the Founder/CEO of Latina Nerds® where she continues to empower and educate the Latino community about branding and technology through various workshops and through the services that Latina Nerds® offers. In her free time, Zitlalic loves to volunteer and make a difference in the community.



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Hourly Schedule

9:00 am -
Continental Breakfast + Networking
10:00 am -
Estefania Iglesias (Radio Personality at Univision & CEO of Latinos in America) on From Single Mom to Wife & CEO
10:20 am -
Latina Nerds Founder
Zitlalic Ley
10:25 am -
IBM Speaker
Erinne Mejia, "Scaling your Business through Automation"
11:25 am -
Hubspot Speakers
Dan Tyre and Diana Zalaquett, "Growing your Business in 2020"
12:40 pm -
Small Break
12:45 pm -
Twilio Speaker
Joshua DeBear, "Communicating with Customers Digitally"
1:45 pm -
Rise Program Speaker
Adriana Gallardo, "Lead your Business Through Change"
2:30 pm -
Latina Nerds® Awards Ceremony + Raffle
2:40 pm -
Special Performance
25 time World Latina Salsa Champ, Liz Lira
2:50 pm -
Group Picture
3:00 pm -


Jan 25 2020


09:00 AM - 04:00 PM



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Plaza Mexico
3100 E Imperial Hwy, Lynwood, CA 90262
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