Adriana GallardoInternational Speaker, Author, and Co-founder of NOWRISE

Adriana Gallardo was born in Mexico and immigrated to the United States 32 years ago with a determination to succeed in the land of opportunity. At the suggestion of her mother, affectionately known as Doña Rosy, Adriana created her first business - an insurance agency. Doña Rosy saw great potential in her daughter, constantly supporting and encouraging her to venture into the business world.Despite of the challenges of being an immigrant woman venturing into a male-dominated industry, Adriana became one of Southern California’s most successful businesswomen. As the mastermind behind Adriana’s Insurance, Adriana is a symbol of leadership in the insurance industry, which she has dominated for the past 30 years.Beyond being a powerhouse mogul, Adriana has become an inspirational figure to the community, starting with the people in her offices, where there is a sense of respect and admiration. She constantly encourages and motivates her team to put their heart and dedication into everything they do. She personally trains her employees, constantly supporting and encouraging them, just like her own mother did with her.Having already established her insurance business, Adriana has expanded her brand’s offerings to cover a wide range of services. She has also opened her own marketing firm, a coaching business, a multi-level marketing firm in the financial industry, and became a producer and on-camera personality of multiple reality shows.Adriana has been recognized for her achievements and contributions to society by several organizations, nationally and internationally. She has also been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Universidad Ejecutiva del Estado de Mexico. She has shown her ability to build profitable businesses and to inspire others to succeed and is now ready to share her experience. After years of hard work and educating herself, she is convinced that transformational education is the key to bringing businesses to the next level of success. As one the most influential Latinas in the US, her personal mission is to empower entrepreneurs by sharing her story, experiences, and knowledge.