Meet Our Board Of Directors...
Leonor Hipólito was born in Guerrero, México.
Ever since she was little she has been interested in sales and supporting her community. She has studied in many leadership schools and personal growth courses and she has worked with big companies, standing out in every occasion for her teamwork skills.
In 2010 she recognized a serious situation in her community and she decided to prepare herself to help the children and fathers from the area. Among her certifications and awards are:
- Líder de la Comunidad Workshop.
- Fortaleciendo Familias Workshop.
- Piqué Workshop.
- Crianza con Cariño Workshop.
- Desarrollo Humano y Empresarial Workshop.
- During the 140 Days’ Leadership Workshops, she was selected as the Team Leader.
- In 2016 she received the Hands-on-Hero Award from the First 5 organization in Madera County, CA..
But maybe her biggest achievement, the one she appreciates the most, is the affection and gratitude she has received from children and parents who have worked with her. They consider her a visionary, a great leader and a wholehearted person.
In 1996, Beatriz “Bettina” Berrocal moved with her family to the United Stated of America, from her hometown, Buenos Aires, Argentina, looking for a brighter future. As a mother, she always thought that etiquette and good manners were essential to a child’s integral education and was always on top of her son so he would apply them at all times.
As an immigrant, she also noticed that many kids who came to the USA from Spanish-speaking countries quickly were losing interest in their native language, passing up a marvelous opportunity to become bilingual. That’s why in Pequeños Empresarios, she’s been at the forefront of promoting these two fundamental values: good manners and the proper use of the Spanish language. Aditionaly, Bettina considers family support and respect for the elderly as essential concepts for the children.
She was born in Michoacán, México.
At the age of 17, she decided to emigrate towards United States, looking for opportunities and quality life, to overcome the poverty she was experiencing in his hometown. After going through several jobs, she will become a successful businesswoman, achieving the goal she had proposed to herself. Undoubtedly, her previosly work experience would prepare her later to face the challenges that this new life will demanded her.
Her commitment, generosity and love for children have become part of the team of Pequeños Empresarios, where María transmits her knowledge to children, like her in her childhood, could be living an unfavorable situation within her family or community.
Yesenia Hipolito is the daughter of founder Leonor Hipolito
She helped build Pequenos Empresarions along side her mom after noticing the need for a program like this in the community. As a child her grandparents taught her to read and write spanish but not all kids have this advantage. As a child she noticed a lot of kids who were embarrassed to speak Spanish and she knew that knowing a second language is nothing to be ashamed on the contrary it's something to celebrate, hence her desire to work alongside her mom to create a program that educates children on the importance of being proud of their culture!
Alongside her mom, she's attended various leadership trainings and personal growth courses. In addition to Pequenos Empresarios she is a bilingual Beauty Influencer who has worked with well known brands such as Garnier, Derma E, Benefit Cosmetics, Pandora, and more. Her blog Yes Hipolito focuses on Beauty, fashion and lifestyle.