Xiomara Peña works from our Los Angeles office where she focuses on strengthening relationships with small business owners and organizations across Southern California. She also manages Small Business Majority’s national Hispanic small business outreach work focused on delivering quality resources for the Spanish-speaking business community. Prior to joining Small Business Majority, Xiomara piloted business retention programs for the City of Los Angeles. She also served as a Program Coordinator for a local non-profit organization, El Nido Family Centers, where she focused on youth workforce development by helping adolescents in low-income communities acquire marketable skills and foster growth. She also has extensive experience as a community organizer and campaign manager for various campaigns.
Her most notable accolades include a Leading the Way award and the Champion for Families award for her leadership in the Latino community. Both the L.A. City Council and several congressional districts have recognized her work providing education to small business community. In 2016, Xiomara was recognized by the L.A. Mayor's Office of Economic Development for her extensive work highlighting responsible lending and education on access to capital options for small businesses.