Creative Human
Creative Human
Dec 1, 2021
Season 3, Episode 3 l “Failing forward & why mentorship is the key to success” Guest: Betty Francisco
Play • 54 min

This episode is one that you don’t want to miss. It will leave you energized to go after your dreams and make a difference in the world. Betty Francisco, is a woman on a mission and is breaking barriers in the Latinx business community. She is a multi-entrepreneur, business executive, attorney and community leader. She shares her story of how she went from a life of poverty to success as a powerful convener and changemaker, who is unapologetic about creating visibility for Latinx and POC (People of Color) leaders.

The Boston Business Journal named Betty as one of the 2020 Power 50 – Extraordinary Year Extraordinary People, and in 2018, Boston Magazine named her as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Boston.

Betty is currently the CEO of Boston Impact Initiative, a social impact investment fund that invests to close the racial wealth divide in Eastern Massachusetts. She is the co-founder of Amplify Latinx, a social venture that is building Latinx economic and political power by significantly increasing Latino civic engagement, economic opportunity and leadership representation in Massachusetts. Betty is also co-founder of the Investors of Color Network, a consortium of Black and Latinx accredited investors working to close the racial funding gap in startup capital.

Check out these episode highlights:

  • Getting out of being reliant to others and start living amore financially independent life
  • It’s okay to “fail forward”, take risks and have tolerance for failure
  • Why having mentors along the way is important when striving for your goals

And so much more!

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