Mariana Zaragoza: Breaking through norms to build businesses that support her team and the community.
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Hello! hola! Welcome back to another story highlighting a Latina working hard to build something amazing. Today’s guest is my friend Mariana. I met her through the wedding industry, and immediately loved her drive and ambition. 

She has two businesses, Equisitely Strikeing is a production company based in Chicago. And within a short time, Exquisitely Strikeing went from being a small company lending a helping hand, to a production company that works directly with vendors, venues, and other clients in the events industry.

She also developed the idea of creative pop-up ceremonies that make eloping memorable.  Her company, Elope Up specializes in intimate ceremonies with all inclusive packages, and I have had the pleasure of taking photos at one of these pop-up ceremonies last year.

She takes us through - breaking through norms to build businesses that support her team, as well as her community, all with the drive, passion, and dedication her parents instilled in her. I hope you enjoy my chat with Mariana.

I feel like with all of these interviews I’m always telling them how proud I am of them. And it’s true for each person I’ve interviewed so far. To see these Latinas, my friends, take the handwork, creativity, and passion that is culturally ingrained in us, is amazing to witness. And I am so proud to know Mariana.  

If you enjoyed this conversation please share, review the podcast on iTunes, or send me a DM. I always like to hear from people an how they resonated with the stories I share. 

Have a great week, y nos vemos next week! 

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