Lydia A. Aranda is an award-winning and influential voice for women, having keynoted, moderated or co-hosted hundreds of Fortune-500/1000 events or fundraisers in the U.S. and abroad. She is widely known for her years as Wells Fargo vice president of diverse segments; her leadership roles in National Hispanic Corporate Council / NBCUniversal Summit; CEO of Tucson & Southern Arizona Hispanic Chambers, and as Arizona Governor’s Office advisor, small business advocate and small business services director.
A 3rd-generation Arizonan, with a Masters in Social Impact from Claremont Lincoln University and a B.S. in Intercultural Communications from Arizona State University, she is an advocate for equality, education and economic success, giving of her time and talent to Girl Scouts, HSF, IME, AIPAC, NetImpact, CPLC, AllOfUs Research Project and USHCC, among others. Her multi-regional activities support integration of diverse leaders, business owners and college students into collaborative initiatives such as AIPAC’s pro-Israel mission; The Latina Giving Circle; Ivy League Project; and the Media, Democracy & Policy Institute. Other notable projects or initiatives she has founded or led to new acclaim include Southwestern Donors Circle, the Liberty Project en Español, the First Ladies International Project (FLIP), AIPAC Hispanic Leaders Outreach Summit; Hispanic Heroes Mentor Network; Presidente Fox World Leaders Dinner Video Series, and the independent national assembly of advocates called Coalition of American Latino Leaders.