2015 Community Leader of the Year

Araceli Padilla

Owner

Araceli Padilla Insurance Agency, Inc.

Araceli Padilla is recognized and honored with the 2015 Community Leader Award by The Latina Global Executive Leadership and Entrepreneur Institute for her commitment to empowering the community.  Ms. Padilla is a Santa Ana business owner (Araceli Padilla Insurance Agency, Inc.) who has continuously contributed to the Santa Ana community.  As a business woman, community supporter and mother of three, Ms. Padilla has worked diligently to pay it forward.  Some of her 2015 community contributions include:  Life and Hope Foundation:  Ms. Padilla, representing Aracelli Padilla’s Insurance Agency was a Gold contributor to the Life and Hope Foundation. A foundation set up to assist the elderly in Santa Ana, CA Orange County.  Latino Alzheimer’s Organization:   Aracelli Padilla’s Insurance Agency partnered with Starbucks Coffee to provide free health care to the homeless in Orange County.  Her agency was recognized for her contribution.  Latina Global Entrepreneurial Program:  Ms. Padilla spent countless hours training and developing young women with hard and soft skills to better prepare them for the workforce.  She also served as a coach and mentor to young striving entrepreneurs helping them build from their current skill set.