Women's Entrepreneurship Week 2016: Elizabeth Velez

Elizabeth Velez Berkeley

Elizabeth Velez
President, Velez Organization

Elizabeth Velez is an outspoken advocate for diversity and empowerment of women, and a sought-after speaker on women’s leadership and work/family balance. She is President of the Velez Organization, a 45-year-old family owned and managed construction services firm that creates schools, hospitals and parks throughout New York. She is a Trustee of Boricua College, an accredited private institution serving primarily Latinas through three campuses in New York. She serves on the advisory boards of numerous New York agencies, industry nonprofits and groups supporting mentorship and scholarships for youth. On the international front, Ms. Velez is Co-Chair of Iran 180 – an organization that advocates for human rights. She is a contributor to media outlets such as Fox News Latino, The Wall Street JournalCity & State and Crain’s New York Business. Ms. Velez holds an MBA from Hofstra University.

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