Christina Vaca Martinez, 38
Operations Manager, Dantor Construction
Seeing fellow Latinos in the building industry set Martinez on the path to founding Dantor Construction with her husband, Danny, in 2009. “I’m proud to be a woman in business,” she says. “We sometimes close our own doors.” Now, she’s a role model herself, mentoring teenage girls with the John F. Kennedy Foundation’s Ophelia Project.
• VIDEO: Christina chats about connecting with the Ophelia Project “to be a good role model for little girls.”