Josefina Urzaiz

Josefina Urzaiz

United States of America
Trip: 
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Mentored by: Karen Starns

United States of America
Trip: 
Charlotte, North Carolina

Josefina co-founded Hammock Boutique, a socially responsible organization committed to the sustainable development of Mayan communities in the Yucatan through the manufacture of the highest quality hammocks.

Hammock Boutique is a Fair Trade Federation member and a B Corporation certified organization. In 2015 and 2016, it was honored as “Best for the World” by B Lab. It was also selected by Lowe’s Companies to highlight their supplier diversity efforts.

Josefina also co-founded Fundacion Cielo, a nonprofit organization set up to end the inter-generational poverty cycle in the Mayan communities of the Yucatan.

Josefina started her business career at Mexican ExIm bank in Miami. She was a summer associate at Wachovia Securities’ M&A team. She then joined J.P. Morgan's Investment Banking team full-time and later moved to the Fixed Income desk at BBVA Securities.