Angelica Cortez is the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Director of Investor Relations & Strategic Coalitions, where she leads membership activation, the Regional Economic Association Leaders of California (R.E.A.L.) Coalition, and the Women Executive Series. She joined the Leadership Group team in 2015.
Prior to the Leadership Group, she worked for California State Assemblymember Rich Gordon and a number of nonprofits in the Los Angeles and South Bay Area, focused on human services. Her professional background blends nonprofit program development, policy advocacy, and community organizing. Angelica has been recognized by NBC Bay Area, the Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women, and Asian American Recovery Services for her work within local Asian Pacific Islander communities.
In her spare time, you can catch Angelica organizing LEAD Filipino activities across the Northern California region, looking for new music, and traveling abroad. She holds a BA from San Jose State University, an MPA from the University of San Francisco, and is a current doctoral student at the University of Southern California.