OlingoCo| Founder  & Developer  Shenzhen, China

In December 2019, I left my role at Intrepid Sourcing as director and business partner. It was one of the hardest decisions I have ever made. However, it opened the door to a fresh start. And in the summer of 2020, I founded OlingoCo, an online learning platform specializing in business. Our mantra is “empowering equality” — which I have always believed is best achieved through education.


Empowering Business

Laura Cortes

     BACL (Shenzhen) |Associate General Manager   Shenzhen, China

Landing a job with BACL at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic was difficult; I was so unsure of what my future would hold. I remember my sense of hopelessness while I watched the news about China from all the way in Mexico. That feeling spurred my decision, once again, to purchase a one-way ticket back to Shenzhen. I hit the pavement for months in search of a job; I still remember the sixty resumes I sent off, each with no reply. After some time, I decided that instead of sending emails, I would begin making phone calls directly — and that’s exactly how I finally landed a job. I called and asked to speak with HR, scoring an interview and eventually, my first position within the company as Key Account Manager. After only three months, and I was promoted to Associate General Manager. I am now helping the company along the road to becoming global. I’m in charge of opening six new branches in South Asia, Mexico, South Africa, and Europe.


     Intrepid Sourcing & Services| Partner & Director   Shenzhen, China

As a young business student back in Mexico, I had always dreamed of founding my own company. Finally, in 2016, I joined forces with two other partners to give shape and purpose to ISS, a fast-growing company that specializes in manufacture consulting. It was a dream come true. We helped hundreds of entrepreneurs create their designs — a domain often deemed exclusive to corporations. What started through coaching out of my studio, eventually grew into a multinational corporation with headquarters in Shenzhen, China, and representative offices in the Philippines and New York. I will always be thankful for my time at Intrepid Sourcing and the many lessons I learned on nurturing a brand-new business.

     Ginga Group| Asia Business Developer Shenzhen, China

In 2011, I decided that after two years of business school, it was time for me to move to Shenzhen. My years at Mexican company Ginga Group fostered critical skills for my future career development. I traveled around China, to the hidden corners of manufacturing cities, and learned all the ins and outs of manufacturing. I came to understand the quirks of dif- ferent industries and business negotiations. Over my nearly four years of working at Ginga, I helped to develop products for brands like Hello Kitty, Lamborghini, DC Comics, Minions, and Marvel. I wouldn’t trade my time at Ginga for anything. I contributed to products that bettered the lives of people in Mexico and other Latin American countries.


My country

If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants” Isaac Newton 

Empower yourself to Empower Others

I was born and raised in the south of Mexico. With all the complexities, challenges, and beauty of this region, I will always be proud of my origins.

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