Xiomara Peña focuses on strengthening relationships with policymakers, small business owners and organizations across California. Her portfolio includes overseeing policy recommendations and advocacy work in California as well as managing statewide educational initiatives around workforce, entrepreneurship, retirement and healthcare. She also oversees Small Business Majority’s national Latino small business outreach work focused on connecting monolingual and bilingual business owners to their small business ecosystem. Prior to joining Small Business Majority, Xiomara piloted business retention programs for the City of Los Angeles and programs geared toward empowering at-risk youth. She also has extensive experience as a business owner, community organizer and campaign manager.
In 2019, Xiomara served on Governor Newsom’s Paid Family Leave Task Force. She currently serves on the Advisory Council for Support Latino Business and is the Chair for the El Nido Family Centers Alumni Association. She maintains a passion for workforce development issues, serving on the Business Advisory Council for UNITE-LA and in 2019 she served on the Statewide Advisory Committee for the development of the California State Plan for Career Technical Education (CTE).