Organics Unlimited CEO Named the 2020 Global Trade Ambassador – Mexico Award Recipient from Women in International Trade–Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES, CA - Congratulations are in order for Mayra Velazquez de León, CEO and President of Organics Unlimited, as she has been named the 2020 Global Trade Ambassador - Mexico award winner from the Women in International Trade–Los Angeles (WIT–LA). Each year the award is given to leaders who have made impactful contributions to not only the community, but the international business world as well.
“I am very honored to receive this award from such an influential international trade organization like WIT–LA that celebrates the success of women in business,” said Velazquez de León. “Southern California has many talented women leaders doing incredible work, so to be recognized by them is quite an achievement.”
Having co-founded Organics Unlimited in 2000, Velazquez de León has helped build the company into one of the United States’ largest woman- and Latina-owned organic banana companies, according to a press release.
In 2005, GROW, the company’s social responsibility program, was started and has since provided over $2.7 million in aid from the sale and purchase of GROW labeled organic bananas. The funds have been used to help youth educational programs, health clinics, dental and vision care in Mexico; clean water and early childhood education programs in Ecuador; and disaster relief and environmental initiatives, including those that promote sustainability.
“You can see why we selected Mayra because she truly fulfills all the criteria,” said Lilia Navarrete, President of Women in International Trade–Los Angeles. “Having her distribution center in San Diego is an extra plus since she provides jobs and helps build our economy here, too.”
WIT–LA will be honoring the recipients of this year’s awards at its 8th Annual WIT–LA Global Trade Awards Gala 2020, which is being held Thursday, December 10 at 6:00 p.m. PST. The virtual event will feature speakers from both the private and public sectors, musical performances, and the acceptance of awards by each winner.
Congratulations again to Mayra for her outstanding work and commitment to growing the industry.