TINA ALDATZ, Entrepreneur and CEO, made her mark on the world as a self-starting entrepreneur and founder of Foot Petals, the revolutionary line of designer insole cushions for women’s high heels. As a child, Tina severely burned her feet after accidently stepping on buried hot coals at the beach. From her foot injury, Tina created Foot Petals to help fill a gap in the market for women’s high-heeled foot support. Through her strength and tenacity, Foot Petals became a wildly successful multi-million dollar company that was recognized by Inc. 500 as one of the “500 fastest growing companies in America”. Tina is a true pediatric burn survivor who has taken a horrific tragedy and turned it into her destiny. Tina has also been featured in Forbes Magazine as an “entrepreneur to watch” and was honored to become the 2011 National Latina Business Women Association’s (NLBWA) “Business Woman of the Year”.
Currently, Tina is the CEO of Savvy Traveler, a premier lifestyle brand dedicated to the health and wellness of the on-the-go consumer. Savvy Traveler is launching a revolutionary line of products intended to make the life of a jetsetter more clean and convenient. Recently, Tina authored her first book, “From Stilettos to the Stock Exchange”, an autobiographical telling of her life and business, from concept to creation.
Tina is also an activist in her community. As a member of the Board of Directors for Hispanic 100 and Chairwoman of its highly regarded Mentor Program, she is dedicated to inspiring others and believes that success comes from within. The goal of the mentor program is to help young, goal orientated Latinos between the ages of 18 and 24 become successful in business and civic engagement through mentored relationships with successful Hispanic professionals. Tina has also volunteered and helped organizations around her community like Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Orange County, Girls Inc., and in 2011 Foot Petals created an endowment through the Two Ten Foundation, focusing solely on scholarships for Women in the Footwear Industry (WIFI).
Tina is a strong advocate for change with regard to immigration policy in the United States. She is a Co-Executive Producer for Frontera, a very poignant film starring Eva Longoria and Ed Harris that brings to light the controversial and ongoing debate regarding illegal immigration along the U.S. and Mexican border. Tina believes it is crucial to remember what every immigrant is seeking—opportunity.
Tina is driven to inspire women in all walks of life to pursue the American dream. She strives to motivate and assist women in business to bring their power and passion to reality.
Note: Tina Aldatz is available for speaking engagements. Please submit all inquires at info@TinaAldatz.com