Gigi Guzmán is a business owner and a champion of the Hispanic business community. She previously owned GlobalTech Bilingual Institute, a language institute teaching English as a Second Language and providing workforce development and job placement to Hispanic Latinos. She now owns and runs GiTech Inc., a company that provides Information Technology services. Currently she also serves as an English and Spanish translator and interpreter on contract with a large prime on behalf of a federal healthcare agency.
She is one of two founders of the Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Working alongside co-founder Hector Viñas, Gigi worked to make MDHCC known to government officials and Hispanic/Latino business owners. She served as Chair from 2000-2004 and now, 30 years later, she serves on the Board of Directors and chairs the Business Advocacy & Mentorship Committee.
Corina’s passion for helping people is reflected in all her efforts and is fueled by the desire to support those in need. She supports the local community with a small business and a non-profit, BmoreLatina, that was inspired by helping disadvantaged woman and children build economic independence and empowerment through understanding how to navigate the paths to the success achieved by upward mobility of the American Dream. A Los Angeles native with a Harford County, MD upbringing, her business in construction cleaning is built upon her blue collar roots. As a compassionate business owner, she understands the success of building a business is achieved by demonstrating leadership and support for the community. It is also fitting that she is a graduate student at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School which supports her entrepreneurial spirit and concept of “business with humanity in mind”. In 2016, she won the title “Woman of the Year” for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society in a victorious fundraising effort to support baby Brielle and her grandfather’s legacy. She is also the President of the Greater Baltimore Regional Chapter of the Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The chapter launch focuses on Business Advocacy and Mentorship that provides an opportunity for her to help other small businesses with a mentorship program. “The objective to bridge the cultural gap with growing Hispanic businesses and the Baltimore community at large is a win/win for everyone. Having a mentor as a resource would have helped tremendously five years ago and even today, I believe in the program.” — Corina