Resnick Aspen Action Forum Provides Time for Reflection

Nina Vaca and her family recently returned from time spent at the Resnick Aspen Action Forum in Aspen, CO. The event is put on by the Aspen Institute, of which Nina is a Henry Crown Fellow. She wrote about her experience and what she learned on her Medium blog. Her main takeaway is the important of taking time to reflect …

Nina Vaca on Meeting with Top Chilean Entrepreneurs at U.S. Embassy Events

As Pinnacle Group continues its global expansion, establishing its presence in developing markets, I recently traveled to Chile for the remarkable opportunity to speak at a series of leadership events hosted by the U.S. Embassy and Becarius for Impact. These meetups with Chilean entrepreneurs and thought leaders were part of the Embassy’s initiative to further cultivate the country’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. …

Nina Vaca’s Three Keys to Success at Dallas Startup Week’s Women of Innovation Summit

It was such a privilege to kick off the Women of Innovation Summit powered by Dallas Startup Week on April 3rd, which brought together top innovators, change makers, and entrepreneurs. These are the North Texas women launching ideas that will change the course of business and tech across the nation and beyond. Personally, it was very meaningful for me to …

Young Minds at the Hispanic Scholarship

Nina Vaca on Inspiring Young Minds at the Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s Entrepreneurship Summit

As the daughter of immigrants and the first person in my family to graduate from college, I was honored to speak at the Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s (HSF) Entrepreneurship Summit last month in San Jose, California. The annual conference is a very special event that brings together entrepreneurs and HSF scholars – Hispanic students who are leaders both within their schools …

Celebrating International Women’s Day

March 8 will always hold a very special place in my heart since Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner proclaimed it Nina Vaca Day last year. It was particularly special receiving the recognition on International Women’s Day moments before being named Woman of the Year by the magazine Solo Mujeres while surrounded by family in my mother’s hometown of Houston. Most importantly, the Nina …

HWNT Trailblazer Award Winner – Nina Vaca

The Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas defines a Trailblazer as someone who has opened the door for other women and has achieved significant success despite obstacles they may have faced along the way. Nina Vaca, entrepreneur, philanthropist, civic leader, and founder of Pinnacle Group has proven to be a Trailblazer.

The Importance of a STEM Education

The Importance of a STEM Education

It’s always been important for me to lift others up, and most recently, I’ve focused my efforts on expanding opportunities for women and girls in STEM. There’s no better day to delve into STEM’s importance than today, February 11, which the UN has designated as International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education is no …

2018 Holiday Party and Awards Show

Pinnacle Group marks 22 years at Night of the Stars holiday party and awards show

Pinnacle Group celebrated its 22nd anniversary and the remarkable accomplishments of its associates over the past year at its Annual Awards Presentation and Celebration. The Night of the Stars-themed event occurred on Dec. 15 at the Renaissance Hotel in Addison. Associates who have been with the firm for five and 10 years were honored for their tenure. Awards were given for …