Ross Perot: A Legacy of Leadership

Ross Perot left an indelible mark on this country, state, and city that we both call home. I’ve long admired him for his entrepreneurial spirit, his patriotism, his visionary leadership, and his enormous philanthropic efforts. Since Mr. Perot’s passing few days ago, many poignant obituaries have been published. Perhaps the most touching piece came from his longtime friend Tom Luce who described …

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 …

Nina Vaca inspires women in STEM

Nina Vaca inspires women in STEM at Women of the Channel Summit

One thousand women pursuing STEM careers attended a keynote speech from Nina Vaca at the Women of the Channel Summit on Dec. 4 in New York City. The attendees were all in different stages of their careers in technology, but as Nina told them, each is a leader in her own right. She had a candid conversation with them about the peaks …

AL DÍA News features Nina Vaca

AL DÍA News features Nina Vaca on stage, in article for Women’s Summit

AL DÍA News featured Nina Vaca on stage and in an article about her keynote speech at the Women’s Summit in Philadelphia Nov. 2. Vaca shared her personal and professional journey with attendees, who were primarily Latinas looking for insights about leadership. AL DÍA reported that Vaca, Chairman and CEO of Pinnacle Group, the fastest-growing woman-owned company in the country, …

Nina Vaca serves as panelist at Engage Dallas hosted by the Mayors Star Council

Nina Vaca serves as panelist at Engage Dallas hosted by the Mayor’s Star Council

Nina Vaca spoke on a panel at the Mayor’s Star Council’s Leadership Summit, Engage Dallas, March 9 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. At her second panel appearance of the day, Vaca, Founder, CEO & Chairman of Pinnacle Group, shared her insights about leadership, along with Kathy Doyle Thomas, Executive Vice President of Half Price Books and Lyria Howland, …

Harnessing courage

Harnessing courage

For those who saw my 2017 recap, you may think my life is only filled with joy and happy moments, but in all honesty and candor, it isn’t void of struggle. No matter how many wonderful experiences are packed into a year, they can’t completely insulate us from adversity. In spite of the tough times, though, I choose to be …

Welcome to My Story – ninavaca.com

Today is a milestone in my life.  Today, after twenty-one years, I’m launching my own personal website, ninavaca.com.  To celebrate the kickoff, I was interviewed by WE USA, the leading women enterprise magazine in America.  I wanted to share my interview with you, to invite you into the story of ninavaca.com. What inspired you to launch ninavaca.com?   I was inspired …

Nina Vaca Shares about Struggles and Triumphs at WE NY Connect Event

Nina Vaca Shares about Struggles and Triumphs at WE NY Connect Event

New York City, New York, May 16, 2017 – Today Nina Vaca joined the Women Entrepreneurs of New York (WE NY) as a guest speaker in the WE Connect Event series.  The WE Connect Event series features successful women entrepreneurs with inspiring stories to share.  Held in honor of Mother’s Day, this session featured Nina Vaca in a Fireside Chat …

Nina Vaca Honored with Ballet

Nina Vaca Honored with Ballet Hispánico’s Prestigious Nuestra Inspiración Award

New York, New York, May 15, 2017 – Today Pinnacle CEO Nina Vaca was awarded the prestigious Nuestra Inspiración Award during the Ballet Hispánico’s Carnaval Gala.  Each year, the Ballet Hispánico touches the lives of more than 20,000 women and children, building and strengthening the link between art and business by empowering Latinas to pursue their dreams.  During the Annual …

Nina Vaca At the 2017 Milken Institute Global Conference

Nina Vaca At the 2017 Milken Institute Global Conference

Los Angeles, California, April 30, 2017 – Today Nina Vaca joined 4,000 attendees in coming together at the 2017 Milken Institute Global Conference to discuss some of the world’s most difficult challenges.  In this collaborative environment, Vaca and her fellow attendees engaged together to discuss global issues and learn from a diverse group of high-profile participants including President George W. Bush, Vice President Joe Biden, Michael …