Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute 2019
Lucia Napolez’s identity is tied directly into being a small business owner and being an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community. Her professional and personal journey in communication, social media marketing, and sales has led her down the entrepreneur path since 2016. She co-founded a digital media company in the emerging cannabis industry that within two years of its’ creation was accepted into a business accelerator and raised angel investment dollars to help finance her venture.
A strong sense of purpose for her comes from being able to stand in my own truth and share my experiences to create a safe space for conversation revolving around the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community. She has dedicated the past several years to being an active participant in the LGBTQ+ movement across the United States. She’s volunteered for various organizations and groups within the LGBTQ+ community of San Diego, and continues to be a source of knowledge for many who have questions or concerns with the LGBTQ+ community.