Meet our team
Where the passion started
Yadira Fragoso is from Mexico City and immigrated to the United States in 2000. In 2008 she became a worker-owner at Si Se Puede women's cooperative where she stayed for 8 years. During her time at SSP, she participated in different committees and became a one-year president in 2012. She has served on the New York City Network of Worker Cooperative's board of directors for two years and attended the USFWC conferences and has advocated for immigrant cooperatives in DAWI's Lideres de Cooperativa en Action. Yadira left SSP in 2016 to continue working in developing the project of creating a line of natural and non-toxic cleaning products at the BKLN Clean LLC cooperative. She is currently interested in bringing the worker cooperative model to Tulsa, OK to empower the Latinx community affected by social and economic inequality.She’s currently working as a Business Developer at DAWI.
Anahí was studying to become a lawyer in Mexico when she decided to immigrate to the US, where she was a worker-owner for different eco-cleaning cooperatives. During this time, she looked for different opportunities to form her own business and in 2017, she started Professional Eco Cleaning, a house, and office eco-cleaning business. In 2019, she began a fellowship through the NGO Prospera to continue growing her own business. She has been a leader for non-profits and activist committees. Today, apart from managing her business, she delivers business development workshops with cooperative values for Latina entrepreneurs. She is also part of the feminist movement in Mexico and the US. She is the proud mother of two to whom she teaches her entrepreneur and feminist values.
Brisia Rodriguez studied International Business and Accounting in Mexico and following her affinity for Finance, she began her career working for well-established banks in Mexico, becoming a Credit Coordinator. However, she realized that her true passion is working with entrepreneurs and business development, so she decided to immigrate to the United States and specifically to the Bay Area to achieve her dream. Here, she has been part of non-profits like Kiva and was the worker-owner of a cooperative in San Francisco, achieving the development of this business on which 10 families depend. She is currently starting the Brindemos Coop project, which seeks to offer workshops and consulting in Spanish to emerging businesses.