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In Celebration of 5 Women: Lupe Franco

All week long, in honor of #InternationalWomensDay, we are lifting up five women we admire.⁠

We will publish one quick blog post each day highlighting a woman who has blessed The Off Ramp as well as us personally.


The first woman we would like to lift up is Lupe!

Guadalupe Franco is from Venezuela. She arrived to the United States in 2017, fleeing the political and humanitarian turmoil in her country. Once a high-ranking diplomat, she is unable to utilize her experience and education even though she moved to the Washington, DC area in hopes of doing just that.


Today, she has tapped into her creativity and is in the early stages of developing a skincare line. The Off Ramp just announced that we will be coming alongside her to assist in getting it off the ground!

What do we want to honor in Lupe? ⁠

⭐ The intelligence that enabled her to be a change-maker in diplomacy for so many year⁠s

⭐ The courage that helped her know it was time to step away from something she did not believe in⁠

⭐ The resiliency to reinvent herself and her future⁠

Lupe is also the guest in our most recent podcast episode. In it, we catch with up with her as she shares her inspiring story of leaving her home in Venezuela and what it's been like to try and reinvent herself in the United States.


Her greatest challenge since starting over? Well, you'll have to listen to find out but it's probably not what you think! Her story is truly inspiring!


Lupe, we love you. We admire you. And we honor you.


Stay tuned tomorrow to "meet" the second woman we want to celebrate this week!

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