2017 Pioneer Leadership Award Recipient

Dr. Perez-LitwinAngelica Perez-Litwin, PhD

Dr. Angelica Perez-Litwin is a social entrepreneur, psychologist, and Founder of Latinas Think Big®, an award-winning network and platform designed to advance the careers, ventures and influence of Latinas.

She has dedicated her professional life to empowering the lives and careers of women, and promoting the thought leadership of Latinas in the United States. Online, she has leveraged technology and social media to connect women to career opportunities, resources and influential networks.

In person, she has showcased the innovative ideas and contributions of Latinas through the dynamic Latinas Think Big Innovation Summits, hosted Google, Twitter, Harvard Kennedy School and Columbia University, among others. Formerly, Dr. Perez-Litwin had a faculty appointment at New York School of Medicine, where she conducted research and led a diagnostic clinic. She continues her work as a psychologist with a private practice in New York, focusing on relationships, assertiveness and career matters.

For her dedication to advancing women, and for her body of work over the past 25 years, Dr. Perez-Litwin was named one of ’50 Most Influential Latinos in the United States’ by Hispanic Business Magazine, and recognized as a ‘Latina Tech Leader’ by NBCLatino. She was recently honored with a proclamation by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer.

Dr. Perez-Litwin has a bachelors degree from Columbia University, a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fordham University, and is an alumna of the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education Program. She’s the proud mother of four awesome children, and a devoted mentor to dozens of women who are changing the world.