Loraine Segovia-Paz

Loraine Segovia-PazLoraine Segovia-Paz, the 2010 recipient of the U.S. Small Business Administration “Women In Business Advocate of the Year Award,” is a leader in connecting to the growing and widely diverse population of Tennessee. In 2003, she founded Hispanic Paper and began publishing Spanish-language educational content as a vehicle to foster effective communication with the fast-growing population of Hispanics in Tennessee. An advocate for public service, in 2007, Loraine received the Small Business Administration Business Advocate Recognition and, in 2008, the Hispanic Heritage Outstanding Leadership and Service Award. As a Vice Chair of Education and Business Literacy initiatives for the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (NAHCC), she developed a Latina Leaders training program and annual recognition program. Other organizations with which Loraine has and, in some cases, continues to work include Comprehensive Care Center, American Red Cross and Metro Human Relations Commission. She is also credited with building valuable partnerships with respected institutions including the Belcourt Theater Foundation, Scarritt Bennett Center, American Red Cross and All About Women.