Nydia Cardenas is passionate about helping entrepreneurs grow their companies, create jobs and transform cities. Before starting her own business, she was a senior analyst at the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) focusing on the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. While at ICIC, she interviewed hundreds of small business owners from across the country who inspired her with their energy and creativity.
During her MBA, Nydia was part of the Center for Positive Organizations’ +LAB and the Social Venture Fund. During her MBA summer, she pursued her passion for working with small businesses by participating in the inaugural class of MBAs Across America and helping entrepreneurs in six cities.
She currently resides in Detroit, MI where she is an impact consultant and coach to local entrepreneurs and community organizations. Her mission is to share transformative tools to unlock potential.
Nydia holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.