As a mentor and role model, AdaPia prides herself in supporting, coaching, advising, mentoring businesses founded by women. Having founded two small businesses with female partners, AdaPia believes in the value of women working to help each other succeed for the ultimate benefit of everyone. She is also an avid supporter of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) education.
AdaPia grew up in Canada, and has studied, worked and lived in Holland, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland and now Los Angeles. AdaPia speaks English, French and Italian fluently and also has a basic understanding of German and Spanish. She holds degrees in Business Administration with a specialization in financial services, and International Business Economics from the University of British Columbia.
On a personal level, AdaPia is on a lifelong quest of learning and self-improvement. She is passionate about health, fitness and mindfulness, and continues her exploration and self-study of psychology, behavioral economics, meditation, and cultural trends.
When she’s not working she gives back to the community by mentoring and coaching others as well as volunteering for, and supporting, animal rights, and community organizations. Her current big, personal project is the DIY remodel of her home in Los Angeles. She enjoys cooking, exploring nature, yoga, and caring for her adopted, rescue French Bulldog, Barrington. You can learn more at http://adapiaderrico.com/. Connect with AdaPia on LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.