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Ramona Ortega

Ramona Ortega is the Founder & CEO of My Money My Future, a mission-driven financial tech company that combines tailored content and simple to use tools to help Millennials, particularly young women and minorities, manage their money with confidence.  MMMF’s personal financial management platform automates budgeting, guides Millennials through all their financial decisions and helps them choose the best financial products from a curated selection of partners.\n Ortega is a serial entrepreneur with over a decade of leadership in the public and private sectors. Prior to leading My Money My Future, Ortega was a corporate securities attorney in New York where she worked on complex securities litigation. She was part of the litigation team that worked on high profile cases such as Madoff and MF Global.  During law school she interned at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission where she focused on the implementation of Dodd-Frank and regulation of private funds and worked on Chapter 11 restructurings in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, S.D.N.Y.\nPrior to working in law, Ortega founded Global Networks Consulting, a boutique consulting firm providing research and program evaluation for foundations and government funded programs. In this capacity, she implemented multi-year studies, drafted policy reports and provided strategic insight on program metrics. During this time, she also founded Cidadao Global a New York based non-profit and was the recipient of the 2009 Union Square Award.\nFrom 2000-2007, Ortega was the director of the Human Rights Project where she was instrumental in submitting the first shadow report to the United Nations for the first review of the United States under the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (“ICERD”) and was a delegate to World Conference Against Racism in Durban South Africa. Ortega spearheaded an innovative policy campaign to integrate human rights standards into municipal law. She has designed and implemented extensive human rights trainings and capacity building programs on the implementation of international law. Ortega began her career as a journalist and social science researcher with MDRC and is a member of the Experts of Color Network for the Closing the Racial Wealth Gap initiative.\nOrtega was recently named one of six Latina founders to watch and is on the board of the Latino Startup Alliance. She is a contributor to TechCrunch and Huffington Post on issues of law, tech  and diversity. Ortega has a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.\nYou can follow My Money My Future on Twitter @dinero_futuro.\n