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Kenia Leanos


Revealing the beauty in women

Kenia Leanos

Age: 31

Title: Founder

Organization: KeniaLea.Co

Kenia Leanos is a third-generation entrepreneur and the owner and founder of KeniaLea.Co, a brand with the goal of empowering women across the country to feel and look their best.

Leanos started her career in fashion at the age of 17, from assisting customers as a retail associate, being involved in various fashion weeks, to launching her own fashion brand in 2021.

Leanos has hosted fashion shows in Chicago where she prioritized making women of all body types showcase her designs. Throughout her journey as an entrepreneur, she has been able to help women gain the confidence they need to grow as leaders and enhance their natural beauty through their unique style.

In addition to owning her own fashion brand, she also founded Papa Proto Foundation in 2017, a nonprofit organization aimed at helping the less fortunate. Leanos finds great importance in being a minority woman in business, and she wishes to inspire more women to follow her lead for years to come.

Words of wisdom: Life is full of surprises, and sometimes the biggest blessing is in the redirection. If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan, but never change the goal.