Renata Merino, MBA ‘02
Founder, Blazin Babes
Renata is a Latina Venture Capital investor in female founders, former 25 year operator, serial entrepreneur, former investment banker, 2002 Chicago Booth merit scholar and Bowdoin College student athlete. Renata launched and ran a female founder community for the past 8 years, helping female founders launch and scale startups. She delivered her first TEDx Talk in 2022, is a motivational speaker, model and single mom of 2 children. She has been featured in the media including Fitness Magazine, Women’s Health and Prevention among others. She is a Girl Scout Leadership Award recipient, hosts a podcast on overcoming adversity called, True North and currently sits on several boards. You can learn more about her at www.renatamerino.com.