Faces of Tampa – Lila Gilliam-Gonzalez
Lila moved to the United States in 1998 from Caracas, Venezuela. While living in Venezuela she had a company where she was a translator for multiple high profile businesses. When she moved to the states she did not know anyone and was basically starting over. Lila comes from a big family and is the youngest of 7 children. So, when Lila moved here she was looking to adopt a child, but met Phil, her husband of 16 years. Phil had 3 daughters, the youngest being 5, whom Lila raised as her own. Now that their daughter is all grown up and in college Lila decided to start a business.
Lila is the founder and owner of My Latino Club. She created My Latino Club to help professional individuals and businesses to integrate within the Latin community to share their culture and knowledge as well as network with each other. She encourages all people from different Latin backgrounds to come together and meet. My Latino Club meets every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. You can find My Latino Club and join them on Meetup at: https://www.meetup.com/My-Latino-Club/
What Lila loves about Tampa is that she has found the people here to be more open, authentic and have a community mindset.