Yarida Enriquez

Dahlia Sourcing Specialists

Founder & Director

Yadira Enriquez is the Founder and Director of Dahlia Sourcing Specialists, a consulting firm that focuses on partnering with business owners to uncover sustainable scaling solutions to drive results and revenues. Where financial health and a personal wellness structure connect to elevate the relationship that you have with your business and the people you serve. She brings a wealth of knowledge in finance, human resources, team-building, communication, problem solving, and business management.

Enriquez is also the Chief Financial Officer and Family Business Advisor of Enriquez Produce, Inc., a wholesale produce distribution company founded in 1989, named one of the 50 Most Powerful Hispanic Businesses in Illinois in 2022. She strives to build strategic partnerships to obtain efficiency, improved workflow and financial health for the company. During her time as CFO, she has directed cybersecurity investments and risk management solutions, went to market to refinance the mortgage terms which brought in 7 figure savings, and obtained over $150k in insurance premium savings.

Continuing to scale the family business is a top priority for the next three years. She has been involved in various scaling programs such as The Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative as well as Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur Access Network and is about to embark in Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses Program.

Yadira has a degree in International Commerce specializing in Agricultural Business and an MBA from EGADE Business School of Tec de Monterrey.

She is proud to have grown up in Pilsen, her upbringing offering a unique perspective of the resilience and grit of the Mexican community in Chicago. These are foundational values she carries with her today, committed to development and growth not only for herself but for those around her, the organization and most importantly her team.

Having the opportunity to spend her childhood summers in Monterrey, Mexico as well as having lived in Mexico from 2001-2010 allowed her to fully immerse herself in two different cultures. This brought a deep understanding of how business is conducted in both countries and the ability to communicate in fluent English and Spanish on a business level.

As a first-generation Latina, Yadira shares a commonality with others who grew up in family entrepreneurial ventures. It is due to her personal experience that she seeks to partner up with people and organizations in pursuit of building the Latino community up in terms of financial, entrepreneurial and personal success in an authentic and impactful way to close the generational wealth gap. Being a founding member and inaugural President of the Pilsen Chamber of Commerce; sitting on the fundraising committee for Iskali, an organization that empowers young Latinos to become transformational leaders, are key ways in which Yadira has been able to proactively support the Chicago Latino community. She is also a member of the International Women’s Forum, a members only global organization of C-Level executives focused on advancing women’s leadership via conferences, development, and showcasing.