Today we’d like to introduce you to Elvira Guzman.
Hi Elvira, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
I’m a Latina from Covina, CA. In my late teens I worked two jobs at Steve Harvey’s companies while working towards degrees in Political Science and Law & Society at the University of Southern California.
After years of hard work, by my early twenties, I was the Director of Publicity & Branding for Mr. Harvey’s companies and a college graduate with honors. This hard work ethic helped fuel my company Elvie G PR to one of the fastest-growing PR & Branding companies in Hollywood.
For the last 21 years I have worked on significant projects with comedians, actors, film companies, radio companies and athletes.
I’m honored to say I’ve been recognized by media outlets like FOX, Univision, Success Magazine, Forbes Magazine, Inc. Magazine, Sister 2 Sister Magazine, Black Enterprise Magazine and many others.
I have been featured in Latina Magazine as one of “The Future 15 Latino Entrepreneurs.”
I have written eight books, including some that I helped my celebrity clients write like Steve Harvey’s “Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man” and Cupid’s “Trust Your Gift”.
I am working to host my own talk show, an opportunity that will resonate with my purpose to motivate and inspire the world to pursue their purpose in life.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
No, the entertainment industry is the hardest industry to get into and stay in. Especially if you are a woman! We have to work twice as hard to get the same recognition as a man and if we want to get equal pay we have to demand it. Also being a Latina in the industry has been incredibly challenging also. Many have told me racist things like how is my English so good not knowing that I was born and raised in California. I’ve also been asked out on dates while at professional business meetings. Despite all of the obstacles I wouldn’t change my profession because I know the power of media and it’s worth it!
Where do you see things going in the next 5-10 years?
I hope I see more Latinos, Asians, Indians, African Americans and other minorities in power positions at networks and film companies so we can develop programming that we can identify with.
- Website: http://www.elviegpr.com
- Instagram: Iamelviraguzman
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