Synergos Board Member
Mayra is the founder of the Instituto Xilonen, inspired by the life and example of her grandfather Roberto González Barrera. The purpose of Instituto Xilonen is to fulfill a global vision of change by placing healing crystals throughout the world in order to advance peace, harmony and conscious living. Utilizing a proprietary process, Xilonen Institute’s crystals are cleared, healed and programmed with the specific vibration needed, empowering individuals, families, social change organizations, and corporations. Placed in personal, professional and public spaces, these crystals raise the energy of the environment, redefining the future.
Prior to founding Xilonen, Mayra became in 2009 the head of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at Banorte, one of Mexico’s largest financial institutions. Under her leadership, Banorte became Mexico’s first bank to become part of the Dow Jones sustainability index. Earlier in her career, Mayra led her own strategic consulting and graphic design firm, working with clients such as Mission Foods and Gruma Corp. As a consultant to Banorte, she helped create Mujer Banorte, which opened financial services and new opportunities for 340,000 Mexican women.
Mayra currently serves as a board member of the Synergos Institute and the Erb Institute among others. In 2012, the Aspen Institute named Mayra a member of its First Movers Fellowship Program. Originally from Monterrey Mexico, Mayra holds a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from Universidad Iberoamericana and a Certificate in Administrative Science from Harvard University.
Mayra is an avid speaker, communicator, and supporter of women’s empowerment as well social impact media and films such as Food Chains and On the Way to School.