Mayra Hernández González is a global citizen who perceives the world through her heart. Driven by a desire to accelerate conscious living, Mayra’s foundations and companies work to inspire individuals and institutions to better care for themselves, others, and the planet.
Mayra served for almost a decade as the head of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at Banorte. Under her leadership, it was the first Mexican bank to join the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Mayra was also instrumental in creating Mujer Banorte, which opened financial services and new opportunities for 340,000 Mexican women. Prior to this, Mayra led her own strategic consulting and graphic design firm, working with clients such as Mission Foods and Gruma Corporation.
In the early 2000s, Mayra felt a new calling - to merge spirituality with practicality in the global workplace and in daily life. In 2015, she founded Instituto Xilonen (IX), a social enterprise based in New York. IX matches high-frequency Crystals with individuals and institutions who seek to amplify their ability to live and influence the world from a place of higher consciousness. Mayra also develops experiential opportunities for individuals seeking spiritual discovery, exploration, and growth.
As an investor, Mayra has continued her involvement in the sustainable solutions industry. She serves as a board member of Synergos, among other philanthropic commitments. Since 2012, Mayra has been a member of the Aspen Institute’s First Movers Fellowship Program, whose mission is to build the courage and conviction of business leaders to think long-term and act in the best interests of society.
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 traveler, but what she values most is spending time with family, loved ones, and her dear Yorkie, Getty.