Connect with us
Apply Now

Women Who Disrupt

How Manuela Proano Empowers Female Entrepreneurs To Grow Themselves And Their Business

In 2021, society is continuously evolving and recognizing the power of women in every industry. But despite the developments in gender equality, there’s still a long way to go before we can truly say that we have created an inclusive society free from gender bias. 

Yet these roadblocks in progress didn’t stop strong, smart, and capable women from achieving their dreams. It also helps that they have a community where they pull each other up so they can rise to the occasion. 

In that community are several leaders who are going above and beyond to make sure that they can help unleash others’ potential. Among them is Manuela Proano, the founder of THE SECRET FASHION MOVEMENT, a platform dedicated to helping entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses.


Helping Female Entrepreneurs Succeed  

Manuela has a bachelorʼs degree in fashion communication and marketing from IED Barcelona. Since graduating, she gathered experience in brands as big as Adidas Originals, McCANN Erickson, Nestle, and Ecuadorʼs Cosas magazine. 

She also has a Master’s in leadership and coaches female entrepreneurs around their leadership, self-confidence, style, and achieving their goals. She sees them as driven entrepreneurs and influencers who want to be known for their mission, what they do, and want to build credibility and power around that.  

“They want to bring in more revenue by doing what they are passionate about, make business easy and attract dream clients and opportunities, and they want to feel seen, confident, sexy, and like a total badass,” Manuela said. 

Yet Manuela doesn’t limit herself to female entrepreneurs only. She also offers her services to help brands find their unique value and style, and showcase it to the world.

Manuela has helped around 30 clients including corporate, small, and personal brands. 


Creating a Community 

In hopes of reaching more people and exercising her passion for fashion, luxury, and helping others, Manuela created MPPA Studio. Her brand connects brilliant minds across the world to collaborate in creating coalitions, conversations, and movement around entrepreneurship, personal branding, influence, fashion, and the creative industries, through THE SECRET FASHION MOVEMENT.

“It represents evolution, passion, creativity, boldness, sophistication, alignment, and support. I want my business to become an international hub and platform where people get to become their highest selves and express themselves in the most authentically aligned way,” Manuela said. 

Ultimately, both MPPA Studio and THE SECRET FASHION MOVEMENT aim to create a scholarship fund for brilliant, new emerging talent in Latin America to be trained at some of the best fashion, creative, and business schools in the world.

Visit Manuela Proano’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts for more information. 

You can also reach her through her email addresses: info@mppastudio.com and manuela@mppastudio.com

Continue Reading

Copyright © 2022 Disrupt ™ Magazine is a Minority Owned Privately Held Company - Disrupt ™ was founder by Puerto Rican serial entrepreneur and philanthropist Tony Delgado who is on a mission to transform Latin America using the power of education and entrepreneurship.

Disrupt ™ Magazine
151 Calle San Francisco
Suite 200
San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00901

Opinions expressed by Disrupt Contributors are their own. Disrupt Magazine invites voices from many diverse walks of life to share their perspectives on our contributor platform. We are big believers in freedom of speech and while we do enforce our community guidelines, we do not actively censor stories on our platform because we want to give our contributors the freedom to express their opinions. Articles are not commissioned by our editorial team, and opinions expressed by our community contributors do not reflect the opinions of Disrupt or its employees.
We are committed to fighting the spread of misinformation online so if you feel an article on our platform goes against our community guidelines or contains false information, we do encourage you to report it. We need your help to fight the spread of misinformation. For more information please visit our Contributor Guidelines available here.

Disrupt ™ is the voice of latino entrepreneurs around the world. We are part of a movement to increase diversity in the technology industry and we are focused on using entrepreneurship to grow new economies in underserved communities both here in Puerto Rico and throughout Latin America. We enable millennials to become what they want to become in life by learning new skills and leveraging the power of the digital economy. We are living proof that all you need to succeed in this new economy is a landing page and a dream. Disrupt tells the stories of the world top entrepreneurs, developers, creators, and digital marketers and help empower them to teach others the skills they used to grow their careers, chase their passions and create financial freedom for themselves, their families, and their lives, all while living out their true purpose. We recognize the fact that most young people are opting to skip college in exchange for entrepreneurship and real-life experience. Disrupt Magazine was designed to give the world a taste of that.