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Janie Gonzalez

Janie Gonzalez

Janie Martinez Gonzalez is the President and CEO of Webhead, a company that specializes in providing web and cybersecurity solutions to clients across the nation.  Janie has served in leadership roles for a variety of charitable, community and civic efforts. She also has strong skills in corporate governance, strategic planning and economic development. 
 
She is a well-respected technologist, philanthropist and industry influencer with twenty-five (25) years of professional executive experience. Some of the companies have become market leaders in the industry. Janie understood early on her success depended primarily on her ability to make it happen. As a natural observer she learned to identify a need and find a solution, how to transform into a vision, supported with tech innovation and ambition into action. To give back more than you receive.
 
As founder and chief executive officer of Webhead, Janie leveraged technology to establish one of the original tech startups in the early 90s in San Antonio Texas, on the advent of World Wide Web / DOTCOM. She leads one of largest privately women owned Web and IT Security companies in Texas. They have a presence in California, Louisiana, Nebraska, Texas and Washington DC.
 
Janie further leveraged her bilingual culture and experience and minority in tech see saw a need to propel others. She founded LATINA CEO, an online platform of seminars, lectures, classes, and workshop who provide tools to change career, increase income, improve relationships, and empower their lives through teach individuals to “Create Exceptional Opportunities”. She again saw a need and founded Cascarón Bash in 2013, an annual charity event that fundraising for Science, Technology Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) education, workforce training and programs to address disparities in traditionally underrepresented students attending economically disadvantaged high schools, career technical education programs, and educators serving these populations.
 
A sought-after public speaker, who closed HISPANICIZE Texas 2017, Janie has been the keynote presenter for many regional and local events, seminars, conferences and universities. She is passionate and committed to propelling individuals and communities in need, and strongly believes that if an individual has a higher education degree and economic opportunities with higher they will make it and give back. She serves on the Boards of Alamo Community College Learning Companies, South Side Chamber of Commerce, South Side Economic Development Council, Greater Chamber of San Antonio, Alamo Community Colleges Foundation, and Young Woman Leadership Academy.
 
National and local accolades include induction to the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame for Technology, E-Myth Entrepreneur of the Year, San Antonio Hispanic Innovator, Compass Bank Latina Business Excellence, Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas Honorary CEO (Cookie Entrepreneur Officer), La Prensa Diamond Small Business, NAWBO Innovator Awards and Accion Texas Microlender Entrepreneur of the Year. Her achievements have been profiled in such media as Medium.Com, Inc. Magazine, Hispanic Business Magazine, Texas Monthly Biz, Vanidades Magazine, San Antonio Express News, San Antonio Business Journal and Rivard Report.
 
She earned an Associates of Arts from Palo Alto College, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), post graduate work at the University of Incarnate Word, followed by a graduating from University of Texas at Austin’s Graduate School of Business Community Advancement Program.
 
Janie is married to Bill H. Gonzalez, mother to three young adult sons: Willem, Ethan, and Anakin. To add more excitement to her life, she is a mother to a toddler Miss BillyJane and in-law to Briana Gonzalez. Her family also includes three dogs Friday, Diego and Patches.