Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume IDYNAMIC WOMEN - These stories are meant to inspire and encourage women to realize their true potential.
Born in Mexico City, Jacqueline Camacho-Ruiz moved to the United States at age 14 where she learned English in just one year. Hungry for knowledge, Jacqueline earned her college degree and became trilingual. From a very early age Jackie devoured amazing literature. Authors like Dale Carnegie, Zig Ziglar, Napoleon Hill and other business icons influenced the launch of her award-winning JJR Marketing agency in 2006.
Jacqueline earned the Emerging Leader award by the Chicago Assoc. of Direct Marketing, the Entrepreneurial Excellence and Influential Women in Business awards by The Business Ledger and was a finalist for Latina Entrepreneur of the Year by the Chicago Latino Network, Highest Human Relations Award by Dale Carnegie, among others. She serves on the board of Junior Achievement- Western Region, Community Contacts and the Publicity Club of Chicago. She is the author of The Little Book of Business Secrets that work! published in 2010 and The Fig Factor.
She is a regular guest on tv and radio including CBS World News, CBS Chicago, WGN-TV, ABC7 News, WGN Radio 720.
As a two-time cancer survivor, Jacqueline possesses wisdom about life well beyond her years. She lives in Illinois with her husband and business partner, Juan Pablo, and her two children Leonardo and Giulianna.
Being a Lifelong Learner
From her new memoir: The Fig Factor is an emotionally-charged story spanning two countries and three decades. Ruiz expertly takes our hand and invites us to walk with her. We begin in her homeland of Mexico as she recounts her mother’s unrelenting faith in giving birth to a little girl, the good that came from the arsonist’s flames devouring her childhood home and the life-changing discovery she encountered after watching her father walk away again and again with a bottle in his hand. Her immigration to the United States as a young teenager and the amazing medical discovery that both saved her life while nearly taking it away offer true inspiration that the human spirit dictates triumph in the lives of everyday people.