Denice Torres is a successful business executive turned entrepreneur, public board member, and podcaster who started her journey as a bathroom janitor in the steel mills of Gary, Indiana. Fueled by hell-bent determination, street smarts, and a sixth-grade sense of humor, Denice spent a year practicing law before finding her career home in the healthcare industry. At Johnson & Johnson, she rose to the ranks of President and Chief Strategy Officer and is known for leading one of the most successful turnarounds in the company’s history. Denice has served as a keynote speaker for many Fortune 500 companies in the areas of leadership, transformations, and diversity. As a result of her work, she has received many awards and is often featured in popular media.
Denice is wildly passionate about the power of diversity and began a non-profit organization,The Mentoring Place, to provide free executive mentoring to women. As a woman who is gay, Hispanic, and mom to an incredible daughter with cerebral palsy, Denice knows the power of celebrating and leveraging differences.
Denice lives in New Hope, Pennsylvania with her wife and their daughter. In her spare time, she can be found running around town with her mini Goldendoodle.
About the Podcast
Welcome to Flip the Tortilla! This show is for the underdog at heart and is about rising up, breaking through, and finding a way to achieve your most audacious goals. If you’ve ever been told you can’t, you won’t or it’s not possible, you’ve found a home! Join uber-successful corporate exec, entrepreneur, and former janitor, Denice Torres as she and her guests share real-world, no B.S. insights for making your dreams a reality.
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