Senior Policy Advisor
Sandra Mayoral Pedroarias joined the National Women’s Business Council as Senior Policy Advisor in September 2019. In this role she is charged with leading the development of the Council’s annual body of policy recommendations to the White House, Congress, and the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Sandra brings to the Council more than fifteen years of policy, strategic communications, and federal government affairs experience.
Before joining the team, Sandra served as a Consumer and Business Education Specialist at the Federal Trade Commission where she instituted the agency’s first Hispanic outreach program. In 2004, Sandra was appointed Director of Outreach for the Office of Financial Education at the U.S. Department of the Treasury where she coordinated the activities of the twenty-member Financial Literacy and Education Commission and was instrumental in helping develop and launch the first-ever National Strategy for Financial Literacy. She later served as Senior Advisor to the 42nd U.S. Treasurer and was recognized with a Meritorious Service Award for her work as a policy advisor on financial literacy and currency education issues. In 2007, Sandra was appointed Deputy Director of the Office of International Women’s Issues, Democracy and Global Affairs at the U.S. Department of State where she served as the office’s chief of staff, a key department liaison on women’s issues, and oversaw delegations and implementation of signature international awareness initiatives. She most recently held various financial education, strategic communications, and management positions at several nonprofits and at a woman-owned public affairs firm.
Sandra earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Science in Communications from the California State Polytechnic University at Pomona, and a Juris Doctor from the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She remains dedicated to empowering women and underserved populations through economic education and improved access to vital resources that position more Americans to grow, thrive, and help strengthen their families and communities.