Steve Lozano’s Creating Choices for Young People of Color

Steve Lozano is the founder of Vitaes, an online education company that provides online career guidance through informational interviews featuring professionals of color.

Steve decided to create Vitaes because of his own experience as a young person who had no one to turn to as he tried to find a career. Examples of the people featured on include the Education Manager of Sesame Workshop (Sesame Street), a Walmart General Counsel, a Chief of Police, and executives from other companies such as Microsoft, Starbucks, and Facebook. Prior to beginning, Steve was a bank executive for over 30 years.

Steve is retired and a board member of the Greater Seattle YMCA and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound.

During my conversation with Steve, we learn about his ongoing experience with imposter syndrome, about the prejudice he experienced as a banker, about why he launched, and his biggest vision for Vitaes.



  • How he coped with imposter syndrome
  • The challenges he overcame to become a bank executive with the largest banking institutions
  • About the source of the prejudice he experienced as a Mexican American
  • Why he decided to create
  • His biggest vision for
  • His definition of an Age Has No Limit life

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