Member of the Moment: LuzElena Rivers

LuzElena Rivers

CEO | Amera 
Houston II Chapter


What inspired you to start your business?

I noticed a problem and felt compelled to solve it.


How has being a WPO member helped your business? 

WPO has given me the support of other women on the same journey, so I don't feel alone.


What challenges have you faced as a woman in business?

Priority on work-life balance while now I need to scale my business in the space of health-tech.


What is the best piece of business advice that you have ever received?

"Lead instead of managing."


What lesson have you learned that you can share with other women entrepreneurs?

Instead of striving to be the best female CEO, strive to be the best CEO for the job.


About Amera:

Amera is an Ambulatory Day Surgery Transportation Agency assisting patients nationwide. Drivers are certified nurses who sign out patients after their medical procedure when family and friends are not available and Uber and taxis are not an option, not allowed. To learn more, visit