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Friday, April 8 • 1:15pm - 2:40pm
Leveraging Our Multicultural Influence for Commerce, Justice and Social Good - Presented by The Calvert Foundation

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A session that focuses on leveraging minority voices to not only champion justice and diversity but to also leverage the financial opportunity of providing resources to audiences that are often overlooked.


In this session, you will learn:

●      How to take advantage of opportunities in overlooked minority communities

●      How to collaborate and leverage collective voices to invoke positive change

●      How to use social influence to share the true stories of our community that may be overlooked by mainstream media

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Melanie Mendez-Gonzales

Culture and Education Blogger, QuéMeansWhat.com
San Antonio, TX * Latina Leadership * #MejorContigo Melanie creates content and shares stories on her award-winning blog, Qué Means What. She also serves as a digital media consultant for various brands and organizations.Since the start of her blogging career in 2010, she’s received... Read More →

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Felipe Aranga

Partner and Managing Director, BSD Consulting and BSD Network
As a partner in BSD Consulting, Felipe advises investors, businesses, public agencies, civil society organizations and educational bodies in the design of strategies and the implementation of projects towards sustainable development.He has led the conception and deployment of sustainability... Read More →
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Jewel Figueras

Founder, Jewel's Fab Life
Jewel Figueras is originally from Washington, DC. She moved to South Florida more than a decade ago. She's a consummate networker, having never met a stranger and has worked in the Non Profit, Human Resources, Marketing, and Sales arenas. She started blogging in January 2009... Read More →
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Sili Recio

My Mamihood
A coach and a consultant for women and businesses trying to change their world via organizational strategy and social media, Sili is the Owner and Chief Executive Mami behind The Mamihood. She was selected as one of Latina Magazine’s top Bloggers to Know and Latina Magazine?... Read More →
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Laurita Tellado

Writer, Blogger, Influencer, Founder & President, The Laurita Spina Bifida Project
Laura “Laurita” Tellado was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. An only child, she was three years old when her parents decided to move the family to Orlando, Florida, where she has resided ever since. Tellado is a freelance writer, editor, and blogger, and the founder of Holdin... Read More →

Friday April 8, 2016 1:15pm - 2:40pm EDT
Chopin Room