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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

Creator, ¿Qué? Means What?
San Antonio, TX | Melanie Mendez-Gonzales is an online media entrepreneur and the creator of ¿Qué Means What? - a leading Latina lifestyle blog. ¿Qué Means What? began as a platform for Melanie to share about the re-discovery of her Mexican-American heritage. Today, it has... 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 / CSR strategies for leading companies in the energy, financial, extractive, food processing, media and social enterprise sectors. He has also supported clients across the globe with sustainable supply chain management, stakeholder engagement, sustainable investment strategies and sustainability reports. | | In the development arena, he has led the design and implementation of programs geared towards the development of sustainable supply chains, the strengthening of sustainable management systems in SMEs, inclusive business, democratic governance strengthening, gender equality, financial education, human rights, sustainable urbanism and capacity building for sustainable development. | | He founded and leads BSD... 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 20... 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’s top 10 Mommy... 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' Out for a Hero and Espresso con Leche blogs, as well as the Founder and President of The Laurita Spina Bifida Project, a non-profit whose mission it so promote positive awareness of spina bifida and unite spina bifida communities across the globe. In addition, Tellado is Editor of Hispanic PR Blog. She holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Central Florida. Follow her on Twitter @Laurita86, @TheLSBProject, @EspressoYLeche, and... Read More →

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

Attendees (35)