FOROMET DC

A celebration of International Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

SPEAKERS

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YANIRE BRAÑA

CEO AT MET COMMUNITY

Yanire is a 2001 graduate of the IE Business School. Yanire has more than fifteen years of international experience in marketing, training, leveraging information technology, and change management processes. Since 2007, she has dedicated most of her time to supporting women business leaders through mentoring, training, communications and networking activities. She  previously worked for Accenture, Banco Popular, IDB, World Bank, and Booz Allen Hamilton.

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SHERRIE BAKSHI

DIRECTOR AT MET COMMUNITY US

Sherrie is a communications and web strategist with more than 15 years of experience in marketing, communications and web development, working closely with associations and nonprofit organizations.  She is also a published writer with articles appearing in PRSA’s Tactics, Charleston Magazine and Qatar In-flight Magazine. Sherrie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of South Carolina.

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ANGELO DELL' ATTI

GLOBAL HEAD AT IFC -WORLD BANK

Angelo has over 25 years of experience as an advisor, financier, and investor in over 50 cross-border transactions worldwide. He has worked in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Central Asia and Europe and invested over $5 billion of equity and debt for projects in emerging markets. He has direct experience in a wide range of private sector development solutions and financial products, including. He previously worked for the Suez Group, the EBRD, and JP Morgan.

XINA EILAND

OWNER OF X+PR

Xina Eiland is the owner of X+PR, a results-driven public relations and new media agency. A seasoned communications professional with more than 15 years of experience, Xina specializes in media relations, outreach and strategy development. In addition to specializing in media and community outreach, multicultural marketing, and event planning, Xina has established herself as a rising star in the social media space, executing cutting-edge strategies to maximize the impact of her clients’ initiatives.

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MARIA DEL VALLE GUERRERO

BUSINESS MANAGER AT INÉS ROSALES US

Valle opened the company Ines Rosales in US, working on its development and consolidation in the country since 2014. After five years as a Communications and Sales Manager at a market research group in Spain, she decided to change her professional direction to start working in International Business, so she began developing business for Ines Rosales in Europe, Asia, Oceania and America. Valle has taught Marketing and Communications at a private university in Seville, Spain, and she has studied for her MBA at the EOI Business School in Spain.

DANIELLE TATE

FOUNDER AND CEO OF MISSNOWMRS.COM

MissNowMrs.com is a multimillion dollar online name-change company. Danielle noticed that few business guides offered step-by-step advice to smart but inexperienced entrepreneurial woman. This void inspired Danielle to author Elegant Entrepreneur: The Female Founders Guide to Starting & Growing Your First Company to help other women find their place and flourish within the entrepreneurial world. Danielle is an entrepreneur, wife, mother, Pilates devotee and name-change expert in her spare time.

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DEISE LEOBET

DIRECTOR AT IE BUSINESS SCHOOL

Deise Leobet is the International Director for Business Development – North America for IE Business School. She has extensive experience in business development, communications, and journalism. She holds a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, and an MBA from IE Business School.

ANGELIQUE SINA

LATINO COMMUNITY COMMISSIONER

Since 1998, In 2016, she was appointed by Mayor of Washington, DC to serve as Commissioner for the Latino Community.
She was selected as a “Change maker” at the White House United State of Women and was a 2017 30 under 30 Forbes nominee. She has been awarded the Young Leadership Award at The Washington Center and the Redefining Leadership Award from Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement.

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MALGORZATA REJNIAK

FOUNDER & CEO OF HELMETSMART

After a 20 year career as an investment banker with expertise in the energy sector, Katherine retired from banking and turned her attention to finding a sustainable solution to the energy poverty that causes suffering to a quarter of the world’s population. She is a 2015 Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year, an Ashoka Fellow and a Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation Entrepreneur. She holds an M.B.A. from Georgia State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia.