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.

DELORIS WILSON

BEACON-DC FELLOW

As an activator, social entrepreneur and social impact strategist, she runs the day-to-day operations of BEACON: The DC Women Founders Initiative, while also researching DC’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and its impact on women. Previously, Deloris served as a business development consultant for a variety of start-up ventures, including co-founding the Islands Innovation Institute, Vivifi – a civic-technologies firm for social good, as well developing and implementing a nationwide minority entrepreneurship training program in partnership with the Minority Business Development Agency. 

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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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NICOLE QUIROGA

CEO AT GW HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Prior to GWHCC, Nicole held the position of General Manager of Telemundo in D.C. Area. She is deeply passionate about educating and empowering Washington DC’s Latino community and, over her 15 years at Telemundo, has forged strategic partnerships with community and corporate organizations which allow her to execute outreach campaigns that provide Hispanic families access to critical information and resources.

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.

MALGORZATA REJNIAK

FOUNDER & CEO OF HELMETSMART

After graduating from Yale University, Malgorzata worked at a management consulting firm specializing in technology, media and telecommunications (TMT). She became passionate about technology, big data analytics, and applying these concepts to improve people’s lives. During her travels, she was inspired to address the problem of motorcycle safety in developing countries with the use of IT. Her startup provides remote safety monitoring solutions for companies employing motorcyclists in India.

ANABEL FERNANDEZ-MARIÑO

PRESIDENT OF ECUSA D.C.

Anabel is a neuroscientist currently working as a postdoctoral fellow at the NIH and president of the ECUSA chapter in DC. I accomplish my BSc at the University of Vigo, Universite de Savoie and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona where I also obtain my Master in Biomedicine and my PhD .

FRANCISCO LARA

VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AT CUA

Francisco is a visiting professor of management who specializes in leadership, entrepreneurship and international relations. I teach courses in the area of International Business, Management, Change Management, Business Ethics, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management. I have been a visiting professor in many US and European Universities, like Florida State University, Bentley University, ISM Frankfurt, Universittá Cattólica Sacro Cuore Milan, ESDES Business School Lyon, ISC Paris or Regents University London among others and CEO President of LAGAR BROTHERS, a Global Family Consulting firm.

PAULA TAVERES

LEGAL GENDER SPECIALIST AT WORLD BANK GROUP

Paula Tavares joined Women, Business and the Law in 2010 and currently leads the Protecting Women from Violence indicator. She has over 10 years of experience working on development issues, with expertise in comparative legal analysis and the legal and the regulatory framework affecting women’s economic inclusion, with a focus on gender based violence legislation. Her prior legal experience includes working with government multilateral trade agreements, private sector initiatives and non-governmental organizations. Paula is a Brazilian lawyer and holds an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center and a specialization in International Relations from the University of Brasilia, Brazil. She is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and French.