Marketing Consultant & Founder of Muslim Women Professionals
A marketing consultant in the retail and tech industries, she is an advocate for minorities in the business, tech, and fashion industries. She has consulted for major luxury brands and recently founded Muslim Women Professionals, an organization that promotes empowerment for Muslim women by educating and mobilizing a global network.
Advisory Board Member, Village Capital
She is a highly sought after leader in the global fintech space, who has been recognized as a "Women in Payments USA 2016 Rising Star" and included in the "Women in Fintech Powerlist 2016" by Innovate Finance. She has written about a number of topics ranging from entrepreneurship to women empowerment and diversity.
Partner, Lattice Ventures
She is the former Executive Director of New York Angels and Founding Partner at Lattice Ventures. She is currently a Mentor for the NYU Berkley Venture Competition, BrainTrust Advisor for Entrepreneurs@Athena, was named a "Top Latino Tech Leader" by the New America Alliance and blogs at vanessa.vc.
Cofounder & CEO, COACCEL
Known as the “Godmother of Silicon Beach”, she’s an expert speaker with the U.S. State Department, a three-time founder, single mother and she’s on a mission to humanize business. She’s worked with more than 4,000 entrepreneurs and 700 start-ups, and has been listed in Inc.'s "Women To Watch In Tech in 2017".
She is a seasoned media executive with 25+ years of experience working with global entertainment companies. She is also the Founder/CEO of NetworkBE, a multi-platform video network featuring content created for women who want to laugh, learn, inspire.
Chief Sustainability Officer, UCLA
UCLA’s first Chief Sustainability Officer. Recognized as one of the top 100 business trailblazers in the Women Worth Watching 2015 issue of Profiles in Diversity Journal. Learn about her journey.
SVP, Operations at Citi Banamex
She is a senior finance executive at Banamex. After graduating from Harvard, she traveled westward and never looked back. Her unique perspective and insights on leadership are rooted in her upbringing in her native Bulgaria. This is her story.
Policy Counsel, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights
First Latina Undergraduate Students Association President at UCLA and former University of California Student Regent. She has been recognized as a world leader of tomorrow by The Independent. She is a trailblazer passionate about immigrant rights and an advocate for social change.
Founder, Digital Oxygen
She is a business and digital strategist with 15+ years of experience. Founder of Digital Oxygen, a digital innovation consultancy. She has been published by Huge Ideas, Campaign Magazine, AdAge, and Digiday on the topics of digital strategy and innovation.
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