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Back to Space

Ever since I was a young girl growing up in Caracas, I have been fascinated with satellites and space. My interest began in the mid-90s when I tagged along on a trip with my father to meet all of our local partners in South America. This was not only the first time I had traveled […]

Endeavor Miami Annual Gala

Our fourth annual Endeavor Miami Gala, held Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at the Faena Forum, brought more than 350 entrepreneurs, business leaders and supporters to honor Salim Ismail and to celebrate Endeavor Miami’s entrepreneurs’ (pictured above) successes. We were thrilled to have our work recognized during the VIP cocktail reception by Miami-Dade County, declaring October […]

Daring To Be Positive: A Commencement Speech by Gustavo Cisneros

My father, Gustavo, had the honor of delivering the University of Miami School of Administration and Engineering commencement address while also receiving an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities. It was wonderful to see my father’s lifetime achievements recognized through the Honorary Degree and great fun hearing  him address the graduating class.  What follows is his speech – filled […]

Can a Conglomerate Be Nimble?

A few weeks ago I was invited to speak at the Yale School of Management as part of the Becton Distinguished lecture series. It was an honor to share my thoughts with such an impressive group of graduate students as well as with Dean Edward “Ted” Synder  and my host and interviewer Tim Collins. What […]

Finding the Right Balance: The Global Impact of Business

There are leaders we look up to, causes we care about, foundations we support.  In those formative years  when we  start making choices that impact who we will become as adults many of us feel a calling for doing good, others  for making money,  some want to change the world, others just want  to have […]

CES: New Year, New Trends!

Every couple of years I make it over to Las Vegas to CES for a two day technology boot camp. CES is the largest consumer electronics fair in the world and it’s the prime event where best in class technologies are presented. I “walk the floor” learning about the new solutions that are available to make our content […]

Creating Leaders in 12 Weeks

I am just returning from Washington, D.C. where I spent two days with the students of the Global Competitiveness Leadership Program. This program, created by the Georgetown University Latin American Board, is a three month intensive course that brings together young leaders from Latin America, Spain and Portugal from the private, social and political sectors. […]

Start-Up City

In February, The Atlantic hosted Start-Up City: Miami, a gathering of local movers and shakers from both the private and public sector to talk about what it will take to make Miami a model, forward-thinking city in the decade to come. Hosted at the New World Symphony Hall and supported by the Knight Foundation, the Atlantic put together […]

Wayra, a Local Approach for a Global Endeavor

I have been closely following the rapid expansion of Wayra, Telefónica’s new CSR program.  Telefónica, the dominating telecom company in the Spanish speaking market, launched its technology incubator program in April 2011 in Colombia.  Since then, it has rolled the program out in 12 countries – Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, México, […]