FOROMET DC

A celebration of International Women’s 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.

ESTRELLA JARAMILLO

COFOUNDER AT Bwom

Estrella is the cofounder of B-wom, a digital coach for women’s health. She graduated in Translation and Interpreting (English, German) and started her professional career in Berlin as Coordinator of the Spanish Department for RedBee Media She is leading the company’s expansion in the United States and aims to provide better self-care and wellness management resources to women, so they can lead healthier lives.

LEAH WALD

ENTREPRENEUR & INVESTOR

Leah   successfully   co-founded   and   led   two   social   entrepreneurial   companies, Veterati   and   Trilokya   Strategic Agency   and   served   as   a   founding   advisor   to   Naadam Cashmere. .She   currently   works   as   an   investor   in   crypto   currencies   and   as   a   consultant   for Blockchain   initiatives and is a contributing   writer   for   Forbes   where   she   writes   “Tales   From   the   Front   Lines of   Female   Entrepreneurship.

DEISE LEOBE

DIRECTOR OF 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.

CONCHITA GALDON

LEAD OF IE BUSINESS SCHOOL

Concepción Galdón is IE University’s Social Innovation Director/Academic Lead. At IE she has the mandate to promote Social Innovation academic content across Schools and Programs, encourage more research in Social Innovation and reach out to organizations and partners interested in Social Innovation.  Concepción is an Economist by Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. She holds a Master in Public Administration and International Development by Harvard Kennedy School. Concepción holds a PhD in International Economy and Development by Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

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.

AMITA SHUKLA

FOUNDER & CEO AT VITAMITA

She is a thought leader, innovator, and entrepreneur focused on creating and scaling transformative innovations for human health, well-being, and potential. She is the founder and CEO of Vitamita and the author of Enduring Edge: Transforming How We Think, Create and Change and the Mind Tool Box: Powerful Mantras to Unlock the Mind’s Potential. Previously, she served as a venture capital (VC) investor at New Enterprise Associates, one of the world’s largest VC firms, where she invested in cutting-edge healthcare innovations. She has served as a Governor’s appointee to the board of Maryland’s Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) since 2010. She holds a BA in biochemistry from Harvard, an MBA from Stanford, and 10 patents.