Inspire your team to break through barriers and find their authentic voice with Mariana Atencio, speaker, and empowering storyteller.
's Featured Sessions
Belonging Takes Work: Develop True Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion
Belonging doesn’t happen automatically. It takes intentionally and a surefire strategy. Being the only Latina in many newsrooms and now as an entrepreneur, Mariana understands what is needed to create a more diverse and inclusive culture in top corporate environments. She’s combined her insights with scientific research to design a 7-step formula to promote authenticity, productivity and belonging in your organization. The results have prompted companies like LinkedIn, Deloitte, Ford, and YouTube to bring her onboard to lead multiple diversity speeches, conferences, awards and seminars.
Corporate Storytelling For Community Building
How do you build a healthy corporate culture and community when everyone is doing remote or hybrid work? In this keynote, you will learn to effectively use storytelling as an engagement strategy – at the individual, collective and management level. Being a viral Tedx speaker, podcast host and bestselling author, Mariana has received top level storytelling training to create well-told stories that build community. She will share her insights to motivate employees to create a brand / message memorable enough to leave a legacy.
Leadership: Take Control To Lead And Succeed
How to be an effective leader and bring the best out of your team, considering the challenges we face? Using the latest data and her interviews with top business minds, Mariana will share her 3UP Method for managers and employees to turn the current uncertainty and migration of talent into a unique leadership opportunity. In this session attendees will learn to preach optimism (because no one wants to follow a pessimistic leader) and specific ‘action items’ to reclaim their power, lessen their fear of failure and the imposter syndrome. This session will leave your attendees empowered to meet the moment.
Mariana Atencio | Speaker Biography
Mariana is not only a Peabody award-winning news personality and author, but also the co-founder of GoLike, a successful multimedia production company. However, above all else, she serves as a shining example of what can be achieved when one discovers their own voice and purpose.
Originally from Venezuela, Mariana came to the United States after losing hope of pursuing a career in journalism in her home country. As an immigrant and a newcomer to the television industry, she faced a crucial decision: conform to others' expectations or redefine herself beyond societal labels. Her unwavering determination to push boundaries has allowed her to excel as a news anchor and national correspondent on both English and Spanish television for over a decade. Moreover, her impactful Tedx Talk, titled 'What Makes You Special?', has garnered nearly 14 million views and has been translated into 13 languages.
As a prominent Latino figure shaping the future of America, Mariana has delivered keynote speeches at the United Nations Girl Up Summit and collaborated with renowned companies such as Airbnb, UBS, and Microsoft. Additionally, her debut book, 'Perfectly You: Embracing the Power of Being Real', achieved best-seller status on Amazon and was featured on Apple as a 'Must Listen.'
If you are seeking to inspire your team to overcome barriers to success and discover their own voices, Mariana's wealth of experience makes her an invaluable mentor.