Born in La Paz, Bolivia moved to the small city of Tarija fleeing street political violence in my hometown 15 years ago. Nothing has changed since then, wait, there is even more street political violence now. I started different businesses with success, and worked with indigenous women in different regions of Bolivia to teach them some entrepeneurial skills, but they ended up teaching me about the love for life. Two years ago I started a new career on a long forgotten and deferred dream: journalism. I became an international correspondent for World Pulse magazine, and was honored as one out of three Voices of Our Future correspondents. The three Voices had a successful, emotional and unforgettable speaking tour throughout the US and were invited to come to the TED Conference after the tour was over. I look forward to hugging the wonderful audience of DC as a guest speaker on December 7th!
Areas of Expertise
Social business creation, Busines Management, Simple Cooking
An idea worth spreading
Please amplify my voice a million times to let the right people know that we, the women of the world, need and request FREE access to the internet, just like we have free access to the radio or television.
I'm passionate about
Teenagers and their role in society, especially when they find themselves in abusive relationships
Talk to me about
Technology: Web 2-0 in the hands of indigenous women in faraway villages in Bolivia and South America. Funding for social enterprises. Funding for a new University for women.
People don't know I'm good at
Making simple, but delicious, desserts