Innovation Week HOU

 Join us May 6th – May 10th for #IWHOU 2019!

Innovation Week Houston is a FREE week-long conference held during National Small Business Week. We’ll offer more than 30 workshops for Houston entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders. Based on the success of our long-running Austin event, we’ll offer engaging panels, interactive workshops, and thought-provoking sessions designed to help you grow your business.


Join us at the Leonel Castillo Community Center:

2101 South St. Houston, TX 77009

Debido al mal estado del tiempo. Todos los talleres de PeopleFund para mañana Mayo 10 has sido cancelados. Nos disculpamos por la inconveniencia y esperamos trabajar con usted pronto.


Innovation Week

Houston 2019 Agenda

Mon May 6, 2019

9 AM - 11 AM



Start off Innovation Week with PeopleStart! Our business education program will guide you through business basics like credit, insurance, permitting, financial statements and more while making you and your startup more eligible for access to capital.

Join us for an interactive learning environment where we’ll cover business planning, financial projections, access to capital, business logistics (tax, registrations, contracting, bidding, and more).

Our community is filled with entrepreneurs just like you and together we can build our networks, expand our skill sets, and learn how to make our businesses bigger and better.


Judy Lou Brown, Attorney at Law

In this workshop, Judy will go through the process of choosing an entity type for your business, which is a complex decision with profound ramifications. The choice of entity type affects self-employment tax, taxation of dividends, and the tax-destructibility of healthcare and retirement plans.

About Judy: Judy has been representing individuals and small business owners for 30 years providing valuable legal advice on a range of matters including business entity formation, contracts, start-up compliance issues, franchises, buy/sell agreements, commercial and residential real estate purchases and leases, as well as international and domestic estate planning.

12 PM - 1 PM

Mentor Lunch Speed Dating & Networking

Are you looking for a mentor? Would you like to become a mentor? On Monday, May 6th from 12:00-1:00 PM in Austin and Houston, we will be offering Mentor Speed Dating & Networking. This event will allow mentors to network, as well as meet entrepreneurs who are looking for mentors with all areas of expertise. Lunch will be provided, and colleagues are welcome.

SCORE Houston will be tabling at Mentor Speed Dating & Networking! 

About SCORE:

SCORE offers the nation’s largest network of free, expert business mentors. [Click here for our office locations]

If you’re just starting a business, SCORE mentors can provide the practical action plan, education, and tools you need to open your doors and establish a customer base.

If you already own a business, our volunteer mentors can help identify ways to increase profit, improve employee and customer satisfaction, and achieve work/ life balance.

Cris Houston BFF
Cris Houston, Professor, Texas A&M San Antonio

This session will go through the various types of business entities available to entrepreneurs as they begin their journey of owning a thriving business. This session will also cover basic business law issues that every business owner should know and will also cover the major pitfalls to avoid when starting one’s business. The session will focus on the keys to success in navigating the beginning stages of business ownership from a legal and business perspective.

2 PM - 3 PM

How the U.S. SBA Can Help Your Small Business

Valerie Maher, Lead Economic Development Specialist, Houston, U.S. Small Business Administration

An overview of the 4 main areas of service that the US SBA provides to small businesses: (1) sources of capital, (2) sources of counseling, (3) developing your business via federal contracts, and (4) disaster assistance.

About the speaker:

Valerie Maher is the Lead Economic Development Specialist for the U.S. Small Business Administration in Houston. Ms. Maher collaborates with an extensive network of public and private sector partners across 32 counties and represents the SBA at a variety of public functions to educate the small business community and economic development stakeholders about SBA programs and services and other small business topics. Prior to joining the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Houston District Office in January 2017, Ms. Maher spent the previous 10 years working for the SBA’s National Guaranty Purchase Center in Herndon, VA as a Supervisory Loan Specialist. Ms. Maher was responsible for reviewing the origination, closing, servicing, and liquidation of 7a loans in order to process lender guaranty claims on defaulted small business loans. Previous experience includes working for residential and commercial lending institutions. Ms. Maher is a graduate of Texas A&M University.

Luz Martinez, Attorney, Houston Volunteer Lawyers

The workshop will cover what to expect if your small business has been selected for an IRS audit, recordkeeping, and small business tax resources available.

4 PM - 5 PM

Getting Down to Business

Joy Hutton, Principal Consultant, Joy of Consulting

Starting a business and managing an existing business is both exciting and scary! As a business owner, you must give attention to creating fundamental business systems and processes in order to set yourself up for success. Some systems should be developed before you actually start the business, while others can be created and refined during the first year. In this workshop, we will discuss what systems you should put in place in order to improve your overall efficiency so that you can work ON your business and not IN your business.

Tue May 7, 2019

Shahara Wright, Author; Speaker and Business Development Strategist, Business Lawyer, The CEO Effect, LLC

Many business owners underestimate and undervalue the importance of Intellectual Property. Discover new ways to leverage your business and make the most of what you have. Should you register a Trademark? Do you have any “Copyrightable” material? How can you use them to increase your brand and revenue? In this presentation, attendees learn:
• The difference between trademarks and copyrights
• How and when to use them
• How to enforce your rights
• Licensing

10 AM - 11 AM

How the Bauer College of Business, Small Business Develop Center (SBDC) Can Help Your Business Start, Grow, Expand and Succeed

Dr. Steve Lawrence, Executive Director/Research Professor, Bauer College of Business, Small Business Development Center

How can the only full-time, full service, experienced, professional, no cost business advising service help and support your business dreams regardless of where you are in the business cycle? A complete review of the services and support that are available to small and medium business entrepreneurs, whether you are just starting your business or you are looking to grow and expand your existing business. We exist to support small businesses.

Monique LaCour, Founder, Career Management Services

The purpose of this program is to help you differentiate your business, so that the buyers who need your products and services see you as the CLEAR choice! You’ll have a vastly different idea of WHO to market your business to and how to reach them. You’ll probably be quite surprised at what you discover!

12 PM - 1 PM


Curtis Wilson Jr, Real Estate Agent - Exit Realty 360 Houston, Project Manager & Asset Manager - Houston Area Urban CDC

When you are beginning to start a business or wanting to grow your business we have to constantly remind ourselves that we along with our business need to develop.

In this workshop we will layout the blueprint of what is important to consider when starting our businesses and what components of our ventures we need to maintain while we are running our company.

What is most important on my daily agenda?  Where do I get customers?  How do I go about marketing?  How do I do this by myself?  What does it mean to network and how do I know I am doing it correctly?

If you are a real estate agent, insurance agent or broker, consultant, sales professional or freelancer you should have a blueprint and framework to succeed in your business.

Michelle Ngome, President of the African-American Marketing Association

We are in the age of influence where creating a personal brand is imperative for career growth. Michelle takes you through a step-by-step process on how to create and maintain a personal brand that drives business.

We will explore:

The complete seven steps to creating and maintaining a personal brand.
The one word that links engagement and community.
Increasing your visibility to drive business results.

2 PM - 3 PM

Accounting for Management Decisions

Gustavo Suarez, Founder & Managing Director, JPG Accounting

As an entrepreneur, you’re CEO, CFO, and COO all in one. Learn from expert accountant Gustavo Suarez about how to build beautiful financial statements that will drive your business and help you prepare for your next big decision.

Loretta Smith, Technology Instructor, Beatrice Mayes Institute, Wonderland Inc.

Even though we all live online these days, creating an effective website that drives sales and communicates your message can be difficult. Learn the pros and cons of website setups and learn how to create a professional website on any budget that will increase sales, community awareness of your business, and boost your presence.

Cynthia Albanese, Chief Marketing Officer, KUWARE INC

Only the bottom line counts for business owners. It seems that the world of SEO and online marketing are full of tactics. This workshop helps cut the clutter and focuses on getting results. We will focus on your customer/prospects and build a data-driven strategy with 6 or fewer tactics that can fit your budget.

Wed May 8, 2019

Brenda Boral, Marketing Mentor, Co-Founder, Boral Agency

Nowadays your online world is inundated it with “digital” marketing options for you to try from Facebook ads to videos, stories on Instagram, and more it is hard to make a decision and start building your lead generation online. In this workshop, we will learn how Digital Marketing works, what is it, and how you can start planning without feeling overwhelmed.

About Brenda:

Brenda Boral is an entrepreneur, marketer, and online expert. Co-Founder of Boral Agency. Born in New York, some of the places she lived are Bolivia, Chile, UK, and USA.

Brenda gained her entrepreneurial skills from her mother as she had a successful tutoring business. Her love for Marketing started in the Private University of Santa Cruz (UPSA), the best private university in Bolivia, where she won a scholarship that allowed her to work in the Marketing Department since the beginning of her career culminating as the Assistant Director of Marketing in charge of a team of 15 people. That’s when, while she was working on obtaining her Master’s degree in Marketing Strategies, she had the opportunity to launch the Global MBA program in Bolivia partnering up with Thunderbird School of Global Management and The Technologic of Monterrey. Before coming to Houston; she was recognized as the top producer for the Global MBA in Bolivia by Thunderbird School of Global Management.

She moved to Houston in 2005 gaining experience in the import-export industry that allowed her to work with businesses from different industries and backgrounds. With the vision of helping business owners she decided to launch Boral Agency and had helped more than 100 companies create their marketing strategy, online presence, and sales strategy. Her clients have increased their sales and revenues on an average of 25%.

10 AM - 11 AM

Tap Into Tremendous Wealth in the Trucking Industry: How to Start, Market, & Grow Profits as an Owner-Operator With or Without a CDL

YC Lawson, Advertising & Marketing Strategist, Accounting & Taxation, Big Bay Trucking

Looking for a business opportunity that is Vital to the US economy & has the potential to generate up to $20,000 monthly within the 1st year of business? Calling All Entrepreneurs, CDL Drivers, Owner-Operators, Investors, & Non-CDL Commercial Drivers…this workshop is for you! The Transportation Industry is scheduled to gross nearly 1 trillion dollars this year, and we have created this free workshop to help you understand how to Tap Into Tremendous Wealth in the Trucking Industry! In this 1-hour workshop, we will explain:
• Overview of the Transportation Industry
• Trucking Start-up & Setting yourself up for Success
• CDL vs. Non-CDL Drivers: What are the income expectations?
• Insurance, IFTA, Compliance, Regulations, & more
• Trucks & Trucking Equipment
• How to get Loads: Loadbards, Brokers, Shippers, Contracts, & Building Relationships
• How to get Paid: Factoring, COD, Direct Broker Pay
• How to Market your brand & Grow your company: Why Online, Offline, In-person & First Impressions are Crucial to Longevity in the Trucking Industry
• Q & A

About Your Workshop Presenter:

YC Lawson is a regular speaker with Innovation Week Houston, a LinkedIn ProFinder Specialist for Marketing & Advertising, a Navy Veteran, mother of two & is affectionately called the “Family Accountant” by her family, friends & close business acquaintances. She holds a degree in Psychology & Business Marketing/Management along with numerous certifications in Marketing, Accounting & Taxation. YC Lawson currently is working with top accounting advisors to become an IRS Enrolled Agent in 2019! Combining her husbands 23 years of truck driving experience and applying her 15 years of entrepreneurship experience in marketing,

Dr. Tanisha Dixon, Go TCG Webs!

In this workshop, Tanisha will discuss DIY options for building a website and share tools and techniques for implementing an effective digital marketing strategy that won’t break the bank.

12 PM - 2 PM

PeopleSpring Houston


PeopleSpring Houston will take place in the middle of Innovation Week, on Wednesday, May 8th from 12:00-2:00 PM. Our PeopleSpring program is an interactive lunch and learn opportunity to meet, mingle, and marry business ideas with fellow women entrepreneurs. With fun, food, and the opportunity to learn from women leaders in our community, you’ll be sure to walk away with contacts and a new confidence.

Featured Speaker: Ghazal  Qureshi, IDEA Lab Kids

Computer engineer Ghazal Qureshi, a mother of three, is Founder and Chief Visionary of IDEA Lab Kids. She decided to leave her corporate position, and started IDEA Lab Kids in 2011. IDEA Lab Kids (IDEA stands for Innovate, Discover, Explore, Achieve) offers summer camps, after-school programs and birthday parties to excite kids about science, technology, engineering and math – blended with art. The force that drove her to make IDEA Lab Kids a reality was when she encountered difficulty finding ways of enriching her children’s education that fits her schedule. Ghazal started IDEA Lab with 18 on-site camps in Houston. Now IDEA Lab Kids has grown into an international franchise company with campuses across the U.S. and Canada, and other locations worldwide.

2 PM - 3 PM

Is Franchise Ownership Right for You?

Cynthia Mora, Franchise Specialist, FranNet

Many experienced and talented individuals are deciding to take more control of their careers, financial objectives, and personal goals by going into business for themselves.

If you are considering business ownership then this seminar is for you.

The following topics will be discussed:
• Why do people consider business ownership?
• What is the risk involved in owning your own business?
• What’s the best path: starting from scratch, buying an existing business or investing in a franchise?
• What does it cost to start a franchise?
• Why does franchise ownership work for people transitioning out of corporate America?

About FranNet:
FranNet offers a no cost franchise consulting service matching individual goals, skills, and financial qualifications with carefully screened franchise opportunities. Please visit to learn more about this service.

Lacey Loftin, Data Dissemination Specialist, Customer Liaison & Marketing Services Office/Data Dissemination Branch, U.S. Census Bureau

Census Business Builder: Small Business Edition provides easy access to information about potential customers and similar businesses for those starting or planning a business. The data are presented in a map-based interface that is accessed in just a few simple steps. Learn how to navigate and create ready to use market analysis reports for your area. 

About Lacey:

Lacey Loftin is a statistician with the United States Census Bureau.  In the 16 years that she has been with the agency, she has served as an Analyst for the Economic Census, supervised data collection operations, acted as a congressional liaison during the 2010 Census, and worked to create the Statistics in Schools program. Lacey’s time is now focused on outreach to organizations and governments in Texas, sharing data, tools and useful applications.


Sandra Fernandez, Big Oak Tree Media

Sandra will teach you how to analyze and monitor your social media efforts in order to maximize your presence online. You will learn how to identify what is working and what is not working in your current social media efforts; how to evaluate an appropriate growth strategy; and how to monitor your ongoing social metrics on a regular basis.

Thu May 9, 2019

9 AM - 10 AM

Grow Your Business Through Community and Connection

Erin McClarty, Attorney, Erin McClarty PLLC

Founder of Erin Mcclarty, PLLC. A writer, business owner, creative and attorney by trade, I help clients all over the nation use their superpowers to create the worlds they want to live in. Working with businesses, charities, institutions, and movement leaders to create structures, documents, operations, and business models that reflect themselves, their values, dreams, purpose and mission. By creating focus, structure, clarity and healing through tools, community, resources, and education.

In this session, you’ll learn how putting the community at the center of everything you do, and infusing more of yourself into the business, can lead to new revenue sources, business models, clients and growth.

10 AM - 11 AM

The Secrets To Loan Approval - The Loan Dating Game

WenFang Bruschett, The author of the C.A.S.H. Formula and Founder of BlissFinance

Do you know what it takes to get business loan approval? Understanding the hidden formula will increase your chance of getting a YES instead of a NO. Come and discover the secret sauce with WenFang Bruchett as she unveils how to think like a lender. In one hour, you will take away:

– How to prepare before meeting with a lender,

– Identify key elements in your financial statements,

– Learn key ratios that impact loan approval.

Shakeatha Davis, Principal Attorney, The S. Davis Law Group

This presentation will briefly cover some key points in a lease agreement that owners should review. Ultimately before signing a lease, you should review it with a legal professional so that you are aware what you are committing to.

12 PM - 1 PM

Future of Finance: Crowdfunding Your Business

Tae Mi Lee, CFO, NextSeed

Are you interested in crowdfunding for your business? NextSeed’s CFO, Tae Mi Lee, will discuss how crowdfunding works and how to successfully fundraise.

1 PM - 2 PM

Taxation 101 When Starting A Business

Dominick Mancuso, Tax Specialist

An overview of the more important tax concepts that entrepreneurs should consider when starting a new business. This one-hour presentation is not intended to make a tax expert out of anyone, but rather will focus on the key business considerations and practices for operating a tax efficient enterprise.

2 PM - 3 PM

Understanding Merchant Services - An Unbiased Explanation

Meredith and Michael Casey, Co-Founders of EPMG Advisors

The ability to accept credit/debit cards is vital in today’s business market, however, the vast majority of business owners do not have the time or expertise to understand what the costs are, who sets the costs and what your options and responsibilities are. In this session you will have the opportunity to interact with industry experts and ask the questions that the banks/processing companies never answer.

3 PM - 4 PM

Resources and Services with Worklife Institute

Dr. Diana Dale, CEO and President, Worklife Institute

CEO and President, Dr. Diana Dale will go over resources and services for Military, Servicemembers, Active, Veteran, Retired, Guard, Reserve and their Families.

4 PM - 5 PM

10 Mistakes in Preparing Your Financials Correctly in QuickBooks

Dwayne Briscoe, CRM Consultant, Bookkeeping-Results, LLC

The workshop will show the common mistakes of making financial statements on Quickbooks and give quick fixes on these mistakes.

Fri May 10, 2019 CANCELLED *Talleres en Español.

Alexis Rios, BakerRipley

¿Quieres mejorar tu negocio? A través de los medios sociales, puedes conectarte con los clientes y hacer crecer tu negocio. Aprende los conceptos básicos y cómo crear una página de Facebook para llegar a clientes existentes y potenciales.

Se mudó a Houston en 2005 para adquirir experiencia en la industria de importación y exportación que le permitió trabajar con empresas de diferentes industrias y orígenes. Con la visión de ayudar a los dueños de negocios, decidió lanzar la Agencia Boral y ayudó a más de 100 compañías a crear su estrategia de marketing, presencia en línea y estrategia de ventas. Sus clientes han aumentado sus ventas e ingresos en un promedio del 25%.

Brenda Boral, Boral Agency

Que es una estrategia Digital y porque la necesita, porque empezar por su website? Que es Social Media? Que es SEO? Como crear una estrategia digital para su negocio.

Brenda Boral es una emprendedora, comercializadora y experta en línea. Co-Fundador de la Agencia Boral. Nacido en Nueva York, algunos de los lugares donde vivió son Bolivia, Chile, Reino Unido y Estados Unidos.
Brenda ganó sus habilidades empresariales de su madre ya que tuvo un exitoso negocio de tutoría. Su amor por el Marketing comenzó en la Universidad Privada de Santa Cruz (UPSA), la mejor universidad privada de Bolivia, donde ganó una beca que le permitió trabajar en el Departamento de Marketing desde el comienzo de su carrera culminando como Subdirectora de Marketing. a cargo de un equipo de 15 personas. Fue entonces cuando, mientras estudiaba para obtener su maestría en Estrategias de Marketing, tuvo la oportunidad de lanzar el programa Global MBA en Bolivia en asociación con Thunderbird School of Global Management y The Technologic of Monterrey. Antes de venir a Houston; fue reconocida como la productora principal del Global MBA en Bolivia por Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Se mudó a Houston en 2005 para adquirir experiencia en la industria de importación y exportación que le permitió trabajar con empresas de diferentes industrias y orígenes. Con la visión de ayudar a los dueños de negocios, decidió lanzar la Agencia Boral y ayudó a más de 100 compañías a crear su estrategia de marketing, presencia en línea y estrategia de ventas. Sus clientes han aumentado sus ventas e ingresos en un promedio del 25%.

11 AM - 12 PM

CANCELLED: Herramientas Esenciales para Gerenciar tu Empresa

Karla Murillo, Premier Solutions

El enfoque de este taller es ayudar al empresario a organizar sus conocimientos y experiencias acerca de administración bajo un enfoque profesional aplicando las fases de planeación, organización y control de actividades diarias de los procesos de su organización.

Karla Murillo.
Ingeniero Industrial
Especialista en Mercadeo
Especialista en Gerencia de Calidad
Experiencia Laboral
Mas de 15 años de experiencia en asesorías en la pequeña y mediana industria.
Directora de Premier Productive Solutions, consultores en el diseño e implementación de sistemas Integrados de Gestión Administrativa.

12 PM - 1 PM

CANCELLED: Almuerzo y Networking en Español


Provided from BakerRipley

1 PM - 2 PM

CANCELLED: Modelo de Negocios Canvas

David A. Pérez, SCORE

El “Business Model Canvas” (BMC) es una herramienta de gestión estratégica para definir y comunicar una idea o concepto de negocio. En una página, desarrolla los elementos fundamentales de una empresa o producto, estructurando la idea o concepto de manera coherente. Además, le permite al usuario establecer conexiones entre lo que es la idea o concepto y cómo convertirla en un negocio.

David A. Pérez se jubiló de la empresa ExxonMobil en el 2012, después de más de 36 años de servicio.
El Sr. Pérez se incorporó a Exxon en 1976 en funciones de auditor en Memphis, Tennessee. En los años siguientes, ocupó diversas posiciones y responsabilidades de supervisión en Houston y en Barranquilla, Colombia, con la filial de minería del carbón de la Exxon en ese país. En los años siguientes, ocupó cargos gerenciales en Chile, Argentina, New Jersey y nuevamente en Houston.
En el 2005, el Sr. Pérez fue nombrado Contralor y Gerente Administrativo para las empresas de ExxonMobil en Venezuela. El Sr. Pérez fue nombrado Contralor Regional del Medio Oriente y Rusia en 2010, el cargo que ocupó hasta su jubilación.
En la actualidad, el Sr. Pérez es un mentor voluntario para pequeñas empresas con SCORE Houston.

2 PM - 3 PM

CANCELLED: Préstamos Para Pequeñas Empresas

Danelia Argueta, Cy-Fair Credit Union

Préstamos Para Pequeñas Empresas
Alrededor del 82% de los negocios que fracasan son por problemas financieros. Por eso las compañías, no importan su tamaño, tarde o temprano necesitan préstamos para negocios para poder continuar desarrollando proyectos efectivamente.
En este taller le vamos a explicar las varias opciones de préstamos con Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union para negocios y los requisitos para obtener el préstamo.
Aprenderá sobre:
• Línea De Crédito
• Préstamos Para Negocios
• Préstamos Comerciales
• Préstamos Para Equipo/Maquinaria
• Préstamos de SBA

Danelia Argueta, MBA – Marketing and Business Development Officer en Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union.
Danelia tiene más de 18 años de experiencia en la industria de software, educación y organizaciones sin fines de lucro sirviendo en varias posiciones de liderazgo. Durante el transcurso de su carrera, ha trabajado con empresas como experta en mercadeo, coordinando eventos nacionales e internacionales, y desarrollando estrategia de negocios que requieren administraciones financieras. Ha producido lanzamientos de productos y eventos para grandes empresas como Microsoft Corporation y Advent Software con más de 3000 asistentes.
También trabajo con una empresa nacional de investigación de mercados multicultural dándole la experiencia para mejor identificar la posibilidad de éxito o fracaso de una marca.

Con Maestría en Administración de Empresa de la Universidad de Houston, Victoria, adquirió las habilidades necesarias para convertirse en una profesional altamente motivada y experimentada en negocios y mercadeo.

En su tiempo libre, utiliza sus habilidades de desarrollo integral y recaudación de fondos para ayudar a las organizaciones locales sin fines de lucros. Ella ha servido en comité de organizaciones para incluir TW Davis YMCA, IABC Houston, Ovarcome Foundation, Houston Latina Bloggers Community Network, y Beautiful Purpose.

3 PM - 4 PM

CANCELLED: Como crecer tu negocio

Nini Gutierrez, BakerRipley

Ya tienes un negocio pero ¿Te gustaría saber que puedes hacer para que tu negocio crezca? Asiste y aprende de nuestros especialistas simples técnicas que te pueden ayudar a expandir tu negocio.

Nini Gutierrez joined BakerRipley’s Economic Opportunity Team as a Small Business Coach, early September 2018. Nini has more than 4 years of experience in business lending and over 8 years of consumer finance experience. She holds a Master’s in Non-Profit Management and a Bachelors in Communication Studies from the University of Houston – Downtown. Nini uses her passion for small businesses development in Houston to support entrepreneurs so that they are successful and live up to their full potential.

4 PM - 5 PM

CANCELLED: Hablemos de Dinero!

Soledad Tanner, Soledad Tanner Consulting

Hablemos de dinero!
1 Que debes de saber y hacer para tener un negocio por muchos años?
2. Cual es la fórmula para el éxito financiero de su negocio?
3. Hablaremos de precios, costos, utilidad, presupuestos.
4. Compartiremos ideas sencillas y prácticas para mantener tu empresa saludable.

administración financiera y de negocios. Apoyan a empresas, profesionales y corporaciones con soluciones, conocimientos y experiencia para crecer de manera eficiente y mantenerse competitivos en el mercado, optimizando negocios y logrando objetivos.

Soledad es una ejecutiva financiera global con 27 años de experiencia en finanzas y control, estrategia y consultoría, desempeño y métricas en la industria de logística y banca. Desarrolló su extensa carrera en finanzas globales mientras trabajaba para Deutsche Post DHL (DPDHL), sede mundial en Bonn, Alemania, y en todo Estados Unidos. Ha vivido y trabajado en Ecuador, Estados Unidos, Reino Unido, India, Alemania y Suiza.

Ella es ecuatoriana americana con raíces suizas. Se mudó a Houston en 1996 desde Ecuador y continuó sus estudios en la Universidad de St. Thomas (UST), donde recibió una Maestría en Negocios Internacionales en 2002 y un Certificado de Liderazgo Organizacional de la Universidad de Rice en 2007.