International speaker, corporate consultant, award-winning author and media contributor. For the past 20 years Mariela has dedicated her time to help companies engage, develop and promote diverse talent. Some of the companies she’s impacted positively include: McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, P&G, Novartis, MetLife, Microsoft, Colgate Palmolive, Honeywell, Sodexo, and Celebrity Cruises. She has presented at Harvard University, Princeton University, Yale University, The Conference Board, The College Board, SHRM, NSHMBA, ALPFA, and many other universities, and professional conferences. She’s a frequent contributor on topics related to education, career development, woman empowerment, and leadership on Forbes.com, CNN, Univision, Telemundo, and Cala Presenta. In the past she has contributed to the Huffington Post, Fox News Latino, AOL, Yahoo, and many others.
Among her most recent awards: In 2020 she received the “Leadership in D&I within an agency of any size” by the Public Relations Society of America; In 2019 she’s one of the top 100 global influencers on Gender Equality by Onalytica; In 2018 she received the “Visionary of the Year” award by the Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Proclamations by Andrew Cuomo, New York State Governor, the New York State Senate and several others. In 2017 she received the “Leadership in Diversity & Inclusion” award by LNC, a coalition of Employee Groups at major financial and media companies in the U.S. which include: Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Deloitte, The New York Times, Thomson Reuters, Prudential, and many others.