Catherine is here today with Mariana Atencio. Mariana has established herself as the next generation storyteller, a Peabody award-winning journalist, content creator and entrepreneur with a fresh perspective reflecting her diverse community.
The Best-selling author with a Viral TEDxtalk (+14M views) was awarded the National Association of Hispanic Journalists President’s Award and is described by The Huffington Post as one of the “Top Young Voices in American Newsrooms” and among AdWeek’s “Young Influentials”.
When the Government in her native Venezuela started shutting down television stations, Mariana came to the United States on a scholarship to study at Columbia University’s Journalism School, which she credits as the foundation that catapulted her to success.
A former anchor and reporter at NBC and Univision, she has appeared on the BBC, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Daily Show and is currently featured on the award-winning HBO series “Habla Now” as one of the leaders defining the Latin Experience in America.
Her first book, Perfectly You: Embracing the Power of Being Real, was an Apple select memoir and an Amazon Best-Seller for Latino biographies.
She recently wrote op-eds for the New York Times and Oprah Magazine on being a first-generation Latina. Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, Citi Private Bank, LinkedIn, UBS, Nasdaq, Airbnb, Spotify, and the United Nations’ Girl Up Summit, among others, have enlisted Mariana to share her takeaways on effective and authentic storytelling.
In 2018, she co-founded GoLike, a production company to craft Latinx content in a positive light, along with her partner and mentor, award-winning journalist Mirna Couto. GoLike was named among Hello! Magazine’s ‘100 most powerful Latina businesses’, and Mariana entered into high-level partnerships with Voto Latino and the American Latino Museum.
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It’s now time to tune into this one very inspirational human being. Enjoy!