I am an international expert in creating wealth from innovations and help people live a live with passion, purpose and wealth. This is the leadership of the future, and expands beyond business and entrepreneurial mindsets.
My career started as a young scientist and professor on Agronomy before becoming involved in product development for a Bayer-Shell joint venture and eventually turning into an entrepreneur and angel investor after attending Babson College's MBA program. (I received the Armando Travieso fellowship)
As an entrepreneur, I have started nine companies -successfully exiting from five of them- and two non-for-profit. I have also failer miserably in two ocassions. One of my biggest accomplishments was the pivotal role I played in the Development for the Entrepreneurial Curriculum and the Venture Capital Industry in Chile, where I lived between 1996 and 2002.
I have also consulted, mentored, or coached hundreds of entrepreneurs worldwide. An avid traveler, I have lived in the US (Chautuaqua, Boston, Houston, and Silicon Valley); Australia, Denmark, Chile, Switzerland, and Venezuela; and visited over 100 countries.
I have also served as a panel member of several international business plan competitions, including WRI, Endeavor, Babson College, and Western Australia's Inventor of the Year. And I enjoy being an active academic researcher and angel investor. I am one of the few female members of the prestigious Sand Hill Angels in Silicon Valley.
Philanthropically, I support organizations that foster education, entrepreneurship and domestic harmony.
She have an Engineering and Master of Science degree from Universidad Central de Venezuela, a Master of Business Administration from Babson College, and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Western Australia... and I speak English, Spanish, some German, Italian, French, Portuguese, and Arabic... and few words in Korean that my South Korean daughter-in-law has taught me.
A bit more about me can be found on my personal web.