The live interview with the former Miss Universe will be moderated by Heradio Luces, co-founder of Emprendt Latino, an organization that promotes entrepreneurship and good business practices among Hispanics business owners in the United States.
Barbara published her first book “The Beauty of How to Live” last year and is currently preparing her second book “Far from My Shadow, Close to the Light, which is expected in early 2012. She is also launching a franchise called Inspirational Shop.
“We want to highlight how Latino entrepreneurs can be successful in the U.S. This will be a great opportunity for Latinos to learn how others achieved success," Luces said. “In this moment the only solution for the economic situation is to showcase successful entrepreneurs and business owners.”
Emprendt Latino launches its business conversation series during Global Entrepreneurship week, making it the only local Hispanic organization with an event hosted by the University of Miami during the global celebration of startups and innovators.
Emprendt Latino plans to host more conversations with top Latino entrepreneurs as a part of the group’s efforts to promote Hispanic entrepreneurship and better business practices.
Emprendt Live continues its positioning during Global Entrepreneurship Week, the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators taking place in over 104 countries around the world who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators
Who: Emprendt Latino, Twitter: @Emprendt; Facebook: Emprendt Latino
What: Emprendt Live: Barbara Palacios, From Miss Universe to Entrepreneur
Where: College of Arts and Sciences Gallery, 1210 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables, FL, 33146
When: 8 – 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 17
Why: To inspire Latino entrepreneurs to thrive and succeed
Cost/RSVP: Free and open to the public. Contact Yerina Mejias, yerina.mejias@
About Barbara Palacios
Barbara Palacios is a former Miss Universe who catapulted from the runway to the boardroom by using her fashion sense and creating beauty products for women in the United States and Latin America. Palacios founded the aptly named Barbara Palacios Corporation, a U.S. company that sells jewelry and beauty products in stores bearing her name. She owns the Barbara Palacios Casual line of products that’s distributed in several Latin American countries.
About Emprendt Latino
Emprendt Latino is a Miami-based organization designed to encourage more successful entrepreneurs and Latin business owners, using a rational and emotional approach to enhance their possibilities of success. Emprendt Latino was formed in 2010 by Heradio Luces and his wife and business partner Yerina Mejias, two relentless entrepreneurs. Learn more at Emprendt.com.
About Global Entrepreneurship Week, Nov. 14-20
Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. Visit Unleashingideas.org.