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THE BIGGEST WOMEN SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS
Animus is an innovation summit designed to inspire women to reach their highest level of personal and professional development.
www.animmussummit.com

Friday, November 30th, 2018
Puerto Rico Convention Center.
San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Friday, November 30
 

7:00am AST

Registration
Friday November 30, 2018 7:00am - 3:00pm AST
Grand Ballroom A

8:30am AST

Welcome to Animus
Speakers
avatar for Carlos R. Cobián

Carlos R. Cobián

Founder & CEO, Cobian Media, LLC
Carlos R. Cobián is an accomplished entrepreneur recognized for developing successful businesses in Latin America and for his forward-thinking, innovative and collaborative approach to business. In 2014 Carlos founded Cobian Media to provide cutting-edge digital marketing services... Read More →
avatar for Lucienne Gigante

Lucienne Gigante

Founder, LuGi, LLC
ENG: Lucienne Gigante has vast experience in advertising, marketing, crisis management and brand transformation. She has developed numerous successful corporate social responsibility platforms, some in the banking sector, such as “Women of Success,” which created more than 40... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 8:30am - 9:14am AST
Grand Ballroom A

9:38am AST

Miracles in the breaking: Find the gift in life's struggles
Speakers
avatar for Nancy Santiago

Nancy Santiago

Vice President Strategic Partnerships, Hispanics in Philanthropy
ENG: Nancy has over 20 years of experience in education, workforce development, federal policy and philanthropy. She served for two terms in the Obama Administration and has been instrumental in the design and execution of key public policy and federal programs. Nancy leads strategic... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 9:38am - 9:48am AST
Grand Ballroom A

9:50am AST

Why investing in women is an economic imperative
Speakers
avatar for Peggy Wallace

Peggy Wallace

Managing Partner, Golden Seeds
ENG: Peggy Wallace is a changemaker, founding and leading the largest angel investor companies that invest in women owned busiesses. An experienced board member who provides strategic advice to the core group of fund companies. Because of the company’s sector diversity and geographic... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 9:50am - 10:00am AST
Grand Ballroom A

10:02am AST

Become a global player without losing your local flavor
Speakers
avatar for Carmen Ríos

Carmen Ríos

Vice President & Co-founder, Dulzura Borincana, Inc.
ENG: Born into a humble family and educated in the public education system in Puerto Rico, Carmen Ríos, at the age of 18, started to work at a small company Dulzura Borincana. Based in Aguada, Puerto Rico, Carmen has lead the business to export its products, local delicacies, to... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 10:02am - 10:12am AST
Grand Ballroom A

10:12am AST

Networking & Coffee Break
Friday November 30, 2018 10:12am - 10:42am AST
Grand Ballroom A

10:44am AST

Defying Gravity
Speakers
avatar for Lucy Morillo

Lucy Morillo

President and CEO, LM & Associates
ENG: During her 26-year career in institutional advancement and nonprofit management, Lucy has designed and implemented major capital fundraising, annual and planned giving programs, and marketing and communications efforts. Lucy, who is a life coach and bar-certified to practice... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 10:44am - 10:54am AST
Grand Ballroom A

10:56am AST

Building a successful business one laugh at a time
Speakers
avatar for Naíma Rodríguez

Naíma Rodríguez

Producer, Teatro Breve
ENG: Naíma, a member of music band Las Batuchicas, produces audiovisual content for digital platforms, teaches marketing and manages all projects at Teatro Breve as founding member and producer. Previously, she served as video and commercial production coordinator for Rojo Chiringa... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 10:56am - 11:06am AST
Grand Ballroom A

11:08am AST

Ask Stella: Q&A with a fashion icon
Speakers
avatar for Carlos R. Cobián

Carlos R. Cobián

Founder & CEO, Cobian Media, LLC
Carlos R. Cobián is an accomplished entrepreneur recognized for developing successful businesses in Latin America and for his forward-thinking, innovative and collaborative approach to business. In 2014 Carlos founded Cobian Media to provide cutting-edge digital marketing services... Read More →
avatar for Stella Nolasco

Stella Nolasco

Fashion Designer
ENG: Stella is Puerto Rico’s most avant-garde designer. Her charm and metropolitan sensibility render her designs modern, stylish and edgy, exuding both vintage nostalgia and sophisticated modernity. At Paris fashion week, her line was quickly snatched up by European department... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 11:08am - 11:33am AST
Grand Ballroom A

11:35am AST

What working around the globe has taught me about managing people
Speakers
avatar for Ilia S. Rodríguez

Ilia S. Rodríguez

Chief Human Resources Officer, Triple S
ENG: Ilia is an HR executive and an expert in organizational development who has worked with organizations in the U.S., the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, Canada, Japan, China, Australia, Turkey and India. She is the author of “Role Clarity in Organization Design” and a frequent... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 11:35am - 11:45am AST
Grand Ballroom A

11:59am AST

Lunch & Startup Showcase
  • 11:59am - 12:04pm  Opening Startup Showcase
  • 12:04pm - 12:09pm  Guilty
  • 12:11pm - 12:16pm  Coquí Bounce & Spalsh
  • 12:18pm - 12:23pm  PRoduce
  • 12:25pm - 12:30pm  Isleñas
  • 12:39pm - 12:44pm  Block Farms
  • 12:46pm - 12:51pm  Proyecto 85
  • 12:51pm - 12:56pm  Closing Startup Showcase

Speakers
avatar for Alyz Torres de la Cruz

Alyz Torres de la Cruz

Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico, Entrepreneurship Leader
ENG: Alyz heads the organization’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Program, which promotes innovation and develops projects that may have a positive impact on the island’s economy. As an entrepreneurship leader, she helps children and young people cultivate an entrepreneurial... Read More →
avatar for Ruby Dávila-Rendón

Ruby Dávila-Rendón

Community and Communications Manager, Retazo
ENG: Ruby is a marketing-driven jewelry designer who brings a unique entrepreneurial perspective to the fashion industry. At Retazo, she is the link between designers and affiliates in the fashion ecosystem. Ruby trained at the Institute of Technology in New York and the Altos de... Read More →
avatar for Crystal Díaz

Crystal Díaz

Co-Founder and Partner, PRoduce!
ENG: Crystal is a foodpreneur, agroecology supporter and strategic marketing and communications executive with more than 15 years of experience. She is a champion of connecting food producers and chefs and developing long-lasting business relationships. At PRoduce!, she works with... Read More →
avatar for Kiara González

Kiara González

Member, Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico
ENG: Kiara is a young entrepreneur who is an outstanding member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico in Isabela. As a part of the organization’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Program, the high school senior has collaborated on a number of innovative entrepreneurial... Read More →
avatar for Auralís Herrero-Lugo

Auralís Herrero-Lugo

Co-founder, Retazo
ENG: Auralís is an entrepreneur, designer and sustainable fashion consultant with more than 15 years of experience. She leads all of Retazo’s circularity and manufacturing efforts and teaches product development, circular fashion, apparel, accessories and sustainable fashion at... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Villalba Irlanda

Rebecca Villalba Irlanda

CEO and Co-Founder, Block Farms
ENG: Rebecca is passionate about using high quality, sustainable urban agriculture and farming methods to feed the world while preserving the environment. To help local farmers grow healthy products in Puerto Rico she co-founded Block Farms, a startup focused on commercializing hydroponic... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Pérez Kenderish

Michelle Pérez Kenderish

Co-founder, Proyecto 85
ENG: Michelle Pérez-Kenderish is a creative strategist, designer and brand consultant. She founded Kenderish Communications, a consulting firm that uses creativity to drive innovation and social impact. She co-authored Economía Naranja: Innovaciones y Tendencias en las Industrias... Read More →
avatar for Karla López Rivera

Karla López Rivera

Founder, Isleñas
ENG: Karla is a footwear industry professional with a passion for an ethical and sustainable approach to product development. She launched shoe brand Isleñas with funds and mentorship from pre-accelerator program Pre18. Previously, the San Juan native worked in the fashion and footwear... Read More →
avatar for Suhaily Sepúlveda

Suhaily Sepúlveda

Co-Founder, Guilty
ENG: Suhaily is an attorney and certified public accountant who, driven by a desire to innovate and make a difference, launched Guilty—the first clothing membership program in Puerto Rico, a lifestyle platform designed to change how Puerto Rican women experience fashion. While studying... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 11:59am - 1:19pm AST
Grand Ballroom A

1:24pm AST

My Music, My Art
Speakers
avatar for Maribel Delgado

Maribel Delgado

Cuatrista
ENG: Maribel is a virtuous cuatrista who has delighted international audiences. From the young age of nine, she began to play the cuatro inspired by her father and grandfather. With her 2003 debut album "El Cuatro en Manos de una Mujer,” Maribel became the first female cuatrista... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 1:24pm - 1:29pm AST

1:33pm AST

Persist and collaborate to change lives
Speakers
AR

Amarilis Reyes

Executive Director, Susan G. Komen Puerto Rico


Friday November 30, 2018 1:33pm - 1:38pm AST
Grand Ballroom A

1:43pm AST

In my own words
Speakers
avatar for Adriana Yamila Díaz González

Adriana Yamila Díaz González

Table Tennis Champ
ENG: To say that Adriana is an accomplished athlete is an understatement. She’s the first Puerto Rican to qualify for the Olympics in table tennis. She won four gold medals in the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games. She was the flag bearer for the Puerto Rican delegation... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 1:43pm - 1:48pm AST
Grand Ballroom A

1:50pm AST

A Conversation with Mónica Puig
Speakers
avatar for Lucienne Gigante

Lucienne Gigante

Founder, LuGi, LLC
ENG: Lucienne Gigante has vast experience in advertising, marketing, crisis management and brand transformation. She has developed numerous successful corporate social responsibility platforms, some in the banking sector, such as “Women of Success,” which created more than 40... Read More →
avatar for Mónica Puig

Mónica Puig

Olympic Gold Medalist
ENG: Monica is the highest ranked Latin American female tennis player in the world, #42 on the WTA Tour. An Olympic champion, she won a gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and winning her first WTA title in France in 2014. A beloved Puerto Rican icon, Monica won... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 1:50pm - 2:30pm AST
Grand Ballroom A

2:30pm AST

Networking & Coffee Break
Friday November 30, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm AST
Grand Ballroom A

3:17pm AST

Disrupting mindsets to challenge expectations
Speakers
avatar for Camille Burckhart

Camille Burckhart

Executive Vice President and Chief Information & Digital Officer, Popular, Inc.
ENG: Camille is passionate about technology and its power to change the world. She started her career at Popular under a division then-focused on developing an online banking platform that today is the No. 1 online and mobile platform on the island. She was a finalist for American... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 3:17pm - 3:27pm AST
Grand Ballroom A

3:29pm AST

Why systems need to lean in
Speakers
avatar for Natalia Oberti Noguera

Natalia Oberti Noguera

Founder & CEO, Pipeline Angels
ENG: Natalia is a trailblazer who is paving the way for women entrepreneurs with Pipeline Angels. Natalia is the creator and host of Pitch Makeover, a podcast on pitching and investing that spotlights startups launched by women, non-binary people and men of color. Among her awards... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 3:29pm - 3:39pm AST
Grand Ballroom A

3:41pm AST

Looking from within: Stories from an Insider/Outsider
Speakers
avatar for María Cristina “MC” González

María Cristina “MC” González

Senior Vice President, Global Public Affairs, The Estée Lauder Companies
ENG: MC directs ELC’s engagement with the governments of nations where the company operates or markets products, strengthening ELC’s reputation among policy and community leaders. Previously, she served as assistant to President Barack Obama and Director of Communications to First... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 3:41pm - 4:01pm AST
Grand Ballroom A

4:03pm AST

Coming full circle with women power
Speakers
avatar for Ginoris López-Lay

Ginoris López-Lay

Executive Vice President and Director of Strategic Management & Retail Banking, First BanCorp
ENG: With more than 20 years of experience in the banking industry, Ginoris heads First BanCorp strategic planning process, ensuring cohesiveness and integration of all business plans as well as corporate initiatives across regions. She leads the company’s marketing, digital and... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 4:03pm - 4:13pm AST
Grand Ballroom A

4:15pm AST

How to become Self Made and live a rich life in every way
Speakers
avatar for Nely Galán

Nely Galán

Self-Made Media Mogul, Producer, Galán Entertainment
ENG: Nely was the first Latina president of entertainment for a U.S. television network: Telemundo. She’s an Emmy-winning producer of over 700 TV episodes produced through her multimedia company Galan Entertainment and founder of The Adelante Movement for the empowerment of Latinas... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 4:15pm - 4:45pm AST
Grand Ballroom A

4:45pm AST

Closing
Speakers
avatar for Carlos R. Cobián

Carlos R. Cobián

Founder & CEO, Cobian Media, LLC
Carlos R. Cobián is an accomplished entrepreneur recognized for developing successful businesses in Latin America and for his forward-thinking, innovative and collaborative approach to business. In 2014 Carlos founded Cobian Media to provide cutting-edge digital marketing services... Read More →
avatar for Lucienne Gigante

Lucienne Gigante

Founder, LuGi, LLC
ENG: Lucienne Gigante has vast experience in advertising, marketing, crisis management and brand transformation. She has developed numerous successful corporate social responsibility platforms, some in the banking sector, such as “Women of Success,” which created more than 40... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 4:45pm - 4:55pm AST
Grand Ballroom A

5:00pm AST

Happy Hour Sheraton Convention Center
Friday November 30, 2018 5:00pm - 8:00pm AST
Grand Ballroom A