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We're focusing on the wrong problem! Pablo Ricaud explains how the future of our food, agriculture, must be fixed to build a skilled respected workforce that will help create a sustainable climate. ________ Follow Pablo on LinkedIn Rising Farms' Website Vertical Ventures Podcast en español __________ Hearing other people's stories is the best way t…
 
We talked with Angel Aviles (sher/her) who boldly decided to pursue her dream of becoming an actress. A Bronx native, moved from New York City to Hollywood and landed roles in projects with up-and-coming directors like Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, and many others. Following her acting career, Angel became an entrepreneur. Today, she's a tra…
 
Pablo (PJ) Sainz, a Chicano author, helps us destroy the category boxes that create stereotypes and gives us an up-close view of the diversity within the Latino community. Join us as we learn that even when one group makes up the majority, they're not all the same. _____________ Follow PJ on LinkedIn Buy PJ's books on Amazon Check out BREAK IT ALL:…
 
Carolina Acosta is a Latina entrepreneur from Queens NY with a background in graphic design. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design. Carolina launched a game dedicated to Latinos and she’s making history in the process since the gaming industry is white, cisgender, male-dominated, and often overlooks people of color and women…
 
Learn some of the unwritten rules of working with American businesses to save you some time and help you get to the next level of your career faster! _____________ Follow Gretchen on LinkedIn Follow Upwardly Global on LinkedIn __________ What if you could focus on your English problem areas from day one? What if you could use the content you alread…
 
Are co-working spaces always going to involve a commute to a space in the middle of the city? Mariya Denysenko the founder of FlexOffice doesn't think so! In this episode, she explains how co-working spaces in the suburbs are the next wave of this trend. _____________ Follow Mariya on LinkedIn Follow FlexOffice on LinkedIn __________ What if you co…
 
We talked with Majo Molfino (she/her), a Latinx author, designer, and women’s leadership expert. She is the author of Break the Good Girl Myth and host of the HEROINE podcast featuring top female leaders, creatives, and visionaries. She has a master’s in learning, design, and technology from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology…
 
Thaisa Fernandes tells us what it takes to have a consistent quality podcast while working a full-time job. She also shares her thoughts on how to deal with microaggressions as a minority and how those in the majority can assist newcomers. __________ Follow Thaisa on LinkedIn, Twitter Follow Latinx in Power on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram Latinx in…
 
We talked with Leandro Senna (he/his), a former Designer Lead at Apple where he worked for 7 years, Senna also has a huge experience in graphic design working for agencies. In the beginning of his career, Senna worked at Volkswagen assembling cars when he was based in São Bernardo, Brazil. In this episode, we’re talking about sabbatical. This is a …
 
Ana and her colleagues at Wisdenn are making executive coaching more accessible to everyone with their AI psychology bot Wiz Coach, the purple octopus, that gives you advice in Spanish. Hear all about how they're using this new tool to help everyone, not just those in the C suite, have access to high-quality mental health sessions in their mother t…
 
We talked with Adi Mendiola Barreto (they/them), a second generation Mexican and Puerto Rican, non-binary and trans. Adi is also a speaker, consultant, and activist. They received their BA in Public Relations with a minor in LGBTQ studies. In this episode we’ll be talking more about Adi’s journey, and the core of their work which is helping people …
 
Nelson's English teachers back in El Salvador thought he would never succeed but he's proving them all wrong with two secret weapons. Listen to this episode to find out what they are. Follow Nelson and weSpark on LinkedIn Check out the weSpark website _________________________ What if you could focus on your English problem areas from day one? What…
 
We talked with Juliana Lisboa (she, her), the Global Strategy and Operations of a Google project called #IamRemarkable, that empowers underrepresented groups to celebrate their achievements in the workplace and beyond. Juliana is a curious Brazilian woman that took an unusual path by working in technology across multiple countries and cultures in t…
 
Conversation about belonging in tech and finding your voice as a Latinx. This chat is part of She’s Tech conference. She’s Tech is a movement that aims to strengthen the female presence in the technology sector through 3 pillars: inspire, engage, enable women to seek knowledge and undertake careers and technology-based businesses. Gretchen Rodrigue…
 
How can we create more inclusive environments? Why do we have only 3% of Latinxs working in tech in the United States? How do we know some solutions might be experienced differently by marginalized groups or groups outside your own? Diversity has the goal to bring more people to the table, and decolonizing is more about proposing an exercise to inf…
 
Imposter Syndrome can cause us to overanalyze our hard work and never share it with others. How can we be afraid and still share? Maria and our host GabyV share their tips in this episode. Follow Maria on LinkedIn Check out Crisol Translations website Follow them on Instagram Learn more about the Creative Language Conference _______________________…
 
Luis Curiel currently sits on the People Team managing strategy and operations at Twitter, and also serves as the global co-chair for Twitter Alas, our Latinx business resource group. Luis, a first-generation American, traces his Latinx roots to Honduras. Born and raised in California, he studied biopsychology and worked in agricultural research be…
 
Hey Clever Hybrids tribe! I know I am one day late with the episode for this week. It's been a little bit crazy editing and getting the app ready for today. The release day! Here's a clip of what we'll be covering. So there it is. If you'd like to try out the Master Pronunciation course in our new app, you can download the app from our website clev…
 
We talked with Cynthia Orduña, a career coach and talent development advisor with a background in recruiting, career development, diversity, equity, and inclusion. She has helped over 50 startup companies in LA, SF, NY, and Chicago recruit and retain talent and has coached over 300 people in all stages of their career from entry to senior levels. S…
 
You don't own your social media profiles and the algorithm could change at any time. Your website is digital real estate you own and can control. Listen to Abby's tips to make your site into a sales machine. ______________________ Follow Abby on LinkedIn Check out her website __________________________ The 21st century moves too fast for rules. Eng…
 
Learning a language is like losing weight. It's simple but not easy. Most language courses cover: who what when where, and maybe even why but forget to explain HOW to personalize your experience... until now. _______________________________ We're going to be creating an app. So the link will be on our store once it's ready. You can go ahead and che…
 
Tobias Schulz, a German polyglot, explains why you should be making your time count instead of counting time. Anything worth doing deserves the time and energy needed to consume and digest it properly. Follow Tobias on LinkedIn Check out flexword's website Follow flexword on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram __________________________ The 21st centur…
 
We talked with Lita & Destiny about how they run a business with a mission to empower women and children around the world through the power of intentional play, and more details about their entrepreneurship journey creating ethical and fair trade products. Lita Barreda has spent her entire career in the garment industry, pulling inspiration from th…
 
Karina Martinez, the founder of avana creative, is building bridges to bring recipes and flavors from all over the world right to your home! Learn how she adapted her business strategy and how she’s helping emerging brands do the same. _____________ Contact Karina on Instagram and LinkedIn Follow avana creative on LinkedIn and Instagram Follow merc…
 
Stefana Sopco is a Romanian Content Marketer based in The Netherlands. Did she live up to her full potential, even in a foreign country? You be the judge! _____________________ Contact Stefana on LinkedIn, and Instagram Follow Smartflow on LinkedIn Check out their website! Check out the Gin and Tonic the Cats blog! _______________________ Clever Hy…
 
Abril Arevalo and Paz Arbalejo started a management consulting platform in Switzerland called Glopser GmbH. Find out how these ladies work as a team providing procurement solutions for growing companies! You’ll also hear their experiences as native Spanish speakers who live in Switzerland but then do business in English. Check out their website Ema…
 
Emmanuel has been teaching chemical engineering through online courses and podcasts. First, he focused on LATAM but now he’s taken on the world (cue evil laugh!). Find out how and why in this engaging interview! Contact Emmanuel on LinkedIn, and Instagram Follow him on LinkedIn Check out his website! Check out his podcast! _______________________ C…
 
Israel Garcia is the CEO of StartupLinks, a platform based in Mexico that’s helping entrepreneurs connect with the resources they need to be successful. Find out why Israel decided to build StartupLinks and how they are now helping startups grow all across LATAM! ________________________ Contact Israel on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter Follow Sta…
 
We had an inspiring conversation with an incoming freshman at Pitzer College in California. Diana Vicezar plans to double major in Computer Science and Economics. Elected one of 33 young adults more influential in the world by Global Teen Leader 2019, she advocates for international students and has the goal of sharing opportunities with other mino…
 
Our bubbly trilingual guest, Carolina Boquín, is a Course Director and Recruiter at Platzi Brazil. She shares insider tips on how you can succeed on your language learning journey. Contact Caro on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter Check out Platzi Brazil! Follow Clever Hybrids on Social Media! LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube Go to our website:…
 
Jess Harris is an American English Teacher who made Colombia his home! Fast-forward several years and now he’s the Head of English at Platzi! Find out why he decided to dive into Colombian culture and what helped him to continue his language learning journey. Contact Jess on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter Check out Platzi! Follow Clever Hybrids o…
 
Miguel Hernandez, the CEO of Grumo Media, has been producing videos for over 10 years! In this episode, we tap into his knowledge of what it takes to successfully produce and market videos online. If Logitech wanted to work with him, he must be doing something right! Contact Miguel on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter Check out his website and his Y…
 
Channel your inner child! Maria Elena (Malen) Munoz is changing the game as a LEGO SERIOUS PLAY certified facilitator helping companies identify problems from the bottom up. Learn about this method as well as Malen's tips for making stronger connections even through the camera lens. Contact Malen on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter Check out her web…
 
Conversation with Carlos Gonzalez de Villaumbrosia, the Founder and CEO of Product School. We invited Carlos to our podcast because he has an interesting journey building global companies and digital products and this is a subject we’d like to bring to our podcast. Technically he’s not a Latino, but a Hispanic since Carlos is from Spain, and we thi…
 
We talked with Nathalie Marchino, as our first guest of 2021, a former professional rugby player born in Colombia who lived in Switzerland and has turned into a great tech business leader. With a BS Finance in International Business, Nathalie is helping to make design accessible as an EMEA Head of Sales at Figma. She has also worked at Google, Link…
 
For our Season Finale, we interviewed Edgar Virguez Rodriguez, a professor, and researcher at Duke University. Edgar is spearheading a movement in academia that incorporates a hands-on approach to improving Latin America’s ecological issues. He also talks about his journey from working as a consultant to getting his Ph.D. Finding your own career pa…
 
Hugo Garduño Ortega is the CEO of Verqor, an AgriFinTech startup focused on reviving the agricultural sector in Mexico. Hugo explains why Mexican farmers are in a financial rut and how Verqor is making a difference. Hugo also expresses his thoughts on the undeniable benefits of social enterprises. Can we call it a “win-win-win economy”? Timestamps:…
 
Denisse Diaz, an experienced Colombian marketing director based in London, sheds some light on how to hone your digital marketing strategy. It’s never too late to start! Denisse’s four marketing basics will get you started without getting you overwhelmed. She also explains something perplexing for some small businesses: How to sell without being “s…
 
Conversation with Linda Ruiz David, an Industrial Engineer from Mexico City. Linda is currently working as a Principal Recruiter at Growth by Design. She founded and led Pinterest's first Latinx and Hispanic community, Todos Pincluidos. Linda works on creating inclusive, empathetic and fun work cultures. She was also on the Board for Latinas in Tec…
 
Anelise Gonçalves is a Brazilian journalist living in Rio de Janeiro. She talks about the challenges of the black population in Brazil and how colorism is still very prevalent. Anelise also gives us her story of how she became a journalist and how learning English helped her open many doors of opportunity. Time Stamps: 00:00 Intro: First Afro-Latin…
 
Senior Director, IT Program Management at Electronic Arts. Cristina Rufeisen is an accomplished IT leader with experience in the high-tech, digital media, and life sciences industries leading global teams to develop, deploy and support business solutions. In this episode we talked about leading IT teams in the game industry, finding your voice and …
 
Cesar Vazquez is a Puerto Rican real estate lawyer and goal setting genius. Learn how you can accomplish more than you ever have before. Cesar also talks about his experience fighting prejudice throughout his professional career, the effects of the pandemic on the Puerto Rican economy, and how the definition of “ an education” is always changing. C…
 
Pavel Elin is a Russian linguist based out of Lisbon and the CEO of FREELANGUAGE, a translation firm that does work in 45 languages! Did I mention he’s also a mastermind entrepreneur? Listen to Pavel’s advice on improving your business practices and what it really means to be on the same level as your clients. Contact Pavel on LinkedIn Follow Cleve…
 
Chicago-based Afro-Latina author, playwright, poet, and producer who has performed as an actress and has written, published, and produced short stories, children’s books, indie films, and full-length plays. Diana is a former English teacher, IT sales executive, and fashion entrepreneur. We had an inspiring conversation about her childhood, using th…
 
Mateo Jaramillo has been using his experience with the “gig economy” to help start Heru in Mexico. Heru is the one-stop-shop for anyone working for an online courier service like Uber or Uber Eats. What pulls it all together? According to Mateo, community. Contact Mateo on LinkedIn or Twitter Follow Clever Hybrids on Social Media! LinkedIn, Instagr…
 
Conversation with Rosa Parra, a Chicana born and raised in East LA. Rosa became interested in films at a young age and just recently decided to become a film critic. She’s currently working towards her Bachelors's in Film and Media studies. Rosa's primary job aids in the medical field as she's a certified electron microscopist, that means a special…
 
Aida Lopez Gomez is a Spanish psychologist living in Madrid. Aida founded AP Psychology Consultants (now Bangardia Psychology Consulting) along with Paulina Cal y Mayor Galindo (S1E12). Together, they are fighting the stigma around caring for one’s mental health. We can learn a lot from both her professional and personal experiences! Aida gives som…
 
Thelma Neves is a Latinx in Power because she's a Brazilian who decided to follow her dreams, moving to the UK and working as a Designer Manager for a long time. Thelma Neves has experience managing design teams from the agency-side and also the client-side, and she’s a Product Designer Manager at BT. Thelma has a bachelor's degree in Graphic Desig…
 
Diego Najera founded the British Latino Network to help connect the growing Latino community in the UK. Learn how he has benefited from his multicultural background as well as how he overcame personal obstacles to achieve long term goals. With hard work and motivation, there’s nothing you can’t do! Contact Diego on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Instagram H…
 
Luis Gomez founded Trade Nations to help governments grow their country’s exports using tech. Based out of London, Luis is bridging the cultural gap between European and Latin American trade. Contact Luis on LinkedIn or Twitter His website Follow Clever Hybrids on Social Media! LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube Go to our website: cleverhybrids.…
 
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