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Career Conversation: Latinx Business Owners
November 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Interested in launching your own business? Or stepping into a leadership role as a LatinX professional? Hear from LatinX business owners about their experiences stepping into and climbing to the top of their organization. Over lunch, learn strategies on how you can achieve your professional goals towards becoming a leader in businesses across industries. Participating professionals include: - Evelyn Barahona, The Boston Foundation (Donor Relations) and Mission-Driven Entrepreneur. Evelyn is a Donor Relations Officer at The Boston Foundation (TBF), working with high net worth individuals and families who are focused on using their philanthropy to make a positive community impact on key initiatives to make Boston a more equitable place to live for all. Prior to TBF, Evelyn worked in various sectors and capacities including the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce as Vice President, Quality Interactions (a mission driven social enterprise focused on health equity) as their Director of Business Development, and worked in investment management for close to 10 years. Evelyn is also an entrepreneur whose work primarily focuses on serving as a facilitator and advisors for professionals and companies looking to invest in personal growth as a career and life strategy for success. Evelyn is a dedicated community advocate especially among the Latinx and women communities. She is an alum of the BSIB program at NEU. - Roberto Green, Las Palmas Restaurant (Co-Owner), Lean Meals Express (Founder and CEO), and Entrepreneur. Las Palmas Restaurant is a Dominican inspired family-owned restaurant located in Roslindale, MA by Roberto and Seila Green. Passionate about food and culture, these two owners are striving to commercialize Dominican cuisine to the general public by bringing authentic homemade recipes to the masses. Whether you want to dine-in, take out, order online or gather for an event, Las Palmas Restaurant is committed to bringing you their homemade recipes straight from the islands to your dinner bowl. Buen provecho! Roberto will speak about his experience as co-owner of Las Palmas while serving as the Founder and CEO of two ventures. Prior to Entrepreneurship, Roberto worked in the corporate world at both State Street and J.P. Morgan. - Paula Hernandez, PARAXEL International (Direcor of Global Operational Excellence).
Paula is a proud Costa Rican, career woman, mother, and wide. She has 15 years of experience in the Biotechnology, Pharma, Medical Devices and Clinical Research industries at a global level, supporting departments such as commercial, marketing, finance, HR, manufacturing, distribution, quality, clinical research services, logistics, and Client/Sponsor facing initiatives. With a PhD in Industrial Engineering, she holds certifications in Lean Six Sigma, Project Management, QSR ISO-13485 and ISO-9001 Lead Quality Auditor and Value Stream Management. - Yoshua Rozen, PartRunner (CEO). Born in El,Paso TX and raised in Mexico city, Yosh is a NEU Double Husky alum with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and M.S. in Engineering Management. Throughout his college career, he was very involved with the Latinx Student Center where he participated in many events, volunteered and led the Mural Painting on the exterior walls. Yosh got involved with IDEA and the Sherman Center where he developed PartRunner for his 3rd Co-op. Now, he is working full-time on the venture and trying to make it a viable business. If you cannot attend in person, you may join the session virtually by clicking the following link: https://bluejeans.com/748138508. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion.