Babson’s WIN Lab Miami to Host Free ‘Building Your Company Culture’ Panel on Tuesday, April 4
Workplace culture is key to a thriving and successful organization.
On Tuesday, April 4, join Babson’s Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® Miami and a panel of esteemed industry leaders to learn how to create and foster an innovative company culture.
The discussion will be moderated by Susan Duffy, Executive Director of the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) at Babson College. Panelists include:
- Marilyn Blanco-Reyes, VP of Legal and Regulatory Affairs, FedEx Express Latin America and Caribbean Division
- Rebekah Monson, Co-Founder, WhereBy.Us
- Danielle Ungerman, Former Director of Community, LiveNinja, Marketing Coordinator, McKenzie Construction + Craft
Building Your Company Culture
Where: The LAB Miami, 400 Northwest 26th Street, Miami, FL
When: Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 6-8:30 p.m.
Marilyn Blanco-Reyes is the Vice President of Legal and Regulatory Affairs for the FedEx Express Latin America and Caribbean Division, headquartered in Miami. In addition to her role as General Counsel, Blanco-Reyes is part of the Division’s senior management team and is actively involved in long-range planning, strategic business initiatives, alliances and new business development.
Fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese, Blanco-Reyes’ expertise in international business transactions, commercial and corporate law, labor and employment issues, as well as aviation and customs matters has set her on an accelerated career path within FedEx.
Blanco-Reyes is three-time recipient of the prestigious FedEx Five-Star Award, a significant recognition bestowed on employees who demonstrate leadership, creativity, superior performance and distinguished efforts in support of FedEx customers. In 2007, the World Trade Center of Miami presented Blanco-Reyes with the International Woman’s Day Award for Exceptional Leadership.
A subject-matter expert on Brazilian-US relations, Blanco-Reyes frequently travels the Americas to lecture on Latin America’s transportation industry, trade facilitation issues and customs and regulatory improvements. She has served as President of the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida and currently sits on its Board of Directors. She is a trustee of the Pan American Development Foundation and sits on the Global Board of Directors of the International Women’s Forum (IWF). She also sits on the Board of Directors of the Brazil-US Business Council.
Prior to joining FedEx, Blanco-Reyes practiced law as an international attorney with one of Brazil’s top law firms in São Paulo, and with two prominent Miami law firms; Adorno & Zeder and Blackwell & Walker.
She has a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Florida International University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law, where she graduated cum laude.
Rebekah Monson is the cofounder and VP of Product of WhereBy.Us, a local media startup that connects people to their cities through storytelling and experiences. Its first publication, The New Tropic, produces an email newsletter, original journalism and events in Miami that reached more than half a million curious locals in 2015. WhereBy.Us achieved profitability in its first year of operation. The company launched The Evergrey in Seattle in October and will scale to new markets in 2017.
Before starting WhereBy.Us, Rebekah worked in many newsroom jobs, including reporter, editor, and design director. She also ran communications at the University of Miami School of Communication, where she pursued an M.F.A. in Interactive Media before leaving to start WhereBy.Us. Rebekah also cofounded Code for Miami, a Code for America brigade of volunteers working to transform civic technology in Miami-Dade County, and Hacks/Hackers Miami, a local chapter of an international grassroots organization of journalists, designers and developers who are reinventing media.
Danielle Ungermann is the Marketing Coordinator for McKenzie Construction + Craft, a boutique, client-focused group based out of Allapattah. In her previous role, she worked as the Director of Community for LiveNinja, a Miami-based communications software startup that was recently acquired by IDT Telecom. In her time there, she helped launch and organize their 3-year running weekly networking event, Waffle Wednesday, which has worked with the startup and tech scene in their weekly, waffle-filled practice pitch sessions.
Outside of her work with LiveNinja, Danielle has contributed to the growth of the Miami startup scene through her weekly curation of the Miami Startup Digest newsletter, and as co-captain of Code for Miami, a local civic hacking brigade focused on helping citizens and government better serve each other.
Special thanks to sponsors Knight Foundation, Akerman, and FedEx. The event is brought to you by Babson College’s Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab and The LAB Miami.
About the Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab at Babson College
Created by the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) at Babson College, Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab provides women entrepreneurs in Boston and Miami with an inspiring community and a rigorous, experiential process that catalyzes innovative thinking and enables them to successfully launch or transform businesses.
Now in its fourth year, WIN Lab has been designated as one of the top two specialty programs for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship; earned BostInno’s designation as one of Boston’s “50 on Fire” innovators and visionaries; and was honored by the prestigious Rosoff Awards for diversity.