Translated into 13 languages, the Tedx talk, What Makes You Special?, introduced Atencio to an international audience when it became one of the 10 most watched videos on YouTube. Her viral popularity set the stage for publication of her best-selling book, Perfectly You, which became an Amazon best seller. She leverages her fame to share valuable lessons about motivation, overcoming, and productivity. Presenting her "Control Framework" to global audiences, Antencio participates in international events, virtual presentations, and partnerships with worldwide organizations and Fortune 50 corporations, such as the World Health Organization, the United Nations, and Microsoft.
Why select keynote speaker Mariana Atencio
- Audiences relate to Atencio’s story of triumph with commitment to hard work and perseverance. She teaches actionable elements, which help audiences to reclaim power.
- Her presentation equips listeners with the tools to move from circumstance to success by staying motivated regardless of the situation. Her inspirational viral Tedx talk continues to inspire viewers on YouTube.
- Atencio’s first book, Perfectly You, is an Amazon best seller and continues to inspire global readers to achieve in the face of challenges.
Mariana Atencio is an innovator and motivator who is one of the most in-demand speakers on the market. Her GoLike media company hires diverse female talent and creates content for global audiences. GoLike works with top corporations, such as CitiBank, Deloitte, P&G, Ford, and Pepsico to develop events for executives, which promote women’s empowerment, diversity, and community building.
As a viral content creator, Atencio’s firm provides companies with the guidance to create inspirational and diverse projects. Focusing on transformational leadership, the company shares vital stories. GoLike has quickly joined the ranks of the most powerful Latin-owned businesses in the country.
Atencio came to the United States from Venezuela to study journalism at Columbia University. After 10 years in media, she earned a position as an anchor with Univision and a correspondent with MSNBC and NBC. During her journalism career, she’s covered important stories, including Haiti’s refugee crises, natural disasters and interviews with Pope Francis, the King of Spain, and President Biden. Honored with three Emmy nominations for her journalistic work, Antencio has also received a Gracie Award, Peabody Award, and the Presidential Award from the Hispanic Journalists Association. In 2020, she was named an Aspen Institute fellow.
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