Founder's Journey

Founder's Journey

Before Minerva graduated from college, she was hired as a Multimedia Specialist for the award winning website. She worked closely with the technology and engineering team at the new online media division to develop technical and production solutions for the editorial department.


While at ABC News, she worked as an independent producer and on-air contributor for ABC’s digital cable channel, ABC News Now. Her ability to multi-task and communicate effectively earned her a coveted position within the ABC News Division, where she developed audiovisual packages for ABC News and ABC Entertainment programs.


Throughout her career in the news industry, she has encountered a fair share of negative news, such as crimes, illness, natural disasters, and wars. However, these experiences have also served as a catalyst for her to pursue a new endeavor in the world of entrepreneurship.

She decided to produce and present television programs that focused on the positives of a culture. She wrote, produced, and presented original programs on Amazon Prime Video that explored various topics, including business innovation, cultural awareness, and social impact.

Having interviewed many influential people in the media industry, Minerva noticed that many of her guests, both professionals and public figures, wanted to enhance their communication skills. She realized that effective communication has the power to transform not only personal interactions but also entire organizations.

This realization led her to create Be a More Confident Speaker, an interactive in-person or online training program to improve communication skills with client prospects, customers, investors, stakeholders, and team members.

Companies can also build brand awareness with Minerva’s Creative Conversations, a podcast that talks about what is happening concerning social impact themes while seamlessly integrating the company’s brand, products, or services into the vodcast for a natural method of promoting the company’s brand and image

Minerva’s social impact initiatives garnered her the “Rising Star Award” for her dedicated contributions to community service from the Rotary Club of Coral Gables. She was also an entrepreneur finalist in the 2023 Equitable Advisors Businesswomen of the Year Awards.

As a social impact entrepreneur, she was recognized as a “Rising Star” by VoyageMIA magazine in the Miami business community, and her business was highlighted in ShoutOut Miami. Additionally, her digital media company was featured twice in Ejecutiva, a national business magazine. 

Minerva’s education in management and innovation from Columbia University enables her to apply what she is learning in class to develop practical methods to elevate her clients to become more confident speakers. She is proficient in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, and studying French, which is valuable in helping her clients bridge cultural gaps and language barriers.

Media Gallery

Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator for a Columbia University | SIPA virtual event with the Embassy of Panama in the United States: “Unlocking Panama’s Economic Potential.” March 2024
  • Student Talk Speaker at Columbia University “A Journey of Resilience: An ABC News Broadcaster to Social Impact Entrepreneur.” June 2023
  • Featured Speaker at the IERG Dallas Chapter “Increase Earnings by Improving Your Communication Skills.” May 2023
  • Judge/Speaker at the eMerge Americas Startup Showcase to judge founder presentations based on various business criteria. April 2023
  • Featured Speaker at the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce in Miami: “Make Your Presentations More Effective.” April 2023
  • Moderator at IERG Florida: “Why Panama is the top choice for businesses wanting to expand their presence in Latin America.” February 2023
  • Featured Speaker at Impact Seminar for Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce: “Increase Earnings by Improving Your Communication Skills.” February 2023
  • Speaker at Rotary Club of Miramar-Pines: “Increase Earnings by Improving Your Communication Skills.” October 2022
  • Speaker at Rotary Club of Miami Brickell: “Increase Earnings by Improving Your Communication Skills.” October 2022
  • Speaker at the Rotary Club of Coral Gables: “Increase Earnings by Improving Your Communication Skills.” September 2022