RESHAPER & INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER
Frances Rios is recognized as a thought provoking speaker and pioneer of women inclusion in Latin America. Her focus is to promote economic development among women, companies and countries through women inclusion.
She is the only member accepted by the National Speakers Association and the Global Speakers Federation in Latin America. Thousands of women, men, and companies in the Americas, have been impacted by her dynamic-interactive conferences and proprietary diagnostic tools.
Her impact has been so profound that she was recently appointed to the Women’s Council by the Governor of Puerto Rico, Hon. Ricardo Rosselló. This council was created under an executive order from the governor with the objective of advancing the causes of Puerto Rican women.
Frances has been a speaker at the Forbes magazine’s Most Powerful Women event in the Dominican Republic and was chosen along with 5,000 from all over the world -by the White House- to participate in the United State of Women Summit 2016.
After graduating with a degree in television journalism from Loyola University in New Orleans, Frances became a reporter and then a spokesperson for Fortune 100 companies like Walmart and Humana Health Plans in the United States.
She went on to found Frances Rios Enterprises and is celebrating her 10th successful year as a womanpreneur. Frances is the creator of the Women Who Lead Summit™ the largest summit in the Caribbean for business women. She also created the W Certified Company™, a unique diagnostic tool which provides crucial knowledge for executives to attract, keep, and promote the best female talent and The W Report™ which helps organizations understand the power of the female consumer.
PUBLISHED AUTHOR AND MEDIA PERSONALITY
Frances is an often sought after subject matter expert on inclusion, stereotypes in advertising and strategic communications and has been interviewed by international and local media outlets including: CNN, Forbes, Univision, ABC, and Telemundo, among others.
Thousands of people watch Frances weekly in the United States through her TV segment on Univision: “Entre Tú y Yo con Frances Ríos”.
She is also a Radio personality, connecting with Miami listeners through her segment “Comparte el Éxito” on Éxitos 107 and Puerto Rico with “Rompe El Molde” through Magic 97.3.
Being fully bilingual (Spanish / English) allows her to be published in both languages.
Damaris C. Sánchez is a human resources veteran, with more than 30 years of experience in Fortune 500 companies like: Citibank, N.A., Warner Lambert and GlaxoSmithKline.
Her role at a strategic level as a human resources director, include: compensation, benefits, occupational health and safety, strategic planning, communications and training & development. Indeed, the area of expertise for which Damaris has been largely recognized is the identification and development of the businesses’ talents.
Damaris has been recognized for her excellence by her peers from the Human Resource Management Association(SHRM), Puerto Rico Chapter.
Sanchez is an executive coach member of the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is the co- creator of the unique tool, W Certified Company™, which measures levels of women’s inclusion and development in organizations.