Animus Women’s Innovation Summit, San Juan, PR


Viernes, 2 octubre 2015 - 11:00am to 8:00pm


Caribe Hilton, San Juan, PR

Animus Women's Innovation Summit
Friday, August 28, 2015, 8:00-5:00
Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Animus is an innovation summit designed to inspire women to reach their highest level of personal and professional development.
Animus is for all women—employees, executives, entrepreneurs, future entrepreneurs, volunteers—anyone who wants to grow and make a difference. Animus will provide the information, ideas, perspective and strategies needed to spark and develop an entrepreneurial mindset, as well as actionable items you can implement immediately to improve your personal and professional self.


8:00am – 4:00pm


9:00am – 9:20am
Welcome To Animus
Speakers: Lucienne Gigante – Founder of LuGi, LLC, and Carlos R. Cobian – Founder of Cobian Media.

9:20am – 9:25am
Ready. Set. Go.

9:25am – 9:45am
Welcome To Now
Speaker: Irma Ruiz – Founder Anew Group.

9:45am – 9:55am
What We Know About Our Brain Power
Speaker: Marimerce Toledo – Endovascular, Cerebrovascular & Skull Base Neurosurgeon.

9:55am – 10:10am
Rethinking Failure: Hacking Your Way to Change
Speaker: Jovanka Ciares – Wellness & Nutrition Coach.

10:10am – 10:30am
Networking Break

10:30am – 10:45pm
From Health Scare To Entrepreneurship
Speaker: Catherine Cuello – Founder & CEO of GreenHopping.

10:45am – 11:05pm
How Millennials Are Leveraging The Diaspora For Business Growth
Speaker: Bianca Cabán – Global Finance & Investment Leader, Social Entrepreneur; Isabel Rullan – Co-Founder & Co-Managing Director of ConPRmetidos; and Denisse Rodriguez – Program Manager at Foundation for Puerto.

Invite Community To The Table And See The Benefits At The Bottom Line
Speaker: Lucienne Gigante – Founder of LuGi, LLC

11:15 am – 11:30pm
How To Build A Successful Career Through Leadership And Execution
Speaker: Lucy Crespo – CEO of the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust.

11:30am – 12:00pm
Wants And Gifts Exercise
Speaker: Angiemille Latorre – Co-Founder, Chief Buttom Pusher & Idea Activator of Seriously Creative.

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Networking Lunch And Startup Showcase
Lunch: 12:00pm – 12:30pm
Startup 1: 12:30 pm – 12:35 pm: School Climate Solutions, Maribel Gonzalez & Joy Lynn Suárez
Startup 2: 12:35 pm – 12:40 pm: Think Big Dolls, Gretchen Diaz
Startup 3: 12:40 pm – 12:45 pm: Maranta Power, Laura OM
Startup 4: 12:45 pm – 12:50 pm: Muuaaa, Celina Nogueras
Startup 5: 12:50 pm – 12:55 pm: ChicaPReneurs, Dyanis de Jesús & Michelle Perez Kenderish

1:00pm – 1:30pm
Panel: Learn About The Women-Led Initiatives That Are Changing The Game
Speakers: Lizzie Rosso (Are we there yet?), Mariel Lama (Ellevate), Katalina Puig (We), Barabara Serrano (Rica), and Wesley Cullen (Moderator).

1:30pm – 2:00pm
Partnering For Scale: Lessons For Collaborators To Maximize Impact
Speaker: Melissa Bradley – Director of the Kogod Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation Initiative, Georgetown University School of Business Professor of Entrepreneurship.

2:00pm – 2:10pm
Leading Transformation Through Collaboration
Speaker: Bibiana Ferraiuoli – Executive Director of The Ricky Martin Foundation.

2:10pm – 2:40pm
The Benefits Of Going Global From Puerto Rico
Speakers: Cristina Villalon – Founding Member & Lead Designer at Alvarez-Díaz Villalón Brenda Marrero, Founder BMA Group and Gabriel Hernandez – Partner BDO Puerto Rico (Moderator).

2:40pm – 3:10pm
Talk To My Lawyer: Top Business Questions Lawyers Get… Explained
Speaker: Maristella Collazo – Ferraiuoli LLC Member & Adjunct Professor at University of Puerto Rico.

3:10pm – 3:40pm
Networking Break

3:40pm – 4:00pm
How To Build The Right Team To Ensure Business Success
Speaker: Carlos R. Cobian – Founder of Cobian Media.

4:00pm – 4:10pm
From Idea to Business: Learn The Litmus Test To Take Your Idea To Reality Without Breaking The Bank
Speaker: Laura Cantero – Executive Director of Grupo Guayacán.

4:10pm – 4:20pm
Reimagining Yourself Beyond Your Job Title
Speaker: Julizette Colón-Bilbraut – Founder of Monitor SN.

4:20pm – 4:35pm
Personal Branding: The Art And Science Of Positioning Yourself In This Day And Age
Speaker: Ronal Castro – Senior Hotel Business Manager at & Adjunct Professor at NYU.

4:35pm – 5:35pm
Hustle Your Way To Success
Speaker: Alessandra Correa – Founder of Puerto Rico Gourmet Products & INprende.

5:35pm – 6:05pm
Dream Wild: Imagining Yourself Out Of Poverty
Speaker: Michelle Herrera Mulligan – Editor-in-Chief of Cosmo For Latinase.

6:05pm – 9:00pm
Happy Hour

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