Mariana Atencio

  • Respected Journalist
  • Former Television Host at NBC
  • Bestselling Author, 'Perfectly You'
  • Motivational Speaker



Mariana is an award–winning journalist, best-selling author and viral speaker, as well as the co-founder of “GoLike”, a premium multimedia production company specialized in motivational storytelling.

Her TEDx Talk on authenticity, “What Makes You Special?”, is one of the top 10 most watched on YouTube and translated into 13 languages. Her first book, Perfectly You, was an Amazon Best Seller and selected by Audible and AppleBooks.

Mariana’s experience led to “The Control Framework” and it’s notable ‘action items’ that she shares with top universities and Fortune 100 companies around the world.

A former national TV host for NBC and Univision, and expert on resilience & diversity, she has keynoted at the United Nations ‘Girl Up’ Summit, the LinkedIn annual conference alongside speakers like Michelle Obama, as well as flagship events for Microsoft, Citi, Spotify, UBS, Airbnb, Nasdaq, among many others.

She is featured in the award-winning HBO series Habla highlighting the Latinos defining the United States. Her work has been honored with a Peabody, a Columbia University’s “First Decade Award” and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Presidential Award.

 

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A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Mariana Atencio
  • LinkedIn
  • Spotify
  • Airbnb
  • Microsoft
  • Pepsico
  • YouTube
  • Nasdaq
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Ford
  • Deloitte
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7 Steps To Take Control of Your Life

We are all dealing with uncertainty. Being nimble, adapting and reinventing ourselves have become crucial strategies for survival. After studying resilience for over a decade as a journalist, Mariana developed a winning formula and turned it into a proven structure to overcome any challenge. Using “ ...

We are all dealing with uncertainty. Being nimble, adapting and reinventing ourselves have become crucial strategies for survival. After studying resilience for over a decade as a journalist, Mariana developed a winning formula and turned it into a proven structure to overcome any challenge. Using “The Control Framework”, which she has already taken to Microsoft, UBS, Columbia University and the Kellogg School of Management, your attendees will learn ‘action items’ to reclaim their power, lessen the fear of failure and become more productive and motivated.

Diversity, Inclusion & True Belonging

Being the only Latina in many corporate rooms, Mariana realized what was needed to create a more diverse and inclusive culture in those environments. She combined her insights with scientific research to design a thoughtful way to promote mentorship, empathy, allyship and intersectionality at any wo ...

Being the only Latina in many corporate rooms, Mariana realized what was needed to create a more diverse and inclusive culture in those environments. She combined her insights with scientific research to design a thoughtful way to promote mentorship, empathy, allyship and intersectionality at any workplace. The results have been impressive, prompting companies like Microsoft, LinkedIn and Clorox to bring her onboard to lead multiple diversity trainings.

Women's Empowerment

In this inspirational talk, Mariana shares the keys to tapping into your true power, which can be achieved by empowering others. Many women subscribe to the roles that are expected of them. As a result, they often feel overwhelmed and frustrated. Mariana will give you the tools to prioritize and fin ...

In this inspirational talk, Mariana shares the keys to tapping into your true power, which can be achieved by empowering others. Many women subscribe to the roles that are expected of them. As a result, they often feel overwhelmed and frustrated. Mariana will give you the tools to prioritize and find a balance in your life, rather than to strive for perfection. Through dancing and music, in this very dynamic session, you will not only leave energized and enlightened but also empowered to take on whatever your day brings. 

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Biography

Mariana is an award–winning journalist, best-selling author and viral speaker, as well as the co-founder of “GoLike”, a premium multimedia production company specialized in motivational storytelling.

Her TEDx Talk on authenticity, “What Makes You Special?”, is one of the top 10 most watched on YouTube and translated into 13 languages. Her first book, Perfectly You, was an Amazon Best Seller and selected by Audible and AppleBooks.

Mariana’s experience led to “The Control Framework” and it’s notable ‘action items’ that she shares with top universities and Fortune 100 companies around the world.

A former national TV host for NBC and Univision, and expert on resilience & diversity, she has keynoted at the United Nations ‘Girl Up’ Summit, the LinkedIn annual conference alongside speakers like Michelle Obama, as well as flagship events for Microsoft, Citi, Spotify, UBS, Airbnb, Nasdaq, among many others.

She is featured in the award-winning HBO series “Habla” highlighting the Latinos defining the United States. Her work has been honored with a Peabody, a Columbia University’s “First Decade Award” and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Presidential Award.