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Mariana Atencio Peabody Award-Winning Journalist, Speaker, and Author
Mariana is a Peabody 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.