Karla Ruiz Cofiño

Digital strategist and social media specialist, entrepreneur, speaker, social activist and women advocate

Karla has been recognized as "Iconic leader creating a better world for all" by the Women Economic Forum 2017 in India.

Invited to be part of the #VV100 2016, a group of the most engaged and visionary women leaders of the Vital Voices Network Worldwide; Invited on behalf of President Obama to be Speaker at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 at Stanford University;  chosen as 1 of the 5 women around the world to receive the Vital Voices Global Leadership Award 2015 ;

Recognized as 1 of the 10 Innovators in Latin America 2014 by the Inter-American Development Bank; Chosen as 1 of the 20 women around the world to participate in the Global Women’s mentoring program 2014 organized by Fortune Most Powerful Women, U.S. State Department and Vital Voices.

Chosen as  1 of the 60 specialist of the  World Summit Award Jury in 2014,  Recognized as Visionary of the year 2014 by the leading Guatemalan brand Saúl E. Mendez; Awarded as Outstanding Professor of the year 2014 by Universidad del Istmo Guatemala; Declared Women of the year 2013 by Look Magazine; invited as speaker at TEDxIncae 2016 in Costa Rica and TEDx Guatemala in 2013.

Karla specialises in Digital Leadership, Digital Citizenship and Digital Wellness but one of the conferences she is most looked after for is:

ACTIVATING MY POSITIVE ENERGY: “Believe in yourself and you’ll be unstoppable”, “Be confident in yourself and you will succeed”, "Success is not the key to happiness, Happiness is the key to success”.... Sounds great, but… How do I believe in myself? Is there a road to self confidence? How can I be happy with the day to day problems and stress?

We might not have a money tree, but we can plant the seed and have a happiness tree! Dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin and the endorphins are the ones responsible for our happiness. Many events can trigger these neurotransmitters, but instead of being on the passenger’s seat, there are ways to make them flow according to our intent.

Being in a positive state of mind brings a positive impact for our motivation, productivity and our wellbeing. Nobody would be opposed to having higher levels in these areas. In this talk, you will learn some simple yet very effective ways to activate your positive energy!

Some organizations Karla has been speaker for:

ASPEN Ideas Festival, Inter American Development Bank IADB, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, Opportunity Collaboration,  YPO Bolivia, YPO Guatemala,  TEDx Incae, TEDx Guatemala City, Vital Voices Global Partnership, World Summit Award, AGEXPORT, INTECAP, AGG, UFM, URL, UVG, USAC and many more.

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