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Beatriz Acevedo

Tara Yosso, Ph.D Professor UC Riverside

Entrepreneur, Cultural Strategist
& Social Advocate

Beatriz Acevedo is a leading inspirational voice and Latina entrepreneur in the United States. She has dedicated her career to empower and open doors for the next generation of Latinx leaders.

Beatriz started her career in media at a young age, first on radio and later in television. Her work earned her three Emmys, one MTV music award, and a media correspondent award, among many others. She later became a tech media entrepreneur as the Co-founder andPresident of mitú, the leading digital media brand for young Latinos in the U.S. The mentorship initiatives that she created through her Accelerator Program, have provided invaluable access to young Latino storytellers.

Beatriz is a passionate and sought after speaker who enjoys discussions around diversity as good business, female leadership, and the economic impact of Latinos in America. Additionally, she sits on numerous boards and is an advisor on Mayor Eric Garcetti’s tech council as well as on Annenberg’s foundation tech initiative, PledgeLA.

Beatriz recently co-founded LA Collab, a Hollywood initiative to double Latino representation in Hollywood in front and behind the camera by 2030. This initiative is supported and co-funded by the Acevedo Foundation of which she is President. For the past 30 years, her family’s Foundation has provided scholarships for students who lack the financial means to pursue a higher education.

Her latest startup SUMA Wealth, was founded with the vision of closing the Latinx wealth gap by providing financial education via digital content, fintech tools, and experiences that are both highly engaging and in culture.