Glass Breakers Café with Cindy (English)

Welcome to Glass Breakers Café with Cindy. the podcast where we meet with impactful leaders to get their wisdom and insight on the future, leadership and career development. Our goal is to inspire you and empower to live an unlimited and smart future by breaking free from limiting beliefs, firefighting and the invisible walls of our society. I'm your host, Cindy, future of work expert, diversity accelerator, executive coach and international speaker.

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Tuesday Jul 13, 2021

Karla Fraguada has over 18 years of experience as a corporate executive at international organizations with focus on Program Management, Process Improvement and Strategy. Currently, she is Senior Director at Bacardi Global in Finance and zero-based budgeting projects.   Karla holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico. Before her current role, she served as Deputy Executive Director at Puerto Rico’s Central Office of Recovery and Reconstruction where she oversaw the island’s hurricane recovery efforts. She started her career at Kraft Foods in New York and spent 2 years in Mexico City with the company. Later, she held leadership positions at Pepperidge Farm and Unilever in the Tristate area. In 2012, she earned a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma. Karla also holds a US patent. Before returning to Puerto Rico in 2018, she spent 5 years at Bacardi, in Miami, holding several positions including Strategy Director and Chief of Staff at the Office of the President of Bacardi North America.   Throughout her career, Karla has been an active advocate of women advancement, culture and childhood wellness and education. She currently serves as board member at Make-a-Wish Puerto Rico, and The Lynne Mitchell Foundation, an organization promoting higher education in rural Jamaica. For 12 years, Karla has been involved with Habitat for Humanity Global Village completing builds in Haiti, India, Guyana, and Nicaragua. She is an angel investor as well as a mentor for women.   In this week episode, Karla shares with us her wisdom and insights on: Her career experience navigating both the corporate and government worlds Responding to a tragedy like Hurricane Maria Strategies to future-proof your career in a fast-paced world The opportunities and barriers for women in becoming angel investors The 3 famous persons she would love to have lunch with and much more

Tuesday Jun 29, 2021

Brigette Lumpkins is the director of business development at EisnerAmper. She has twenty years of experience in business development and relationship management. Prior joining EisnerAmper, Brigette has worked at Datum 9 Analytics, Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital, Hamilton Lane, Goldman Sachs. In addition to serving on the local steering committee for the Women’s Association of Venture and Equity she is a member of the executive committee for the Miami chapter of the CAIA Association. Brigette earned a BA from Spelman College, summa cum laude, an MA from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from The Wharton School. She is a political junkie, vocal advocate for racial equity, reality TV aficionado, pop culture expert, crossword nerd, Ashtangi, and dog lover.   In this week episode, Brigette shares with us her wisdom and insights on: Her nontraditional career path which started studying towards a PHD in psychology Her sales secrets to build a top-notch career in customer acquisition and revenue generating roles Strategies to either accelerate your career or getting unstuck in your career Her passion to reach racial equity in the financial industry The Obama and Hillary presidential campaigns and much more Enjoy!

Tuesday Jun 15, 2021

This week we sit down with Marcus Cooper who is a global diversity, equity and inclusion leader with a passion for social justice and service giving. Marcus is a graduate of the TLC Executive Leadership Fellowship Program (HBS, Fall '18), a White House fellow for LGBTQ professionals in tech (Spring '17), a NY on Tech Innovator and Disruptor (Fall '18) and an active mentor in the startup community.   Marcus shared with us his wisdom and insights on: His role and his team’s role in implementing an impacting DEI Strategy The challenges reason why progress can be slow in the DEI space The rewards of being an actor in the DEI space The importance of mentorship and sponsorship to catapult minorities’ career The corporate expectations of the new generation His dream guests for a great lunch..and much more

Thursday Jun 10, 2021

Welcome to Glass Breakers Café , the podcast where we meet with impactful leaders to get their wisdom and insight on the future, leadership and career development. Our goal is to inspire you and empower to live an unlimited and smart future by breaking free from limiting beliefs, firefighting and the invisible walls of our society. I'm your host, Cindy Montgenie, future of work expert, diversity accelerator, executive coach and international speaker.

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