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Mariana Atencio

Award-Winning Journalist and Best-Selling Author

Keynote Speaker

Mariana Atencio took the world by storm in 2017 when her TEDx talk “What makes YOU special?” went viral. It has more than 17 million views and has been translated into 13 languages. Focused on the power of authenticity, her book Perfectly You was an Amazon bestseller and selected by Audible and AppleBooks.

As an anchor at Univision and national correspondent at NBC News, she traveled the world to report on some of the most volatile conflicts of our times, in both English and Spanish, for more than a decade, specializing in the Latino experience across the Americas.

She founded her own media company, “GoLike”, and has teamed up with Microsoft, Pepsico, Procter & Gamble Co., YouTube, Citigroup Inc., the World Health Organization, and the United Nations, among others, to represent and empower our communities.

Her story is featured on the award-winning HBO special “Habla Now” and her work has been honored with a Peabody Award, three Emmy nominations and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Presidential Award.