Keynote speaker Lili Gil Valletta is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and an award-winning entrepreneur. After immigrating to the US from Colombia, she had a successful corporate career including a 10-year tenure at Johnson & Johnson, where she pioneered various diversity strategies.

Lili went on to co-found CIEN+ and CulturIntel and is an advocate to minority and women-owned businesses.

Why book speaker Lili Gil Valletta?

  • She is living proof of her cause.  As an immigrant herself Lili Gil Valletta personally experienced cultural adversities and shares with audiences ways to embrace, and enhance those exact cultural indifference for powerful impact.
  • She is aware.  Her immense understanding of the cultural gap that is taking place, she’s able to display all necessary steps for implementing a cultural intelligent environment for any given work setting.
  • She is insightful. She uses her own experiences of cultural advantages to now motivate change, impact a business, enhance creativity and inclusiveness within your workplace.
  • Lili presents in both English and Spanish.

“When somebody misunderstands you because of who you are suppose to be, you could either get really mad about it and crawl into your own corner or actually turn it into a opportunity to educate.” – Lili Valletta

Lili Gil Valletta came to the U.S. at the age of 17 without being able to speak English. Leaving her entire family behind in Colombia. She quickly found her way and is now a widely recognized corporate executive turned founder. 

Lili is an award-winning entrepreneur, recognized cultural intelligence™ expert, A.I. tech innovator, and World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. She came to the U.S. at the age of 17 without speaking English after leaving her entire family behind in her native country of Colombia. After a successful corporate career, including a 10-year tenure at Johnson & Johnson where she pioneered various diversity strategies, Lili co-founded CIEN+ and CulturIntel.

Her firm is globally recognized as a leader in big data analytics, business, and marketing strategies to help global corporations successfully turn cultural trends and inclusion into profits.

She is a regular TV commentator seen on Fox News, Fox Business and CNN en Español, and has been featured by Forbes, CNN Money, The Huffington Post, The NY Daily News, and MM&M. She is also the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2018 U.S. Hispanic Businessperson of the Year by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 2018 New York Women of Excellence, PR Week’s Top 50 Most Influential in Healthcare, among others.

For her commitment to advancing minority and women business issues, she has advised initiatives at the United Nations and the White House and she currently serves as a board member of the Harvard Women’s Leadership Board, National Board of Directors of the YMCA USA, mentor to the Stanford Latino Entrepreneur Leaders Program, and was appointed by New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo to join the New York State Council on Women and Girls and by Mayor Bill de Blasio to join the NYC Tech Leadership Council.

Award-Winning, Influential Figure for Women in Business & Minority Entrepreneurs


Discover The Power Of Cultural Intelligence™
Inspiring professionals to discover and activate their own cultural intelligence™ as an advantage for innovation and growth personally and professionally.

Unlock The Power of Culture
Connecting shifting demographics, cultural understanding and business trends to identify new sources of innovation and profits.

Unlock The Power of Your Story: BRAND-U
Reframing how you and your customers connect with the purpose of what you do to deliver purposeful profits.

From Corporate Executive to Entrepreneur/From Intrepreneur to Entrepreneur
A personal journey from passion, to purpose and profits inspired by cultural curiosity and business opportunity.

Women: A Force For Growth
Understanding the powerful demographic influence, spending power and overall economic contributions of women.

Turning Cultural Trends Into Profits
A dynamic session guiding attendees to understand how demographic shifts must be embraced to identify and execute new opportunities for differentiation and growth.

Getting to the Heart, Mind and Wallet of Your Audience
Reframing how you and your customers connect with the purpose of what you do to deliver purposeful profits.

Travels from: New York, NY

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