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*CANCELLED* WE Connect Mentor Session with Juliana Uribe Villegas, Lower Manhattan, 07/12/18



NYC Department of Small Business Services
110 William St
2nd Floor (Hunts Point Conference Room)
New York, NY 10038
United States


Thursday, July 12, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm


Juliana Uribe Villegas lives at the intersection of social innovation, international relations and digital strategy as Founder and Executive Director of Movilizatorio. She is passionate about the opportunity new technologies can offer modern society, and about transferring innovations with high social impact to Latin America. Movilizatorio, the citizen engagement and social innovation lab she leads, is a space for experimentation, creation, and implementation of initiatives on citizen empowerment, leadership, and collective work. At Movilizatorio, Juliana and her team combine strategy, creativity, and technology to solve social problems. One of the platforms Movilizatorio launched, El Avispero allows citizens to create campaigns, and map peacebuilding initiatives in Colombia, reaching more than 32,000 members in the first six months. El Avispero won the Turner Prize on Social Transformation, awarded by the Peace Nobel Prize Laureates Secretariat. Juliana is also a co-founder of Escala, an organization that improves educational access. The initiative was incubated in the Harvard Innovation Lab, won the Ventures Prize, and was among the finalists in the Social Enterprise Challenge of the Harvard Business School. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Juliana developed extensive experience in government and consulting in developing countries. She served as Senior Strategist at Purpose, Vice President of FTI Consulting, International Relations Director for the City of Bogota and Marketing Director at ProColombia.  Noted for her work as a social entrepreneur, Juliana was named one of the 20 Most Inspiring Women in Colombia by Semana, one of Colombia’s most distinguished and influential political magazines. Juliana received her Master´s in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She holds a B.A. in Economics from the Universidad de los Andes and a Cum Laude Master in International Business from the University of Barcelona. If you have questions about this WE Connect Mentor session or would like additional information about WE NYC, e-mail or visit