Lili is a recognized cultural intelligence™ expert, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and an award-winning entrepreneur. 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, based in New York City with offices in Minneapolis and Colombia, offers big-data analytics, business consulting and marketing strategies for leaders and corporations to understand how to turn cultural trends and diversity into a commercial advantage and profits. Her methods of Cultural Intelligence™ and ability to use big data, machine learning and AI tools to mine actionable cultural insights from the unbiased digital voice of the people, have been presented at numerous conferences, news outlets and universities like Princeton and Cornell, and been published by Harvard University.
She is a regular TV commentator seen on Fox News, Fox Business, MSNDC and CNN en Español, and has been featured by Forbes, CNN Money, The Huffington Post, The NY Daily News, MM&M, among others. She is also an advocate to minority business contributing to initiatives at The United Nations, The World Economic Forum, The White House and around the world. Lili 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 Governor Cuomo to join the New York State Council on Women and Girls. Lili is also the creator of the multi-city entrepreneurship tour Dreamers Ventures, empowering minority entrepreneurs with access to knowledge, capital and the chance to launch on TV on HSN’s American Dreams, where Lili is a guest host bringing inventors to market. She holds a degree in Business Administration from Southwestern Adventist University, completed foreign studies at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia and holds an M.B.A. from the University of Colorado and an executive degree from the Harvard Kennedy School in Global Leadership and Public Policy.