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Jennifer Borrero      

United Nations Ambassador, CEO of Youth Housing Coalition, 30 Under 30 Award

Jennifer Borrero is an award-winning, first-generation, Latina entrepreneur. Her work as a United Nations Ambassador has allowed her to lead projects around the world; from opening a public health clinic in Nicaragua to developing affordable housing communities in the US. She has run programs in the private and public sectors that focus on creating social change.

Borrero has been recognized as an emerging Hispanic Executive receiving the "30 Under 30" award for her work as the founder of Youth Housing Coalition, an organization that aims to empower young people to solve some of the country’s most pressing problems. Her work has been featured on multiple TEDx stages. She is currently a Global Goals Ambassador for the United Nations Association.

Her work sits at the intersection of Sustainability and Social Justice. Borrero’s ultimate goal is to highlight innovative solutions to global problems while building community across cultures.

Speech Topics


Unlocking Sustainable Success: Harnessing AI for ESG Excellence

Dive into the world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and tech with UN Sustainable Development Ambassador Jennifer Borrero. In this timely keynote, Jennifer demystifies the crucial role AI plays in effective ESG practices and beyond. This keynote program illuminates the importance of AI literacy among participants describing its role in shaping today’s working environments and how it can accelerate ESG adoption.

Jennifer will demonstrate how to arm attendees with resilient, future-proof skills essential for navigating an increasingly AI- oriented workforce, regardless of industry. As a powerful call to action, this keynote is designed to equip executives with the tools to reach their ESG goals while leveraging the power of emerging technologies. As a former Wall Street technologist to a current social innovator, Jennifer is familiar with using her skills as a techie to find success as a humanitarian and beyond.

ORGANIZATIONAL IMPACT:

  • How AI can promote ESG.
  • The intersection of AI, ESG and Sustainable Development.

The Pressure of a Dream

Who am I? Why am I here? These questions are what inspired Jennifer for years to seek deeper meaning. The only person in her family born in the US, she always felt the pressure to succeed in America, while also living up to the expectation of being a woman in a traditional Mexican family.

In this keynote program, Jennifer Borrero shares her personal journey of navigating the pressure to be perfect while striving to make her Hispanic family proud. She recalls stories of struggling to make ends meet, insights of feeling overwhelmed and how she turned that pressure and guilt into a career filled with purpose. Jennifer harnesses her leadership style while staying true to her roots.

This program is specifically designed to empower audiences seeking to strike a balance between their professional pursuits and cultural expectations, participants who may feel that they are being pulled in opposite directions and are unsure of who they are at their core.

Now a UN Ambassador, Jennifer plants a seed of courage in each participant. Audiences will leave with the tools to turn pressure into power.

ORGANIZATIONAL IMPACT:

  • How to use societal and cultural expectations of perfection to build resilience and self-compassion.
  • How to create your own path by setting realistic goals and redefining success in their own terms.

Igniting Change

It’s time for a new generation to rise and reshape the future. In this keynote program, Jennifer highlights her social justice work and explores how young professionals can actively engage in creating a more equitable society.

As a UN Ambassador and founder of a nonprofit, Jennifer recalls her journey of changing careers from a Wall Street techie to focus on social justice issues. Jennifer shares how she created opportunities for herself in rooms where she was deemed too young to have a powerful voice. From meeting with Senators on Capitol Hill to working with students in the Middle East, Jennifer provides the framework she used to have her voice be heard around the world.

Through thought-provoking stories and compelling insights, Jennifer will demonstrate the immense potential of Gen Z to drive meaningful change and how to overcome personal barriers. Audiences will leave this program with a newfound sense of purpose and a clear roadmap for action. They will be equipped with the inspiration to engage in social justice work and be catalysts to maximize their potential.

ORGANIZATIONAL IMPACT:

  • Recognizing the potential for a fulfilling career that creates positive change in the world.
  • The critical role Gen Z can play in advocating for and implementing social justice reforms.

Wonder Woman

Vocabulary.com defines "Wonder Woman" as a woman who can be a successful wife and have a professional career at the same time.

Through varying levels of societal norms and definitions it can seem that women are consistently met with unrealistic, and sometimes contradictory, expectations. In this keynote Jennifer addresses the common questions such as "Can you really have it all?" through the lens of a multi-ethnic woman from a traditional Mexican family while being measured against capitalist American values.

Jennifer shares vulnerable, honest, insightful stories of her own journey and the women she admires.

ORGANIZATIONAL IMPACT:

  • How to identify and show up as the kind of woman YOU aspire to be. Actionable steps to lift one another up and be sources of positivity for ourselves and our communities.
  • How to embrace the multifacetedness of being a woman and show up as authentically as possible.

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