Beatriz Acevedo, Board Member
Beatriz Acevedo is a leading inspirational voice and Latina entrepreneur in the United States. She has dedicated her career to empower and open doors for the next generation of Latinx leaders. Beatriz started her career in media at a young age, first in radio and later in television, her work earned her three Emmy’s, one MTV music award and a media correspondent award, among many others. The mentorship initiatives that she’s created through her Accelerator Program, have also provided invaluable access to young Latino storytellers.
Beatriz currently leads Suma, a wealth building digital platform for the Latinx Community via a holistic approach of digital media, fin-tech and virtual experiences. She is also the President of her family’s foundation “Fundación Acevedo.” For the past 30 years, the Foundation has provided scholarships for students who lack the financial means to pursue a higher education.
Beatriz is a passionate and sought after speaker who enjoys discussions around diversity as good business, female leadership, and the economic impact of Latinos in America. She sits on numerous boards and is an advisor on Mayor Eric Garcetti’s tech council as well as on Annenberg’s foundation tech initiative, PledgeLA. She recently co-founded LA Collab, a Hollywood initiative to double Latino representation in Hollywood in front and behind the camera by 2030.