CEO & Co-Founder
Beatriz Acevedo is one of the leading inspirational voices and Latina entrepreneurs in the United States. She has dedicated her career to creating opportunities for the voices of diverse youth, in an effort to influence authentic and positive depictions of Latinos in society.
Beatriz began her career as a young radio and television host. She has created, developed, and produced hundreds of original primetime television shows and digital series in multiple languages. Her work has earned her three Emmy Awards, an MTV Music Video Award, two Streamy Awards, a Media Correspondent Award, among others. She has also created a variety of branded content and marketing campaigns targeting millennial youth for numerous blue-chip brands.
Most recently Beatriz was the co-founder of mitú, the leading digital media brand for young Latinos in the U.S. Under her leadership she went on to raise $50M in funding, led by some of the most successful venture capital groups in California. The mentorship initiatives that she created through her Accelerator Program, have also provided invaluable access to the next generation of multicultural storytellers, with an emphasis on female leadership. Beatriz’s expertise has been to create content at the intersection of media, technology, and social impact.
Beatriz is an advisor and board member to numerous companies including: 2028 Los Angeles Olympic Committee, Homeboy Industries, Annenberg Foundation’s PledgeLA, Delta/Aeroméxico Airlines, 9thWonder Marketing Agency Group, Latino Donor Collaborative , National Hispanic Media Coalition, and Latino Community Foundation.
Beatriz is currently the President of her family’s Mexico-based 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. Funds are also distributed to support numerous cultural and arts programs throughout Mexico.
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