Aug 20, 2014

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Spotlight: Carmen Ordoñez, Founder/CEO of Conectando Periodistas

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Country of Origin or Family Heritage: I was born in New York, but grew up and currently live in Miami, Florida. My Family is originally from Colombia.

Degrees you hold:  Bachelor of Science in Journalism

Current occupation and title: Founder/CEO of Conectando Periodistas and Founder of Viva Fashion

Professional/Social Achievements: Aside from launching my fashion blog, Viva Fashion, 3 years ago, I’m very proud of my latest business venture, Conectando Periodistas, which I launched earlier this month. Conectando Periodistas is a free daily email alert, which helps connect Hispanic media with sources and experts for their stories.  Basically a reporter/producer/blogger let’s me know what they’re looking for and I put it together in an email and send it out to our subscribers. If they’re a match, they can respond directly to the reporter. It’s a great way for reporters to get what they need quickly and a great way for people to get free publicity. It’s a win-win situation for all.conectando periodistas

I’d love to encourage everyone to sign-up for our free daily email alert by clicking on the link below. You never know when you might know someone that knows someone.

Who Has Always Inspired You to Be Your Best? God has been my main inspiration in everything that I do. He is my strength when I need encouragement and really helps me strive to give 110% in everything that I do.

Your Favorite Magazines? My favorite magazines are People Style Watch, Vanidades, Elle, Poder and Lucky.

Your Favorite TV show? My favorite TV shows are Top Chef and reality crime shows (for some odd reason) like First 48. 

Stilettos or Flat shoes? Oh, this is a hard one. I have to say Stilettos, but my feet are saying flats.

Countries You Have Visited, and Your Favorite One: Colombia, Paraguay, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Jamaica, Grand Cayman Islands, Bora Bora. My favorite was Bora Bora. I went there on my honeymoon and it is such a remarkable place.

Describe a Perfect Day Off From Work:  Spending time with my husband and my two dogs doing absolutely nothing.

What Has Been Your Biggest Challenge in Life? I have to say finding balance between life and work can be the most challenging.  I’m finally starting to learn to prioritize and even turned down projects if I see that I’m spreading myself too thin.

What is Your Next Big Dream? My dream is to continue to grow as an entrepreneur and just help inspire and empower women.

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Marlyn Nunez

Marlyn Nuñez is a graduate of New York University, earning a Bachelors Degree in Communication Studies. She also received a Masters Degree in Education from CUNY's City College.

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