Los Angeles Business Journal photoshoot for POWER Front
Page, Los Angeles Most Powerful Women, 2020.
Dr. Betty Uribe provides
keynote address on “Leading
with Values and Purpose” to
over 1,000 National LatinX
leaders during HOPE Latina
History Day. (Photo by Ken
MANA de San Diego. Dr. Betty (center) served as the keynote
speaker at San Diego State University.
The 2019 Global Woman Award winner —- an honor bestowed on her by
20 organizations in 21 countries —- said when she arrived in the U.S. as a
12-year-old, her mother didn’t think she could ever own a home of her own. For
many families of color, owning a home is still a dream and Uribe wants to
ensure they have the financial tools and resources to realize that dream.
“I was born into a privileged life in Colombia and when we came to
America we started with zero. Food was brought by the church because we
couldn’t afford it, clothing was bought in garage sales because we couldn’t
afford new clothes, so I identify with people who are poor,” Uribe shares. “If you
educate yourself, team up with the right people and the right core values, you
can go as far as whatever your dreams are.”
Uribe planned to travel the world and make an impact. She felt like her
wings were clipped by the pandemic. The silver lining is that this unprecedented
event led her to JPMorgan Chase.
“All of a sudden JPMorgan Chase shows up and we’re so completely
aligned it’s almost divine intervention,” she shares. “I can show up as myself.
I don’t have to pretend that I’m someone else. I’m just “Betty” at the firm and
that’s how I like it.”
Dr. Betty Uribe at MANA de San Diego. An intimate evening
with influential women.
Uribe was often the only woman
and the only Latina at the table in her
career but she used her differences
as points of strength, becoming
outstanding at her craft.
“I feel like I am very privileged to
be able to pull from two beautiful
cultures: the Latino and the American
culture. I feel like being bicultural and
bilingual gives me an opportunity to
put myself in other people’s shoes,”
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(L-R) Nellie Borrero, Managing Director – Senior Global I&D
and Client Market Lead, Accenture; Dr. Betty Uribe, Global
Award-Winning Author, Speaker & Humanitarian International
Best-Selling Author, and Lupita Colmenero, COO, LATINA
Style, Inc. at the 202 LATINA Style 50 Awards Ceremony and
Diversity Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C.
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