Maria is a veteran of Wall Street, the fashion, and beauty industries. Her first entrepreneurial venture was her own women’s fashion design business, which she ran profitably for 10 years. Subsequently, she ended up in the beauty industry first on the marketing side, and then in creative. A self-starter, hard worker, and with a passion for beauty, color, and “presentation”, Maria worked her way up to become a Creative Director at a boutique skin care and cosmetics company in New York. In January of 2007, she developed an entertainment publication. Out of necessity, she learned how to create her own website(s), she wrote her own copy, shot all the photos for the publication, and all the video coverage as well. Maria has interviewed artists from all over the US and from different parts of the world. With a master’s degree in International Affairs and a passion for discovering various people and cultures, Maria was ever ready to get up close and personal in her next interview. In October 2010, she shut down the publication. She now runs an online media network by women for women (but not excluding men) called LetsBSocial.com, an Inter-Global Media Network community. Its goal is to create innovative media strategies that place today’s single woman (or man) in the spotlight. According to Maria, nations and their cultures are no longer so clear cut. It’s not a “global” world, it’s “inter-global”. Within worlds (cultures) are other worlds (cultures)!
Current Focus: Seeking new opportunities in the digital media space. Of most interest are opportunities related to communication and relationship building.