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 websites, 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 a digital media strategy and management company called Inter-Global Media Network Inc. out of New York City. Its main focus is on its Singles Community and Support Network, LetsBSocial.
Maria has much experience on both sides of the fence. She got married young and was married for a long time. Since her divorce, she has been single for a long time as well. She’s intimate with the “benefits” that come with marriage, and the “challenges” that come with being single. Divorce especially presents its own unique blend of challenges. So why LetsBSocial? Maria was not satisfied with how singles, especially single women, are viewed and treated by society. She saw that the only choice for singles was a variation on an old and outdated theme: dating sites or social groups where the ultimate goal was to hook up or get married. None, however, addressed the need to change society’s perception of singles or provide them with tools to empower their personal and professional lives. She felt that a singles community and support network would fulfill those needs. And so, LetsBSocial was born! To learn more about LetsBSocial and view the the LetsBSocial Community and Support Network video, please click here.