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Yulkendy Valdez

2018 Speaker

YULKENDY VALDEZ is the co-founder and a managing partner of Forefront, a premier training provider that helps the Fortune 500 and other leading organizations accelerate culture change and develop 21st century talent that is equipped to meet the demands of the Future of Work. Valdez is a master educator and expert in developing experiential programs focused on diversity and inclusion. She has received numerous fellowships from the Harvard Kennedy School, Opportunity Nation, Young People For, Resolution Project among others. Before co-founding Forefront, she spent her time traveling to more than twenty countries in which she led educational initiatives focused on training the next generation of leaders. She is the proud recipient of the Latina 30 under 30 Award by El Mundo, and TJX and has been personally recognized by President Bill Clinton. Media outlets such as NPR, USA Today, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, and Vice Impact have featured her. She is a thought leader and sought-after speaker in conferences such as Tech Inclusion by Change Catalyst, the Haiti Tech Summit, and the Six Degrees Conference. @yulkendyvaldez