Bilingual Education in the United States via Puerto Rico!
Jul18

Bilingual Education in the United States via Puerto Rico!

  I was two days away of a life changing experience expanding my brand and platforms to San Juan, PR, when I got invited to tour the newest university branch campus in the United States, Ana G. Mendez a private school born 70 years ago in Puerto Rico. Blown away by the fact that this University System has a unique bilingual program in the U.S. Imagine how many students from Latin America and other spanish speaking countries can benefit and succeed with this program. AMAZING!!!! Ana G. Mendez University System is unique and the only university in the nation that offers a Discipline-Based Dual Language Immersion Model”® growing and expanding actually in five cities in the United States: Orlando Sur de la Florida (Miami Lakes) Tampa Dallas Maryland -with a School of Culinary Arts in Washington DC Truly fortunate to exclusive access to share empowering content that I am confident will make Puerto Ricans in the island and living abroad proud. It would be so appreciated, if you share this blog post with all your Latin American friends, as studying a bilingual career can open doors to bigger and better opportunities. You would truly be helping others! Please check out the short engaging Spanish YouTube video interview above from the 51,200-square-foot facility and meet the President, José F. Méndez Méndez a passionate advocate for education from Puerto Rico. For more details please click here: http://ac.suagm.edu/en  Gracias por visitar el blog y Saludos afectuosos a todos desde Puerto Rico!!!  ...

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9 Business Learning from MassMutual Webinar
Jul13

9 Business Learning from MassMutual Webinar

 Mi Gente I am always looking ways to create impactful content, reason why I was grateful MassMutual hired me to spread the word via @webcitygirls and @ponderful to the online community about a free webinar for business owners. Business owners are the engines that drive the United States economy and we are proud of all the women business owners — they are truly unstoppable!!! The hour-long event was moderated by Brian Trzckinski, MassMutual’s Director of Business Markets, who began the webinar sharing key points from MassMutual’s 2015 Business Owner Perspectives Study, and closed the webinar leading a panel of small business experts talking about employee loyalty and engagement. Panelists Monica Villalobos, VP Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (loved her), Paul Sessions Director, Center for Family Business, University of New Haven and Rich Brooks Founder/President, Flyte New Media were on-point and gave countless insights for business owners. Distinguished @MassMutual Webinar Panel: Rich Brooks, Pauls Sessions, Monica Villalobos and Moderated by Brian Trzcinski #RealBusiness #ad pic.twitter.com/ixzDNJrKPd — Lynn Ponder (@Ponderful) June 20, 2017 The world is constantly changing and business owners need to be mindful of employee’s mindset. Keeping key employees loyal to the business is the top most business planning issue for small business owners, yet few offer more than health insurance and a generous salary. Webinar @MassMutual happening now: What are the motivations business owners have for taking action and plans in place? #RealBusiness #ad pic.twitter.com/Jw23ExtiqL — Lynn Ponder (@Ponderful) June 20, 2017 Top 9 Business Learnings from MassMutual #RealBusiness Webinar: In order to protect the business and the family, business owners need to have succession agreements/plans in place and need to be comfortable having the “what if” conversation with family or business partners. Employees are motivated by three things autonomy, mastery and purpose. Business owners can keep employees loyal by listening, engaging in an open communication, and encouraging diversity within the company to reflect the employees and customers. Business Owners need to build-up their social media channels like Linkedln, Twitter and Facebook to echo what the company stands for, in order to attract the type of employees desired. When interviewing candidates, business owners should get interviewees engaged in discussing their passions and really listening without any pre-conceived notions. As a business owner, the more you give your employees a voice and a seat at the table, the more loyal the will be. Business owners should network with other business owners that are facing some of the same challenges and share knowledge to find collective solutions. Business owners can take advantage of free resources like the Chamber of Commerce, SCORE, Mastermind and Small Business Development Centers. There has to be a real...

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WebCityGirls On The Move REVEALED!!!
Jul12

WebCityGirls On The Move REVEALED!!!

  Mi Gente, Today begins a new journey returning back to my roots, to the place that made me who I am today, Puerto Rico. I am proud to return with vast knowledge, experience, joy and creativity to empower the entire island. Expanding WebCityGirls in the enchanting island of Puerto Rico comes with tons of positive energy that will allow us to integrate impactful ideas with the potential to help others. Seeing opportunities where they may not be so obvious is important to creating change, and I strongly believe that well thought out and clever ideas inspired by a fresh new vision will foster prosperity for many. Puerto Rico is evolving and an emerging entrepreneurship economy is growing. Having WebCityGirls in the mix developing impactful content and backing innovation in the island is truly a dream come true. Expect live videos, content and online events related to #UnstoppableLATINASEntrepreneurship Platform, International Influencer Collaborations, Social Good from Brands, Entertainment Content and so much more!!! I am eager to expand the WebCityGirls brand into Puerto Rico and commence this new journey expressing positive points of views of the best that Puerto Rico and its people have to offer the world. Please follow @webcitygirls + @ponderful on Twitter + @webcitygirls on Instagram + Facebook + webcitygirls.com for a NEW and wonderful experience to inspire others. Thank you so much for your support. Lynn Ponder Founder...

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Impact of eMerge Americas in my life!
Jun14

Impact of eMerge Americas in my life!

 This week I was impacted by an extraordinary conference in Miami, eMerge Americas , the dream of one of South Florida’s most successful tech entrepreneurs, Manny Medina and daughter Melissa Medina. eMerge is a tech journey like no other I have experienced that includes a women’s summit, powerful keynotes, expo jam-packed with innovative brilliant ideas and so much more. Please click on the short video interview and meet Melissa: eMerge Americas made me rise-up, because as you know the hustle for entrepreneurs never stops, so this conference refueled my mind and soul by some magical learning experiences I will detail through videos and tweets. I made it to a powerful Keynote with Marcelo Claure, CEO Sprint, a Latino disrupting and impacting the industry positively with an unstoppable drive to better our world. Among others, Marcelo is making the cel phone company human in a way, it’s business with a purpose. He cares and listens to what his customers need, and then turns around and offers the best options in the market. As a social media influencer I have a passion to create content while covering events, and I had the following remarkable exchange on Twitter with digital marketing rock star Scott Monty mentioning T-Mobile CEO John Legere into the conversation, inspired by the live content I was creating about Marcelo Claure. My tweets got a like by Mr. Legere and a retweet by Mr. Claure!!! That's been @JohnLegere's thing at @TMobile for quite a while now. — Scott Monty (@ScottMonty) June 12, 2017 Fun indeed. 😉https://t.co/zr8atcimBa — Scott Monty (@ScottMonty) June 12, 2017 The opening of eMerge Women Innovation Technology Summit was truly remarkable. I was in the first row thanks to a lovely marketing hacker executive I met, and we were both catching every word of impact Shiza Shahid the Co-Founder of the Malala Foundation and Founder of NOWVentures.Co. was sharing. And magic happened when I posted about her thoughts, not only on Twitter, but on my Facebook Personal Profile and she left a Thank you comment!!! WoW moment and a true example of the power of connectivity on social media. The Social Impacts of Being An Entrepreneur panel at WIT was outstanding: Having women sit at the table, enables social impact, caring about the people and the profit ~ @SheWorksCloud @eMergeAmericas #EA17 pic.twitter.com/1QuYhIDly7 — Lynn Ponder (@Ponderful) June 13, 2017 #Entrepreneurship is about Identifying a way to improve peoples life and to have true freedom ~ @altaventures @eMergeAmericas #EA17 #WIT — Lynn Ponder (@Ponderful) June 13, 2017 Immigration allows #entrepreneurs access to eco-systems, and innovations with global reach ~ @Shiza @eMergeAmericas #EA17 — Lynn Ponder (@Ponderful) June 13, 2017 Immigration is a human...

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Tide® PODS™ + Downy® is Suavecito!
Jun06

Tide® PODS™ + Downy® is Suavecito!

 Mi Gente this post is sponsored by P&G Tide® PODS™ + Downy®, but the review experience and opinions are mine! As my Mom’s caregiver, weekly priority responsibilities include washing her clothes, so I was delighted with this new assignment. I learned that Tide® PODS™ + Downy®, offers cleaning and protection from fading and stretching in the wash cycle protecting the cloths you care for. The best part is that you no longer need to worry about putting your favorite washable pieces together as the 3-chamber design a breakthrough in technology, making chemistries compatible in the liquid form and exist harmoniously in the packets, never achieved with liquid detergent. And you can enjoy the washing experience like I did, knowing that Tide® PODS™ + Downy®, is suitable for fabrics that traditionally cannot be washed with fabric softeners, but could benefit from conditioning, such as performance and fitness apparel. It is really easy to use by just placing the packet directly into the washing machine before you add clothes. It will dissolve in any temperature. Friendly reminder if you have small children, please keep it out of their reach in a safe area in your laundry. What I liked the most about using Tide® PODS™ + Downy®, was the pleasant aroma and softness of Mom’s clothes as well as mine. I also liked the packets’ simplistic use, instead of the liquid detergent. If you would like to follow Tide updates, please check out their social media: Hashtag: #TidePODSPlusDowny Instagram: @TideLaundry @Downy Facebook: www.facebook.com/Tide  www.facebook.com/Downy Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/Tide   www.pinterest.com/Downy Twitter: @Tide @Downy...

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