Michele Ruiz - Empowering Entrepreneurs to Empower Themselves!
Michele is a serial entrepreneur whose passions are empowerment, technology, Hispanics and entrepreneurship.
Previously, Michele Ruiz enjoyed a long career as an award winning broadcast journalist, beginning her broadcasting career co-anchoring Channel One News, at the time located in New York. From there, she worked at KTLA in Los Angeles as a field reporter and morning anchor for the station’s KTLA Morning News and co-hosted a weekly public affairs program called "Making It, Minority Success Stories". In 1998, she joined KNBC-TV as a general assignment reporter and anchor of the nightly 6:00 pm newscast.
Michele received 16 Emmy nominations during her news broadcasting career, 5 Emmy's, 4 Golden Mikes as well as LA Press Club Awards. Additionally she received numerous commendations for her leadership and service to the community in a variety of roles. Michele is also known for her charity work and has volunteered her time with numerous organizations. She served on the Board of Directors for the non-profit agency Para Los Ninos for over a decade.She has also served on the Cal State Fullerton College of Communications’ Dean’s Advisory Board.
In 2006, Michele decided to become an entrepreneur and founded SaberHacer.com, a bilingual expert based “how-to” educational broadband site for US Hispanics online. She launched the video on demand site to provide quality and culturally relevant content for U.S. Hispanics when she determined there was a void of culturally relevant content for Hispanics. Her mission has always been - do what she can to help people and change lives.
Bitten by the serial entrepreneurial bug, Michele is now the founder of two additional companies. Her own branded company "Michele Ruiz, My Life as a Latina Entrepreneur" focused on educating, inspiring and empowering entrepreneurs, and the third to be launched in the near future.
Michele often makes public appearances and gives speeches on a variety of topics including Women and Family Issues, Work-Life Balance, Inspiration,
Entrepreneurship and Business, Women in Business, Being a Latina Entrepreneur, Raising Capital and Funding Your Business, Leadership and Mentoring, Power of Communication, Hispanic Issues, Marketing to Hispanics, Media and Broadcasting, and Digital Engagement.