Karen Lorena Bruges Solorzano
Karen Lorena Bruges Solorzano
Violeta Academy by Mujeres Violeta
Founder and CEO, Colombia
She is the CEO of Mujeres Violeta, Academia Violeta, and Mujeres Violeta TV, she’s Executive Director of the Mujeres Violeta Foundation. These organisations work to reduce gender gaps through innovative projects and content for closing of gender gaps and human growth, based on education, events, business, and communication, e-learning platforms, digital television platform et al, empowering women’s economic growth with a holistic model that includes human, economic, social, and environmental development as well. She is the Co-Creator of the International Film Festival Violeta Film Fest, VFF for sorority and the reduction of gender gaps, which is the first festival globally that focuses on presenting short and feature films generated by women “Made by Them,” by men “Made by Them for Them,” and by Companies “Companies in Equal Action.” She is the Co- Creator of the Latin American Sustainable Fashion Week- LASFW in conjunction with Miss Earth Colombia, a space for ethical, fair and environmentally conscious fashion. As a business trainer and international speaker on women’s exponential growth, she is committed to empowering sisterhood, addressing gender gaps, and enabling conscious entrepreneurship. She spent 7 years as a trainer for companies and communities, empowering skills that strengthen transformational leadership in Colombia, Peru, Mexico, the United States, and Chile. She is also an international speaker in person and online in United States, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Spain, Argentina, Uruguay, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Bolivia, Ecuador, and India. She is also President of the Women Economic Forum (WEF) – Colombia. She has 18 years of professional experience, with 11 years in the corporate world and 8 years in the Oil & Gas Sector in the north and south of Colombia. She has been invited to various TV shows to talk about women’s growth and bridging gender gaps and is the winner of many global awards. She has professional credentials in Social Work from the Universidad Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca. She is a specialist in planning, management and social development from Universidad de la Salle. On a personal level, she is a happy and proud mother of a daughter to whom she had the great blessing of giving her life for the second time, thanks to the donation of her left kidney on April 5, 2015. She is a grateful daughter with the values delivered by her parents who taught her the love to give the best of her work and seek coherence in life. She is also a proud sister to two siblings who are dream seekers. She has been on an entrepreneurial journey since she was 12 years old and is creative, dreamer, intuitive, dynamic, cheerful, loyal, purposeful, and connected with the sisterhood and the need to contribute the best for the growth of women and men.