About the Author

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Graciela Tiscareño-Sato is the author of the first book at the intersection of the green American economy and Latino leadership and innovation. Latinnovating: Green American Jobs and the Latinos Creating Them received congressional recognition seven months ahead of its publication date. At the September 2010 Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s Public Policy Conference in Washington D.C. Graciela and five of the “Latinnovators” featured in her book were recognized by Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez and Congressman Ben Ray Lujan at the 2nd Annual CHCI Latino Innovation Recognition portion of the “Green Economy Leading the Way” Session. Latinnovating received three international book awards in New York City in 2012 as seen here including 1st Place, Best Business Book, 1st Place, Best Nonfiction eBook and 2nd Place, Best Nonfiction Young Adult Book.

Graciela is the Founder of Gracefully Global Group LLC, a publishing and marketing firm that creates original content showcasing positive images from the Latino business community while serving the diverse needs of global enterprises. Prior to this, Tiscareño-Sato orchestrated various product marketing campaigns and led the Green Enterprise Initiative at a Munich-headquartered communications company. There she helped global enterprises understand the economic and sustainability benefits of collaboration technologies. She has published extensively in the U.S. and European trade media, including Environmental Leader, the National Society of Hispanic MBA’s magazine Hispanic MBA, Communications News, Enterprise Technology Management and many others. She’s an active mentor to Latino youth.

Tiscareño-Sato was honored by LATINA Style Magazine as the San Francisco Bay Area “Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2010. Graciela earned her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley. She completed her master’s degree in International Management at Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington while serving as an instructor navigator on active duty with the United States Air Force. Graciela lives in the East Bay with her husband and children and can be reached at graceATlatinnovatingDOTcom.

2 Responses to About the Author

  1. Walter R. Decaen says:

    I am a retiree with several decrees including two Masters, one Juris Doctors and one baccalaureate. How do I become a Mentor?

    • grace says:

      Hi Walter, your comment was flagged as spam so I missed it. Sorry! Without knowing where you are, I’ll recommend a mentoring platform that makes you available to college students: http://www.studentmentor.org. You offer yourself as a mentor and the system matches you up with students seeking to learn from you. Then, you can simply email, do phone calls, whatever works. Another way is to call your local middle school or high school and inquire about upcoming “Career Day” type events. From there, you may students that will want your mentorship for the long or short term. Thanks for asking!


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