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Jeanette Kaplun

Hispana Global

An award-winning journalist, broadcaster, conference speaker, spokesperson and social media influencer, Jeannette Kaplun has over 18 years of experience on TV, radio, online media and as a published author. Born in El Paso, Texas, and raised in Chile, Jeannette is truly bilingual and bicultural. In 2012 she launched her bilingual platform for Latinas who want to look, feel and do their best, Hispana Global, with blogs, videos and tips in Spanish and English.

She is known as one of the leading Latina social media influencers in the US and in May 2012 was invited to the White House as part of LATISM’s Top Blogueras Retreat. A UN Social Good Fellow, she has also been a speaker at major conferences throughout the US, Mexico and Chile regarding content, social media, social good, work/life balance and online communities, including BlogHer, Blogalicious, EVO, LATISM, Blissdom, Hispanicize, Social Media Week Miami, SheStreams and SheCon. In May 2013, she was a guest speaker at the UN Foundation’s Mom+Social Global Summit and also moderated the Global Voices keynote at Mom 2.0 Summit.

In addition, Jeannette is the author of Todobebé: Todo lo que necesitas saber para el primer año de tu bebé (Rayo, 2006) and is a contributor for Disney-owned Babble, Ser Padres magazine, Mamiverse, Latinamom.me, Moms Clean Air Force and other media outlets. She was featured as a Latina mompreneur on LeanIn.org as well.

She began blogging about pregnancy and motherhood in the early 2000’s, which makes her a true pioneer in the Latino/Hispanic blogging world. In 2011 Jeannette won LATISM´s Best Parenting Blogger award and in 2002 was named as one of the most influential Hispanic journalists by the Hispanic Media 100. Most recently she was nominated for the 2013 SXSWi Revolucionario Awards.

In 1999, she cofounded Todobebé, served as Chief Content Officer and co-hosted the Emmy-nominated Spanish-language network TV show ¡Viva la Familia! de Todobebé for four seasons on Univision and the also Emmy-nominated show Todobebé on Telemundo for three years. Under her leadership, in 2010 the company received Portada´s Hispanic Digital and Print Media award as Top Content Provider to Hispanic Audiences and in 2006, the Canyon Ranch Institute Prevention Pioneer Award. She also was instrumental in the creation and launch of four trilingual educational apps and oversaw all social media efforts. Previously, she hosted the Discovery Channel Latin America tech show “Vida@linea” for four years.

Jeannette lives in Miami, FL with her husband and two young children, who are being raised bilingual and love to travel, just like their parents. Follow her on Twitter @JeannetteKaplun or on her personal Facebook page.