Rosie "the Closer" Zepeda
“Rosie “the Closer” Zepeda is an International Speaker and CEO of Compelling Conversations, an organizational communication training and diversity marketing consulting company: www.compelling-conversations.com. She is also the Founder of www.latinasuccessnetwork.com, an organization offering culturally relevant professional development for Latinas. In May 2016 Rosie was given a Woman of Influence Award by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. This award is only given to 100 women in Silicon Valley each year, and Rosie was only one of four Latina recipients.
Rosie consults and trains corporations, organizations and professional leaders to learn to strategically alter their language in order to effectively deliver the right message to their target audiences, thereby increasing their business leadership success. IBM, Oracle, Intel, Comerica Bank, Safeway, Cisco, PG&E, San Jose State University, LCSV are some of organizations she has worked with.
Some of the topics Rosie has spoken or trained on: “Conscious Leadership & Creating Diverse Teams,” “Creating & Managing the Brand of YOU,” “The Art of Negotiation,” “Building A Strategic Social Media Brand,” “Positioning Yourself with Stakeholders,” “Successful Business Communication,” “Message, Brand & Marketing,” “The Power of Your Brand,” “”The State of Latinas,”” and “Executive Presence 101.”
Rosie has been a featured speaker at numerous conferences, including:
SXSW on Latinas in Tech, Intel Guadalajara Women In Tech, IEEE International Leadership Conference, Latina Style Business Series, Women In Engineering Conference at SJSU, Latina Leadership Network of California, State Hispanic Chambers of Commerce’s Latinas In Tech.
She is a graduate of Santa Clara University where she received a BA in Theater Arts/Spanish Literature and Communication. She was a Reader’s Digest Fellow at Herbert Lehman College for her Master’s in Education and a Teach for America/AmeriCorps Alumni. For 11 years she worked as a Business Development Strategist for two top Fortune 100 tech companies in NYC and San Francisco.”