Founder and CEO, MET Community
Yanire Brana is the president and founder of MET Community, a non-profit organization that supports and promotes women entrepreneurship through training, mentoring, and networking activities.Yanire Brana has accumulated over two decades of experience in knowledge management, communications, marketing, training, leveraging information technology, change management, and innovation. Her former employers include the Work Bank Group, Inter-AmericanDevelopment Bank, Banco Popular, Accenture and Booz Allen. As part of her work for the World Bank Group, Yanire developed studies and specific research focused on Latin American women entrepreneurs. Her work for Inter-American Development Bank, as the Communication and Change Management Leader, enabled her to hone her change management skills by implementing change initiatives across a very large organization. She was also a Corporate Development Manager at Banco Popular Group where she participated in thecreation of knowledge management plans that aligned with the bank’s strategy and priorities.Back in 2008, Yanire founded MET Community which specifically targets and helps women entrepreneurs. In 2019, MET Community is spread across Europe, Latin America, and the US. To support MET’s endeavors across continents, Yanire manages work of a 60-people strong team calling ten different countries their home (Argentina, Colombia, Guatemala, India, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru, Spain, and the US).