Pamela Fuertes

Speaking in Shifting Mindsets Around Team Performance at 11:15 am for the New Power Culture track.

Leading the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program at Miami Dade College is Executive Director Pamela Fuertes. In this capacity, Pamela serves as primary liaison between Miami Dade College with the Goldman Sachs Foundation, Babson College and ICIC, managing the local site team for the 10KSB program and engaging public and private partners including non-profit organizations in effort to help support and drive impact that leads to entrepreneurship-led economic development in our community.

With a commitment to diversity, community and developing programs that enhance an organization’s mission, Pamela joined Miami Dade College in 2019. She has a career in economic development that started at The Miami-Dade Beacon Council. Her professional career includes experience in the public and private sectors, including the City of Coral Gables, LanguageSpeak and Miami Dade County.

Pamela serves on the Board of Directors of the Arts & Business Council, the Organization of Women in International Trade, the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce and the Miami Scientific Italian Community. She is passionate about impacting change through community engagement. She has received awards including the National Order of Merit with the rank of “Chevalier ” by the Republic of France and the World Trade Center of Miami’s International Business Woman Award.

Pamela received her Associate in Arts from The Honors College at Miami-Dade College and a Bachelor of Arts and MBA in International Business from the University of Miami. Pamela is fluent in four languages (English, Spanish, Italian and French.) A native of Nicaragua, Pamela is proud to call Miami home.


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