Marisa Rivera is the President of Mpowerment Works, a consulting firm designed to impact global change by empowering people and focusing on empowering the majority: “Women”. Mpowerment Works, LLC, provides unique domestic and international seminars, keynote presentations, and innovative programs; all designed to empower people to become agents of social change. Marisa Rivera is a Social Entrepreneur. Her extensive work experience in the non-profit, government and private sectors have always been used to resolve justice and equality issues facing the world today.

Ms. Rivera has over 30 years of combined educational, consulting, international, and community development, leadership development experience. Prior to starting Mpowerment Works, Ms. Rivera was President of the National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI), the top leadership program for Latinas in the country.


The LATINAS THINK BIG™ NYC event brings together four innovative and trailblazing Latinas to present their big idea in individual 16-minute presentations, showcasing Latina thought leadership, innovation and ambition.

Hosted at the prestigious Barnard College of Columbia University, in New York City, guests include industry leaders from the private and public sectors, professionals, social media influencers, Columbia University alumni, academicians, authors and artists.