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New York Newsday calls Pegine Echevarria "a walking one-woman antidote to workplace cynicism." Feisty and fun, she is one of 58 inductees into the prestigious Motivational Speakers Hall of Fame (awarded by GetMotivation.com) that includes luminaries Zig Ziglar, Dale Carnegie, and Tony Robbins. The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) named her one of 100 Global Thought Leaders on Diversity and Inclusion.
Ms. Echevarria is the author of Sometimes You Need to Kick Your Own Butt and the creator of the corporate licensed program White Guys Are Diverse Too(TM). Her newest book, Lighten Up And Lead--How to be a Fun, Feisty, Focused, Fearless Female Leader, will hit store shelves in 2010.
Pegine Echevarria's quotes appear in The Wall Street Journal, HR Magazine, Go! Air Tran Magazine, Washington Post, New York Times, Latina, Health, and BusinessWeek. Television and radio appearances include on NPR Fresh Air, CNN, and MSNBC. She has appeared as the on air personality for NewsTalk Television, as their workplace expert regarding women and minorities. Appearing on Montel Williams 32 times, he won his first Emmy thanks to a "Pegine moment."
Ms. Echevarria has had the privilege of presenting on the stage with such notables as Maya Angelou, John Maxwell, Suze Orman, Barbara Stanny, then Senators Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama, as well as President Clinton.
Pegine Echevarria holds an MSW in Group and Organizational Behavior and has received numerous awards for her work on diversity and leadership.
Pegine Echevarria was a gang member, president of a direct sales company, owned two businesses in Spain (before age 23), performs stand-up comedy to reduce stress, and rides a motorcycle.
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