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Elianne Ramos
Elianne is the Principal and CEO of Speak Hispanic Communications and Founder of the Border Kids Relief Project. Known online as @ERGeekGoddess, she is a nationally recognized social entrepreneur and Latino community advocate, building large-scale engagement through social media and public relations and encouraging inspiration through writing. Her specialty is the production of high quality online/offline advocacy campaigns that seamlessly connect political leaders, community advocates and next-generation influencers in the U.S and Latin America. She is considered one of the most influential Latinas in social media.

Her portfolio includes collaborations with the White House, the U.S. Department of State, the National Park Foundation, The Smithsonian Museum, and major Latino and civic-centered organizations in the U.S. She’s also the Social/Cross-Cultural Communications Advisor for the Faces of Diversity Initiative in Medellín, Colombia and is an Advisory Board member for several international organizations, including the World Brand Congress and The Political Institute for Women. In addition, she leads creative workshops and lectures at conferences and universities throughout the US and abroad.

In her 18 years of experience, Elianne’s professional roles have included Creative Direction, Copywriting, Public Speaking, Public Relations and TV Commercial Production, and the development of broadcast, multimedia and social media campaigns for clients such as Procter & Gamble, Panasonic, SlimFast, Chivas Regal, HSBC Bank and AARP, among other top brands. She was also the VP, Creative Director and Co-Founder of i3 Creative Group, managing TV commercial production teams working concurrently in the US, Mexico, Uruguay and Argentina.

Awards and recognition she has received include the 2013 Brava Award from Smart CEO Magazine, the 2012 Game Changer Award from Politic365, and the 2012 Best Microblogger Award from LATISM. She’s also been nominated to the 2013 Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise, the 2012 Yahoo Women Who Shine in the Public Service category, and the 2011 US Latino Leader of Year Award by Miller Coors. Her writing has appeared in numerous books, including the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Her commentary, profiles and interviews have been featured on USA Today, ABC/Univision, CNN, Fusion, NBC Latino, Fox Business News, The Huffington Post, Voice of America, Latina Magazine and many others.

Elianne has a BA degree in Communications, Film and Video with a concentration in Advertising and Public Relations from the City University of New York and a Certification as a Teacher of English as a second Language from Regents College in London, UK.

Find some of her past and current projects at, read her blog at; connect with her on LinkedIn or Facebook, check out her channel on YouTube or follow her on Twitter @ergeekgoddess.

Entries by Elianne Ramos

Experts Weigh In: Top Latino Issues of 2014 and What to Expect in 2015

(2) Comments | Posted January 2, 2015 | 6:38 PM


The transitional lull between the end of the holiday festivities and the race back to work is usually an open invite to a little retrospection. 2014 was a decidedly tumultuous year for Latinos, filled with gripping stories, protests, and major letdowns -- among...

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4 Things You Need to Know Now to Stay Covered

(0) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 1:38 AM

Last week, the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace contacted thousands of people whose health care applications are incomplete, require more documentation or simply have been found to have inconsistencies in the information submitted. Although most people who received these notices over the last few months have already been able to resolve...

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On Immigration Reform: 'Don't Waste Any Time in Mourning. Organize.'

(25) Comments | Posted November 21, 2013 | 3:30 PM

"Don't waste any time in mourning. Organize."

Those timeless words were uttered exactly 98 years ago this week -- on November 19, 1915 -- by labor activist and songwriter Joe Hill, at a time when the movement he had fought so...

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Through Art, Diversity Finds a Familiar Face in Colombia

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2013 | 5:26 PM

FOD Kids Collage

At four years old, Juan David may still be little. His dreams, however, are anything but. "I want to be a painter. I want to paint the whole world," he declares, matter-of-factly. A lofty goal, no doubt. Just...

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Community Organizers, Dreamers and a Certain Historical Figure Sound Off On the Senate Immigration Bill

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2013 | 6:03 PM

Immigration Collage

For the past couple of days, the Senate Immigration bill, also known as the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act has been the talk of the town. Needless to say, citizens from both the virtual...

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National Family Literacy Month: Time to Bring Back Reading as a Family

(4) Comments | Posted November 8, 2012 | 12:09 AM

'READ' photo (c) 2008, Karin Dalziel - license:

For many of us self-professed book geeks, nothing beats curling up with a book and...

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Latinos In The Age of influence

(15) Comments | Posted June 3, 2012 | 10:32 AM

"Let no man imagine that he has no influence. Whoever he may be, and wherever he may be placed, the man who thinks becomes a light and a power."
~ Henry George


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Bringing About Innovation: Where To Start?

(10) Comments | Posted May 13, 2012 | 9:48 AM

Just what would be a proper definition of innovation? I'm not talking about the gadget-driven frivolity that sometimes passes for true advancement in our day and time. I'm talking about the visionary frame of mind required to completely transform the way the world works. We've seen it happen before, for...

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Equal Pay Apps: Knowledge To Fight The Wage Gap At Your Fingertips

(4) Comments | Posted April 18, 2012 | 12:09 PM

Since 1963, when the Equal Pay Act officially became law, the wage gap has been narrowed significantly, but women still earn about 80 cents on the dollar compared to men. That gap results in the loss of $380,000 over...

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Latino-Focused Online Activism: Does It Work?

(9) Comments | Posted April 5, 2012 | 8:22 AM

Over the last couple of years since laws like SB 1070, HB 56, and HB 2281 have cropped up in all over the states, countless campaigns have tried to prompt Latinos into civic action, most notably the "Do I look illegal", "Alto Arizona" and recently, the...

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(11) Comments | Posted October 31, 2011 | 6:39 PM

This is the latest post in our series, TwitterPowerhouses, which focuses on the contributions of people who've helped to expand, influence, and redefine how we view social networking.

We are all impressed by those who create value in the lives of others, work tirelessly to accomplish their dreams and embody...

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Giving Voice to the Voiceless

(3) Comments | Posted August 16, 2011 | 12:30 AM

It was a long time coming: the leveling of the field. No longer is the world the way we knew it, where we'd sit passively to devour pre-packaged bits of print, radio, broadcast messages. Nowadays, technology is being bent, shaped, transformed into two-way information, messages and concepts for and by...

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