Graciela Tiscareño-Sato is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, School of Environmental Design. She also completed Aerospace Studies at Berkeley, as an Air Force ROTC scholarship cadet before being commissioned as a military officer. Graciela served onboard the KC-135 air refueling tanker as a navigator and instructor while in active duty military service. She recently published the first bilingual children's book about why women serve in the military (Good Night Captain Mama.) Her full military bio is here.
Her global sustainability experience began once she left the Air Force, while leading the Green Enterprise Initiative at Munich-headquartered Siemens Enterprise Networks. She helped enterprises understand the economic and environmental value of collaboration technologies. Once adopted, these solutions dramatically reduced corporations’ real estate needs, energy needs, employee commutes and their overall carbon footprints.
Graciela is the author of Latinnovating: Green American Jobs and the Latinos Creating Them. This is the first book showcasing innovation and entrepreneurship in the green economy, from the Latino community. Graciela actively mentors students who need life, education and career roadmaps, which her book provides through unique childhood-to-higher education-to-innovation case studies. Her thought leadership pieces have published in the U.S. and Europe including Environmental Leader, Hispanic MBA, Communications News and many others.
Graciela earned her master degree in International Management from the School of Global Commerce at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, while on active duty with the U.S. Air Force. Graciela was honored by LATINA Style Magazine as the âEntrepreneur of the Yearâ in November 2010 at the Anna Maria Arias Memorial Business Fund Gala in Washington D.C. She is a key organizer of the annual Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit at Stanford University. Graciela owns her own marketing, publishing and communications excellence firm, Gracefully Global Group, LLC. She lives in the San Francisco east bay with her husband and three eco-conscious children.