Pegine Echevarria (Semblanza)

Pegine is one of eight women and the first Latina to become a member of the Motivational Speakers Hall of Fame. Hispanic Business Magazine named her one of the top two Hispanic motivational speakers in the country. She earned the Certified Speaking  Professional designation – only 720 speakers worldwide hold the designation and only  3 are of Hispanic background.

Pegine holds a masters degree in Social Work is author of three books including “Sometimes you have to kick your own Butt” and the six cd program ROCK YOUR WORLD TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE.

Society of Human Resources named her  one of 100 Global Thought Leaders in Diversity.

As former Bronx gang member she moved to Europe, to get out of the gang. In Spain she opened and sold two businesses at a profit by her 23rd birthday! In the states she rose from receptionist to President of a company with 350 sales people.

Her comments appear in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and on CNN as well as many news and talk shows.

Her company Team Pegine Inc, is a diversity consulting company, who works with clients such as Colgate Palmolive, Merril Lynch, Sodexo, the US Navy and Army, and Intel. She is the 2010 Small Business Administration Women in Business Champion of the Year for the state of  Florida.