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Yulkendy Valdez

Forefront
Co-founder & Managing Partner
Yulkendy Valdez is a fearless advocate for change, a dynamic educator, and co-founder and a managing partner of Forefront (previously known as Project 99), a company that helps leading organizations engage and retain diverse talent through leadership programs tailored to the millennial workforce.

Yulkendy has a Bachelor of Science in business management from Babson College (#1 school for entrepreneurship). She has received numerous fellowships by the Harvard Kennedy School, Indiana University, Resolution Project, and Opportunity Nation. Her corporate experience includes working with EY, Puma, Innosight Consulting, and Bank of America.
Her work extends outside of the U.S. She has traveled to over 20+ countries, some of which included implementing educational initiatives in Uganda and Rwanda.

She is the proud recipient of the Latina 30 under 30 Award by El Mundo. Media outlets such as NPR, USA Today, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, Vice Impact, have featured her. She is a thought leader and sought-after speaker at conferences such as SXSW, Tech Inclusion by Change Catalyst, the Haiti Tech Summit, and The Boston Tech Jam.
Sunday, September 10
 

4:00pm

 
Monday, September 11
 

10:00am

6:30pm

 
Tuesday, September 12
 

7:00am

 
Wednesday, September 13
 

8:30am

 
Thursday, September 14
 

10:00am

12:00pm

2:00pm

 
Friday, September 15
 

1:00pm

2:00pm

2:50pm

4:00pm

6:30pm