Lyanne, Founder of Moneda Moves, Hola Chicago External Affairs Google. For as long as I can remember, I've been a storyteller at heart and in big part because I believe that the narratives we share matter because they are in fact, our truths. Growing up a first gen Mexicana from the northwest side of Chicago, I had the privilege of seeing firsthand the power of Latinx communities in positions of business owners and savvy but coming from a very modest background quickly became aware of the socioeconomic inequities at play in an urban setting. So when I arrived at mainstream media in NYC, I knew I wanted to write about Latinx people as entrepreneurs, innovators, but also about the systemic issues that need to change to help the community further thrive in the US economy.
It's time we are represented as owners of businesses, entrepreneurial minds and culture shifters.
I’ve reported via emerging platforms in English and Spanish, worked on audience engagement, strategy, execution and enjoy taking stories from start to completion. Having worked as video, podcast producer and host telling stories at the intersection of culture and business, I am set on delivering stories with impact in all stages of production. From strategizing, to production, distribution and assessing analytics I take a wholistic approach to storytelling. Today, I am a Developer Relations Program Manager at Google, and oversee strategy for 17 social channels belonging to stakeholders across seven Global Developer Programs. Through these channels, we tell stories of Google's diverse and global developer communities in collaboration with our program stakeholders, content and video teams. Most recently, I was at Nasdaq on a small team that reimagined the way we covered companies going public on the stock exchange. On any given day, I hosted live segments spotlighting entrepreneurs and thought leaders, booked, produced live video content, and for Nasdaq's first podcast: Tomorrow's Capital. In my role, I also developed distribution plans and deliver analytics. Our storytelling work has been recognized by the likes of The New York Emmys, The Webby Awards, Digiday and PRNews.