Former Air Force Aviator, Speaker, Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur
Multicultural speaker and publisher marries award-winning literature on entrepreneurship, leadership and military service with corporate brand’s need to recruit and retain a diverse workforce
Phone: (510) 542-9449
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Branding ~ Diversity ~ Education ~ Entrepreneur ~ Innovation ~ STEM ~ Writing & Publishing ~ Green/Environment ~ Military
Recognized by the White House as a “Woman Veteran Leader, Champion of Change,” Graciela Tiscareño-Sato is a graduate of the U.C. Berkeley where she majored in Environmental Design/Architecture. She completed the Aerospace Studies program as an AFROTC scholarship cadet and graduated with Distinguished Graduate honors. She completed Undergraduate Navigator Training, KC-135R refueling tanker crew and instructor training, and flew with several squadrons at Fairchild AFB in Spokane, Washington. Her first deployment was to Riyadh to enforce the post-Gulf-War NO-FLY Zone in Southern Iraq; flying combat sorties for months earned her crew the prestigious Air Medal, the first Latina USAF aviator to receive this honor. Graciela became a systems instructor in the classroom and in the jet. She served with NATO Battlestaff in Italy during the Bosnia-Herzegovina conflict, as a bilingual liaison officer at the US embassy in Ecuador and planned and executed a five-nation, 17-day CAPSTONE mission in introducing flag officers to their new posts in Asia.
Graciela earned a Master degree in International Management, with emphasis in global marketing, from Whitworth University in Spokane. Upon separation, she was hired as a global technology marketing manager at Siemens Enterprise Networks headquartered in Munich, managing all product branding, marketing and global launches of enterprise applications, serving as media spokeswoman, and presenting to Fortune 1000 executives in two languages.
Now a social entrepreneur, Graciela is the founder of San Francisco area publishing, marketing and communications firm, Gracefully Global Group, LLC. She’s the author of several award-winning books including nonfiction Latinnovating: Green American Jobs and the Latinos Creating Them and her innovative, children’s picture books (Good Night Captain Mama & Captain Mama’s Surprise), the first bilingual children’s picture book series about women in uniform, inspired by her global aviation service story. She directly serves transitioning military service members, spouses and veterans, the audience for her groundbreaking personal branding and marketing guidebook titled B.R.A.N.D. Before Your Resume. Graciela is a sought-after, intersectional keynote speaker on topics of personal branding, entrepreneurship, innovation, and leadership and also regularly presents in schools. A detailed military bio is available. Graciela lives in northern California with her husband and three children.
PERSONAL BRANDING FOR BUSINESS OWNERS
Highly interactive workshop – learn to draw from your expertise and experiences to communicate in a compelling, memorable and differentiated way to influence your intended audience.
PERSONAL BRANDING FOR MILITARY VETERANS
Highly interactive workshop – for active duty service members, students veterans at universities, veterans in corporate settings -learn to draw from your service experiences to communicate in a compelling, memorable and differentiated way to influence your intended audience. Create powerful, written, story-like introductions for yourself to put into action immediately to convey your best, most valuable skills to the people you wish to persuade. Workshop can be 45 or 90 minutes with an additional block of time for 1:1 consultations and to access Graciela’s professional networks with contacts you can call to set up informational interviews.
Graciela is a Personal Branding content instructor with the Syracuse University V-WISE (Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship) program.
PERSONAL BRANDING FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS
Highly interactive workshop – Similar to the workshop described above, but tailored to university and community college students. Workshop can be 45 or 90 minutes with an additional block of time for 1:1 consultations and to access Graciela’s professional networks with contacts you can call to set up informational interviews. Student feedback scores from a recent workshop with 250 students at Cal State University – East Bay were 28.5 points out of 30!
YOUTH AUTHOR WORKSHOPS
Graciela conducts writing and peer editing workshops and assembly services with an aviation and STEM focus for elementary, middle and high school students. These services encourage college-going actions, planning and the emulating of proven successful educational, work and entrepreneurship journeys. These presentations can be included in your district’s STEM programs to enrich the content and encourage active participation from students.
7 MILITARY LEADERSHIP LESSONS PROFESSIONAL WOMEN CAN USE DAILY
Nuggets of wisdom from Graciela’s active duty service, for use in professional settings, entrepreneurial ventures and motherhood.
Can be tailored to various audiences: for both genders in corporate settings or conferences or for university students.
NAVIGATING THE JOURNEY FROM COCKPIT TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Google Hangout hosted by VetNet, part of Syracuse University’s Institute for Military Veterans and Families. 45 minutes that describes Grace’s post-military career track through various corporate roles and ultimately to establishing her multicultural publishing and marketing firm.
MODERN MILITARY WOMEN: HISTORY IN THE MAKING
Today’s military women are achieving tremendous heights. Women now wear the ranks of two, three and four-star generals in the Air Force, Army and Marines. Audiences will be treated to images and video of modern military women flying combat jets, refueling tankers and the first Thunderbird pilot who was born a woman, and so much more. This presentation is a tribute to the heights women are achieving now that combat exclusion has finally been officially lifted and women are serving everywhere.
THE UNLIKELY MILITARY AVIATOR
Presentation for adults and students alike features Graciela’s personal journey from oldest daughter of Mexican immigrants to scholarship AFROTC cadet at the #1 public university in America to military officer and aviator.
ENTREPRENEURIAL SUCCESSES IN THE GREEN ECONOMY
Role Models and Innovations from the Latino Community
JOIN THE WOMEN LEADING THE GREEN ECONOMY
A variation on the topic above, featuring the 5 entrepreneurial women profiled in Latinnovating
THE STEM OF AVIATION
Designed for middle and high school students, this talk encourages young people to pursue STEM careers while sharing highlights from Graciela’s military career as an Air Force officer, aviator, instructor navigator and leader in multicultural settings.