Born to succeed. How being female, afro-descendent from the poorest region in Colombia hasn’t stopped Yineth Renteria to achieve her dreams.

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Lets talk about privilege. How do you succeed in life when you are born female, you are Afro-descendant and belong to one of the poorest most acutely affected areas by the armed conflict in Colombia?

Yineth Renteria’s life and career will tell you how. She is not an ordinary changemaker. She is only 22 years old and already a professional accountant and recipient of many national and international awards – including a full scholarship to complete her undergrad and a Martin Luther King Jr. Fellowship.

Episode 2 of Season 5 is brought to you by The Rotary Peace Fellowship

In Episode 2 learn about Yineth’s humble beginnings and  the unwavering support of her family to pursue an education.   She surpassed many obstacles and knocked many doors, and failed many times but never stopped pursuing and achieving her dreams. At the time of the recording she was the director of operations of Mentors4U a startup where education, social innovation, entrepreneurship and youth leadership intersects. She is currently the National Leader for Mentoring at ICETEX (The Government of Colombia’s educational credit organization). Her goal is to become Minister of Education. Try stopping her.

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