Born in Argentina and a specialist in communications, Mariela is passionate about new technologies and the field of HR. After working for several multinational corporations, she founded RealRef. RealRef is an online community, the first of its kind in Latin America. Employees and former employees provide references for their companies thus enabling others to determine the perfect place for them to work, and helping enterprises to improve in real-time. Mariela also works for Santander Rio, a leading Latin American bank, where she heads innovative projects involving technology and new media. An active participant in the Jewish community, Mariela is also working on bulding a new young group of leaders for B´nai B´rith. As part of this effort, the group is developing four main projects, one of which is an online platform to faciliatate communcation among B’nai B’rith’s global members. She has been one of the founders and active volunteers´of HiLabs, an incubator and entrepreneurship club at Hillel Argentina and the promoter of a workshop entitled How to Apply for a Job. Mariela was honored by Hillel as entrepreneur of the year in 2010 and chosen to take part in the institutional video and has been a member of Hillel´s theater troupe since 2012. A proactive entrepreneur, Mariela believes profoundly in the importance of building bridges. She likes travelling and loves learning from different people and other cultures.