Self-Empowerment in the Age of Multiculturalism
Jun 08, 2021
Amalia Moreno-Damgaard
Self-Empowerment in the Age of Multiculturalism

SPEAKER: Amalia Moreno-Damgaard
TOPIC: Self-Empowerment in the Age of Multiculturalism

A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu with a master’s degree in international business from St. Louis University, Moreno-Damgaard uses her unique background to champion many causes. She serves on the executive board of Common Hope and Les Dames d’Escoffier International. She has mentored scores of aspiring women entrepreneurs through her role as co-founder, president emeritus and chief board adviser of Women Entrepreneurs of Minnesota. She also contributes her time and talents to countless local and national organizations.

During this interactive presentation, Amalia shares her personal and professional career journey weaving 4 pillars of personal success (know yourself, empower yourself, connect yourself, and involve yourself) and delivers a series of learning curves, challenges, and successes, that have contributed to a lifelong of learning.

Amalia Moreno-Damgaard is a chef entrepreneur and award-winning author born and raised in Guatemala City with a prior career in corporate America. She is the founder of Amalia Latin Gourmet, a WBENC-nationally certified woman-owned business enterprise. Amalia helps organizations of all sizes develop a broader understanding and appreciation of Latin cultural nuances using healthy, traditional cuisine as a platform for speaking, representing food brands in the media, consulting, and gourmet experiences. She also is co-founder and chief board advisor of Women Entrepreneurs of Minnesota, a 501c6 nonprofit fostering women entrepreneurship and diversity and inclusion through leadership education and mentoring. 

Amalia’s work and talent have been recognized locally and internationally. Recently she was named Woman in Business Champion of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration Minnesota District Office, received The Catalyst award by Women Venture and the Advocate Award by NAWBO-The National Association of Women Business Owners, and was named Woman in Business Honoree by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal (MSPBJ. Amalia has a long history of board service and currently she serves on the board of Open Arms of Minnesota, Les Dames d’Escoffier International-Minnesota, and NAWBO-The National Association of Women Business Owners. Learn more: