Michele Ruiz is a communication specialist, a bi-lingual entrepreneur, a bestselling author and keynote speaker whose passions are entrepreneurship, empowerment, all things communication, content marketing, social media and technology.
As an entrepreneur she is focused on educating, inspiring and empowering business owners. She’s also a communication specialist, sharing insights, guidance and strategies related to communications, crisis communications, content marketing, social media marketing, and thought leadership. She shares content, her blog and her videos via social media with her almost 100k followers across all channels. Michele contributes to 3rd party media and content sites as an entrepreneurial and communication expert. Michele also represents some of largest corporations in the world as a brand ambassador wanting to harness the power of her influence in their relevant marketing campaigns. Some of these high-value influencer campaigns have included national speaking tours. Michele is a keynote speaker on a variety of topics including inspirational and motivational themes based on her life story. She also speaks on business communication, content marketing, crisis communications, social media, entrepreneurship, leadership and empowerment.
In November 2015, Michele was given the International Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge (IWEC) as one of two outstanding women entrepreneurs from the United States. Additionally, Michele is a recipient of the 2014 Enterprising Woman of the Year honor by the national magazine of the same name.
Before becoming an entrepreneur, Michele Ruiz enjoyed a long career as an award-winning broadcast journalist, beginning her broadcasting career co-anchoring Channel One News. From there, she moved to KTLA in Los Angeles. In 1998, she joined KNBC-TV as a reporter and anchor of the 6:00 pm newscast. Michele received 16 Emmy nominations during her news broadcasting career, 5 Emmy’s, 4 Golden Mikes as well as LA Press Club Awards.
Michele is a member of the Executive Advisory Committee for Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), an advisor to Macy’s Executive Leadership as a member of the retailer’s Supplier Diversity Advisory Council, and an advisor to the United States Golf Association as part of the USGA’s Ambassadors Group focused on diversity and inclusion initiatives in the sport of golf.