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Josefina Bonilla (Fina) is the founder and publisher of Color Media Group.
Color Magazine, the flagship publication, launched in 1997 and the first hard copy edition came out on January 2008. The magazine contains articles on entertainment, wine, fashion, food, and book reviews, in addition to pieces about business leaders, community activists, and noteworthy interviews with individuals of color.
Prior to launching Color Media Group and Color Magazine, Bonilla was Editor-in-Chief of EntreAmigos Magazine, which translates as between friends.[unreliable source?] EntreAmigos Magazine was part of the Hispanic News Press (HNP) that includes El Planeta. She was recruited to HNP by Javier Marin, one of the founders of El Planeta, who in 2008 sold his share of the company. Javier Marin is now the CEO/Owner of Massachusetts Spanish TV Network.
Brought on board to Wentworth Institute of Technology in 2005 as the Public Relations Director, Bonilla was in charge of managing the external communications with media outlets and being on call as the go-to person for new president, Dr. Zorica Pantic. Pantic, a native of Serbia (former Yugoslavia), is the first female president of Wentworth.[not in citation given]
Bonilla is currently[when?] a board member of The Museum of Fine Arts, Eastern Bank, The Partnership, Inc., on the corporate advisory board of the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting, and is a member of the National Association of Asian American Professionals.
The Women of Color Leadership & Empowerment Forum, Men of Color Leadership Forum, and the All Inclusive Awards bring together industry leaders while also celebrating diversity. The upcoming December 2013 6th All Inclusive Awards with feature Rita Moreno. Past speakers included, Russell Simmons, hip-hop mogul and founder of Def Jam Records, as the keynote speaker. The magazine’s first annual All Inclusive Awards featured CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien as the guest speaker. Subsequent speakers were Forest Whitaker, the Academy Award winning actor, and Sheila Johnson, co-founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET).
After attending Boston Latin High School, she completed her undergraduate education at the State University of New York in Utica with a Computer Science degree. Even at that time, Josefina had a business mind and frequently sold jewelry purchased during her travels to her fellow college students. She has lived in Miami and Spain.
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