Pegine Echevarria

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Pegine Echevarria
Nationality American
Occupation Entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker.
Known for Team Pegine, Inc.
Notable work White Men Are Diverse Too!,[1] For All Our Daughters: How Mentoring Helps Young Women and Girls Master the Art of Growing Up[2]
Spouse(s) Dr. David Herbin[2]

Pegine Echevarria (pronounced: Peh-geen Etch-uh-vuh-ria) is an American entrepreneur, author, motivational speaker, life coach,[3] and CEO of the Jacksonville-based Team Pegine, Inc.[4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14]

Early life[edit]

Echevarria spent her childhood in a poor neighborhood facing social issues such as violence and a struggling family. She was a gang member and was kicked out of high school. With the help of her aunt, grand mother and Girl Scout leader, she was able to start a career at the New York City public school and later worked in menswear manufacturing.[2]

Her book, For All Our Daughters: How Mentoring Helps Young Women and Girls Master the Art of Growing Up,[2] is based on the difficulties she faced over the course of her early life and career and interviews with about a thousand mentors, young girls and parents.[2][15][16][17]

Early career[edit]

Echevarria completed her Masters in social work from Adelphi University after which she founded New York City Parent Educators Network. In her efforts towards educating parents in the subject, she contributed as an author to The Parents and Teachers' Guide to Helping Young Children Learn Creative Ideas from 35 Respected Experts, (Preschool Publications, 1997).[2] She has also contributed as an expert in the field to books such as Guiding Young Children's Behavior: Helpful Ideas for Parents & Teachers from 28 Early Childhood Experts,[18] The Parents' and Teachers' Guide to Helping Young Children Learn: Creative Ideas from 35 Respected Experts,[19] and My Self My Family My Friends: 26 Experts Explore Young Children's Self-Esteem.[20]

Career[edit]

In 2012, Echevarria was the spokesperson for Clorox and presented at the Clorox/Hispanic Scholarship Fund at Miami Dade College as a part of the launch of the event Dream Without Limits.[21][22]

Her company, Team Pegine,[23] ranks among the 50 fastest growing companies in North Florida.[24][25] In May 2012, her company was awarded an 8(a) contract by the Department of Defense in order to produce the 50th commemoration of the Vietnam War at the National Mall, an event presided by Barack Obama.[26][27][28][29][30][31][32] Echevarria also created a foundation, Success4Vets, to help the veterans acquire leadership skills and settle in their civilian life.[32] The project organizes the veteran community, provides opportunities as well as finances.[32]

Echevarria is an active proponent of diversity and as a human resource management professional.[33][34][35][36][37][37][38] She is a Certified Speaking Professional member of the National Speakers Association and is the only Latina[6] inducted into the 58 member Motivational Speakers Hall of Fame[39] and the only Latina in the Million Dollar Speakers Group.[25] She was also named the "2010 Women in Business Champion of the Year for the North Florida District and the State of Florida."[40] She has been featured in Minority Business Entrepreneur Magazine and is on the cover as a “Woman Who Rocks In Business.”[41] She was interviewed by columnist Devin Thrope (who covers social entrepreneurship and impact investing) in the Forbes article “Renowned Speaker Offers Tips To Women Entrepreneurs”.[42] Thorpe also interviewed Pegine for his online show.[43]

Pegine was named to the Society of Human Resource Management 100 Global Thought Leaders in Diversity and Inclusion. She was a member of SHRM’s former Diversity Special Expertise Panel.[44][45][46]

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • Pearl of The Beaches for her work on women’s issues[47]
  • Motivational Speakers Hall of Fame[48]
  • Certified Speaking Professional, National Speakers Association to Awards.[6][39]

Books[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beyond Race and Gender; Bringing Workplace Diversity to a Higher Level". 22 September 2010. Retrieved 17 June 2016 – via washingtonpost.com. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Q&A: Pegine Echevarria; Mentoring for Girls and Young Women". The New York Times. 19 April 1998. Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Patti Gustafson, 41". Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "HR Magazine: Cross-Cultural Connections". Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Thorpe, Devin. "Renowned Speaker Offers Tips To Women Entrepreneurs". Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c Puga, Kristina (3 December 2012). "Six Figures: A motivational mogul aims to transform billions". Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "See Jacksonville's 2013 Fastest-Growing Companies - Jacksonville Business Journal". Retrieved 17 July 2016. 
  8. ^ Bredemeier, Kenneth (21 November 2008). "Leave Your Company on a Good Note". Retrieved 17 June 2016 – via washingtonpost.com. 
  9. ^ Communications, SEO By Estro. "MBE Magazine - Minority Business Entrepreneur - Minority Business, EPI, Supplier Diversity, Procurement, Women in Business - Home". Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "Entrepreneurs say Griggs has 'made a difference' - Jacksonville Business Journal". Retrieved 17 July 2016. 
  11. ^ "Government Lemonade". Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  12. ^ "pegine echevarria - Google Search". Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  13. ^ Shartrand, Angela; Project, Harvard Family Research (1 January 1996). "Supporting Latino families: lessons from exemplary programs". Harvard Family Research Project. Retrieved 17 June 2016 – via Google Books. 
  14. ^ Walters, Lillet (1 January 2000). "Secrets of Superstar Speakers: Wisdom from the Greatest Motivators of Our Time and with Those These Superstars Inspired to Dramatic and Lasting Change". McGraw Hill Professional. Retrieved 17 June 2016 – via Google Books. 
  15. ^ "A crisis of confidence: Teenage girls and the risky years". 29 September 2007. Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  16. ^ http://www.soroptimist.org/our-programs/career-guidance-girls-research-paper.pdf
  17. ^ "The Governor's Mentoring Initiative: Guide to Mentoring Information" (PDF). Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  18. ^ Farber, Betty; Wolkoff, Sandra R. (1 January 1998). "Guiding Young Children's Behavior: Helpful Ideas for Parents & Teachers from 28 Early Childhood Experts". Preschool Publications. Retrieved 17 June 2016 – via Amazon. 
  19. ^ Balaban, Nancy (1 December 1997). Farber, Betty, ed. "The Parents' and Teachers' Guide to Helping Young Children Learn: Creative Ideas from 35 Respected Experts". Preschool Publications. Retrieved 17 June 2016 – via Amazon. 
  20. ^ Schwartzberg, Neala S. (1 March 2000). Farber, Betty, ed. "My Self My Family My Friends: 26 Experts Explore Young Children's Self-Esteem". Preschool Publications. Retrieved 17 June 2016 – via Amazon. 
  21. ^ Company, The Clorox. "Clorox anuncia programa de becas "Sueña Sin Límites", alentando a madres y jóvenes hispanos a soñar en grande por un mejor futuro". Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  22. ^ Clorox (2012-10-29), Pegine Echevarría "Sueña Sin Límites" Mi Historia, retrieved 2016-07-17 
  23. ^ http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/stories/2006/01/16/smallb1.html
  24. ^ http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2012/05/22/jacksonville-company-earns-13m.html
  25. ^ a b Baumann, Susana G. (25 January 2015). "Pegine Echevarria the book that changed my life". Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  26. ^ "Welcome Home- A Vietnam War Documentary-Released November 2012". Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  27. ^ ""Thank You for Your Service" - Vietnam Commemoration Documentary Trailer". Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  28. ^ "Presidential Proclamation -- Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War". 25 May 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  29. ^ "President Obama Speech Memorial Day at The Wall - Vietnam War Commemoration". Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  30. ^ "President Launches Commemoration and Lauds Vietnam Vets at The Wall on Memorial Day - HistoryNet". 10 July 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  31. ^ http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/print-edition/2012/05/25/team-pegine-earns-13m-federal.html
  32. ^ a b c "Success Story: Hispanic/Latina Woman Owned Business Makes it into Speakers Hall of Fame - The U.S. Small Business Administration - SBA.gov". Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  33. ^ http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/stories/2008/08/11/focus2.html
  34. ^ WhiteGuysAreDiverse2 (4 January 2010). "1. Military Leadership Diversity Commission". Retrieved 17 June 2016 – via YouTube. 
  35. ^ "Clorox announces "Sueña sin Limites" scholarship program, encouraging Hispanic moms and teens to dream big for a brighter future". Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  36. ^ http://diversity.defense.gov/Portals/51/Documents/Special%20Feature/MLDC_Final_Report.pdf
  37. ^ a b "Busy as a Beaver: Incubator giving spark to small business - Jacksonville Advantage Business Magazine". 9 August 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  38. ^ "Search Results:". Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  39. ^ a b "Motivational Speakers Hall of Fame - motivation and keynote speakers". Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  40. ^ "SBA Announces North Florida's 2010 Small Business Person of the Year & Small Business Champions". Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  41. ^ http://www.pegine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Rock-Women-rep-HighRes-2016.indd_.pdf
  42. ^ Thorpe, Devin. "Renowned Speaker Offers Tips To Women Entrepreneurs". Retrieved 17 July 2016. 
  43. ^ Devin Thorpe (18 February 2016). "Renowned Speaker Offers Tips To Latinas And Other Women". Retrieved 17 July 2016 – via YouTube. 
  44. ^ https://www.shrm.org/publications/hrmagazine/editorialcontent/2015/0615/pages/0615-lean-inroundtable.aspx#sthash.6VxAgwjU.dpufhttps://www.shrm.org/publications/hrmagazine/editorialco
  45. ^ https://www.shrm.org/publications/hrmagazine/editorialcontent/2015/0615/pages/0615-lean- in-roundtable.aspx
  46. ^ https://www.shrm.org/searchcenter/pages/Results.aspx?as_sitesearch=&site=shrm_only&client=shrm_org&entqr=3&exclude_apps=1&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&output=xml_no_dtd&proxystylesheet=shrm_org&q=pegine+echevarria&ud=1&k=pegine+echevarria&sort=date:D:L:d1&filter=0&ulang=&ip=192.168.101.32&access=p&entqrm=0&wc=200&wc_mc=1&start=10
  47. ^ "THE ROONEY BIN: Movies are a break from heat, but not for the wallet". Retrieved 17 July 2016. 
  48. ^ "Success Story: Hispanic/Latina Woman Owned Business Makes it into Speakers Hall of Fame - The U.S. Small Business Administration - SBA.gov". Retrieved 17 July 2016.