She is the Founder and President, MET Community, MET is committed to Mentoring, Entrepreneurship, Technology, as a non-profit organization that supports and promotes women entrepreneurship around the globe. Yanire has extensive experience – over 20 years – in change management, training, mentoring and innovation. Her former employers include the Work Bank Group, Inter-American Development Bank, Banco Popular, Accenture, and Booz Allen. Yanire says, “When I joined the financial sector, I felt that professional women were at a disadvantage in the workplace.
Yanire holds a Law degree from the University of Deusto, Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of the Basque Country, and an MBA with concentration in eBusiness from IE Business School. Ms. Brana is currently a PhD candidate at Complutense University of Madrid. Yanire has recently received a certification in Business Sustainability Management from the University of Cambridge. In addition, she holds certifications in Strategy from London Business School, Innovation Strategies from Harvard Business School, and Change Leadership from Georgetown University.
Yanire has been recognized by United Nations, Forbes, and has been recently nominated as one of the TOP 60 Women in the legal industry in Iberia. Yanire believes, “The power of mentoring is unlimited.
Not only for mentees, but also for mentors.” What started in 2008 with a few volunteers, has now grown to over 60 people strong organization across ten countries viz. Argentina, Colombia, Guatemala, India, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru, Spain, and the US, offering mentoring, training, and networking activities.
When not devoting her time to raising her kids and growing MET, Yanire enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience teaching others as a lecturer at several universities in the US, Latin America, and Spain. A dear Soul Sister with deep dedication and determination to enable and motivate the best in all.