1. Luciana Bonifacio - Chief Development Officer, Save the Children: Opportunity and Difficult Subject Matter Dr. Laura Sicola 36:43

On today’s episode Luciana Bonifacio shares how to find passion and joy in work that often involves difficult cultural and emotional topics. Listen in as Laura and Luciana discuss the power of not speaking first, why you should focus on understanding your strengths first to lead others, and the difference between understanding data and understanding perspective. Luciana also shares how focusing on the weight of the language her organization uses to discuss their work impacts the success rate of projects and new opportunities.

Luciana Bonifacio is Vice President and Chief Development Officer at Save the Children. In this role, she oversees the agency’s efforts to mobilize private support for Save the Children’s domestic and international programs. Under her leadership, the organization has successfully established and expanded partnerships with foundations, major donors and the corporate sector, with private revenue representing upwards of $150 million a year.

Luciana joined Save the Children in 2000, and personally established or expanded partnerships with companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Starbucks and The Walt Disney Company. She also serves as Chair of Save the Children’s Global Corporate Partnerships Group.

An early leader in the organization’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work and a member of Save the Children’s Latinx Employee Affinity Group, Luciana is committed to increasing talent diversity across the organization.

Born in Argentina, Luciana earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Buenos Aires, where she started her professional career in the Fashion industry.


You can connect with Luciana via the website: https://www.savethechildren.org/


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Laura Sicola Leadership Communication & Influence Expert, Speaker, Author, Podcaster

Dr. Laura Sicola is a leadership communication and influence expert, speaker, author of Speaking to Influence: Mastering Your Leadership Voice, and host of the podcast, Speaking to Influence: Communication Secrets of the C-Suite. Her mission is to transform executives into confident, inspiring leaders whether live or virtually in order to get the results they want and turn their vision into their legacy. As the founder of Vocal Impact Productions, she has trained and coached executives at Comcast, IBM, the US Department of Commerce and Women Against Abuse along with politicians, business owners and non-profit leaders from around the world.

Laura’s TEDx talk, “Want to Sound Like a Leader? Start by Saying Your Name Right,” has nearly 7 million views, and she has been featured on programs such as Fox & Friends First, NBC10 @Issue and PHL 17. She has also spoken to thousands at conferences such as the Professional BusinessWomen of California Conference and the PA Conference for Women.

Laura received her PhD in educational linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania, where she also taught from 2001-2013.