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Transfer - A Multi-Generational Panel on the Impact of a Lasting Legacy

Dry Goods Building 107 N Flores

Michelle Vallejo
Hustle + Socialize, Co-Founder

Michelle is an entrepreneur and organizational leader with ten years of experience building internal systems, leading teams, and creating strategic partnerships and also has seven years of experience in curriculum and program development and facilitation.

I am excited to find more opportunities to bridge my entrepreneurial expertise with my academic interests in sociology, community organizing, and strengthening civil liberties. 

Personal Bio:

Michelle was born into a family of entrepreneurs, and from the age of seven, she grew up at the family-run flea market on the border of South Texas. Growing up around so many spirited and creative folks, Michelle couldn't resist getting bit by the entrepreneurship bug.

Today, Michelle is co-owner of Pulga Los Portales (same family flea-market from 97') and co-founder of the South Texas women's entrepreneurship conference, Hustle + Socialize.

She is a Founding Board Member of New Leaders Council – South Texas Frontera, previously Co-Director and Communication Chair, and today serves as Co-Director and Finance Chair of the chapter.

Michelle studied political science and history at Columbia University in New York City from 2009-2012. Most recently, she has returned to Columbia to study economic sociology and to conduct independent research on the stratification of quality of life in South Texas.

When she's not at her desk or working with friends and loved ones, you can find Michelle diving deep into her next favorite subject or exploring different hobbies. She also loves cooking with friends and family, spending time with her farm animals, making time to stretch and work out, and exploring different neighborhoods around the world. 

Ashley Bird
Blooming with Birdie, CEO | Founder

Founder and CEO of Blooming with Birdie, a latinx lead children's edutainment company inspired by the hands-on philosophy of Dr. Montessori and the social-emotional approach of Mister Rogers whose content is designed to help children build a bridge between screens and life.

Manager of the Monarch Butterfly & Pollinator Festival (Oct 16 @ Confluence Park!), a Notley fellow, member of the San Antonio Climate Ready Technical Committee, and active member at Geekdom. 

Madelein Santibáñez
De Corazon Circles
Suyapa Muñoz
South Alamo Regional Alliance for the Homeless (SARAH)

Once we build and learn to protect ourselves and our businesses, it's time to allow our impact and influence to flourish. This session will feature a conversation about setting down the stepping stones for a lasting legacy and transferring our knowledge to our team and even the next generation to follow in our footsteps. This special session where the H+S community will be joining SASW at the main stage is part of the H+S Summit: Build, Protect, Transfer program brought together in collaboration with SASW and Geekdom. 


Ashley Bird - Founder and CEO - Blooming with Birdie
Madelein Santibáñez - Co-Founder - De Corazon Circles
Suyapa Muñoz - Youth Action Board Liaison - South Alamo Regional Alliance for the Homeless (SARAH)


Michelle Vallejo - Co-Founder - Hustle + Socialize

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