Dallas LATINA Style Business Series
Thursday, April 17, 2014 – 7:30 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel
300 Reunion Blvd
The LATINA Style Business Series honors Claudia P. Mirzaas the 2014 Dallas Entrepreneur of the Year!
Claudia Mirza is the CEO and co-founder of Akorbi. With a tireless entrepreneurial spirit, she has led the company’s evolution from a language translation company to a comprehensive provider of global localization solutions, staffing and technology services.
Claudia is also the visionary behind Akorbi’s proprietary localization management system, which helps clients (from government agencies to Fortune 500 companies) reduce costs and increase speed-to-market. Claudia was instrumental in securing an ISO 9001 certification for this system, as well as the company.
Her diverse experience spans strategy development, multilingual process improvement and business analysis, as well as quality management, project management and translation management systems. Prior to founding Akorbi, she held managerial roles at GENUITY (formerly GTE Internetworking) U.S., where she worked on multiple enterprise process improvement, project management and optimization programs.
Claudia is very committed to her volunteer and charitable efforts. She has served on the Board of the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and chaired the technology committee. She has also been involved with Groom-Elite to teach non-English-speaking horsemen how to work and make a living in the racing industry. In addition, she has also devoted time to Plan Fund, which grants new business loans to disadvantaged entrepreneurs, and she has mentored several small minority/women-owned businesses. Claudia is currently a member of the Women’s President Organization and a supporter of the Ronald McDonald House. In addition, she provides support to mothers whose children have special needs.
She holds a business management degree from Cotecnova, Cartago, Colombia and is a graduate of he Tuck-WBENC Executive Education Program at the Tuck School of Business. In addition, she has a management certificate from the Southern Methodist University Cox Executive Education Program and a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration from the DeVry Institute of Technology.