Yulkendy Valdez was previously the Co-Founder and CEO of Forefront, a Latinx-led Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consultancy that worked with leading organizations from SAP to the Linux Foundation. Alongside her start-up journey, she also received funding from Techstars, among other leading accelerators and funders, to help automate the hiring experience for Black and Latinx Gen-Zs. She is a Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur, TED speaker, and One Young World Ambassador. She graduated from Babson College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management.
In her free time, she enjoys biking, traveling, and hiking.