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United States


New York

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New York

Speaker Bio

Yai Vargas, aka the LinkedIn Ninja, is a career & diversity consultant. She helps professionals gain clarity on their personal brand and encourages thought leadership with authenticity. Having been on LinkedIn since 2006, she was an early adopter and can help optimize your profile, find your next role and share your subject matter expertise with confidence.



With a background in diversity & multicultural strategy, Yai is a natural born community builder and has designed professional development programs for corporations, nonprofits & universities.


In my organizational review, I assess and co-create the necessary content needed to bridge your company with the most diverse and technical talent out there.


For Professional Branding and Thought Leadership, I help individuals articulate the work they do, the people they serve and the communities they hope to build – all via LinkedIn.


I also founded The Latinista, a national network for professional Latinas and Women of Color invested in skills development and career mobility. Today The Latinista offers a series of skill-building, activity driven sessions, specifically designed to help identify and sharpen career and business acumen required to achieve professional goals. The Latinista has chapters in New York City, Chicago, Miami and California. #TheLatinista

Keynote Topic #1

Culture & Inclusion:

In order to create a culture of belonging where your employees feel they are respected, we start with an assessment, develop a business strategy & facilitate training for your leadership and diversity committee/ERG (Employee Resource Group).

Keynote Topic #2

Women in the Workplace:

I wholeheartedly believe women are the heart and soul of an organization. My programs focus on building confidence, executive presence, negotiating skills, allyship & financial wellness - all used to combat imposter syndrome and promote more women leaders. Let's work together on investing in your most valuable asset - the women. I am also the founder of The Latinista.

Keynote Topic #3

Thought Leadership on LinkedIn:

As a LinkedIn Ninja, I have leveraged the platform over the last 14 years to and help professionals gain clarity on their professional/personal branding, messaging, building community and how to clearly deliver your authenticity through articles and posts. My strategy help you be top of mind for decision makers and industry leaders.

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