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Karla Ruiz Cofiño

Founder Digital Awarness Program & Co-Founder MILKnCOOKIES

Digital Strategist & Social Media Specialist, Tech & Social Entrepreneur, International Speaker, Social Activist & Woman Advocate. Dedicated to help leaders connect with the world and use their influence to improve it!

Karla Ruiz Cofiño connects people through technology. The Guatemalan entrepreneur helps individuals and companies navigate, contribute and participate in an increasingly borderless / digital world. Karla co-founded MILKnCOOKIES, an award-winning digital agency based in Guatemala City.


For the last decade, she has immersed herself in online and mobile technologies. Karla has become an expert at leveraging digital technology to advance a company’s brand, revenue and bottom line, but she thinks that having a digital presence is about much more than just business.


By sharing information, experiences and wisdom, people around the world are building ‘collective intelligence.’ She is on a mission to harness this global pool of knowledge to positively impact our world. Karla equips people with the digital skills and knowledge they need to become active contributors to online communities.


Karla is using technology to inspire change. Her latest endeavor is DIGITAL AWARENESS a program that aims to inspire people to harness Collective Intelligence to make informed, conscious and sustainable decisions to improve the state of our world!


Karla sees a future of interconnected global citizens aware of the power they have and know how to use it. She envisions a community of change makers connected through technology improving the world.


Honors and Awards:

Invited to be Keynote Speaker at IFI WOMEN IN IT 2018  by  IADB, IMF and the World Bank; Awarded WOMEN OF THE YEAR 2018 by INTECAP; Invited on behalf of the President Barack Obama and the White House to be Speaker at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 at Stanford University; Invited to be part of the #VV100 2016, a group of the most engaged and visionary women leaders of the Vital Voices Network Worldwide. Invited by the Aspen Institute to be part of the CENTRAL AMERICA LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE – CALI FELLOWSHIP 2016; she was chosen as 1 of the 5 women around the world to receive the Vital Voices GLOBAL LEADERSHIP AWARD 2015; Recognized as 1 OF THE 10 INNOVATORS IN LATIN AMERICA 2014 by the Inter-American Development Bank; Chosen as 1 of the 22 women around the world to participate in the GLOBAL WOMEN’S MENTORING PROGRAM 2014 organized by Fortune Most Powerful Women, U.S. State Department and Vital Voices.  Chosen as 1 of the 60 specialist of the WORLD SUMMIT AWARD Jury in 2014, 2015 and 2016,  Recognized as VISIONARY OF THE YEAR 2014 by the leading Guatemalan brand Saúl E. Mendez; Awarded as OUTSTANDING PROFESSOR OF THE YEAR IN 2014 by Universidad del Itsmo in Guatemala; Declared WOMEN OF THE YEAR 2013 by Look Magazine; Chosen as FOUNDING CURATOR of Global Shapers Guatemala by the World Economic Forum. Karla has been invited as SPEAKER for TEDx Guatemala and Costa Rica. Her company MILKnCOOKIES was declared 1 of the 8 WSIS + 10 GLOBAL CHAMPIONS by the World Summit Award in UNESCO  and awarded as one of the Top 5 leaders in E-Entertainment by the World Summit Award, both are awards for “building knowledge societies for peace and sustainable development”.

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Participa del evento
Martes 26 de Mayo 2019 @ Ciudad de Guatemala