Mercedes Soler currently works with her husband at Solmart Media, their radio and digital media company.
She oversees editorial content, community outreach/advocacy and marketing. Prior to this, she coached media/press strategies to high-placed leaders, executives and diplomats as a subcontractor for the State Department.
She is a renowned bilingual keynote speaker at women-girls empowerment and media conferences. Mercedes is a five-time Emmy, Peabody and GLAAD awards winning media personality and broadcast journalist. From 2010 through 2016 she anchored a daily, live, news, issues and women’s show for CNN Español.
Prior to that, she spent two decades at Univision News as an international investigative correspondent. Mercedes co-authored the book Dish & Tell: Life, Love and Secrets [Harper-Collins, 2005] with a group of girlfriends, including Campowerment’s Founder and fellow Give Her Camp Board Member, Tammi. The book was adapted for the stage as a musical.
Mercy has been a columnist for El Nuevo Herald and is well versed in current US and hemispheric affairs.
Soler taught journalism in Spanish, through the University of Miami. Mercedes sits on the Boards of another two non-profit organizations: The Community Foundation of Sarasota and The Ringling Museum.
Mercedes and her husband, Tom Martinez, raised two wonderful children. They pursued their parent’s passions in their own careers: Art and Broadcasting.