Hispana Global was founded in 2012 by Jeannette Kaplun, an award-winning parenting author, TV personality and blogger. Its mission is to help women be, feel and do their best, especially Latinas.
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Jeannette Kaplun’s Biography
As one of the top bilingual Latina influencers, Jeannette has taken her expertise from digital to broadcast to print media. She has achieved what few have done: seamless navigate between general and Hispanic market television shows, including Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, The Steve Harvey Show, The Chew, Today Show, Despierta América, Un Nuevo Día, Acceso Total, Viva la Familia, and Todobebé.
An award-winning bilingual journalist, spokesperson, TV personality and internationally recognized parenting writer, Jeannette Kaplun has over 18 years of experience on TV, radio, online media and as a published author. She was named one of mom.me’s top 50 mom bloggers in 2014 and one of the top 100 female leaders by Chile’s El Mercurio newspaper.
Born in El Paso, Texas, and raised in Chile, Jeannette is equally comfortable working in English and Spanish, both on TV and as a writer. In 2012 she launched her bilingual platform for Hispanic women, Hispana Global, where she shares tips about parenting, beauty, fashion, travel, technology and videos.
In addition, Jeannette is the author of Todobebé: Todo lo que necesitas saber para el primer año de tu bebé (Rayo, 2006), blogs for Babble, and is a contributor for Ser Padres magazine, LatinaMom.Me, Moms Clean Air Force and other outlets. She was featured on LeanIn.org as well and is a FAAR National Advisory Board Member and a BlogHer Community Advisory Board Member.
In 2011 Jeannette won LATISM´s Best Parenting Blogger award and in 2002 was named as one of the most influential Hispanic journalists by the Hispanic Media 100. Most recently she was a finalist for the Tecla Awards, Iris Awards as Web Personality of the Year, the 2013 SXSWi Revolucionario Awards and LATISM awards in the best parenting blogger and best bilingual blogger categories. She is known as one of the leading Latina bloggers in the US. She was invited to the White House as part of LATISM’s Top Blogueras Retreat and Let’s Move with First Lady Michelle Obama. She began blogging about her pregnancy and motherhood in the early 2000’s, which makes her a true pioneer in the Latino/Hispanic blogging world.
A former Save The Children Fellow and UN Social Good Fellow, she has also been a speaker at major conferences throughout the US, Mexico and Chile regarding content, social media, social good, entrepreneurship, work/life balance and online communities, including BlogHer, Blogalicious, WeAllGrow, Portada, AHAA, EVO, LATISM, Blissdom, Hispanicize, Social Media Week Miami, SheStreams and SheCon. In May 2013, she was a guest speaker at the UN Foundation’s Mom+Social Global Summit and also moderated the Global Voices keynote at Mom 2.0 Summit.
In 1999, she cofounded Todobebé, and for 13 years served as Chief Content Officer. Jeannette co-hosted the Emmy-nominated Spanish-language network TV show ¡Viva la Familia! de Todobebé for four seasons on Univision and the also Emmy-nominated show Todobebé on Telemundo for four years. In 2010 the company received Portada´s Hispanic Digital and Print Media award as Top Content Provider to Hispanic Audiences and in 2006, the Canyon Ranch Institute Prevention Pioneer Award.
In November 2012, Jeannette was one of the hosts for the Climate Reality Project’s live broadcast 24 Hours of Reality: The Dirty Weather Report, in which she interviewed Nobel Prize laureate and former Vice President Al Gore.
Jeannette has been on Dr. Oz, The Chew, Good Morning America, Despierta América, Un Nuevo Día, the Father Albert show, CNN Latino, CNN Radio, NBC 6 In The Mix, Vogue en Español, People en Español, Vanidades, Buen Hogar, Selecciones, Ser Padres, Latina, Kena, Rumbo, La Opinión, Associated Press, Cox Newspapers, Vista Magazine, Sun Sentinel, the Miami Herald, Revista Mujer, TV y Novelas, Quién, Hola, Bloomberg Radio, Caracol Radio, Revista Clara, Revista Siglo XXI, Revista Detalles, El Gordo y la Flaca, Cada Día, El Tiempo, Delicioso, Revista del Domingo and NBC Latino, among other media outlets.
Previously, Jeannette co-hosted the Discovery Channel Latin America/Iberia’s technology show [email protected] for four years and was a TV news reporter for Channel 13 in Chile.
As spokesperson, brand ambassador and blogger she has worked with brands such as Tide, Dove, Axe, General Mills, Embassy Suites, Disney, Target, Downy, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Pantene, Olay, Covergirl, Orgullosa, Claritin, The Children’s Place, Hasbro, Kleenex, Walmart, Quaker Oats, V8 Splash, Johnson & Johnson, Neutrogena, Gallo Family Vineyards, Mary Kay, and other clients.
Jeannette lives in Miami, FL with her husband and two children.
In addition, she wrote the foreword to the book “Bilingual is Better” by Ana Flores and Roxana Soto (Bilingual Readers, 2012).