Article: Nosotras News – Mujeres con Poder
Our President & CEO, Lourdes Mola, was featured in Nosotras News as part of a group of powerful women in our community. In the article, Lourdes shares her superpowers.
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As a former journalist, José Luis brings a unique perspective to public relations. In addition to managing strategic public relations programs, José Luis has extensive experience in media placement.
José Luis is an award-winning Public Relations professional. He has managed many complex professional service accounts in the fields of hospitality, tourism, healthcare, commercial development, engineering and non-profit. José Luis has strong relationships with media and influencers on local and national levels and across many industries.
José Luis Dieppa is an Emmy nominated journalist with over a decade of experience. José Luis has an extensive background in television news, local and network news. He has worked in both English and Spanish mediums. Before starting at Lourdes Mola Solutions, José Luis was in charge of the Public Relations department at a multicultural marketing agency where clients benefited from high-level media placement spots in Television, Radio, Print, and other digital outlets. Dieppa worked at NBC News, Central Florida News 13, Fox News and Univision. During his television career, he followed and lead the coverage of the Casey Anthony case and the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
Current board member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the Florida Public Relations Association Orlando area chapter. One Orlando Alliance- Public Relations volunteer. José Luishas been awarded an FPRA Image Award, Numerous Premios Paoli. Finalist in the “Extraordinary Man Award” by La Prensa Newspaper and Don Quijote Award nominee in the “Professional of the Year” the category year 2019.
As the founder of Lourdes Mola Solutions, Lourdes Mola delivers innovative, influential and powerful strategies to help grow your business. Lourdes is a national award-winning bilingual professional with a proven track record.
She has carefully cultivated professional partnerships with businesses and nonprofits for years, leading to the unique “Fuel Their Business” approach — focused on key strategies, impressive leadership and targeted marketing efforts.
“I love helping businesses establish relationships with the right people, to help them align with the right audience,” Mola says.
Lourdes draws on 25 years of working for Fortune 500 companies, which gave her access to the best of the best business strategies.
Her leadership roles in the in the cruise industry with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruise Line led her to Disney, where she was on the opening team of Disney Cruise Line. In her 20-year tenure at Disney Lourdes’ was exposed to a myriad of leadership roles leading local and national business, nonprofit and professional associations.
Lourdes’ genuine and simple approach has earned her a reputation for getting things done. Throughout her career she has impacted numerous local and national organizations. She is a well-respected professional that will work with you to understand your needs and make sure you reach your full potential, no matter the size of your business or where you are.
A first generation American born to Cuban refugee parents, Lourdes was raised in a bicultural and bilingual household that also provided a depth of understanding that informs her decision-making abilities to this day.
Lourdes understands and respects the impacts of ethnicity, race, language, and culture. She is well-versed in the nuances that can hinder success if left unaddressed. She understands there is no “one size fits all approach” and brings that knowledge to her work – the differentiator that is the hallmark of Lourdes Mola Solutions.
Lourdes takes pride in supporting the community and providing positive and inspirational guidance to the next generation of entrepreneurs, business developers and innovators.
In 2014, Lourdes was appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott to serve on the board of the Early Learning Coalition of Orange County. In 2016, Lourdes was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Women’s Executive Council.
In Central Florida, Lourdes serves on numerous nonprofit boards, including the Central Florida Economic Development Commission, Prospera, Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund of Metro Orlando and Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando. She also contributes to the social and economic well-being of the community by partnering with the Hispanic American Professional Business Women’s Association, Girl Scouts of America, United Arts and National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).
Accolades and successes aside, Lourdes Mola’s pleasure in helping her clients reflects the joy she finds with her husband and two children, traveling the world and exploring other cultures, and being a lifelong learner. Lourdes resides with her family in Orlando, Florida, the City Beautiful.
Paula Machado is an award-winning bilingual journalist with more than 10 years of experience in the Media and Public Relations industries
Machado, a former reporter for Spectrum News in Florida now provides her Journalism, Social Media and Digital Brand experience to businesses as a strategist. Machado is also a published tourism and entertainment writer for IAAPA.
Currently, Machado serves as a board member for the Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund of Metro Orlando, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and is part of the American Cancer Society’s Marketing Committee for their biggest event, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.
Machado’s journalism efforts received award-recognition from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Society of Professional Journalists and the Radio Television Digital News Association.
Previously, Machado drew from her news background to coordinate and manage global media coverage efforts for Walt Disney World.
Paula is a proud Knight and graduate of the University of Central Florida and dog mom to her adorable Boston Terrier, Manolo Antonio.