Named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by the Women’s Executive Council in 2016, lifelong learner Lourdes Mola opened her boutique consultancy firm, Lourdes Mola Solutions in 2015. With 25 years of professional experience in Corporate America, including two decades with The Walt Disney Company, Mola has excelled in a wide array of roles: Sales, Business Development, Marketing, Public Affairs and Corporate Citizenship. Propelled by a desire to fuel business growth in our community, Mola now puts her skills to use empowering others. “I started my own company so I could create an impact in the community and help the next wave of businesses succeed. I know there’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach, but I also know there are proven strategies to stand out from the competition and make an impression. I’ve sat on both sides of the table and know I could help them. That was my calling; that was my catalyst. Since that first year, my team has grown and our offerings have expanded, but helping others succeed continues to be my driving passion.”
A respected influencer in the Central Florida business community, Mola has served 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. Mola is actively involved with the Hispanic American Professional Business Women’s Association, Girl Scouts of America, United Arts and The National Association of Women Business Owners. Mola currently serves on the board of the Early Learning Coalition of Orange County, appointed by now Senator Rick Scott and Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis.
A first-generation Cuban-American, Mola has a deep understanding and respect for the influences that ethnicity, race, language, and culture have on society. She takes pride in her community and understands the great responsibility that comes with inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs, business developers and innovators.
When she’s not working with businesses to help them succeed, Mola enjoys spending time with her husband and two teenage children, traveling the world and exploring other cultures.
JOSE LUIS DIEPPA
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 Luis has 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.
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.