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Vanessa Haro, Business Consultant

Mexico City, MX

Vanessa L. Haro, MSW is a native of San Diego, California and has resided in Mexico City as a dual citizen for two years. She completed her BA at the University of California at San Diego in Critical Gender Studies with a concentration in History and Social Inequalities and her MSW at the University of Southern California with a concentration in Community Organization, Planning, and Administration. She was previously employed by the reputable San Diego law firm, Henderson, Caverly, Pum & Charney, LLP (HCPC) for almost a decade in administration and finance. Ms. Haro took a leap of faith to pursue her passion for people via the MSW program at USC’s Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.

Ms. Haro takes her extensive experience in finance and administration within the for-profit sector and focuses her studies and new training on the financial and administrative aspects of the nonprofit sector. Her training includes nonprofit business and financial management; consulting and executive coaching; and organizational evaluations. She interned with the Organizational Development and Human Resources departments at Amnistía Internacional México (AI) national office in Mexico City. She designed the organization’s new employee integration procedure, safety protocol, and more empowerment-based and effective communication, workflow, and culture systems.

Ms. Haro finds that her background supports the principles of the iOpener Institute for People & Performance’s Science of Happiness at Work through her insight into what makes the internal components of an organization tick and how to create a positive work culture that is inclusive and enhances the strengths of organizations. She and Sherry Blair have now set their sights on the business metropolis of Mexico City to spread the Science of Happiness at Work. Ms. Haro speaks English and Spanish.

Ms. Haro is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the Network for Social Work Management, the American Association of University Women, and the Omicron Epsilon Chapter of Phi Alpha Honor Society.

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