Martine is an Organizational Development expert, published author, speaker, consultant and leadership coach for corporate executives. She has over 10 years of professional experience working with fortune 500 companies and tech startups, developing people to increase performance and productivity.
Martine transforms implicit biases that working professionals carry and leads “heavy” conversations related to race and legal status. She specifically focuses on unconscious beliefs towards blacks and immigrants through workshops and seminars, while also equipping companies with training to up-skill new managers. She designs and executes soft skills curriculum that support late stage startups experiencing pangs as a result of a merger, an acquisition, exponential growth or a sudden reduction in business. As an organizational development expert, Martine has single-handedly built and executed onboarding solutions, management and leadership programs, global mentorship programs consisting of 400+ employees and designed and customized training for companies such as, Macys, Xaxis, Wheels Up, and Education First.
She has spoken and led discussions on the topic of Diversity & Inclusion and leadership at companies such as LinkedIn, Bank of America, Hogan Lovells USA, LLP, Howard Hughes Corporation and Cornell University. She partners with professionals globally across all levels to implement learning and workforce development strategies and solutions that tie to race and biases, manager training and inter/intra department communication.
Her memoir, “Illegal Among Us" recounts her journey through a 7- year deportation battle with no family or country, to a father she thought dead, success as a senior level executive with an advanced degree, and finally her long-sought U.S. citizenship. Martine has written for publications like the Huffington Post, is a Tedx speaker and has appeared on syndicated networks like C-span.
Martine is a graduate of Hamilton College and Syracuse University's Maxwell School with a Masters in Public Administration and a focus on Immigration Law. She spent her early career in the public sector working in budgeting for The New York City Mayor's Office of Management and Budget.
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Ms. Kalaw made the information palatable for my class of scholars ranging from 9-12 years of age. Her presentation was akin to a burning candle in a dark room illuminating all of us on how to navigate the social climate of immigration.
––Ms. Yisrael, Success Academy Charter Schools