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Martine Kalaw’s experience of being a former undocumented immigrant and a survivor of statelessness established her business savvy and sensitivity to create rapport and a sense of safety with individuals of all backgrounds.

Martine is an elevation strategist who provides individuals and organizations with techniques to harness their greatest potential. She builds bridges between those who have the resources to invest in human capital and those who benefit from mentorship and sponsorship. 

Martine helps companies engineer policies and practices to establish diversity, equity and inclusion. She has spoken and led discussions on the topic of DEI and leadership at companies such as LinkedIn, Bank of America, Hogan Lovells USA, Howard Hughes Corporation and Cornell University. Martine was a featured speaker on immigration reform at various forums and rallies, such as the late Senator John McCain’s Town Hall Rally on Immigration in New York City.

Her novel, Illegal Among Us: A Stateless Woman’s Quest for Citizenship, recounts her journey of going from a seven-year battle in deportation proceedings without a family or a country. Martine is passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion. She helps uplift humanity by providing individuals and organizations with techniques to harness their greatest potential.

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.

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