Hi there! I’m Shanna K., A Latina trainer, speaker and the founder and CEO of FABWOMEN. I’m so glad you’re here. You can read my full bio below, or feel free to connect with me by watching my story.
Motivational strategist, bilingual speaker, and published author Shanna K. has built her career on connections. As CEO of FABWOMEN, a fast-growing international women’s organization, she’s well known for her enthusiastic-yet-strategic approach.
She also uses her enthusiasm when on stage, in corporate training or enjoying time with friends. With her energy and enthusiasm, it’s easy to assume Shanna comes by her connecting skills naturally.
But her unique journey tells a different story. Born in Quito, Ecuador to a Jewish-American father and Spanish-Catholic mother Shanna often felt disconnected and wanting to fit in.
Shanna moved to the United States to attend college at Mississippi State University and overnight she was immersed in a completely new environment. Uncomfortable, alone, and facing a language barrier, Shanna found herself on the fast track to learning new people skills. After graduating with a BA in Management Information Systems, she went on to apply what she had learned in the real world. And, as she did, her relationships blossomed.
Wanting to make a difference between in the lives of others, Shanna decided to enter the financial services field. But as a Latina woman in a traditionally male-dominated industry, she knew it would be an uphill battle. Undaunted, she overcame her challenges and went on to become a top producer in her field, twice qualifier at Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) and qualifying for the elite Women Leaders’ Symposium for four consecutive years. Realizing her passion for inspiring, educating, and connecting in 2014, Shanna founded FABWOMEN.
An organization that thrives on the values of connections, diversity, and supporting women. Since its inception, the group has grown and prospered as Shanna’s “Fearless, Authentic, & Bold” message continues to spread. Shanna has been published in CEO Magazine, has guest blogged for Daring Women, and her own “Art of Connecting” story is included in Gutsy Tales Off the Rails, a compilation book showcasing the personal stories of powerful speakers.
She has been a guest on Sona Bank’s P.O.W.E.R. podcast as well as a leadership podcast “Take the Lead,” and, thanks to her unique message, Shanna has been featured on television, appearing in spots on CBS6’s “Virginia This Morning” program and ABC 8 News (WRIC). If you’re looking to connect with Shanna, you’re most likely to find her on stage. Shanna spends her time shining as a speaker and strategist delivering keynotes, workshops, and team training. Her programs focused on creating authentic connections, reducing workplace conflict, building relationship-based teams, navigating successful sales conversations, and embracing cross-cultural relationships.