Strong mental and moral qualities are the foundation of TalentoTotal.  We seek leaders of character who are self-aware and committed to the development of their communities.

our values


We create pathways to success for Afro-Latinx and Indigenous high potential leaders by harnessing the positive shift towards more inclusive policies and initiatives in Brazil and Colombia.


we empower future leaders

We understand that a nation's true potential lies within its human capital. TalentoTotal seeks to discover, support, mentor, and mold young talent into transformational leadership across Latin America.


a dynamic global alliance

TalentoTotal is comprised of Diversity Champions from the private sector, government, higher education, and non-governmental organizations (NGO) all working towards the realization of each nation's full potential.

our team


Afro-Descendant and Indigenous (ADI) communities have limited access to graduate education opportunities within Latin America, and less so in the United States. To assist high potential ADI young professionals in overcoming systemic and institutional obstacles rooted in the socioeconomic foundations of Colombia and Brazil, TalentoTotal aims to recruit, mentor, and provide the unique support necessary to enter and succeed at elite universities in the United States.

TalentoTotal intends to increase the number of emerging ethnic leaders pursuing graduate studies (mestrado/maestría) in the United States through a rigorous 8-month program that provides a professional roadmap and a world-class support network. TalentoTotal works closely with the private sector, government agencies, higher education institutions, and non-governmental organizations across the Americas to provide graduate study opportunities in the United States for emerging ethnic minorities who are committed to becoming high-impact leaders in their respective nations.


TalentoTotal is an international non-profit organization that aims to make the leadership landscape in Latin America more competitive and inclusive by accelerating the careers of high-achieving Afro-descendant and Indigenous (ADI) women and men from underrepresented communities.  The mission of TalentoTotal is achieved through coaching, professional development, and leadership training to increase the number of diverse leaders in corporations, law firms, entrepreneurial ventures, non-profit and multinational organizations in Latin America.

We are a data-driven and values-based organization that collectively leverages our experiences and presence across the Americas to harness the support, relationships, and resources required to build a thriving leadership pipeline for organizations and communities worldwide.  At TalentoTotal, we are committed to instilling the values that create an ecosystem of giving back, leading by example, and empowering our communities.

TotalMBA Prep

MBA Programs are a major source of leadership talent for leading companies and organizations.  Historically, Afro-Descendant and Indigenous (ADI) young professionals have had limited access to graduate education opportunities within Latin America, and less so in the United States and Europe.  TalentoTotal, empowered by an exceptional cadre of coaches and mentors, professionally develops and trains Afro-Descendant and Indigenous (ADI) candidates through our TotalMBA Prep Program to increase the number of diverse leaders in corporations, entrepreneurial ventures, non-profit and multinational organizations.


TotalLAW Prep

Afro-Brazilians represent less than 1% of lawyers in Brazil’s nine largest law firms and are absent in leadership roles.  The Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice is partnering with TalentoTotal in the TotalLAW Prep Program, a collaborative effort engaging law firms, bar associations, law schools, and pro bono clearinghouses to increase diversity and inclusion in the legal profession across the Americas.  The TotalLAW Prep Program is designed to create a broad and ethnically diverse leadership pipeline of highly talented Afro-Descendant and Indigenous (ADI) lawyers.



of Brazil's population is Afro-descendant (Black or Mixed Race)

*World's 6th most populous country (~209 million)
*São Paulo is the most populous city in the Americas (~22 million)

Black, mixed-race (pardo), and indigenous representation in Brazil's 500 largest companies

Black, mixed-race (mestizo), and indigenous representation in Colombia's general labor market


of Colombia's population is Afro-descendant and/or Indigenous

*World's 29th most populous country (~50 million)
*Bogotá is the 5th most populous city in Latin America (>10 million)

The TalentoTotal Solution

TalentoTotal selects up to 24 Afro-Descendant and Indigenous (ADI) candidates from Brazil and Colombia each year for the TotalMBA Prep Program and up to 24 ADI candidates for the TotalLAW Prep Program.  These Prep Programs provide talented ADI professionals with approximately 12 months of personalized guidance and strategy to understand the MBA and LLM application processes, identify target schools in the United States (US) and Europe, and plan their postgraduate careers.  Each ADI candidate is paired with a local coach who earned an MBA, LLM, or JD at a top-tier program in the United States or Europe and for TotalLAW Prep Fellows, a mentor who is a US-trained lawyer that practices in Latin America.  Coaches and mentors provide professional guidance and help candidates highlight their unique background and abilities to craft a strong application.


By collectively leveraging our experience and presence across the Americas we are able to harness the support, relationships, and intellectual capital required to build a thriving leadership and talent pipeline.  With offices in Medellín (Colombia), São Paulo (Brazil), Miami-Fort Lauderdale (United States), and New York (United States) we operate at the nexus of the educational, cultural, political, and economic centers of Latin America.

Our proximity allows us to focus on the key areas of economic, geographic, and cultural interest that are relevant to our mission and the Afro-Descendant and Indigenous communities we empower.  Reach out to our local offices throughout the region to learn how you and your organization can start collaborating with TalentoTotal and take action today!

Building an identity through affinity groups

Self-awareness is a fundamental characteristic of a TalentoTotal fellow. Understanding who you are, where you are going, and what barriers you are destined to scale is a driver for success and achievement.

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Collaborating with government agencies

Finding synergies between organizations is imperative to successful execution and achieving the full potential of individuals and sponsoring programs. TalentoTotal seeks to provide the network, roadmap, and coaching necessary to maximize ROI.

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Success Stories

The TalentoTotal team works closely with our partners throughout Brazil, Colombia, and the United States. We are thrilled to share their stories and progress focused on empowering their organizations and teams.

Find out who is leading the way in the Diversity and Inclusion space throughout Brazil, Colombia, and greater Latin America.

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SHARE THE Stories that matter

Sharing the Diversity & Inclusion conversation

Connecting with those who share your experience, while engaging others outside of your network and comfort zone is essential to developing empathy and understanding.

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