Brillante Gala: All Hallow’s Eve

At the annual Brillante Gala, Prospanica honors the recipients of the Brillante Awards. We celebrate this year’s Gala on October 31, the beginning of Día de los Muertos. It is a time to honor meaningful contributions and to celebrate the spirit of giving that lives and thrives within our community.

We’ll end the night with music, dancing, and a Día de los Muertos theme.  Join us to celebrate the past and dance into the future!

Bofta Yimam to emcee the Brillante Gala

Bofta Yimam is an Emmy® & Murrow Award-Winning Journalist, D.C.-based National News Correspondent, International Speaker and Executive Coach. She was recently honored with the Asian-African Chamber of Commerce & Industry International Leadership Award and the Black Business Review’s Top 40 Under 40 Professionals Award. From London to Washington D.C., Bofta has captured global crowds with her dynamic style and presence.

Bofta is the first Ethiopian-American newscaster to receive an Emmy for her work. For more than a decade, she’s reported live on the morning and evening news for TV affiliates across the nation, including CBS and ABC.

As a speaker, she mixes high energy storytelling and unique content to empower audiences. From teenage depression and poverty to an award-winning broadcasting career to building a successful business from scratch, Bofta works to inspire others that anything is possible. She firmly believes that adversity has its advantages and there’s incredible power in owning your story —that’s what her clients learn to embrace, too.

Watch her in action:

Prospanica is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Brillante Awards, and we look forward to honoring them in Orlando at our annual Brillante Gala.

Brillante Award for Corporate Excellence: Prudential

Brillante Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence: Azucena Maldonado of Latina Golfers Association

Brillante Award for Educational Excellence: Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez, Hartford Public Schools

Brillante Award for Community Service Excellence: Alberto D. Mariño

Brillante Award for Member Excellence: Kathleen Cabello