María Laura García is President and Founder of GlobalNews® Group, an organization created to collect all of the information that is produced by media outlets in latin america and process it in order to better power communications professionals.. Founded in 1998, and covering 17 countries from its 10 offices, GlobalNews® Group has become the premier source of media monitoring in Latin America.
GlobalNews® Group has received multiple awards and commendations, including the Eikon 2004 and 2010 Communications Award.
María Laura also holds leadership positions outside of GlobalNews® Group, serving as the vice president of the Federation Internationale Des Bureaux D’Extraits De Presse. In 2017, María Laura was invited to participate in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad, India, and in 2018 the Indian government invited her to participate in IndiaSoft, while Bank of America and Vital Voces chose her for the Global ambassadors program in New York City.
Before founding GlobalNews® Group, María Laura worked as a press advisor for several large governmental organizations. She has also worked as a media analyst and foreign press coordinator, and as a journalist for various radio, magazine, and news sources.
Laura has shown a strong commitment with the development of women in business and economical activities, as a mentor in Vital Voices since it was launched in Argentina and in other women organizations such as WCD (Women Corporate Directors).
María Laura has lectured at conferences and seminars throughout Latin America, and has taught communications at El Salvador University in Argentina. She has contributed to two books on media and is working on a novel about migration and culture from a woman's perspective.