Josuel Plasencia is a social entrepreneur, public speaker and mentor. He has been featured on NBC, ABC, PBS, C-Span and in The Wall Street Journal. At Babson College, he co-founded Project 99, a leadership development company that develops immersive experiences that help the Fortune 500, leading service firms, and other organizations bridge the leadership gap by attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent. We are a movement by millennials for millennials focused on diversifying leadership from the bottom-up. Project 99 has executed leadership programs in the Dominican Republic, Chile and Mexico. Upon his May 2017 graduation, Josuel will run Project 99 full time.
He currently sits on the National Board of Directors of ALPFA, as its only student member and in the Alumni Leadership Council of the National Academy Foundation, two organizations that turned around the course of his life. He is a former recipient of the Junior Achievement Student of the Year Award, New York City Board of Education Mentee of the Year, and ALPFA’s Student of the Year. Though his favorite honor may be ringing the bell at the New York Stock Exchange. During his summers, he has worked with Goldman Sachs, the Boston Red Sox, KPMG United Nations Desk, Ernst Young, and BNY Mellon. This past summer, he was a Consulting Summer Analyst at Accenture. Josuel enjoys dancing salsa, following the Mets and traveling as a lifestyle.
Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Project 99
Learn more about at project99.co
We develop community experiences that inspire and enable underrepresented young people to become the leaders of tomorrow's workforce.
There is a Leadership Gap: 30% of the United States is Black or Latinx, yet only represent 3% of all senior leaders (MLT).
Project 99 is up for the challenge and inviting companies to join a movement: to commit to having 30% Black and Latinx senior leadership by 2030.
Daniel Zamora Student of the Year Acceptance Speech
Junior Achievement Annual Gala
Student of the Year Acceptance Speech
Bell Ringing at the NYSE
Financial Capability Week
PBS American Graduates
Junior Achievement Interview
Junior Achievement of NY
JA Student of the Year Video
NBC Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf
Interview feating Deloitte CEO
Virtual Enterprises Benefit 2013
Virtual Enterprises Benefit 2014
Introduction of Frank Boccio from
New York Life
Member of ALPFA Board of Directors
New York City, New York
ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals For America) was the first national Latino professional association in the United States, established in Los Angeles in 1972. ALPFA continues to build upon its proud legacy with a mission: To empower and develop Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation, in every sector of the global economy.
Josuel was elected as its only student board member in 2016: http://www.alpfa.org/news/290605/ALPFA-Board-of-Directors-names-Student-of-the-Year-to-Serve.htm
Member of Alumni Leadership Council Member
New York City, New York
NAF is a national network of education, business, and community leaders who work together to ensure high school students are college, career, and future ready. The mission of the Alumni Leadership Council is to help NAF create a lifelong and worldwide community of alumni through opportunities for meaningful engagement in order to increase awareness, pride, participation, volunteer involvement, and commitment to NAF, its academies and students. More info on the council can be found here- http://naf.org/alumni-leadership-council