• Despite being raised by a single mother at an attic apartment in the inner city of New York, before turning 21, Josuel had visited 17 countries, spoken to crowds of thousands and met with multiple Fortune 100 CEO's and world leaders like Barack Obama and Ban-Ki-Moon.

  • Bio

    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.

  • Social Entrepreneur

    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.

  • Public Speaking

    ALPFA Gala

    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

    Joe Echevarria

    Virtual Enterprises Benefit 2013


    Virtual Enterprises Benefit 2014

    Introduction of Frank Boccio from

    New York Life

  • Professional Background

    Project 99

    Co-Founder and Managing Director

    2015 to Present

    Babson College

    Class of 2017



    Summer Consulting Analyst

    Summer 2016

    Boston Red Sox

    Strategy Consultant

    Spring - 2016

    Goldman Sachs

    Private Wealth Management

    Summer - 2015


    United Nations Desk

    Fall - 2013

    Summer - 2014




    Launch Program

    Summer - 2013

  • Boards


    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

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