Josuel Plasencia is a social entrepreneur, community leader and public speaker. He has been featured in NBC, ABC, PBS, C-SPAN and the Wall St. Journal. Josuel brought this passion to the #1 school for entrepreneurship in the United States (US News and World Report), Babson College, where he is a student and co-founded Project 99 (project99.co). Project 99 helps leading organizations engage and retain diverse talent through leadership programs tailored to the millennial workforce.
Josuel currently sits in the Alumni Leadership Council of the National Academy Foundation, an organization that turned around the course of his life in high school. He is also a public speaker (Gotham Hall, The Museum of Finance, Rooftop at Tribeca and Cipriani Wall Street), focusing on the impact non-profit programs have on a young person’s life, such as ALPFA, Junior Achievement, the National Academy Foundation and Virtual Enterprises International had in him.
Being raised by a single mother, in a family where he is the first high school graduate is representation of what has fueled much of his life's desires. With distinguished honors like being selected Junior Achievement Student of the Year, Mentee of the Year in New York City and ALPFA's Student of the Year, Josuel accredits his entrepreneurial experience as being instrumental in unlocking his potential. Josuel has previously interned with the KPMG United Nations Desk, EY, BNY Mellon, Accenture and Goldman Sach's Private Wealth Management group. Josuel enjoys dancing salsa, following the Mets and traveling as a lifestyle.
Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Project 99
Learn more at project99.co
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 Joe Echevarria
Virtual Enterprises Benefit
Virtual Enterprises Benefit
Introduction of Frank Boccio from New York Life
Member of ALPFA Board of Directors
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 the Global Alumni Advisory Board
Babson College educates entrepreneurial leaders who create great economic and social value—everywhere.
Member of Alumni Leadership Council Member
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
National Dominican Students Conference
Member of the National Board of Directors
NDSC is an annual event featuring the highest quality in academic workshops, inspirational speakers, and networking events — for and by the Dominican community. Attended by over 400 student leaders annually, we work with over 30+ Dominican student groups from around the world.