Board Member | President/CEO, CQfluency
Elisabete Miranda is the founder, president, and CEO of CQ fluency, a global language services company focusing on healthcare and life sciences. Elisabete is responsible for scaling CQ fluency from a 2-person shop in Hackensack, New Jersey to a global company with 110+ team members and presence across the US and in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Egypt, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, and The Netherlands.
Under Elisabete’s guiding principles, superior leadership, and a philosophy of continuous development, CQ fluency has built exceptional client partnerships with organizations focusing on multicultural markets from all over the globe, including Fortune 500 companies such as Merck, UnitedHealthcare, CVS Health, Anthem, Pfizer, Novartis, Bristol Myers Squibb, MetLife and many more. Elisabete is responsible for developing CQ fluency into a purpose-driven company with a mission to improve lives and cultivates a phenomenal people-centric culture. CQ fluency has been a certified Minority and Woman-owned business since 2009, expanded globally in 2018, and has been included in the Inc. 5000 ‘Fastest Growing Companies in America’ list for eight consecutive years.
Elisabete attended business school in Brazil and holds degrees in International Business and Business Management from Montclair State University. She also completed the Hispanic Marketing program at Florida State University, Executive Program at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, as well as the Advanced Management Education Program [AMEP] at Kellogg School of Management and Stanford Latino Entrepreneur Program.
In Sao Paulo, Brazil, Elisabete began her professional career in Human Resources with Banco Boavista, B.A. where she spent ten years. She then became a serial entrepreneur in Brazil where she had eleven businesses prior to immigrating to the US in 1994.
The biggest challenge in her transition to the U.S. was not only to learn the language, but to adapt to the vastly different culture, which led to her mission to help people who speak different languages to communicate and culturally connect with each other. As an expert in multicultural communications, she has acted as a cultural consultant for multilingual projects targeting various ethnic communities in the U.S. and abroad for almost three decades.
Elisabete is actively considering independent board positions where her experience in entrepreneurial leadership will provide value on a wide range of industry considerations, preferably with companies focusing on multicultural markets. Over the course of her career, Elisabete has established a reputation as a diversity and inclusion champion, a passionate leader, and has built lasting business and personal relationships through her personable and caring approach to all interactions.