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Denise Vargas is a Honduran poet, cultural activist, strategic consultant and speaker. Her poetry book, Martes como toda la vida, was published in Costa Rica in August 2016. She is a member of the poetry workshop Alicanto, and supports cultural events that aim to bring poetry closer to Hondurans. She has published poems and essays in local and international literary magazines and has participated in multiple poetry readings. As a consultant, Denise is the founder of Impact Strategies, which focuses on business development, corporate strategy and leadership training. Previously, she was the Commercial Director of the two leading motorcycle companies in Honduras, Ultramotor and Motomundo, a position she held for almost ten years. Before that, she lived in New York representing Honduras in the United Nations as Counsellor and delegate to the Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs Committee. She spoke before the UN Security Council and the General Assembly on topics related to women, poverty and war. Denise was Vice President of the Executive Board overseeing the United Nations Development Fund for Central America and the Caribbean. Denise holds a BA in Psychology and in Romance Languages from Dartmouth College. She speaks four languages and lives in Tegucigalpa. She is a fellow of the Central American Leadership Initiative (CALI) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.