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 taking CQ fluency from a 2-person shop in Hackensack, New Jersey to an international company with 100+ employees with presence in several states in the US, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Egypt, India, Ireland, Italy, 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.
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.
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Awards and accolades
Elisabete is a recipient of the 2010 Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneurial Winning Women National Award. The EY award is a national competition and executive leadership program that identifies a select group of high-potential women entrepreneurs whose businesses show real potential to scale—and then helps them do it. Once selected, inductees are included in annual meetings and strategic forums, providing world-class entrepreneurial connections and knowledge that impacts business growth. Additional awards and accolades include the 2021 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned and -Led Companies, the Inc. Magazine’s Female Founder 100, Top Women Entrepreneurs of 2020, the NMSDC Regional Supplier of the Year multiple times, Women Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the SBA New Jersey Minority Person of the Year.
Board Member and Committee Chair – NY/NJ Minority Supplier Development Council
Board of Directors and former Vice President; Diversity Alliance for Science (DA4S)
Board member and Committee Chair – Association of Language Companies
Committee Member, WBENC Black and Latina Initiative
Advisor – Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN)
Vice President, Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Brazil
Partial List of Current Affiliations and Memberships:
American Translators Association
Committee of 200 (C200)
Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association
Globalization and Localization Association (GALA)
National Minority Supplier Development Council
Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO)