NEW YORK, NY – November 11, 2015 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Graciela Tiscareño-Sato, daughter of Mexican immigrants and a decorated veteran who served in the active duty U.S. Air Force for over nine years as an aviator, will be sharing highlights of her career with an emphasis on “Lessons Learned During Military Service That Students Can Use in Leadership and Life,” the title of her keynote speech.

She was recently honored by The White House as a Champion of Change, Woman Veteran Leader. She is a sought-after speaker, business owner of an award-winning educational publishing firm and bilingual STEM consultant.

“I’m honored for this opportunity to share wisdom gained through leadership experiences I had while in uniform, with the students of Hofstra University,” said Tiscareño-Sato. “As our nation pauses to say thank you to veterans for our military service, I’m happy to stand proudly and remind our citizens that Latinas and mothers are veterans too!”

Tiscareño-Sato is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and also holds a master degree in international business management from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington where she was stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base. As an active duty KC-135 officer and navigator, she’s served our nation in combat aviation sorties over Iraq, with the NATO Battlestaff during the conflict in Bosnia & Herzegovina and was honored with a prestigious Air Medal on her first deployment to Saudi Arabia during the days after first Gulf War ended in the early 1990s.

Today, she’s creating the first bilingual (English/Spanish) children’s picture book series about women in the military. Good Night Captain Mama/ Buenas Noches Capitán Mamá [ISBN: 978-0-9834760-3-0] is the title of the first award-winning book in the series; Captain Mama’s Surprise/La Sorpresa de Capitán Mamá, will publish in early 2016 and is now in the preorder stage – early supporters can support this veteran-owned publishing firm and be listed in the book.

About Gracefully Global Group LLC

Gracefully Global Group LLC is the premiere independent educational publisher and promoter of positive media images and case studies from the Latino community in book, eBook, DVD and live presentation formats. The firm’s first book in the Latinnovating (978-0-9834760-0-9) series took home three honors at the 2012 International Latino Book Awards in New York City. The awards included Best Business Book, Best Nonfiction eBook and 2nd Place, Best Nonfiction Young Adult Book for its unique focus on showcasing Latino-led innovation and entrepreneurship in the green economy. The firm’s first children’s book in a planned series, Good Night Captain Mama [ISBN: 978-0-9834760-3-0], has received four literary awards, including “Best Educational Children’s Book – Bilingual” at the 2014 International Latino Books Awards held at the American Library Association convention. The firm’s mission is to “create literature that showcases the positive contributions of Latino Americans in the USA.”