Yudi Fernandez Honored Among the South Florida Business Journal’s 40 Under 40


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Schwartz Media’s very own Yudi Fernández was honored by the South Florida Business Journal in their Class of 2020 40 Under 40

See her feature below


Yudi Fernández

Partner, Schwartz Media Strategies 

Education: B.A., journalism and business, University of Florida, 2008; MBA, Nova Southeastern University, 2012

Birthplace: Cuba

Residence: Miami Beach

First job: Reporter

Ultimate career goal: To build a resilient business

Hot topic in my field: Diversity and inclusion

Greatest business achievement: Becoming the first female and Hispanic partner at Schwartz Media Strategies

Civic/charitable organization involvement: Urban Land Institute Southeast/Caribbean Chapter, Lotus House, All-Stars After School and Summer Camp

Biggest professional mentors: Aaron Gordon and Tadd Schwartz

Best career advice received: Work toward the job you want, not the job you have

Fantasy job: Film director

Guilty pleasure: Milk chocolate gelato

Best stress reliever: Boxing class

Favorite book: “The Elements of Style” by Strunk & White

Favorite website: Food Network

Favorite local spot: The beach

Favorite vacation spot: Costa Rica

In a movie, I’d be played by: Salma Hayek

I’d most like to have a business lunch with: Oprah Winfrey

My six-word memoir: “Making lemons into lemonade since 1985.”

To read more from the South Florida Business Journal, click here