Maribel Lieberman

Apr 17, 11 Maribel Lieberman

City you live in:
New York City

Occupation and why?
CEO and founder of MarieBelle Chocolates love the world of food.

A regular day consists of?
In the morning  I go to my New York City office, answer emails, return phone calls and answering inquiries about  business opportunities, then in the afternoon I go to my chocolate factory Oversee the production, taste and test recipes.

How do you define success?
Working with passion, persistence and innovation

What has been your biggest challenge?
Hiring the correct person for the job.

What advice would you give a Latina who wants to follow in your footsteps?
You have to believe in what you’re going to do.  Long hours of work are awaiting you, so you have to have passion on what you’re going to do, and if you need help try not to hire friends just because its easier. Hire the correct person with more experience than you have.

What’s on your bucket list?
Spread my brand around the world and explore the world.

I am proud to be Latina because:
I inherited warmth and spontanaety, which is very typical of Latin culture.

How do you get your Latin fix?
Every day I speak to my workers at the chocolate factory. Every one is Latin American and I am exposed to food, music etc.

Spanglish, English, Spanish?
English and Spanish

My favorite Latina stereotype is:
Shakira

Best advice from mami and/or abuelita:
Be humble but confident

Favorite home remedy:
Ginger tea with garlic and honey

Favorite Quote
“Life is all about the pleasure and happiness we find in food, art and beauty”

[fun]♦ Being picked as an Oprah favorite.[/fun]
[career]♦ Establishing an independent manufacturing of chocolates [/career]
[description]“Life is all about the pleasure and happiness we find in food, art and beauty”[/description]

1 Comment

  1. Asbel Perez /

    Keep up the hard work, long hours as long as you love your job is worth it at the end. Nothing in life comes easy, so stay on the road. I would love to try some of your chocolate. Not that I need it, lol. Ask Liz,

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