Martine Kalaw is a community advocate, speaker, writer, and Huffington Post blogger on her undocumented immigrant struggle in America. An incredible journey of going from an eleven-year battle as an undocumented immigrant and seven years in deportation without a family, to a senior-level executive with an advanced degree, a father, and U.S. citizenship is the inspiration behind the mission to share her story. Martine’s intention is to highlight the absurdity of current immigration policy that marginalizes undocumented immigrants and to demystify and challenge stereotypes about what a strong woman looks like, who the illegal immigrant is, what it means to be American, and the African experience. Furthermore, she also seeks to share her universal message--regardless of our inherent differences, we are all connected by a shared human experience.
Martine Kalaw is a Senior Director of Learning & Development at a private aviation company. In her role, she oversees company-wide education initiatives, program development, and individual certification that provides clients both internally and externally, with the resources and tools necessary for success. She designs customized onboarding/training solutions and ongoing professional development courses in an effort to provide a blended learning approach that will align with individual, departmental, and organizational goals.