International Focus “HOUSTON IS 25 YEARS AHEAD OF THE REST OF THE COUNTRY. SOON ALL OF AMERICA WILL LOOK LIKE THIS CITY.” ~ STEPHEN L. KLINEBERG, SOCIOLOGIST, KINDER INSTITUTE
Sonia Guimbellot is a writer, editor, media correspondent, activist and organizer. Sonia is founder/shareholder and director of International Focus Magazine, Houston only publication with an international footprint in every embassy domestic & abroad. She was awarded Top 30 Influential Women, Woman of Empowerment, Top 10 Bachelorettes, a Congressional Honor for Cultural Awareness, and International Trade, & Humanitarian efforts. Her high profile and organizing skills have led to many successful campaigns and creation of numerous chambers of commerce organizations. She is often sought out for her acumen in diplomacy and influence to serve in strategic partnerships working in a collaborative leadership role.
Sonia has led campaigns for the city controller and worked with the VA in bipartisan private sector initiatives where she united businesses, politicians, and sports celebrities. Sonia’s love and optimism for the city of Houston has garnered accolades from many civic groups and women’s organizations. Her current major initiative, is a campaign to help the Houston Sports Authority, a body that manages all of the city’s stadiums to ensure a seamless management of large scale sports events such as the World Corporate Games in November.
Another altruistic endeavor for Sonia is the Brilliant Lecture Series with two former Secretaries of State, Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell. This will be followed by actress, Sally Field, who will relate her fascinating legacy as a performer and activist. As an influencer, she works with all consulates, chambers of commerce, the UN, port authorities, airports, sister cities, local and national business networking groups.
Sonia works with the Houston First- an initiative that funds the city’s New Years festivities and the past Super Bowl. Sonia’s social media and social groups footprint is extensive as a who’s who in Houston that you can see in #iF on the ‘Seen on Scene’ section. Sonia’s philosophy & actions/initiatives for the community can be summed up in her belief of, “Education is the new & lasting diplomacy.”
iF Magazine’s concept is unique and amazing. With Forbes ranking Houston as the most diverse city in America, Houston is certainly the new mecca for attracting, engaging, and building international business relationships. Add that we have 92 foreign consulates with a presence in the city, and the more than 190 foreign languages spoken here, iF Magazine is the only one of its kind targeting this diverse, upscale group. Each issue features a different Consul General on the cover … and we started with the Dean of the Houston Consular Corps! Honorable Sultan bin Abdullah Al-Angari, Consul General of Saudi Arabia in Houston on the cover and have followed up with every issue featuring an in-depth, one-on-one interview with one of the 92 Consul Generals also represented in Houston. No other magazine in Houston can make that claim! More importantly, we have given an insightful look at what makes Houston new mecca for attracting, engaging, and building international business relationships.
Each issue is filled with interesting stories about business, lifestyle, and culture … but what makes us embraced are the exclusive photographs about this affluent community shot oftentimes inside their homes and exclusive engagements that no other media outlet is privileged to access.
What makes International Focus Magazine a superior advertising vehicle:
• 20,000 circulation monthly (combined print & online)
• Hand delivered to guests at exclusive parties & events
• Distributed to many area businesses
• Printed on premium glossy stock
• 4-color included with all advertising at no extra cost
• Coffee table quality gives this publication longer shelf life
• More cost-effective than daily or weekly advertising vehicles
• Stand-out quality advertising production at minimal cost
• Top magazine quality advertising at newsprint prices
• Ad sizes to meet every budget
• Responsive customer service — customer satisfaction is our top priority
A great resource for those interested in other cultures & networking opportunities with our partnerships! Are you intrigued? Do you wonder where to go to see our events? My business page on social media will divulge the high-profile & secret locations~ https://www.facebook.com/iFSoniaGuimbellot/ -plus photos to show who we are & next steps. Perhaps you can leave me a message to come in as a volunteer, any type of (even in- kind) sponsorship, possible employment positions available...we are looking growing fast!
Photo credits are:
Victor Escalante, Heidi Powell-Prera, Vicky Pink, and Scott David Weitzenhoffer
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