Ingrid Macher, 2018 Hispanic Woman of Distinction, Entrepreneur, Founder and President, Burn20™ LLC
When Ingrid Macher lost 50 lbs. in 90 days, she did more than lose weight. She gained a mission to help Latina women in the U.S. and Latin America to be their best self through a healthy lifestyle.
What started out as a simple series of Facebook posts with nutrition and exercise tips, has boomed into a multi-million dollar business via social media.
Often described as the most influential Latina in healthy living and nutrition, Ingrid’s advice is followed by millions of subscribers on her Adelgaza20website, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube outlets. It wasn’t long before the media and corporations took notice of this Latina’s ever-growing audience and message.
As a holistic and sports nutritionist with certifications from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and the American Sports & Fitness Association, a personal trainer certified by the World Fitness Association and motivational speaker certified by the Association of Hispanic Speakers, Ingrid has been the subject of stories and has offered expert commentary for numerous TV and radio shows.
She’s appeared as a guest for Fox International, Sirius XM, MSN, CNN en Español and Telemundo.
In print, Ingrid’s advice can be seen in Latin publications such as “El Nuevo Herald,” “Venue,” “Cromos” and “TV y Novelas” to name a few. Ingrid also is a best-selling author of five books in Spanish and English and is proud to be the only Latina to carry the “IM” brand of doctor-formulated products designed to improve women’s lives.
Savvy marketing executives from companies such as the Mayo Clinic, Quaker, Walmart, Neutrogena, Checkout 51and Mamas Latinas have partnered with Ingrid to showcase their products to her large audience.
Graduating with honors, Ingrid studied social communication and advertising at the University of the Sacred Heart in Santurce, Puerto Rico.
Ingrid is a tireless supporter of humanitarian projects in her native Colombia, the United States, Puerto Rico and Central and South America’s poverty-stricken countries by collecting supplies and donating money from her writing projects.
She has worked with disaster relief efforts of the Jorge Posada Foundation, collected toys for needy children through Wiki Mujeres in Florida and Link by a Dream Foundation in Colombia, helped to build homes and schools through groups such as the Family Builders Foundation and helped dispense life-saving and desperately-needed vaccinations, clothing, supplies and food through organizations such as Salome Salva Una Vida, Seamos Razones para Creer and the Cathy Salguero Foundation and more.
When not traveling for business or charity, Ingrid, along with her husband of more than 13 years, Jeff Macher, the CEO and co-founder of Burn20™ LLC,and their two daughters, Paula and Mia, enjoy riding bikes, reading and dancing in their Aventura community.
Here are last year’s 2017 Hispanic Women of Distinction were:
GLORIA L. DIAZ-DANIELS –Div Sales Mgr Sales-Pharmacy Walmart – Palm Beach Colombian Born Latina Shines As Mentor and Walmart Sales Exec
ADRIANA FAZZANO FICANO – Chief of Staff, Broward College – Broward County Colombian-American Latina Leads College PR and Community Organizations
BLANCA GUERRA -Broward County Schools-Curriculum Sup/Dual Languages –Dade Cuban Latina Excels at Education and Preserving Heritage Languages
KARINA GOMEZ-HERRERA – Pres. CEO Karnna Fashion & Company – Broward: Outstanding Venezuelan Latina Excels as a “Hispanic Fashion Advisor”
Dr IVERIS LUZ MARTINEZ- Assoc Prof. Herbert Werthein College/Medicine FIU-Dade Cuban-American Latina Is a Premier Healthcare Anthropologist
LORENA MASTRARRIGO -Assistant Public Defender, Broward County – Broward Argentinian-American Latina Attorney Helping Hispanic Community
CHRISTINA PEREZ McDOWELL – Founder, Solutions by CPM, LLC – Dade- Cuban-American Latina Brand Manger and Executive Consultant
JACQUELINE NUNEZ – Co-owner, SOMA Medical Centers PA – Palm Beach Colombian Latina Healthcare Financial Officer Supports Those In Need
Dr. JACQUELINE PENA – Dean Academic Affairs – Miami Dade College – Dade Dominican Bronx Latina Secure Grants to Drive Student Success
MICHELLE MARTINEZ-REYES- CMO, Greenspoon Marder Law Firm – Broward Latina Cuban-American Chief Marketing Officer Is Growing Brands
MARIELLE SOLOGUREN – Vice President. Pierson Grant Public Relations – Broward Latina of Ancestry Cuban-Peruvian Making Waves in PR
RACHEL TOURGEMAN –Community Relations Dir.- Florida National University-Dade Panamanian-American Latina Community Relations Professional Advocates for Victims
LATINA PIONEER of the YEAR:
DAISY EXPOSITO-ULLA – Chairman, CEO of d exposito & Partners, a visionary creative leader in cross-cultural brand building for more than 30 years, Daisy has been recognized by numerous organizations and named as one of the most influential Latinas in the United States.