“For me, translation is a passion, it’s a humanitarian service.”
Brigitta Toruño is a much sought-after speaker, sharing her love of Hispanic culture. She has moved audiences with her portrayal of family and her inherited love of music. She also speaks about her expertise in Hispanic outreach, the importance of language translation, cross-cultural competence, cultural awareness and international business etiquette.
Brigitta’s love of her native language, Spanish, fueled her desire to work with languages and launch UNO Translations and Communications, LLC (UNO). UNO considers itself a linguistic partner to companies, not only offering translation services for more than 100 languages, but also consulting with companies in international cultural business issues. Her personal experience seeing her parents and husband struggle in learning another language and culture gives Brigitta a true passion for her work and has formed the basis for her company’s philosophy and mission.
When not at work, Brigitta is on the advisory board for numerous organizations such as Mobile Hope, a Loudoun County-based organization assisting at-risk youth and Devotion to Children, a Northern Virginia-based organization dedicated to providing services to needy children under the age of six. She also is actively involved with mentoring Latino high school students at Edu-Futuro.
Brigitta, a bilingual native of the Washington, DC area, was born in Bethesda, Maryland, and grew up in Alexandria, Virginia. The daughter of an Argentine father and Ecuadorian mother, her native language is Spanish. She received her Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration from Averett College and successfully completed the Minority Business Executive Program from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business and University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. In 2011, Brigitta was recognized with an Honorable Mention from the Enterprising Women of theYear Awards. She received the SBA District Director’s Choice Award in 2004 and the Business Woman of the Year in 2003 by the Loudoun County Commission on Women. Brigitta is a member of the American Translator’s Association (ATA), PRSA, and IABC.