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Maureen Francisco

Maureen FranciscoSpecialties: multiculturalism and careers
Home base: Pacific Northwest
Web site: www.MaureenFrancisco.com

Maureen Francisco is the author of It Takes Moxie: Off the Boat, Or Out of School, To Making It Your Way in America. A former TV anchor and reporter throughout the U.S., today Maureen has written for the Huffington Post, RealSelf, Young Upstarts, International Examiner and more. She’s made an appearance on Rachael Ray and was featured on Forbes.com in early 2013.

Someone who understands the power of ratings, Maureen even had LASIK eye surgery live on the air, while giving viewers-play-by-play of her experience. Her creativity allowed her to be the first contestant on CBS’s Power of 10 and FOX Reality Channel Solitary 3.0, which was the highest rated show for an original program.

It Takes Moxie, by Marueen FranciscoMaureen is often asked to be an emcee, panel member or keynote speaker for various organizations including; the Asian American Journalist Association, Ascend, The National Association of Asian American Professionals, Pacific Northwest Writers Organization, Miss Washington USA, Miss Washington Teen USA, Miss Idaho USA, and Miss Idaho Teen USA. As the co-owner of NW Productions LLC, a media and production company. Maureen is currently the executive producer of her first docuality. She’s also the co-president of Ascend. She lives with her husband in the Pacific Northwest and enjoys traveling, working out and is a self-proclaimed food critique. 

Suggested Topics

  • Five Things The Real World Will Teach You That College Won't
  • How to Guarantee Employment at All Times
  • Life Is All About Having Moxie: Do You Have It?

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What People Say About Maureen Francisco

Maureen Francisco embodies the meaning of the word moxie: the ability to face difficulty with spirit and courage. Maureen’s story of how to succeed in America is a “must read” for anyone arriving in America or for anyone who is already in America, seeking to arrive at success.”
—Dr Connie Mariano, author of “The White House Doctor: My Patients Were Presidents —A Memoir”

The moment we met, I was struck by Maureen’s passion for life and her determination to spread that passion to others. This is a special book – one that can give hope to all.”
—Amy Chua, New York Times bestselling author of “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother”

It’s obvious that Maureen’s adversities only strengthened her drive and passion of overcoming. What a powerful story of her experiences in giving hope to those who feel buried in life.”
—Teddy Zee, executive producer of"The Pursuit of Happyness" and "Life or Something Like It"

Self-help books come belching out of print shops at the rate of a new title an hour, or so it seems anyway. Yet, just as every now and then one finds an oyster with a pearl inside, there are some very good self-help books or put more politely, life guides. It Takes Moxie is one of them.”
—Hubert O'Hearn, San Francisco book review columnist