Speaking Engagements


Motivated to strengthen civil-military understanding, to provide opportunities for veteran empowerment, and to reduce waste. Niurka Castaneda founded Amor umbrella after transitioning from her military service.

Amor umbrella is a veteran-owned, socially conscious media /education/ fashion company that repurposes thousands of pounds of military surplus.

Amor umbrella combines these durable materials with other military grade fabrics, and incorporates them into stylish fashionable clothes, bags and accessory designs. Amor umbrella works with U.S. manufacturers that are owned or partially operated by veterans and donates 10% of profits to veteran initiatives.

❤️️Donating a portion of profits from her unique, heart-shaped Amor Umbrellas to established initiatives actively supporting veterans and their families. 

❤️️ Being a cutting-edge voice on her own platforms, as well on national & international stages, TV stations, & podcasts

❤️️ Helping other veterans develop & succeed in business

Niurka Castaneda is a sought after motivational and inspirational speaker whose talks have been heard by over a ¼ million people. On stage, she draws on her unique entrepreneurial and military leadership experiences to inspire, inform, and empower diverse audiences. Her expertise is sought after by Fortune 500 companies, as well as educational, government, and community organizations.

Niurka knows each audience is unique. She customizes each presentation to powerfully and positively impact the lives of each one present. Niurka will captivate your audience with her powerful message fueled with relevant, entertaining stories that inspire, empower and educate all participants to enrich every area of their life.

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She’ll ignite your audience’s motivation to break through obstacles and skyrocket success and fulfillment. She’s authentic, dynamic, and uplifting – being in her presence inspires positive change.

Whether it’s an international or national conference, a global summit, annual symposium, executive forum, awards ceremony, or any other event, Niurka is the perfect choice for a riveting unforgettable experience.

Business strategist that guided companies to produce record-breaking results by applying her teachings. She is the author of the New Business Launch Guide, published worldwide in English and Español.

Niurka started her speaking journey right after she decided to pursue entrepreneurship. She has been a Speaker at the She Talks events in AZ, TX, and FL hosted by Lead and Empower HER. She has also been a featured speaker in the Lead and Lift Summit.

Trying to gain her new identity as a Veteran Entrepreneur after transitioning from her military service was an eye-opening experience. Now she is a veteran, military family, entrepreneur, women empowerment, suicide prevention, and mental health advocate. She is a powerful speaker in the veteran and entrepreneur community sharing her own story of transitioning out of the military, becoming a student and an entrepreneur, and how she is learning to thrive instead of suffering afterlife in the military.





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