The Team

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Berly Cordero - Founder and Executive Director

Berly Cordero hails from modest beginnings. She was born to a poor family in the Dominican Republic and immigrated to the Unites States at a young age. She earned her bachelor degree from New York City’s Fordham University and spent 8 years working in affordable housing and international development. In 2014, she moved to Nicaragua, driven by a desire to work on the ground in a developing country. While volunteering in microfinance and working with local women she noticed a need and desire from micro-entrepreneurs for greater training and support, which resulted in the founding of Women's Worth, Inc.


Casey Atkins - Director

Casey Atkins is a Boston-based photographer and filmmaker with a background in documentary work and photojournalism. She grew up in six different countries, and she currently divides her time between freelance work in Boston and traveling for international assignments and projects. Casey first visited Nicaragua in 2015, when she began working with women entrepreneurs. She was inspired by her experience and has returned each year to continue working in the country.


Elizabeth Spivak - Program Manager

Elizabeth Spivak has lived in Nicaragua since 2013. Originally from Upstate NY, she earned a bachelor's degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University. During her studies, she came to Nicaragua on a service learning trip and knew that she wanted to return someday. Immediately after graduating, she secured a job with a non-profit and moved back. Since then, she has worked with several different organizations throughout the country, but her passion is working with the smart and talented Nicaraguan women.


Martha Carolina Diaz Mejia - Workshop and Community relations Coordinator

Originally from Esquipulas, Martha Diaz moved to the city of Matagalpa for university. After earning her business degree, she lived and worked in Costa Rica for a time before eventually returning to Nicaragua. Martha has worked with many different organizations in Nicaragua over the years, training both rural and urban Nicaraguans through a variety of workshops. In addition to working with Women's Worth, Martha is also the Matagalpa Regional Coordinator for People Helping People Global (PHPG), an organization that gives microloans to small business owners. As a single mother herself, she is a valuable voice to understanding the needs of Nicaraguan women.