Two Generation X leaders connected through their shared passion for social change to create Serqet Productions and Serqet Media.
Both women, despite their different life experiences, have been lifelong anti-racist activists, non-conformist misfits dedicated to progressive liberal reforms. Each navigating the complexities of Race, Gender and Class their entire lives while looking to see their stories in mainstream media—to no avail.
Following the 2016 Election, they became furiously driven to create a production company dedicated to developing content that changes the way in which people see, discuss and experience Race in America.
They once again welcome you to Serqet Productions—Where new narratives are born and the end of The System begins.
Denise Wilmer-Barreto is a corporate strategist with over 20 years of experience. Her expertise spans a variety of industries and she has worked with some of the most recognized brands on the planet, such as AT&T, United Airlines, Pella Windows and Doors, Sears Holdings, the Chicago Fire Major League Soccer Team and the US Soccer Federation, which has uniquely positioned her to guide many companies through growth in a way that engages their employees, while identifying the values and priorities of the organization. Denise is a sought after speaker and has spoken to audiences across the United States on a broad range of topics centering around identifying and articulating talents/value/experiences as a way achieve personal and organizational objectives. She is a top-rated faculty member at the Forum on Workplace Inclusion, has a popular TEDx talk, and appears at many conferences nationwide.
A self-proclaimed political junkie, Denise is most passionate about her government clients and is on a personal mission to transform local government, as we know it. She was twice elected to the Board of Trustees for the Village of Lake in the Hills, IL and has not ruled out running for public office again.
Since 2014, Denise has served on the Illinois Business Enterprise Program Council, which is the state commission that insures that the goals of the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Females and Persons with Disabilities Act are met. Additionally she serves on the Parks and Recreation Board for the City of Evanston as well as an advisory board member of the 101 Best and Brightest Places to Work—Chicago Chapter.
In 2017, Denise became an executive producer on the show “Fly Brother”, which was recently picked up by a cable network for production in 2019.
S.E. Teres is an accomplished media specialist with over 22 years experience in publishing, journalism, online communications and creative writing. Formerly at Time Inc.’s Entertainment Weekly Magazine, Teres launched Motherwords—an irreverent and reality based literary magazine for parents who eschewed traditional parenting magazines, in 2007. “Motherwords” led to a book anthology series as well as a television concept show
When “Motherwords” went on hiatus, Teres recalibrated to focus on speech writing for progressive political candidates, ghost writing for business executives and “script doctoring” for corporate video as well as independent films.
Following a writing collaboration with a children’s musical performer, Teres began pre-production work as a writer and producer on two children’s television shows for Nickelodeon.
Wilmer-Barreto and Teres connected through their shared passion for social change.
Both women, despite their different life experiences, have been lifelong anti-racist activists and dedicated to progressive liberal reforms.
Following the 2016 Election, they became furiously driven to create a production company dedicated to developing content that changes the way in which people both see, and discuss, Race in America.
They welcome you to Serqet Productions—where new narratives are born and the end of The System begins.