She is the CFO of a 560-employee corporation, world traveled and contributing author of Today’s Inspired Latina: Life Stories of Success in the Face of Adversity
BY: JACQUELINE CAMACHO-RUIZ
- What is your passion?
– My passion is to make things better.
- What is the most significant advice that you have received?
- When I was 9 years-old and still living in Brazil, my father told me that he was proud of me because I didn’t accept the place society had for girls (and women) and always fought to be included and heard. The advice he gave me was to never let anyone tell me I couldn’t do it.
- Who is the person that has inspired you the most and why?
– My mother. She taught me to see the world from a very kind and companionate place, to understand that every person is in their own journey. It helps me be more connected with people.
- What is the most significant advice that you have given?
– The best thing I can for people that seek my advice is to get them to realize that they deserve good things and get them to overcome what they perceive as a barrier and realize their potential.
- What do you consider to be your biggest accomplishment?
– Being able to create a life for myself when I came to the US.
- What has been one of your biggest struggles/challenges and how did you overcome it?
– As I achieved a high level of success in my career, the biggest challenge is being treated differently for being a women. It is something that I continue to overcome. My best weapon is knowing that being a woman is actually an advantage.
- What keeps you up at night?
– Knowing that not all people get the opportunities I do.
- What is the best advice that you would give to a young Latina?
- Don’t let anyone limit your potential.
- One thing I know for sure...
- Everything is going to be OK. If it is not OK, it is not the end.
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