What would you like people to know about you?
I’m the same person from a professional and personal point of view. I’m an honest person and I believe in people. I like to be able to trust people in the same way that others can trust me. Honesty is one of my main characteristics, and that shows in the confidence that my friends have in me. I’m also demanding and impulsive, both at work and in my personal life.
I have worked almost 18 years in the beauty and health industry, and the majority of my colleagues were women my age. As anyone can imagine, the transition to WS was a bit challenging.
What has made you feel included at work?
When I started in WS I realized that the majority of my colleagues were men and only a few women, and all of them (men and women) were younger than me.
I remember that I attended meetings where I was the only woman, and on top of that, everyone was using a very technical language which was new to me. Nevertheless, everyone helped me understand the meaning of every word and never treated me differently. From the very beginning, I felt part of the team and I’m very grateful for it.
Additionally, WS’s multicultural environment is very nurturing and encourages openness and respect.
How do you think each person can help create an inclusive environment at work?
The most important thing is respect. Respect for others, their opinions and what they are like. Each person lives in their own reality. Respect and communication, for me, are the bases for a good, inclusive environment.