Karen Figuera Worldsensing

Karen Figueroa


What would you like people to know about you?

I’m a telco [telecommunications] baby. I worked in telco for more than 12 years in Manila. I also did theater and public speaking, as far back as first grade. Storytelling has been a part of me ever since.

What has made you feel included at work?

It’s very hard for a non-European to break into the scene here in Europe. The mere fact that Worldsensing considered hiring me—and I don’t even speak Spanish that well—makes me feel like I’m included.

How do you think each person can help create an inclusive environment at work?

I think definitely we just have to keep an open mind and educate ourselves about cultural differences, to just try to be open and not try to force what ‘I am’ onto other people. Also, just learn to listen and ask questions.


About Worldsensing

Worldsensing is a global IoT pioneer. Founded in 2008, the industrial monitoring expert works with over 270 engineering partners in more than 60 countries to deploy critical infrastructure monitoring solutions in mining, construction, rail and structural health.

Worldsensing has more than 80 employees and offices in Barcelona, London, Los Angeles and Singapore and investors include Cisco Systems, Mitsui & Co, McRock Capital and ETF Partners, among others.

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