Maria Teresa Arnal – or Mariate – is the first ever Venezuelan guest on When Women Win, and she’s based in Mexcio City. After studying engineering, Mariate started her career as a management consultant and then spent 8 years at Microsoft, before deciding to take the plunge and build her own digital marketing company… It was so successful that she sold it to WPP, one of the world’s biggest communication companies. A few years later, Mariate decided to re-enter corporate. She worked at Twitter and Google and is currently the Head of Latin America for Stripe, a company that does infrastructure for online payments.
What did we talk about? Failure, success & alignment. We talked about getting help when you need it – from a therapist, a friend or a mentor. Mariate gave advice on networking and job hunting – listen closely for that 2×2 matrix tool… Finally, we discussed her uncomfortable reality of starting a new job right at the beginning of Covid and leading a remote team that you’ve never met – she also shared some practical tips on how to do this.
My favorite quotes were: “I love Mondays; it’s a new week to change the world!… and I also love Fridays because I am exhausted by Friday night!”
You can find Maria Teresa Arnal on LinkedIn and Twitter.