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Marie Quintana

Marie Quintana

Marie Quintana is president of Velocity Group. She previously served as PepsiCo Inc.’s senior vice president multicultural sales and marketing and is a past Board member of the Network of Executive Women.

Participating in a panel discussion on diversity and inclusion last year, the moderator asked me, “What unique obstacles impeding Latinas’ professional development are other women not aware of?”
I spent the last two years embracing change at lighting speed — some of it good, some of it full of growing pains. Life brought changes that touched every aspect of my being — relationships, career, parents, kids, even my dogs.
I realized that I was over-thinking the topic for this blog when I sat back and thought about something that was completely obvious: Why do we forget how resilient we are? In fact, why do we not embrace our power? After all, that is the one thing that has helped me achieve much of my success.