Our last working mother of the day is Jeanette Sarmiento. Jeanette is an Account Director on the Ad Ops team with our Latin American offices.
1. Tell us about your journey to, and within, Teads
Teads marked the beginning of life every sense. I just came to the states from Venezuela, after building up my career in my country, it meant uncertainty and fears. But with Teads, I have learned that opportunities arrive if you are prepared and really take advantage of them. In this company I have met wonderful people, I have learned and I have grown, I have great memories from this journey.
2. What does being a working mother mean to you?
It’s a mixed feeling between accomplishments and sacrifices.
Sacrifice because you need to drop your kids in an early stage for school and there are things you may miss. Accomplishments on the other hand, because if you love what you do, as I do, you will be happy and that is the feeling you will share with your family.
3. What woman inspires you and why?
There are two. My mother and my grandmother.
With my mother, I learned that you need to be humble, honest, disciplined and loved. All of these is important in life and nothing is impossible if you really want to make it. From my grandmother, I learned that emigration is hard and built for strong women, that your kids are the most valuable treasure in life and whatever sacrifice you make for their wellbeing is 100% worth it.
4. If you could go back and give your teenage self advice for the future, what would it be?
Be more confident in yourself. Speak out loud, don’t be shy. You are on the correct path.
5. What is the most memorable piece of advice you ever received?
“Whatever you do, do it with honesty, so whenever you look back you don’t hold any regret”. My dad.
6. Within the next year, what do you wish to accomplish?
I want to keep my professional growth, ever since I became a mother I feel unstoppable strength, my daughter became my motor in life. Next year I want to evaluate the possibilities to start my PHD.
7. What is your biggest wish/hope for the next generation of successful women?
I wish women occupy more and more leadership roles within the workforce. I wish women raise more their voices and share ideas and opinions. Maintain the balance between work and home is not an easy task, but with a united family front as pilar, everything else will fall into place.