On Episode 39, Johanna Saenz talks about her ascent up the corporate ladder in the beauty & Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) space!

How To Stay True To Yourself While Climbing the Corporate Ladder, with Johanna Saenz Donnell

Despite progress made, Latinas still face many challenges in Corporate America – lack of representation in the C-Suite and corporate boards, barriers to advancement, salary disparities, discrimination and more. On this episode, you’ll hear Johanna Saenz Donnell’s story about her steady climb up the corporate ladder at consumer packaged goods (CPG) giants, such as General Mills, Walmart, and L’Oreal.

Despite progress made, Latinas still face many challenges in Corporate America – lack of representation in the C-Suite and corporate boards, barriers to advancement, salary disparities, discrimination and more. On this episode, you’ll hear Johanna Saenz Donnell’s story about her steady climb up the corporate ladder as a first-gen college grad and daughter of immigrants.

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • How Johanna ended up finding out about a career in business and ended up at UT Austin McCombs studying marketing

  • What her first job out of college was like (in cold Minnesota!) and the challenges of working in a corporate environment

  • Why she chose to specialize in CPG / Beauty sales

  • How she’s handled micro-aggressions in the workplace and advocated for herself at work as a more introverted & “quiet” person

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Full Episode Transcript:

 

Outro:

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