What country were you born in, and how long have you lived in Cleveland? 

I am from Buenos Aires, Argentina living in the USA for the last 20 years. 

The pioneers and supporters of International Women’s Day believe that “from challenges come change.” What has been the largest challenge in your journey toward personal success? 

My large challenge when I moved to this county was to immerse myself in a new language, a new culture, and very far from my family and friends. My husband and I started a new life without any friends or family here in Cleveland. And with almost no savings, no jobs, and no place to live.  

You have been nominated for this recognition by another amazing person, proving that we are so much stronger when we support one another. What is one piece of advice you have for women in your community and all over the world? 

My advice for other women in my community is to work hard to reach their dreams. Don’t give up even when things look difficult or unfair. Believe in yourself, in your strengths and capabilities. We can do this! Even when it seems a hard goal to reach.  

How can the greater Cleveland community encourage, support, and amplify the success of international women? 

The Greater Cleveland Community must encourage, support, and amplify the success of international women with inclusion and equal opportunities for all. With a place for them in the highest positions to value their skills and capabilities.