The Three Sins of Mayra González

WOMEN CAN HAVE IT ALL | SERIES | THE THREE SINS OF MAYRA GONZALEZ

A manager at Nissan Mexico once told Mayra González that she was very talented and would have a great career in the industry, but “you have three sins,” he added: “You are young; you are a woman; and you are Mexican.

Fast forward more than 15 years: Mayra González was eventually promoted in 2016 at age 39 to the top job at the Japanese car company’s fourth largest business unit, thus inducted to the very exclusive club of female CEOs, a mere three years after Mary Barra became the first woman appointed CEO at General Motors.

Mamá: ¿Por qué trabajás?

WOMEN CAN HAVE IT ALL | SERIES | MAYRA GONZALEZ, CEO DE NISSAN MEXICO, RESPONDE A SU HIJA

(translated from English by WordFactor | as published by the Huffington Post Mexico)

En su revolucionario libro sobre las mujeres Elige Todo, Nathalie Loiseau, una de las diplomáticas de mayor jerarquía en Francia, y madre de cuatro niños, escribió: “Recuerdo la ironía con la que se decía que, de niña, yo quería tenerlo todo”.

Actualmente sirve en el gobierno del presidente francés Macron como Ministra de Asuntos Europeos, Loiseau agregó: “Pobre ingenua: ingenua por quererlo, ingenua por creer que era posible e ingenua por expresarlo. Sigo siendo ingenua y estoy orgullosa de ello. Tenerlo todo; vivir la vida plenamente; no rendirse antes de empezar: Quisiera que esto fuera posible para todas las mujeres”.

‘Ingenua’? La directora general de Nissan México, Mayra González, también es una de las mujeres que quiere tener todo.

Relentless lives: Pepita Serrano

THREE AMAZING WOMEN | PART 1 | PEPITA SERRANO | PATRON OF THE ARTS

I would like the first three posts of this blog to focus on the recent Amazing Women Jennifer Milliken and I selected for the 2017 Women’s Forum Mexico. They had one concept in common: being relentless.

Pepita Serrano is one of these women. Pepita Serrano is the founder of SIVAM (International Society of Mexican Art and Values), a foundation dedicated to culture and the arts in Mexico and one of the most well-known women in Mexico City.