I am a senior-level executive with a corporate career in highly visible roles with Fortune 500 companies where I played directive roles at a market, region, and global level.
As an executive woman, I experienced unconscious first-hand stereotypes. I know the challenges, and, opportunities women are facing in the workplace making it far more difficult, and slower to climb to executive positions than men.
That’s whynowadays I work with female leaders to enable them to get their seats at the table by boosting confidence, competence & connections, and also partner with a variety of companies to develop strategies to increase female engagement, and retention, enhance performance, and ultimately make a visible, tangible impact in the organization.
Learn more about Grisell here:
Name of your business, website, social media handles
Grisell Sordo, Gender & Diversity Consultant , Executive Women’s Counselor : www.grisellsordo.com
What has been our greatest & favorite achievement so far and why?
3 key achievements: In 2 years, + 500 women have been part of my female leadership programs
A community of +20k executive women @ instagram
Been part of the Linkedin creator´s pool, specializing in women’s leadership, women empowerment & gender equality at the workplace for spanish speaking people.
If you are an entrepreneur, what motivated you to start your own business?
Being a woman in my country (Mexico) is not only unfair, but it is also dangerous. We desperately need help in many areas, so I decided to contribute to my area of expertise: women in the workplace. I want to see more women handling leadership positions and working at all levels under better conditions.
What does success mean to you?
If I can help to improve at least one woman’s career path, I will feel that I contributed to the world.
What is your mantra or favorite saying? (If it's a known quote, please let us know who said it first!)
“We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change.” ― Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
What failure taught you the most about life or business? What was the lesson?
I went into business with my bestie and that relationship didn’t work. I lost a friend, I lost money and I lost a partner. The lesson was “Choose your business partner wisely, this choice will have a lasting impact on not only the success of the business, but on your happiness as well”
What's your favorite book - fiction or non-fiction! - in the past year?
Successful women speak differently by Valorie Burton
If you could teach the world one five-minute lesson, what would it be?
Women, find a mentor, foster your confidence, get you access to the networks that will support your growth, and dream big. You are worth the salary, equity, and respect you seek. Go get it.
Knowing what you know now, what would you have done differently when you were first starting out?
I would applied the famous quote: Done is better than perfect
What does women's empowerment look like to you in action?
Empowered women, empower women
What would you tell 19-year-old YOU?
You are a change agent, you have the power to make a difference in the world
What will 86-year-old you want you to know TODAY?
You made it!
What is your favorite place for our audience to reach you?
What is your favorite quote? (It can be yours or from someone that you look up to.)
“Every truly successful woman seeks peace in her decisions, love in her relationships, and purpose in her life.”— Valorie Burton