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March 2019 Rise & Diversify Breakfast

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Claritza Abreu, VP of Enterprise Technology Risk Management at State Street Corporation and CEO of LatInc Corporation, shares her story of resiliency as an immigrant computer science engineer who broke barriers to succeed in the tight Boston professional landscape.

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March 2019 Rise & Diversify Breakfast

  1. 1. WelcometoRise&Diversify Melissa Jurkoic Senior Solutions architect, Amadeus & Cofounder, Diversify Thinking
  2. 2. Sponsors Thank you to our March sponsor, Panviva! @panviva 2 www.diversifythinking.com Diversify-Thinking @diversifythink
  3. 3. ClaritzaAbreu VP of Enterprise Technology Risk Management, State Street Corporation CEO, LatInc Corporation resiliency as an immigrant computer science engineer who broke barriers to succeed 3
  4. 4. Claritza Abreu @cnabreu Rise and Diversify
  5. 5. Parents Engineering School Graduate School Family Professional Leadership Community Leadership Entrepreneurship 5 My Journey
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  8. 8. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP? A DOCTOR OR AN ENGINEER? DADDY
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  10. 10. Prof. Ramon Morrison “Engineers are the ones that build the world”
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  12. 12. 12 “Technology should be used to primary to help people; it should be used in education, in healthcare, in the justice system…not just in Finance!” Prof. Joaquin Oramas “You have to study abroad, attend grad school, learn new cultures and new languages” Prof. Joaquin Oramas
  13. 13. Parents Engineering School Graduate School Family Professional Leadership Community Leadership Entrepreneurship 13 My Journey
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  16. 16. Parents Engineering School Graduate School Family Professional Leadership Community Leadership Entrepreneurship 16 My Journey Mentors
  17. 17. 17 Part-Time Bilingual Receptionist Programming Books
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  19. 19. “TAKE A CHANCE" "You Never know what might happen!”
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  22. 22. Parents Engineering School Graduate School Family Professional Leadership Community Leadership Entrepreneurship 22 My Journey
  23. 23. 23TWO PATHS
  24. 24. Phyllis Barajas, Conexion “You are the one to do it”
  25. 25. 25A SINGLE PATH
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  28. 28. My Reflection Self Discovery Being Aware of my surroundings
  29. 29. Parents Engineering School Graduate School Family Professional Leadership Community Leadership Entrepreneurship 29 My Journey Mentors
  30. 30. 30 Discovering Myself! Dreams Traits Skills + Experience Values and Passion Body and Mind
  31. 31. 31BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS: WHEEL OF SUCCESS Mentors 05 Network/ Community04 Opportunities 06 Partner 02 Family and Friends 01 Work 03 You
  32. 32. BE STRATEGIC ABOUT YOUR LIFE AND YOUR CAREER Balance your wheel 01 Search for help if you need it ! 02 Find your path 03 Take painful but calculated risk and… 04
  33. 33. 36FROM LA ISABELA TO THE TOP OF HUB!
  34. 34. Facebook For Claritza @cnabreu ClaritzaAbreu.com Thank you! All rights reserved 2017 Claritza Abreu
  35. 35. ThankYou 38 Candice Benson Owner & CEO, Benson Consulting Inc. & Cofounder, Diversify Thinking
  36. 36. May14,2019 Stephen Pappas Head of North American Operations & Senior Vice President, Panviva insights on how to deal with diversity and effectively communicate with a diverse customer-base 39

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