What was the most significant business challenge you had while reaching your current position?
One of the most important challenges I faced was being appointed for a position outside overseas, which I accepted with pleasure. The visa process was advanced, when suddenly, the company (one person in particular) changed his mind and decided I should stay in the country he lived and worked in. It was a hard blow, I was very excited to have an international experience.
Another challenge and the most important so far was accepting my current position. I lead the financial side of the largest solar project in Latin America, with a very small team of people.
If you had to give advice to future women leaders in the Energy sector, what would it be?
Always fight for your ideals, values, integrity, but always take care of your personal life. Try to find a balance between work and this personal side, because many times they both demand too much, and pride and commitment to your job can force you to leave very important things out such as family. Time is something you can get back.
This is a very competitive and predominantly male sector, but with the effort of us all, we can make a change. We need to bet on inclusion and labor equality to have equal conditions.
What business policies / practical changes would you implement in your country to improve inclusion (not only gender but religious, racial, sexual, etc)
This is a complicated issue in Mexico. Despite having policies for implementation, the truth is that they are not carried out completely. I think that very strict policies are necessary, along with having mechanisms that ensure standards are met (anonymous calls or emails to report irregularities and queries, etc.). It is also very important to have a zero-tolerance policy, particularly in situations of harassment, bullying, etc.