Given her experience in both the entrepreneurial and corporate world, Liliana Gonzalez discusses the skills needed to succeed in both. Currently a senior regional business director at Medtronic, Gonzalez highlights the difference in relationship dynamics. “In the corporate world, you need to be much more of an influencer and create a lot of relationships because you do have to navigate in a much more complex environment,” she said. Nonetheless, Gonzalez emphasized that the answer to achieveing success is a more personal element: "Who you are, what you believe," she said. "I think that’s the key for everything, being authentic."
Gonzalez also touched upon her international work experience and the give-and-take of mentorship. “People want to help you if they have trust in you,” she pointed out. However, “Do not expect to have a mentor if you are not performing well.”
- The interview took place on the sidelines of the event "Inspiring Women to Lead: 2nd Women's Hemispheric Network Forum in Miami."
- Learn more about the AS/COA Women's Hemispheric Network.