Maria Moncada Alaoui
Show Up, Step Up & Listen
“Being able to get over yourself and listen to a different perspective is important, not just from a social perspective but also in business.” Add an insatiable love of learning and a work ethic on steroids, mixed with a heavy dose of empathy, and you have all the ingredients necessary to create a career as one of the most successful General Managers of a BMW dealership in the country. Never mind that you started as a receptionist and you’re a woman of color in a male dominated industry. Maria Moncada Alaoui isn’t one to back down from a challenge, even when she feels like “the other”. Instead, she says “bring it on!”
What a perfect message to kick off a new year and a new decade, especially during these challenging times. This is not the time to stick our heads in the sand and shy away from conversations that matter, whether at the kitchen table or in the workplace. Our Voices Matter and our future is in our hands. This is the time to show up, step up and listen.