I am passionate aboutAs a brand manager of the biggest consumer packaged goods company in the
world I always feel encouraged to leave a mark not only with my daily job but
trying to make things better for those who are not having a good time
regarding their sexual orientation or diverse gender identity. That said, I'm
passionate about my job as a marketer because through it, I become a change
agent by exploring my own creativity and getting tools to approach with
better and more creative ideas a big challenge that we have right now in
Colombia regarding the LGBT+ community.
I'm also a photographer, not a professional one, but I think that in this
fast paced world we can be whatever we want without needing a diploma. We
just have to make things with passion and love, then we'll see amazing
results. I always love to take pictures of my daily adventures no matter
where I am, for me, photography is the only time machine that we humans have
right now, it allows us to get in the most incredible trip without having to
take a car, plane or boat.
ActionsSeeing how difficult the situation was and still is for many young members of
the LGBT+ community in Colombia, made me realize that I could be a change
agent. The way in which I decided to achieve that was by opening my own NGO
that is called It Gets Better Colombia, where we help empower LGBT+ youth
with inspiring messages that are widespread through social media and by
providing free psychological assessment.
What I try every day is to replicate all the key learnings from my NGO within
my company, AB InBev, making it more inclusive, diverse and open to whoever
wants to make a professional career in the company regardless of their sexual
orientation, gender identity, religion or any other unconscious bias.