To celebrate International Women's Day, we spoke to females from across the Xcede Group teams. We discussed their careers, challenges they have overcome to get to where they are today, and how they are working to #EmbraceEquality.
Here, we speak to Michelle Reyes.
What is your previous experience / has your career path looked like?
When I decided to join Xcede Group in 2019, my professional path took a small detour, as I’ve always worked in the real estate industry.
Name a woman that has inspired you?
Rita Moreno is a tremendous influence to me. She embodies the concept of breaking down barriers. She is a Hispanic woman who made the unthinkable feasible during a time when men dominated. Michelle Obama is another strong woman I admire.
What challenges have you faced along the way and what did you do to overcome them?
I encountered many challenges during my life, but becoming a teenage mother was the most difficult. I didn’t let it get to me; I finished school and began a fantastic career with her by my side.
What is the best piece of advice you would give to a younger you?
Have a positive attitude and keep your head held high. There is always a light at the end of the tunnel.
How will you #EmbraceEquity for women’s equality today and beyond?
I will never stop shining. Continue to show the world that women are capable of so much more.