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This is Irais Pérez, born in Mexico City and impregnated with lots of cultures too. I love living abroad and getting to know cultures and, when possible, languages as it keeps me closer to the locals. I studied Economics in Mexico and did my master's in Sweden where I lived almost 6 years right before moving to Vietnam for a 6 months period where I got the amazing opportunity to travel around Asia and meet fantastic people.
As to my working life, I enjoy being in the financial world both on the analytical and commercial fronts. Currently in the Business & Relationship Management as Senior Director for a Global Credit Rating Agency.

Perez Duran

Irais

Business & Relationship Senior Director for a Global Credit Rating Agency

Industry

Finance & Administration

Located

Mexico, Netherlands

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HOW DO YOU EMBRACE DIVERSITY AND/OR UNCONVENTIONALITY?

Having lived abroad in Europe and Asia and being from Latin America has had a huge impact on me. I understand life from different angles which makes me embrace diversity in many ways. It is very enriching for the mind and soul to know that we all belong to this world and we make it more united when we make room for inclusion. Helping to foster an environment that values diversity and celebrates unconventional ideas is essential in today's society. Diversity is not just about the visible differences between people, but also includes a variety of experiences, thoughts and perspectives. The unconventional, challenges the status quo and embraces the unique and the innovative. I personally co-founded LatAm Women's Network at the company I work for and I also sponsor the Green Wave ERG working closely with amazing and engaged folks.

HOW DO YOU EXPRESS YOURSELF CREATIVELY?

I express myself through dancing mainly and also at work with ideas gathered through listening to podcasts of a variety of topics such as: leadership, corporate news, finance, entrepreneurship, personal development and fitness.

HOW DO YOU THINK YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE TO THE COMMUNITY? WHAT DO YOU FEEL YOU ARE AN EXPERT IN AND COULD GIVE ADVICE TO THE COMMUNITY ON?

I can see myself contributing to this community through my life experience as an outsider and having dealt with challenges (e.g.: language, culture, being a brown woman from a developing country, etc.) that I turned into opportunities.

I can also add my work experience in a global company where I've been sponsored by a great manager and have made a successful career. In this front, I had mentored two women, one from Taiwan working in London and one in Brazil last year.

I would be happy to be a mentor and I also raise my hand to be a mentee!

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