Speaker: Cleo Espiritu, Senior Product Manager, Plenty of Fish
Why is International Women’s Day important to you? How are you celebrating?
Cleo Espiritu: International Women's Day is important to me because it gives me a chance to pause and look back at the achievements I've accomplished in my career, as well as read about and recognize the achievements of other women has done in this industry. It's important to celebrate that how far we have come, and also recognize that how much more improvement we can still make.
2022's International Women's Day theme is #BreakTheBias. Can you speak to biases we can work to break in our communities and/or workplaces?
Cleo Espiritu: Even if you feel you're out of place, when you're often the only woman in the room, be brave, be confident in your own skills and believe that you deserve to be there alongside everyone else.
What advice would you give to the next generation of women as they begin their careers?
Cleo Espiritu: Discover what you love. Discover what you want to work at and what you want to excel at. Hone your skills in that area so that even though sometimes it's an uphill battle, your passion and your tribe keeps you moving forward.