Women’s Day Discussion Panel: Honor Your Life Story
About This Program
We have exciting, inspiring, and influential women on our upcoming women in tech event commemorating International Women's Day.
Join us in the conversation led by Danielle Ruess, CMO at Wizeline; Diana Orozco, Creator Manager at LinkedIn; Itziar Gómez, LinkedIn Top Voice in LGBTQI+ and Ana Franco, Global Social Impact Lead at Justo. Influential and inspiring women in leadership in the LATAM community.
During the conversation, we dive in and reflect on the power of personal and professional experiences impacting women's career leaders, how to use our story to represent and inspire women in LATAM, and the critical role of community and allyship in the career development journey.
Who should take this course?
This panel discussion is designed for women looking to build confidence, learn the power of owning their personal experiences and use them as a tool to inspire others and be inspired by remarkable women leaders in LATAM.
Chief Marketing Officer
Danielle Ruess is Chief Marketing Officer at Wizeline and is responsible for leading Wizeline’s global marketing strategy, including digital marketing, social media, corporate and financial communications, analyst relations, and partnerships.
She previously served as Head of Global Marketing and Corporate Communications at EPAM, where she built a global team that supported the company’s growth from $800M to over $2.2B in annual revenue. Prior to that, she led global marketing at Axalta Coating Systems, where she played a key role in its successful IPO in 2014.
She is an accomplished global marketer with extensive experience leading multidisciplinary marketing efforts and geographically distributed teams.
Danielle’s experience includes marketing and communications roles at Johnson & Johnson and Endo Pharmaceuticals. In her spare time, Danielle enjoys running, cheering on her favorite F1 Driver, and is an advanced scuba diver.
Ana Paula Franco
Global Lead Social Impact at Jüsto
Ana Paula is the Global Lead of Commercial and Social Impact at Jüsto, the first Mexican 100% digital supermarket. She has a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in economics and business from Anáhuac University.
Ana Paula has experience in project management oriented to startups and small and medium enterprises in different regions of Mexico. She has worked as a coordinator for AcelerA, an Anáhuac Business Accelerator, promoting entrepreneurship, especially high-impact, technology-based businesses, sustainability, and inclusion practices, primarily in the financial realm.
She has represented non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that promote gender equality in front of international organizations. She has also worked as a professor of entrepreneurship and leadership subjects at Anáhuac University for the last three years. She is co-author of the book “Technology and New Business Models for Peace,” published by LID Editorial in 2022.
CEO at Plasmar Communications
Itziar Gómez has 18 years of public relations, marketing, and communications experience. She is currently CEO of the communications agency Plasmar and has been named one of LinkedIn's Top Voices for the LGBTQ+ Community. She also writes a regular column for the national newspaper El Heraldo de México, where she addresses industry, diversity, and inclusion topics.
For 10 years, Itziar worked to develop the country's business communications strategy while serving as Head of Communications for ProMexico, the former government's agency for promoting trade and investment in Mexico. She also served as a spokesperson for Mexico's National Fund for Tourism Development (FONATUR). Additionally, she held the position of Director of Communications and Marketing at Hannover Fairs Mexico, and her work was globally recognized with the UFI Marketing Award.
Creator Manager at LinkedIn
Diana is Creator Manager at LinkedIn, where she enjoys helping people with building their personal brands, storytelling, and exploring new perspectives.
Diana is the creator of the podcast “Ellas Ahora,” through which she has found a community of mentors from various fields: art, entrepreneurship, and sports. This experience, along with a certification in New York, led her to delve into the podcast industry and later to land a position on the Content Operations team at the startup Sonoro. Here, she participated as a line producer for a series on drug addiction after they legalized drugs in Mexico, which will now be made into a film. After this, she joined the Creator Relationship team at Acast, a Swedish startup.
Diana paid for her education by playing basketball, starting when she was 12 years old and came to play with the national team. She obtained a scholarship that led her to play Division 1 while studying at the State University of New York at Buffalo.