About Me

Hi, I’m Meli!

My life is straight out of a telenovela—full of stories and unexpected twists. I’m a traveler, avid learner, and polyglot who went from working with oil cargo ships in a small town in Venezuela to running field marketing at one of the top software companies in the world.

Although I was born and raised in Venezuela, I also call Morocco, Spain, and Argentina home—all places I lived before making my way to San Francisco, and now New York. As a Latina and globe trotter, I’m very passionate about translating my personal experiences into advice and help others advance their career and see obstacles as opportunities for growth.

I’m a marketer by day and an enthusiastic career coach by night. I’m currently a Field Marketing Manager at MuleSoft, a Salesforce company. I have ten years of experience in B2B software sales and marketing, going from account development in Latin America to being responsible for creating marketing programs that accelerate & generate business for MuleSoft’s East region.

I recently founded Venezolanas in Tech, a community dedicated to inspiring Venezuelans and other Latinas to pursue a career in tech. In my free time, I love to dance, travel with my husband and my camera, learn new languages, and currently taking on Ukelele!

My early career dreams were to be a superhero, I’d dress up as Wonder Woman or Batgirl on every carnival. That was an early indicator of my passion for helping others. What I didn’t know, but would learn later on, heroes don’t wear costumes and they’re more human than I thought.

My parents passed away when I was very young and I went to live with my grandma (who I call “ita”). She became my hero. She put up with my crazy teens, my constant passion projects, and hunger to discover the world. Now as a grown woman, I see how she was a trailblazer for her generation and the women in my family.

As I started to grow professionally and get access to different platforms, I started to use my voice and personal experiences to create awareness around different challenges faced by underprivileged communities. From educating on why it is necessary for companies to update the “talent checklist” and include more diverse candidates, to leveraging my network to empower other Latinos to advance their career.

Even though I don’t wear my Wonder Woman costume, my 4-year-old self still leads my heart and my purpose: to help others.

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