LatinX Heritage Month with Natalie Leon - Employee Spotlight

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1. What do you do at Wish?

I am so excited to help bring LatinX heritage month to Wish for the second year! I enjoy being able to lead the LatinX ERG and bring everyone together to share our culture and history! :)

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I am a university recruiter and help create the intern program we have here at Wish!

I hire interns all year long and new grads for both technical and non-technical teams. I found Wish honestly through LinkedIn because they had a role I was super interested in which was a University Recruiter. I work in the San Francisco office and am coming up on my 2 years at wish!

2. How has your LatinX heritage influenced or shaped your career/life?

Being a Latina has shaped my career and life so much! It has taught me to be a hard worker, to take pride in my work, and to never give up.

I was raised by my parents who came to this country without money or a plan, with dreams of providing a better life for my siblings. I was taught to be grateful for life, take opportunities, and rise above challenges. #vivalaraza

3. What is your favorite memory of working at Wish?

My favorite memory has to be just working with my university team really on a daily basis.

My team became so close to me and are my friends outside of work. Everyday feels like hanging out with cool people and cracking jokes.

4. What does LatinX Heritage Month mean to you?

LatinX Heritage month means that we are here, we have a voice and want to share and educate our culture with everyone.

In order to grow as a company, we need to have diversity to have different ideas and perspectives. Having months dedicated to different cultures is a wonderful way to bring attention to and appreciate cultures.

5. What is your favorite item you have bought on Wish?

Favorite item is a makeup mirror that I bought twice so I had one at work where my team can use it if they are going to an event after work.

 

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