Why Immigrants' Resiliency Will be One of the Key Drivers for Change (With Pfizer's Lidia Fonseca)
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"I always say do not be afraid to take risks, especially early in your career. Even if everything doesn't work out perfectly. I believe it's important to reframe failure as learning and experience."

Lidia Fonseca (Chief Digital & Technology Officer at Pfizer) immigrated from Mexico when she was 10 years old. She taught herself English by watching television shows, and she paved her own way to the University of Berkeley. Then, she traveled abroad again, moving to the Netherlands to earn her Master's degree.

All of these situations made Lidia uncomfortable, but she kept going. Now, Lidia credits her immigrant resiliency for getting her to the position of leadership she holds today.

In this episode of the American Dream, Lidia and Elias discuss the importance of mentors at every age, the importance of taking risks and not fearing failure, and how Lidia got into the "room where it happened" at Pfizer.

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