“Your career is your responsibility”; how to get ahead, ask the tough questions, and lead others to greatness with Mercedes Soria

In this episode, we talk to Mercedes Soria the EVP, Chief Intelligence Officer at Knightscope. Mercedes is an expert leader working in Robotics, Machine learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Cloud technologies. She has 3 computer science degrees plus an Executive MBA and also attended Harvard and MIT. She truly believes that technology plays an important role in business success.   


She has been awarded the Silicon Valley Women of Influence award plus the Leadership ABIE award from AnitaB.org for all her work mentoring women. Mercedes has been working in the Tech Women program of the US State Department for the past 4 years and is also a member of the United Nations Association of the United States where her focus is on Women’s issues.


In this episode, we cover:


  • What the transition into corporate America was like after earning a master's degree
  • Changing jobs after getting experience in corporate and advice to other immigrants who are trying to do the same
  • How being an immigrant helped Mercedes navigate and successfully thrive in the corporate work culture
  • “Your career is your responsibility” and tips to advance in your career


Connect with Mercedes:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MercedesSoria

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mercedessoria/


Connect with Lola:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lolaaadeyemopm/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/immigrantsincorporate/

Apply to be on the podcast: shorturl.at/dnyEO


More about Thriving in Intersectionality Podcast:


Welcome to the “Thriving in Intersectionality” podcast. A podcast created to help you learn from professionals in the workplace who have multiple intersectional identities; from ethnic minorities, veterans transitioning into the workforce, individuals with disabilities, parents, and so many more. 


Hosted by Lola Adeyemo, who is the CEO of EQI Mindset and the founder of the nonprofit Immigrants in Corporate Inc, her mission is to work with organizations to build more inclusive workplaces.


This podcast was built to amplify the voices of leaders and immigrants in the corporate workplace and to give insights and guidance so people can move past their “barriers” and advance in their professional careers.


Through interviews and solo episodes, Lola will examine this global world of work. We hope that you can learn a thing or two from our guests, who have a range of experiences and stories to share. Join Lola as we meet new people who are successfully navigating the corporate space.


For more information and additional resources, please visit www.immigrantsincorporate.org and www.eqimindset.com