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Women inspire me every single day. Their tenacity, wit, enthusiasm, power and grace have provided the world with amazing businesses that have transformed industries. Her Success Story is a podcast that allows these impactful and fascinating women to share their success journey with the world. Their triumphs, along with their failures. Their lessons, along with their leadership. And their determination to follow their dreams. Listen in each week as we talk to women in fashion, coaching, corporate, legal and so much more.

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Sep 24, 2018

Dr. Tessie San Martin
Twitter: Tessie_Plan

Dr. Tessie San Martin is the President and CEO of Plan International USA. She is a seasoned executive with more than 25 years of experience working in education policy, economic growth,  capacity-building, corporate governance, and political reform around the world. Plan International is one of the oldest and largest international development organizations in the world. The organization focuses on children’s rights and equality for girls in more than 70 countries across Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The opportunity she had in high school that took her to Paraguay, what she did for children there and what she learned about herself

-Being open to possibilities and why she isn’t a big planner

-What young people should realize about their career

-The little white lies she told to ensure she was there for her kids, while still having a career

-What it takes for women to rise in the corporate world and her famous mentor, Ann Hopkins

-The ingrained habits in women and the eye opening survey around it

-The guilt she has felt as a working mom, but the words her daughters said that validated her decisions

-Why she celebrates failures and embraces the Failure Festival

-Her tips for women and why self-promotion is at the top of the list