Maria: Hello, I’m Leisa Holland Nelson and welcome to another edition of Women Mean Business, where we’re going to take you up close and personal with extraordinary women doing extraordinary things. My guest today is Maria Moncada Alaoui, the General Manager and Developer Operator for BMW of West Houston. Maria, welcome to Women Mean Business.
Maria: Thank you Leisa, thanks for having me.
Maria: You’ve achieved extraordinary success as one – maybe the only – but definitely the of the very few women General Manager Dealer Operators for BMW probably in the world. Imagine we have a young business woman here with us today, what advice would you give her to achieve the success similar to yours.
Maria: I would say one of the main things that has helped me is surrounding myself with people that first can set a good example for me but that believe in my goals and what I’m trying to do. I’ve been fortunate to find a lot of mentors throughout my journey and learn from them. A lot of times people wait to see what’s in it for me, what am I going to get paid? Invest your time, always say yes if there’s an opportunity to learn just embrace it, take it and learn as much as you can; the money will come.
Maria: Thank you very much. There you have it, extraordinary advice from an extraordinary woman. I’m Leisa Holland Nelson, President and Co-founder of ContentActive, Houston’s leading web and mobile design and development company. You can find me at ContentActive.com or follow me on Twitter @LHNelson. We’ll be back again next week with another edition of Women Mean Business.
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