Opportunity Makers is a series of profiles on storytellers in the immigrant community in honor of National Immigrants Day on October 28th.
A company founded by two immigrants - Anda Gansca & Aron Tzimas - Knotch values the diverse perspectives and ideas that the immigrant community bring to the workplace, and we are excited to celebrate some of those diverse voices here.
Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of VaynerMedia
In this Opportunity Makers interview Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of VaynerMedia, sits down with Knotch CEO & Co-Founder, Anda Gansca. Gary touches on a variety of topics related to his immigrant experience, including his coming to America story, what work ethic means to him, and how adversity is critical for future success.
Vineet Mehra, Global Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Customer Officer at Walgreens Boots Alliance
This Opportunity Makers interview features Vineet Mehra, Global Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Customer Officer at Walgreens Boots Alliance. Vineet shares his perspective on many topics regarding the immigrant experience, including adapting to American culture, gaining personal freedom, and his advice to others hoping to make it in America.
Miriam Mburu, Global Marketing Senior Manager - Health Care Practice at Boston Consulting Group
In this Opportunity Makers Interview we connect with Miriam Mburu, the Global Marketing Senior Manager of Health Care Practice at Boston Consulting Group. In this conversation, Miriam discusses starting her network from scratch, the ways she stayed rooted in her culture here in the U.S., and how immigrants can use their boldness coming to America to forge ahead in their careers.
Maryam Banikarim, Head of Marketing at Nextdoor
In this Opportunity Makers interview, we connected with Maryam Banikarim, Head of Marketing at Nextdoor. During this conversation, Maryam discusses a variety of topics on the immigrant experience, such as her identity coming to America, our country’s approach to diversity & inclusion, and what being an immigrant woman in tech means to her.
Lina Shields, Chief Media Officer of Lilly USA at Eli Lilly and Company
In this Opportunity Makers interview, we connected with Lina Shields, Chief Media Officer of Lilly USA at Eli Lilly and Company, on coming to America, the diversity on her team, and how she uses her immigrant experience to give others a seat at the table.
Emily Chang, CEO, China at McCann Worldgroup
In this Opportunity Makers interview we connect with Emily Chang, CEO of China at McCann Worldgroup. Throughout the conversation, Emily touches on a variety of topics, including her experiences growing up as a child of immigrant parents, the intersectionality of her identities, and the power of embracing humor in your circumstances.