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My guest today is the fabulous Celia Torres-Villanueva who is sharing all sorts of tips to help skilled migrants adapt successfully to working life in Australia including:
This is SUCH a valuable conversation and I am really excited to be bringing this ep to you today.
Dr Celia Torres-Villanueva started her career as a scientist and established her own research lab on DNA Vaccines in Philippines early on in her career. Celia also served as Board Director in several not-for-profit organisations, and was appointed as an Associate Dean, and then later as Vice Chancellor, at the University of the Philippines.
Celia migrated to Australia and embarked on the challenging task of rebuilding her career while raising three children. She gradually climbed the ranks, and as commercial manager she has successfully negotiated multimillion and hundred-million dollar agreements with Fortune Global 500 companies.
She has managed multi-skilled teams, and coordinated team members from across the world. She sits as a non-executive board director in two not-for-profit organisations and an advisor to a third. She went on to serve as an Associate Director at EY and will soon commence as interim Head of Commercial at an esteemed engineering and defence company.
Links to professional mentoring programs in Australia, referred to in this episode:
AMES Australian Migrant - AMES Australia provides English training, employment services, community engagement and settlement support to migrants, refugees and asylum seekers
Professional Migrant Women
AMEP English Program - English lessons for adult migrants and refugees entering Australia
Rebecca Allen is a Career Success Coach for ambitious women looking to land dream career opportunities. She has worked over the last 10 years with clients from companies including ANZ Bank, Origin Energy, J.P. Morgan and Coca-Cola Amatil and loves getting those excited phone calls from clients saying they’ve been promoted, have negotiated a seismic pay rise or have moved into a role completely aligned with their mission, values and strengths. Find Rebecca: www.illuminategrowth.com.au
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