Life at Wizeline

Women in Leadership | Senior Engineering Manager Miriam Godinez

Science and technology always caught Miriam's attention. One of her ultimate goals as a Senior Engineering Manager and Lead from the Mobile Team at Wizeline is to help people become the best version of themselves. Watch Miriam's story and uncover her advice for women and young girls who want to pursue a career in technology.

Video Transcript

At the age of two, I decided that I wanted to become an engineer as my dad. 

As I grew up of course I explored different options, options like being a TV star president, writer, even a teacher. but science and technology always caught my attention.

The first female inspiration in my life was my mom she always told me that the sky was the limit and that I could achieve anything I set my mind to.

I planned my life to thrive as a professional but three years ago when I become a mom it was really challenging for me. By then, I decided to slow down my career and indeed I started considering quitting my job in order to focus full time being a mom basically. 

Here at Wizeline for a very first time since I became a mom, I feel that I don’t need to sacrifice career growth for the sake of maternity. 

Currently, at Wizeline, I am a Senior Engineering Manager and I am leading a 35 organization of mobile engineers for both iOS and Android. 

I love my job which is basically to make sure that the right conditions are there so that any single mobile engineer at Wizeline can be the best version that she or he can be. My ultimate goal is to help the mobile team to become a high-performance team.

I have been at Wizeline for one and a half years and I have learned tons by doing and delivering. 

What I like the most about working at Wizeline is the fact that I have freedom, flexibility, and of course the opportunity to solve complex problems, that would make the world a better place. I really love that!

In 10 years from now, I do see myself retiring early, I’d like to have more time in order to travel the world with my husband and my kiddo but at the same time, I would like to keep participating in technology projects maybe as a consultant. 

A challenge that I have seen among women has to do a lot with mental barriers. For instance, I didn’t know that engineering was supposed to be “male stuff”I learned the very first day at the University that sometimes I would be the only woman in the classroom. 

Every single woman should try to find out a mentor or a sponsor that can help her to overcome mental barriers.

I strongly recommend you be surrounded by positive voices that can help you to thrive and most importantly that can help you to achieve your dreams never give up and be awesome!

Leslie Medina

Posted by Leslie Medina on October 27, 2020