In celebration of International Women’s Week, we’re highlighting the work of our entrepreneurial colleagues, both in Puerto Rico and around the world. Meet our colleague Gladys M.

Gladys has been working for Monsanto Caribe for 20 years in different positions within the administrative area. These include reception, occupational safety, administrative assistant, and purchases and finances. Her background in Labor Relations has been key to her successful performance.

“I got into college and they presented me the bachelor’s degree in Labor Relations from the Department of Social Sciences. It was then that I decided on this field, which prepared me in different administrative areas (Human Resources, Payroll, Labor Laws, among others). After graduating from the UPR, I started at Monsanto as a Receptionist, applying the concepts learned, and new ones as well.”

She currently serves as our procurement coordinator for the Monsanto site in Juana Díaz.

How is working for Monsanto for you?

“I feel that working here is a blessing. I have had the opportunity to develop my skills and expand knowledge in the different areas that I have worked. My coworkers make a great family: we maintain the values of the company and we look after our health and safety; we do our work with the highest quality and we reach the established goals.”

Why do you think more girls and young women should follow a career in your field?

“Although the administrative area is commonly dominated by women, it is also important for us to focus on developing the business vision that makes us more competitive in the workplace. So, learn as much as you can, since the labor market values integral human beings who are capable of solving problems, accepting challenges, and better themselves.”

Gladys describes herself as “intelligent, very organized, extroverted, and sincere, a leader with a great interest in teaching and sharing knowledge”, all qualities with which we strongly agree.

Congratulations, Gladys, on #InternationalWomensWeek.