Materials.Business

by Monica Hernandez/Felipe Rocha

Welcome to Materials Business! This is an initiative oriented towards the creation of a virtual space for the updating and strengthening of your knowledge about relevant topics related to your duties on equipment’s integrity and materials protection. This space is designed as the meeting point for all the colleagues being part of your global community of managers and responsible people in charge of the management and decision  ...   ...  Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Life, Engineering, and Advocacy: The Inspiring Story of Andrea Marciales Ramirez

    Life, Engineering, and Advocacy: The Inspiring Story of Andrea Marciales Ramirez

    In this conversation, Monica Hernandez interviews Andrea Marcilaes, a professional engineer and entrepreneur, about wearing multiple hats and finding success in different aspects of life. Andrea shares her journey into engineering, inspired by her curiosity and supportive family members. She also discusses her transition into entrepreneurship and the challenges of balancing motherhood and career. The conversation highlights the importance of embracing failure, letting go of control, and being kind to oneself. Andrea Marcilaes discusses the challenges of balancing motherhood and a career, and how she found support and understanding through the Women Engineering Summit (WES). She shares her experience of feeling isolated as a new mother and the pressure she felt to prioritize her career. Andrea emphasizes the importance of joining communities like WES to find support and learn from other women who have gone through similar experiences. She also talks about her advocacy for women in engineering and her efforts to create a more inclusive and diverse industry. Andrea's goal is to bring about a change in culture and mindset and create a positive impact for others.

  • Empowering Women in STEM: From Lab to Leadership with Saba Khan

    Empowering Women in STEM: From Lab to Leadership with Saba Khan

    In this conversation, Saba Khan, a senior scientist and director of the Tiger Team Lab Consultancy Group, discusses her passion for science and women in STEM. She highlights common struggles faced by women in the biotech industry, including career transitions and personal health issues. Saba emphasizes the importance of voicing concerns and creating a supportive community. She also compares the corporate culture in academia to that in the business world. Saba shares her personal journey of transitioning from academia to industry and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on her career choices. In this conversation, Saba Khan and Monica discuss various themes related to personal growth, leadership, and empowerment. Saba emphasizes the importance of internal desire and frustration with the status quo as catalysts for change. She shares her approach to leadership, which involves taking initiative and having a clear vision. Saba also highlights the power of creating a ripple effect and the impact of small contributions. The conversation explores the different stages of life and the collective impact individuals can have. It emphasizes the need to step out of the comfort zone, not worry about others' opinions, and focus on productivity and self-forgiveness. The importance of learning from mistakes, empowerment, equality, and collaboration are also discussed. The overall message is to believe in oneself and not give away personal power.

  • Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship: A Woman's Journey with Bisila Bokoko

    Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship: A Woman's Journey with Bisila Bokoko

    Subscribe for more inspiring stories and business insights. Leave us a comment below on how this episode has inspired or helped you in your entrepreneurial journey! Welcome to the Materials.Business Podcast! In this episode, our host Monica Hernandez welcomes Bisila Bokoko, a dynamic entrepreneur with an inspiring journey from her roots in Spain and Equatorial Guinea to becoming a global business influencer in New York. Dive into a discussion that covers the nuances of taking businesses global, the power of entrepreneurial mindset, and the unique challenges faced by women in the business world.

  • Sustainable Sourcing Spotlight: Conversations with Jane

    Sustainable Sourcing Spotlight: Conversations with Jane

    Join us as we explore how businesses can make a positive impact on the planet through their procurement practices. From unlocking innovative strategies to navigating complex negotiations, Jane shares her wealth of experience and insights.

  • Características Únicas del Valle de Aburrá: Impacto en Materiales con Ana Carolina

    Características Únicas del Valle de Aburrá: Impacto en Materiales con Ana Carolina

    Sumérgete en un viaje hacia el corazón del Valle de Aburrá y descubre sus fascinantes secretos. En nuestro próximo episodio, exploraremos cómo las singulares características de esta región influyen en una amplia gama de materiales, trabajo por el cual fue premiada por Eurocorr 2023.