Lisa is a long time expat and the Founder and CEO of Startup Buenos Aires. She has been named as one of the Top 100 Women in Tech by Business Insider, is a Forbes Entrepreneur and has been named “Business Innovator of Latin America” by the Council of the Americas. We talk about how she found herself abroad, why she started SUBA, and the current work climate for expats in Argentina.
Sometimes, especially as a recent college graduate, it can be difficult to find good mentors. Luckily, history provides plenty.
Those who have failed to find work abroad say working abroad is impossible and those who have made it abroad claim finding international work is easy. They are both wrong.
Rocio Fonseca is the Executive Director of Start-Up Chile, a program supported by the Chilean government which helps provide a whole range of resources and support to those who are interested in bringing their ideas and entrepreneurial ambitions to Chile. We spoke about life in Chile, Chilean’s outlook on globalization, and job opportunities for expats.
I have lost “home” as a result of working internationally for an extended period of time. So what I have I gained?
When you accept an international job offer, your to-do list can quickly become overwhelming. I should know, I have done it twice! Here are a few things from my own experience that you should keep in mind when preparing for your new life living and working abroad.
Do you have a “fixed” or “growth” mindset? And how might it change your experience working internationally?
From an intern in Germany to an international recruiting expert to a leader at IBM, it has been a blast having the opportunity to speak with professionals from Japan to Portugal about their experiences working abroad. I have compiled some of the best quotes of advice from my interviews with these international trailblazers and put them all here in one place for you.
I had the opportunity to speak with Simon Schaefer, a German angel investor and serial entrepreneur who is currently the CEO of startUP Portugal. We spoke about what’s going on in Portugal in terms of startups, how easy it is to become an expat there, and the general awesomeness of living Portugal.
This is my story of making the decision to move abroad, the sacrifices I have made to do so, and what I learned from it.