We have a truly international businesswoman and global citizen on the show today.
Margarita Herdocia, is Nicaraguan by birth, was educated in New York, and lives in Costa Rica. She owns and runs Renaissance Holdings which operates multiple businesses based in Central America, the Caribbean, Russia and Europe.
Incredibly, she’s using her businesses to further the cause of democracy in her dictator-run country of birth where she finds herself having to make decisions in the current civil unrest that have life or death implications for her staff.
Margarita began – with no experience – by taking over a failing, family owned fast food and casual dining business and totally blitzed it. She’s expanded her portfolio over the years to also include real estate development, some retail, and financial asset management interests as well.
In this episode you’ll hear:
- How a comment in her living room saw her go overnight from no experience in business, to turning around a failing business in Nicaragua
- Her philosophy as a leader, and how her purpose is to create what she calls ‘happy jobs’
- How she takes advantage of the times when men in meetings won’t look at her – she’s often the only woman in the room
- Her advice for women who want to negotiate a pay rise
Enjoy this episode!
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