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Welcome to the Humble Rising Podcast!  Each week, host Arivee Vargas has conversations with badass, inspirational women of color sharing their own stories and actionable strategies on how to have fulfilling careers and lives. The journey to get there isn’t linear or easy.  Get clear on the life and career you really want and deserve now, and take the action you need to overcome the challenges and roadblocks that are getting in your way. From fear, disappointment, and self-doubt, to purpose, resilience, career clarity and transitions, we tackle it all.  Be inspired, get motivated, gain clarity on your next step, take action, and get ready to rise.

Mar 24, 2022

Giovanna is a first generation American and first generation wealth builder. As a former investment professional turned financial educator, she quit her corporate job to pursue her true passion- teaching financial education to young adults.

She teaches financial literacy and career readiness at universities and employee resource groups and on her TikTok account @thefirstgenmentor where she's built a community of over 180,000+. She’s part of TikTok's inaugural TikTok Latinx Creatives and LinkedIn Creator Accelerator Program.

Giovanna has been featured in The New York Times, Business Insider and Mitu.  

In this conversation, Giovanna shares how to make the right move at the right time when you’ve reached a fork in the road. It’s about the mindset shift that must occur to lean into taking the risk when you’ve tended to play it safe. We also talk about the tradeoffs you make when creating the lifestyle you want and the importance of remembering your why.  

Giovanna on LinkedIn: 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/giovannagonzalez/

Giovanna on IG: @gigithefirstgenmentor

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