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Meet Teresa Gonzalez Swinton – Latinos 40 Under 40 Class of 2018

Negocios Now is proud to present Latinos 40 Under 40’s Class of 2018. We’d like to showcase the 40 between now and March 7th, that’ll be the day of the event to celebrate and recognize these forty individuals, some of Chicago’s finest Latino professionals.

 

#14 – Teresa Gonzalez Swinton

Breaking the stereotypes

Age: 37

Title: Senior Sales Director

Name of Organization: Bing Advertising Sales at Microsoft

 

Teresa is a Senior Sales Director at Microsoft, where she leads a team that manages some of the largest customers in the Central Region.  In her role, Teresa has earned several Microsoft “Manager of the Year” awards.

Teresa is a digital marketing veteran with experience delivering integrated branding and direct response solutions across the retail, healthcare, tech, and auto industries. She is a dedicated sales leader with a proven track record of guiding her teams to business success.

With a passion for diversity and inclusion Teresa is committed to breaking stereotypes and supporting women. She is a leader in Microsoft’s Central region of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and the industry. Teresa is the Executive Sponsor for the Chicago chapter of HOLA, Microsoft’s Hispanic/LatinX employee group).  She is a frequent panelist on D&I issues and has been nominated for a national ADCOLOR award, which celebrates and champions diversity in the creative industries.

Teresa holds a Bachelor degree from University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.

 

Words of Wisdom:

“As a first-generation Mexican-American, I had to work twice as hard for acceptance.  I’ve achieved more than I ever thought I would through hard-work, perseverance, humility and gratitude”