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Latinos 40 Under 40 Microsoft Executive to receive Rising Star Award

Teresa Gonzalez-Swinton was selected by Negocios Now to receive the 2018 Latinos 40 under 40  Rising Star Award during the award ceremony at Laticinity, on March 7, 2019.

Gonzalez-Swinton is a Senior Sales Director at Bing Advertising Sales at Microsoft, where she leads a team that manages some of the largest customers in the Central Region. As a dedicated sales leader, with a proven track record of guiding her teams to business success, she leads with a passion for diversity and inclusion, as she is committed to breaking stereotypes and supporting women.

“Teresa has an amazing, impressive profile. We would like to extend our sincerest congratulations, once again, and we hope she will continue to have professional success,” said Clemente Nicado, Publisher of Negocios Now.

Negocios Now has also chosen Alejandro Benitez, who is a financial educator and owner of AB Financial to receive the Youngest Latino Under 40 Award. “At 25, not only is Alejandro the youngest of this amazing group of 40 under 40, but he is also a leader in the community, empowering and educating regarding finances, and above all, he is a ‘Dreamer’, said Nicado.

Lastly, Lizzette Medina is to receive The Leader of the Pack Award. Medina is a business owner of a landscaping company, who breaks all paradigms, leading business in an industry traditionally run by men.

The award-winning publication, Negocios Now will host its fourth annual “Latinos 40 Under 40” event to recognize the leadership of young Latinos in the Chicago area. The award celebration and networking event will be held on Thursday, March 7, from 6 to 10 pm. at Latinicity, 108 N. Street, Chicago (Block 37).

The 40 Under 40 recipients were selected after a four-month process, with over 120 nominations: these are some of Chicago’s finest professional in their respective fields: they represent business, corporate, government, nonprofits, education sectors, and other industries. Tickets are available on EventBrite at this link: CLICK HERE.

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”