Inspiring Latina of the Week: Marcela Aguilar, Senior Director For Gap

Marcela Aguilar

Have you always wanted to work in business? 

Yes, I love business and marketing but ideally in a creative environment.

You were born in Costa Rica, and now live in Brooklyn. How has growing up in Costa Rica impacted your career?

Costa Rica is a beautiful, peaceful and simple country.  It is great to have simple roots that remind you where you come from and what really is important. It guides my personal and professional decisions daily.

We would think in your field of work, Latinas are hard to come by. Do you find this to be a challenge, or is this motivation for you?

Always a motivation. We have a lot to bring to the table and there is a lot of opportunity out there for all women.