International Women’s Day 2019: A Q&A with Nicole Costa

How long have you been a honey badger? 18 months

Which location do you work in? Curitiba

What is your role in the company? I’m an ISM on the Implementation team. I’m responsible for the first 90 days of a customer’s journey with Pipefy.

How did you hear about Pipefy? After graduation, I heard about the Young Guns program. I was attracted to the competitive atmosphere and to the challenging goals.

What kind of changes do you hope to see for women in your lifetime? The end of prejudice. Since you are born, you face inequality as a girl. In my lifetime, I would like to see the end of that era.

Who is your biggest inspiration as a woman? My mom. She has always been so dedicated to her family. Midway through her graduate program, she got pregnant with me. She gave up a lot of her dreams to be able to raise me. My father has a wonderful professional career that wouldn’t have been possible without my mom’s sacrifice. She has such a strength in her that I don’t think any man in my life has shown. She is a wonderful person and I aspire to be like her as a woman and eventually as a mother.

What kind of values do you think women specifically contribute to the workforce? Definitely multitasking. Also, women bring a human touch to the workspace. A woman makes an office a home.

Do you have any plans to celebrate International Women’s Day? I hope to have deeper conversations with the people closet to me about why we are celebrating International Women’s Day. I think it’s important to know everyone’s story in the right environment. Men don’t always understand the challenges women face because they aren’t facing them themselves, so sometime they just might not realize that this day is important and that we still have a lot of progress to make.

What advice would you give to a young woman starting her career? Always stand up for yourself. Never be fearful of expressing your ideas. I always try to voice myself and to be as transparent as I can.

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Ashley Sava
is Pipefy's Editor and Copywriter. With a background in journalism and content marketing, she uses her wit, writing skills and incurable cheerfulness to leave her readers inspired, hooked and informed. Sava resides in Austin, Texas.