Hi Elphas! I'm Daniela Herrera, Director of Recruitment Ops and ED&I at R/GA. I have 17+ years of experience in Talent Operations, Recruitment, Leadership, and People Management.
Among many other things, I'm also a Speaker; an ED&I Expert for the NASA Astrophysics IDEA Practitioners Database; an ERG Leader; an Operations Volunteer at ALPFA; and one of the co-founders of Allies in Recruiting.
Before R/GA, I was a Recruiter in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Back then, I was already trying to implement Diversity Recruiting and Inclusive Hiring Practices, even though I didn't know that ED&I was "a thing"!
But, you know what? I actually started my working career when I was 15 years old, by tutoring kids in my neighborhood! I later studied (and dropped off!) to become a teacher, taught English at schools, started and dropped off a translation career, worked at a call center, and did a quick stint as an Executive Assistant. I really didn't know what "a career" was until I fell into Recruitment. Until then, I really thought that jobs were just jobs.
I was born and raised in a very humble home in Buenos Aires, and even though my parents didn’t finish highschool, they always pushed me to learn, read, and study. So much so, that I started my bilingual journey by manually translating songs using a tiny dictionary (spoiler alert: that's not how it works!).
Fast forward to today, I've been in NYC for the last 7 years. When I'm not reading and geeking out, I'm probably working, writing, volunteering, playing video games, walking my dog, or catching up with the latest TV shows and movies.
My experience and points of view have been previously published in Forbes, Business Insider, HR Brew, The Drum, Diario La Nacion, and so many others! I've also had the privilege to speak at local and international events, including SXSW, Lesbians Who Tech, Techqueria, Manifest Equity, Disrupt HR, Hacking HR, among others.
Ask me anything about DEI, inclusive and equitable Recruitment, people ops, inclusive leadership, creating inclusive cultures, supporting immigrants in the workplace, elevating Latinas, finding your own career path, mentoring others, or anything else!