Member Spotlight – Vicki Goizueta, NEW Southern California
Vicki is passionate about NEW, and how it created “circumstances [and] opportunities to connect with members across North America I wouldn’t have met otherwise.”
Name: Vicki Goizueta, HR Advisor, Acosta
Member Since: 2015
How did you first hear about NEW, and what prompted you to join?
I first heard about NEW through my previous employer. I attended several events and was blown away by the women I saw in the rooms. I was honored to be in their presence and recognized that I had the skill and ability to be one of them.
How has NEW impacted your personal/professional life?
In these difficult times, I’ve bonded with a few ladies in my region. We have the most awesome text message conversations that run the gamut of topics and emotions. These ladies have sustained me and lifted me and I so appreciate them.
Tell us about a recent personal accomplishment or event in your life.
I celebrated a milestone birthday this year. It feels strange yet beautiful. I recall my parents reaching this same milestone and, now here I am. I feel stronger, more self-assured, more comfortable in my skin, and like I have a firmer grasp of who I am.
What is your favorite NEW event you’ve attended?
One of my favorite NEW events was a virtual event that was held this year. Paul Bennett, Chief Creative Officer of IDEO, spoke in a manner that was calm, hopeful, and inspirational. When I was craving connectivity the most, it was the right message at the right time.
What other activities, aside from being an amazing member of NEW, do you enjoy in your free time?
I enjoy riding my motorcycle, capturing life moments through photo and video, and curling up with a good book.
Lightning round questions!
Nickname your parents used to call you? Didn’t have one.
You get one superpower, but you must choose between invisibility and flight. Which do you pick? Flight
Last Halloween costume? A pirate
Favorite word? Peace
What food could you eat for a week straight for every meal? Pancakes