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Irina Bezzan

Our Positive Woman is Irina Bezzan, an entrepreneur, mother, and singer. Irina tells us about how her career started, her over 27 years of experience in leadership roles, and over 15 years working in the startup, technology, and digital industry sectors. The professional Irina Bezzan, whose education includes passages through MIT, FGV, IBMEC, FIA, MACKENZIE, and Suffolk University, has built a distinguished career, baggage that contributes today to her current position as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at TalentX Digital.



1. How did your career start? My professional journey began over 27 years ago in the commercial and operational areas of retail and wholesale banks such as Itaú-Unibanco, Bradesco, Barclays, and Galicia. From an early age, I was already involved in team management and led HR and Innovation projects. Over the last 15 years, I have focused on startups, technology, and the digital industry, contributing to renowned multinational companies such as Manpower, Marks Sattin, Catho, Monster, and GI Group. Motivated by a passion for innovation, I founded my own company and became involved in mentoring and acceleration programs for startups, seeking to drive entrepreneurship, the use of technology, and diversity in the market.


2. How is TalentX Digital's business model structured? TalentX Digital is one of the leading providers of recruitment and talent management solutions in Latin America. We stand out for the use of Artificial Intelligence, Assessments, and Algorithms with our own methodology to accelerate the match between companies and talents. We operate remotely, living the Digital Nomad model, and our portfolio includes consulting projects in recruitment, squad management, and learning programs for young people interested in starting a career in the Technology and Digital Products area. We prioritize strategic partnerships with universities and educational institutions, ensuring specialized training and targeted recruitment for the technology sector.


3. What was the most challenging moment of your career? Throughout my journey, I have faced significant challenges, but I am grateful to have been able to lead teams in crucial moments. One of the most challenging moments was during my tenure as Vice President at a global technology startup. Leading a team of over 400 employees in different countries and cultures, in an environment marked by extreme toxicity, was a challenging experience. Experiencing this situation in a senior management position had a significant impact on my health, resulting in chronic stress, panic attacks, anxiety, and burnout syndrome. This experience reinforced my commitment to values of respect, diversity, and inclusion in all areas of operation at TalentX Digital.


4. How do you balance your personal and professional life? The balance between personal and professional life is essential for me. I prioritize time with my family and engage in activities that bring me happiness and well-being, such as traveling, music (I value my experience as a professional singer for 30 years, which brings me balance and inspiration), practicing sports like diving, fencing, jiu-jitsu, and weekly meditation practice. I maintain an organized routine and delegate tasks when necessary to ensure efficiency at work. Additionally, I dedicate time to support business acceleration programs and mentor startups, especially those led by women.


5. What is your biggest dream? My biggest dream is to live in a world of peace, where everyone has equal opportunities for growth and success. I am motivated to promote a culture of responsibility, diversity, and social impact in all areas where I operate, driving education and learning, leadership, and promoting women's empowerment in the workplace.


6. What is your greatest achievement? Throughout my career, I have been recognized for my role in leading and developing high-performance teams. I highlight the period when I led recruitment programs in Latin America, generating over 6,000 job opportunities in the last three years. This challenge reinforced my commitment to supporting local talent and promoting inclusion in the job market.


7. Book, movie, and women you admire:

Books: "The Power of Habit" by Charles Duhigg, and "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle. Movies: "Hidden Figures," "Erin Brockovich," and "The Iron Lady." Women I admire: Brené Brown, Gabriela Ramos, and Michelle Obama. I especially highlight Joan of Arc, an iconic figure in history who shone as a powerful female leader, inspiring generations to this day. Her courage and determination during the Hundred Years' War are examples of female strength and resilience.

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