Adriana Herrera

Looking for a career development strategy to get promoted and increase your pay?

In this episode of The PayDestiny Podcast learn how Jesús Chávez used his intellectual curiosity to take calculated work risks that grew his career. Jesús shares career development strategies that took him from selling shoes to leading top companies like Univision and Mitu. Unlock Jesús’ insights to:

  • Take calculated work risks that grow your career,
  • Use feedback to grow your career, and to
  • Successfully negotiate salary.

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The PayDestiny Podcast Episode 6

Career Development Strategy Take Calculated Work Risks with Jesús Chávez 🇲🇽🇺🇸



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Guest: Career Development Strategy Take Calculated Work Risks with Jesús Chávez 🇲🇽🇺🇸

Ever hold back on taking a calculated work risk for fear of failing or losing your job?

Digital media entrepreneur, Managing Partner of Black//Brown, and former Univision executive, Jesús Chávez, MBA, shares how taking calculated work risks can pay off. Throughout his career, Jesús volunteered to do the tasks no one else wanted to do. Where others saw risk Jesús saw opportunity. Learn how he consistently identified opportunities to “risk his job” to leapfrog his career from consultant to C-suite roles to successful entrepreneur.

Guest Bio
Jesús Chávez is the Managing Partner at Black//Brown, an impact content studio and strategic advisory focused on turning diversity into a growth engine and co-host of The Diversity Remix, a podcast at the intersection of business, politics and culture. He is a successful entrepreneur with a deep understanding of digital operations, content marketing, social platforms, business strategy and has led several organizations to scale in a digital multi-platform world.

He was previously the Chief Executive Officer of Vertical Networks, a joint venture between Snapchat and Elizabeth Murdoch a leading mobile-first content studio. Jesus led the organization to a successful exit.

Prior to Vertical Networks, Jesús served as the Chief Operating Officer at mitú, a leader in the creation of digital media and entertainment for U.S.-based Latino millennials.

Before mitú, Jesús spent more than eight years in executive positions at Univision, including corporate strategy, leading affiliate relations for the Radio Group licensing programming both domestically and internationally. During this time, he also ran multiple stations as a General Manager and led the company’s expansion of its digital operations for the Local Media Group which included all the digital properties for its 72 stations across 22 markets.

He started his career consulting at Accenture within their technology group.

Currently, Jesús is a member on the Digital & Innovation Advisory Council for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and a Board Member of Girl Rising. He has an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara.


About the PayDestiny Podcast

The PayDestiny Podcast is dedicated to ensuring Latinas, women, and underrepresented professionals are: 1.) competitively paid, and 2.) represented in leadership positions.

Each episode interviews a Latina/Latino/Latinx employee, decision maker, or business owner who shares insights on how they overcame challenges to increase their pay, get promoted, and reach career goals, and/or how they make compensation and promotion decisions.

Each guest participates in a game of situational instinct where they are provided a series of workplace scenarios and have to share how they would handle each situation to ensure their career growth and goals are not hindered before a timer runs out.

Through the lived experiences of Latinas, Latinos, and Latinx professionals listeners can learn how to navigate and overcome challenges to career and pay growth.

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