Adriana Herrera

Have your work accomplishments been overlooked leaving you passed over for a promotion?

In this episode of The PayDestiny Podcast Pacific Maritime Association employee Dalia Palsson shares how she overcame being passed over for a promotion in a male dominated work environment to successfully get promoted. Learn how:

  • Her Mexican culture has positively and negatively contributed to her career,
  • She developed strategies to share her work wins to get noticed, and
  • She persisted to get promoted. 

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The PayDestiny Podcast Episode 2

Passed Over for a Promotion Your Next Steps with Dalia Palsson 🇲🇽🇺🇸




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Episode Summary

Dalia Palsson

Guest: Dalia Palsson 🇲🇽🇺🇸

Have your work accomplishments gone unnoticed leaving you stagnant in your career? 

Pacific Maritime Association employee, Dalia Palsson JD, shares how her humble upbringing being raised by an immigrant mother contributed to an expectation that her successes would naturally be recognized at work. This expectation paired with a male dominated workplace kept her career stagnant. Learn the steps Dalia took to overcome being passed over for a promotion and get onto a promotion track.

Guest Bio
Dalia Palsson grew up a first generation Mexican American in Wilmington, CA. Dalia’s mother immigrated from Mexico and worked very hard to raise three children in a one-bedroom apartment. To help pay for rent and food her mother would rent out the living room. Dalia’s mother inspired her hard work ethic and respect for authority (even when they were in the wrong).

In high school, Dalia was a rebellious teenager with purple hair who drove a muscle car. Her career goal at that time was to become a cleaning lady and have babies before age 18.

Her life trajectory changed when she met mentors from EXP Future who convinced her of a better future. With EXP Future she went on field trips and became an intern at the Port of Los Angeles.

Dalia is now a Labor Relations Representative for the Pacific Maritime Association and holds a Juris Doctor degree from Chapman School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA. She is married to a motivating husband with whom she has three wonderful children who strengthen her negotiating skills.

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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.

About the Host
To learn more about, and connect with The PayDestiny Podcast Host, Adriana Herrera, click here


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