Women in STEM Leadership Is Happy to Welcome Our Newest Executive Member, Cecilia Saez
Women In STEM Leadership (WISL) welcomes its newest Executive Member, Cecilia Saez! We’re happy to have Cecilia as part of the WISL family, sharing her experience with those aspiring to be leaders in the STEM industry, and serving as an essential part of professional network.
About Cecilia Saez
In her 20-year career span, Cecilia successfully scaled high-growth tech startups, completed M&A arrangements, shaped cultures and led domestic and international business expansion initiatives by guiding executives, overcoming obstacles, retaining top talent and harmonizing work practices.
She has a track record for driving long-term value by linking HR metrics to business performance and excels at articulating a common vision and influencing organizational progress. Her career and life mission are focused on equalizing diversity in the workplace and operating sustainably to protect businesses, people and the planet.
Cecilia was named one of the Top 100 Women in Finance in 2021.
What Is She Doing Now?
Most recently, Cecilia served as Chief People Officer at Aspiration, the first socially conscious, sustainable financial firm. Aspiration is a member of 1% for the Planet, B-Corp and ESG certified, built to help everyone spend, save, and invest by bringing quality, ethical, and sustainable financial products to all.
As the Chief People Officer, Cecilia leads the design and execution of Aspiration’s human capital strategies. Along with her stellar team of HR professionals, she drives the company’s culture, DEI, HR operations & systems, organizational design, talent acquisition, total compensation, performance and succession.
Past Experience And Education
Prior to joining Aspiration, Cecilia Saez was Chief Human Resources Officer at Integra Beauty, Chief People Office at Albert Financials, Vice President of Human Resources at TrueCar, Division Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness at Nature Made, Global Director of Leadership and Organizational Development at Patagonia, Director of Learning and Organizational Development at Smile Brands, and Senior Organizational Development Consultant at WaMu/JP Morgan Chase.
Among several certifications, including 360 Executive Coaching, Situational Leadership, MBTI, and SPHR, Cecilia Saez received a Master of Science in Organizational Behavior and Industrial Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.