We had the good fortune of connecting with Estefania Iglesias and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Estefania, as a parent, what do you feel is the most meaningful thing you’ve done for them?
Spending as much time as possible with them and having quality time when we are together, instilling values in them, so that they are good citizens and that they feel the love I have for them. Passing on my culture of speaking Spanish, our traditions, and the importance of being good students in order to be leaders in the future, help our community in need.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
For example here in Los Angeles, there’s so many places to go, explore and visit. I would take them to More than waffles for breakfast the best place ever to have waffles, that’s in Encino.
Then to Malibu to explore the beach and to the Getty museum to visit and admire the beautiful gardens.
I would take them to Nobu for delicious sushi in Malibu, and then Santa Monica to the Pier for a classic ride and then eat in one of the most delicious restaurants by the beach at The Lobster for dinner and drinks.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I had so many people that had an impact in my life, starting with my mother who constantly shows us that anything is possible. My mother was widowed at 32 years old, my father died of cancer at the same age as her, with 3 children, 1 , 9 and 13 years old, with a debt for my father’s illness of $ 1M at that time 30 years ago, without a degree, 3 kids to feed and a lot of debt she studied, graduated as a lawyer with honors, and then won the contest to become a Family Judge and this year she retired and the same day was hired to Corporate America as President of Latin America.
My husband who was born in a shelter in East L.A, with zero support from his family was the first of his family to graduate from collage, made it Corporate America, retired, open his own company that he is leading succesfully for more than 20 years.
He teaches me every day hard work and dedication takes you far in life and you get to help others.