Telecom Master Agent and technology distributor TBI highlights Woman of the Channel Vanessa Fonseca from TBI
A born and raised Chicagoan, Vanessa started with TBI in 2018 as an HR generalist. She worked her way up to her current position as Senior HR Generalist in May of this year.
There are so many things I love about my job, but to name a few: knowing that I can personally make a difference; being able to connect with employees on many different levels; and being a key resource for them throughout their career at TBI, and of course my team! We are able to work cohesively and grow not only as individuals, but also a department as a whole.
What do you like about working at TBI?
I truly enjoy the culture we have here at TBI. The culture that has been created here is nurtured by a strong group of employees, coupled by a leadership team that has set a mission and vision that people can buy into and model their work after. I believe TBI employees are genuinely excited to come to work every day.
“Hey, a rule is a rule, and without rules there’s chaos” – Cosmo Kramer
What is a key tidbit you give to others?
Don’t let small obstacles get in the way of the big picture. Everything happens for a reason; just remember that nothing is handed to you, so work hard, be a good person, and everything else will fall into place.
Favorite vacation/getaway destination?
I don’t know if I have a favorite place but I enjoy traveling abroad and experiencing other cultures. I always enjoyed the laid back lifestyle and accommodating nature of those local to the Caribbean Islands.
If you could have any superpower what would it be?
Teleporting! Aside from never sitting in traffic again, traveling anywhere in the world, whenever I wanted, would be out of this world.