Diversity Reboot Summit

From Figure Skater to Product Executive: A Conversation with Facebook's Jimena Almendares

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From Figure Skater to Product Executive: A Conversation with Facebook's Jimena Almendares

Jimena Almendares grew up in Mexico and is a three-time national ice-skating champion. Today, she is a Product Executive at Facebook, working on cross-functional projects as part of the Facebook App Leads team. Join us for an intimate chat with Jimena as she shares her unique career journey. PowerToFly Account Executive Anastasia Rab will join Jimena for the conversation.

Meet The Speaker

Jimena Almendares
Jimena Almendares
Product Executive at Facebook
Product executive with 19 years of experience leading cross-functional teams at public companies and growth start-ups. I've worked in 16 countries and led teams across North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Board member and ERG leader for LGBTQ+ and Latinx communities. I received an MBA from MIT, and an MA and a BA from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and was recently awarded the 2020 Fast Company Queer 50, 2019 Silicon Valley Business Journal Latino Leadership Award, and the 2019 Expansión/CNN Magazine Mexico 30 Under 40. Growing up in Mexico, I was a three-time national ice-skating champion. I've lived in 8 countries, traveled to 49 (excited about #50!)