Camela Glen Jones, CFO of the Miami Dade Beacon Council, gave me a position many years ago. She was a very positive influence by introducing me to different people in the Miami business community, such as banking representatives and members of accounting firms, as well as business clients.
I watched her communicate with other professionals and I learned to always dress professionally. Even though I was not programming at the time, I was working with an accounting software and was curious how code was written to make the software work.
Furthermore, Miami was predicted to be the next technological hub, so this steered me to a career in technology.