Meet Heydyn Hernandez
My name is Heydyn Hernandez and I was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. I lived in Honduras until I was 13 years old. I graduated from Fort Lauderdale High School and I obtained my bachelors degree from Palm Beach Atlantic university. I am one out of 10 kinds and we were raised in a very catholic household. I have been in South Florida for over 25 years. I started my career when I was 18 in the hospitality industry and then transitioned to multifamily and hotels industry.
Being a Latina immigrant has taught me one valuable lesson about persevering in the United States—the power of having a superwoman mentality. To me, a superwoman mentality means having everything under control despite the accompanying emotional and physical turbulences.
It means taking it upon yourself to make sure you are always 100% ready each day, successfully filling multiple roles, and victoriously juggling every aspect of your life. This framework of thinking has led me to continuously exceed in my roles and expectations as a student, colleague, daughter, sister, and friend.
As a Latina worker, I have always felt inclined to go the extra mile for every task assigned to prove that I can handle any challenge. I feel as if it is my duty to positively represent the Latinx and Hispanic communities, especially the immigrant women community, during these challenging times.
Despite the emotional roller-coaster we face on a regular basis, I want everyone to know that anything is possible, despite the pushbacks and barriers this country places on our path.
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Meet Heydyn Hernandez, Regional Sales Manager for CORT Furniture in Pompano Beach,, Florida.