Mother Honestly Podcast

Normalizing Leave of Absence in Your Career and Pivoting for Financial Success with Celinda Farias Appleby, Director of Global Talent Attraction at Visa

December 2, 2020

Celinda Farias Appleby, Director of Global Talent Attraction, Visa is a recognized leader in recruiting and employer branding who speaks regularly at conferences including LinkedIn Talent Connect, Glassdoor Summit, SHRM, and others. For the past 10 years, she has thrived in Global Talent Acquisition departments of Fortune 100s, creating innovative digital strategies for industry leading brands like Nike, Oracle, and HP. Celinda specializes in designing premium experiences and stories centered around humanizing the talent attraction lifecycle.


A Recruiter by trade, she has previously held recruiting roles within corporate and agency enterprises. Celinda has over 15 years of recruiting and human resources experience across a broad range of industries including technology, accounting, marketing and government sector. 


Celinda joins Blessing Adesiyan, Founder & CEO of Mother Honestly and Villo, to discuss and normalize the conversation surrounding leave of absences and why you can and should take one in your career if needed. Together, they discuss what the post pandemic workforce for women will look like and the rise of returner programs as women re-enter the workforce. Concerted efforts and programs from large companies will help welcome women back into the workforce and build the pathway for return to work. Celinda also shares how to position yourself for success during salary negotiations. Follow Celinda at, on LinkedIn, and @celly_sparks.


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