Vanessa strongly believes that we must "influence by living." She seeks to inspire other Filipino-American youth and young professionals by showing them that they can pursue their passions at any age, and even with limited experience. To her Filipino-American peers, Vanessa says, "we have to be bold...stand up for ourselves, for our dreams and for our passions because settling for a [stereotypically Filipino job] sometimes does not make us the happiest." Through her perseverance and by unabashedly seeking the help of those who have knowledge in starting an eCommerce business, she was able to launch aSociete and soon, WNDR-LUST, with great success.
Let's hear more from Vanessa and her journey in this exclusive interview provided for Jeepney Hub. In this interview, she gives us her vision for her career, and tells us what propelled her to launch two eCommerce businesses, how she found her resources to help her realize her dream, the lessons she has learned in her journey so far, and her advice to her fellow Filipino-American youth.
We hope that Vanessa's story inspires you to pursue your own dreams. Learn more about Vanessa and connect with her through the various ways listed below. Don't forget to leave us your feedback about this Jeepney Hub exclusive here or by posting a comment below.
Name: Vanessa Gabriel
School: CU Boulder & University of Pacific
Location: Tracy, CA
Fave Filipino Dish: Chicken Adobo