Thriving As A Woman In a Male-Dominated Industry

Toty Salinas On The Five Things You Need To Thrive and Succeed as a Woman In a Male-Dominated Industry

Surround yourself with motivated people. The people who you surround yourself with will play a pivotal role in your personal and professional success. Having peers who inspire you and push you to succeed is crucial. Make sure the people you are spending your time with are those who balance hard work and leisure.

In the United States in 2022, fields such as Aircraft piloting, Agriculture, Architecture, Construction, Finance, and Information technology, are still male-dominated industries. For a woman who is working in a male-dominated environment, what exactly does it take to thrive and succeed? In this interview series, we are talking to successful women who work in a Male-Dominated Industry who can share their stories and experiences about navigating work and life as strong women in a male-dominated industry. As a part of this series, we had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Toty Salinas.

Toty Salinas was born in Cuba in the 1960’s and immigrated to the US after the Cuban revolution with her parents and siblings. They settled on a little Island in the Caribbean, Puerto Rico. The youngest of four brothers, Toty was educated in an all-American School in Puerto Rico, St. John’s School. Toty had high hopes of continuing her Education in Boston at Tufts University where she was accepted to study Management with a concentration in Marketing.

Toty began her professional career as a sales supervisor at a local company who represented SAVIN Copiers and Steel Case furniture line. In less than a year, Toty was promoted to a management position. She continued with them for the next four years, learning more and more about the copier business and developing her managerial skills.

Toty moved on to become the new Sales and Service Manage for the Canon Office Products Division, developing the Canon line…