Welcome to another episode of the Growing Our Future Podcast with host Aaron Alejandro, featuring Joanna Pineda,Founder, CEO and Chief Troublemaker at Matrix Group International, and host of the “Associations Thrive” podcast. Joanna shares her journey from the Philippines to Silicon Valley, her pivotal role in the development of the online bidding system for FCC spectrum licenses, and the founding of Matrix Group in 1999. Key traits in her journey include resilience, risk-taking, and tenacity, with an emphasis on being well-read and curious in spotting trends.
The concept of becoming “centaurs”—partnering with AI for strength, innovation, and empathy—is explored, highlighting the need for positive human influence in directing technology. Joanna encourages young professionals to be resilient, take calculated risks, and be persistent, while Aaron emphasizes the importance of consistency and paying attention for a thriving future. Stay tuned for more insightful episodes of the Growing Our Future Podcast.
Watch Full Interview:
- Joanna’s Journey
- The Pandemic Challenge
- Spotting Trends and Technology
- Lessons from AI and Centaurs
- Partnering with Technology
- Encouragement for Future Generations
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