In this post, we share the voice of Tet Salva, a senior program manager, product operations, at Workday. Salva is also a leader of our Families@Workday employee belonging council.
“I was amazed that what I needed to survive could be carried on my back. And, most surprising of all, that I could carry it.” – Cheryl Strayed, Wild
The first time I set foot inside a library was when my mom started teaching at an international school in the Philippines, where I spent my childhood. I taught myself to read and became familiar with faraway places like New York, Japan, and London from my little nook in the library. When my classmates talked about their travels to the Roman Colosseum, the Eiffel Tower, and this place called “Disneyland,” it all seemed like a dream—too far from my grasp.
But with determination and a little luck, I made it to the United States with no money to my name. I am the first woman in my family to finish university in the U.S., work in corporate America, and travel the globe expansively.
Being the first in my family to accomplish these things was a privilege. And because it was such