The SYCK Career Podcast

Ep 56: Sponsorship and Mentorship: Key to Advancing Your Career as an Immigrant with Eugina Jordan


For immigrants who come to the US in pursuit of the American Dream, the reality of facing disadvantages in the workplace can come as a harsh shock. In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Eugina Jordan, a first-generation immigrant who successfully navigated the challenges of the American workplace and rose through the ranks at one of the world's largest tech companies, Cisco.

In this episode, Eugina shares her personal experience as an immigrant in the American workforce, and how sponsorship and mentorship played a crucial role in shaping her career trajectory. Drawing from her book, she also highlights important laws that empower professionals to succeed.

Join us as we explore how you can turn adversity into opportunity and take proactive steps toward advancing your career. This episode is a must-listen for anyone seeking to thrive in the competitive American job market.

In This Episode:

  • [4:06] The challenges that Eugina faced as an immigrant who moved from Russia to America.
  • [10:08] Who is the workplace designed for?
  • [15:55] Proven laws that help people succeed
  • [20:58] Alan’s take on choosing a good manager in your job search
  • [26:45] How Eugina grew her network to thousands
  • [33:59] The pivoting moment in Eugina’s career
  • [35:54] Eugina’s SYCK advice to the audience


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Eugina, a female Executive and an immigrant started her telecom career as a secretary and now has become the CMO of the prominent industry organization Telecom Infra Project (TIP).

Her passion is to help other women in tech realize their full potential through mentorships, community engagement, and workshops. Her leadership development book “UNLIMITED: The 17 proven laws for success in a workplace not designed for you” will be released in May 2023.

She won the outstanding achievement “Diversity in Tech” GLOMO Award by GSMA at Mobile World Congress 2023.

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