Welcome back to Driven 4word: Influential Leaders Powered By God’s Will. Join us each month as we share the life story of an influential leader who humbled themselves to God’s plan for their life and embarked on a journey that only He could orchestrate.
In the last episode, we met Maria Tapias, co-founder of The Voice Society, an advertising firm located in Dallas, TX. We learned about how Maria came to the US from Colombia, and how her parents’ divorce and being raised in a new country by a single mom molded the trajectory for Maria’s life and career. When she left Florida—the state she had called home for years—and dove feet first into the new and vibrant life New York City had to offer, Maria began to truly see her professional dreams come true, but always had her questions about true religion and faith lingering in the back of her mind. And it wasn’t long after she moved to Texas to help manage a new client that God would finally become real to Maria.
Let’s listen now as Maria shares the rest of her story with us.
Maria has 25+ years of experience in advertising working for clients such as Walmart, Verizon, Procter & Gamble, DIAGEO, Home Depot, Samsung and City of Dallas; among many others. Born in Colombia and raised in Miami, FL, she’s dedicated her entire career to advertising and marketing. Over the years, Maria has built a reputation for being a creative problem solver who thrives on turning business relationships into high value partnerships. She has simultaneously led multiple Top-10 global brands; each with teams of 15+ direct reports.
Always seeking new challenges, she likes endurance sports and has completed the MS150 as well as several triathlons.