Meet Natacha Val-Gonzalez
Submitted by Southern Company
Natacha Val-Gonzalez, compliance and reporting manager at Georgia Power, has called the United States home since age 14 but recognizes the importance of remembering her Uruguayan heritage and passing it down to her two children.
Natacha started her career with Georgia Power in 2010 as a bilingual customer service representative and is the 2022 president of AMIGOS, an employee resource group (ERG) for Hispanic and Latino/Latina employees and allies.
Natacha had fond memories growing up in a small town in Uruguay with childhood friends and family.
“My experiences shaped who I am today. Being a teenager and moving across the world to a new country with a different language has made me resilient,” Natacha said. “I would advise anyone of Hispanic or any heritage for that matter to be their authentic selves at work and in life. I believe we can be our best selves when we are true to our identity.”
“Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate and remember our roots. I feel more connected to other Hispanics in ways I never imagined through AMIGOS and love being a part of this big team,” Natacha
She says people can be allies to the Hispanic community by being open-minded, inquisitive and never placing the weight of an entire group of people on one person.
“The Hispanic community is very diverse, and we all have very different stories. Ask questions and be open to learning about experiences and opinions that are different from your own,” Natacha said.
Outside of work, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her twin boys, Diego and Santi, and her husband, Ricardo. She also has a passion for do-it-yourself projects.
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