Feb 04, 2014 • By

MyStory: Eliana Wahnon

You might say Eliana Wahnon’s job at General Mills as a multicultural insights manager fits her to a ‘T.’

“I think that everything in my life came together for me to get this role,” says Eliana, in our latest MyStory video.

She grew up in Caracas, Venezuela, where she attended American school and learned English. Her grandparents were all born in different countries – Colombia, Argentina, Morocco and Venezuela – and her dad is Jewish and her mom Catholic.

That diversity in background and upbringing developed her into the person she is: open, curious and accepting of differences. She has a deep passion for understanding people’s motivations, beliefs, cultures and what “makes them tick” – and also loves to support those insights with quantifiable data.

“Our differences are what bring us all together, is what makes us richer and stronger, and is going to help us build better brands to grow our businesses,” says Eliana.


MyStory, which launched last month, is a new video series featuring General Mills employees. It is designed to share and showcase the stories and people of General Mills and their connections to General Mills brands, people and communities.

How did your upbringing and family background shape your professional passions and interests?

To see the MyStory videos previously featured here on A Taste of General Mills, check out these blog posts on Annie Parsons and Craig Pladson.