Q: When did you join the Partnership and what initially encouraged you to join the team?
I joined the Partnership in April 2020 and what initially encouraged me to join the team was the mission of GWP make the Greater Washington Region a better place to live, work and do business and the startup aspect of the organization.
Q: What motivates you to jump out of bed and get to work each morning?
My son, and the thought and pride that I am adding value to a great cause and work for changes and improvements that excite me personally.
Q: The theme for International Women’s Day on March 8 was “Break the Bias”. How have you helped to break the bias through your work — either at the Partnership or in another role/environment?
One of the ways has been by reminding myself, and others, not to stereotype a group of people categorized by race, gender, sexual orientation, etc. based on experiences and interactions with one or few people of that group.
Q: Looking back at your accomplishments, what is your biggest personal highlight during your tenure at the Partnership?
Clean audit two years in a row and receiving my Executive MBA.
Q: How have you evolved as a colleague/leader/professional since joining Partnership? How has the pandemic impacted your work or leadership style?
Although it has been quite challenging to start a position at a new organization during the pandemic and going through other organizational changes, it has been such a tremendous learning and growing experience, and I cannot ask for a better team to have gone through it with.
Q: If you could snap your fingers and solve any issue or hurdle you’ve encountered in the Capital Region, what would it be and why?
Traffic jams and parking. It would be easier to enjoy the region so much better!
Q: What is your favorite activity / place around the Capital Region?
Eating out at great restaurants – from a hole in the wall, to a Michelin-Starred restaurant!
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