Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona for 2019 in the July issues of the magazines. Each day, is profiling one of the Most Influential Women of 2019.

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Today’s spotlight: Amy  Patel

Title: Tax partner, Deloitte

Patel’s practice includes multinational businesses, both public and private. She serves clients in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, technology, cryptocurrency, and alternative energy.

Source of pride:The opportunity to lead Deloitte’s West Region Tax Inclusion efforts. Our vision is to foster a culture of inclusion where all of our people feel like they belong, and are provided opportunities to grow personally and professionally. I am proud of our efforts to lead and effect change in this area.”

The personality trait that helped you succeed:Resilience. Throughout my career, when faced with adversity or setbacks, big or small, I have persevered and found a way through them.”

The personality trait that got you into trouble:Stubbornness. When I set my mind to something I go after it, which means I haven’t always adjusted or bent as quickly as I should have in every situation. I am malleable now; having kids will do that to you!”

Best childhood memory:I grew up sitting in the end zone at every University of Arizona football game. Some years our team was better than others, but that experience taught me a lot of about winning, losing, loyalty and what it means to be part of a community.”