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Today’s spotlight: Regina Romero



Background: In 2019, Romero became the first-ever female and first-ever Latina mayor of Tucson.

Professional advice: “Strive to be a leader in any industry.  We need more women leaders. Always, be kind and honest to yourself and your moral compass. Focus on short-term and long-term goals.  Do not be distracted by noise around you.  

“And if or when you are the only woman or nonbinary person in the room, or the shyest, the smallest, the newest, or the only person of color or bilingual speaker, do not let these things that set you apart intimidate you – instead, embrace them, as they should empower you. Sometimes it can be hard to be “the only one” or “the first one” at the table, but that is what progress looks like, and I believe the impact we can make with our work and each other is worth it.”

Lesson learned in 2020: “I am repeatedly reminded of this, especially over the last year: follow your inner voice when something feels off or spot on. Be bold and act courageously. If you miss the mark, acknowledge it, get up and continue to move forward.  Build a team that believes in a cause and effecting change. Together, you can move mountains.”

Surprising fact: “I truly believe in surrounding myself with people and views that will challenge me and differ from my opinion. At times, it gives me pause and can make decisions even more difficult, but it always pays off. In the end, it makes the final deliverable stronger, more equitable, more diverse, and more thoughtful.

“And … I have a secret sweet tooth for chocolate. If you have spent enough time with me, you know that delicious chocolate will instantly make me smile. Sometimes I even hide it in secret places in my office or house so I can have a treat later!”