17. Build Intentionality Muscle: Strengthen with Curiosity
“I am trying to get to that table but I am also imagining all the chairs I am going to bring up, I am imagining all the seats I am going to save…I’m not just doing it for me.”
Tiffany Tavarez serves as Vice President of Community Relations at Wells Fargo where she implements the company’s corporate responsibility priorities through strategic philanthropy, stakeholder engagement and team member volunteerism. Numerous organizations throughout the region have recognized her work and commitment to civic engagement & impact including Forum of Executive Women, Philadelphia City Council, LEADERSHIP Philadelphia, IMPACTO, Philadelphia Business Journal & the United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey. She currently serves as a member of Governor Tom Wolf’s Pennsylvania Commission for Women; member of the Board of Directors for Esperanza & Temple Contemporary as well as Board Chair of Monument Lab. She is a first-generation college graduate who has earned degrees from both Temple University and University of the Arts. Though the variables of race, complexion, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, religion, zip code, citizenship status and income are still key indicators of how well we will do in this life and how long we will get to live it, her career has been dedicated to ensuring that exceptions to the rule – like herself – become the standard.
Power without influence is like a tree falling in the woods. It isn’t about getting to the table as much as it is about saving someone else a seat.
- Tiffany Tavarez on LinkedIn
- Wells Fargo Corporate Responsibility and Community Giving
- Adam Grant’s book Give and Take
- Shannon Cassidy on YouTube
- For more information about R.O.G. Return on Generosity and host Shannon Cassidy, visit bridgebetween.com.
Tiffany Tavarez. Production team: Nani Shin, Sheep Jam Productions, qodpod