Woman of the Week – Becca Thomas

Julie  -  Apr 09, 2012  -  No Comments

Each week, we feature a fantastic new woman we think you should know. Some of these women are clients, some are friends, some are women we’ve only just met. But they all have this in common: they are dynamic, interesting gals who have agreed to share with us their insights and secrets to success.

Becca Thomas

My Current Job/Company:
Director of Events and Marketing for Komen Columbus

My Birthday:
October 6, 1983

My Work:
I’m responsible for organizing the second largest Race for the Cure in the country, along with other fundraising and educational events for the Affiliate. I also help promote Affiliate news and events through social media and traditional media channels.

My Passion:
Helping others and constantly learning.

My Family:
My very adorable husband and puppy, Luke and Molasses, respectively.

My Heroes:
My parents. Some of my earliest memories are of volunteering in our community with them and delivering homemade dinners to friends or family in need. They have an incredible work ethic and set wonderful examples for our family in terms of their relationship and balancing family and success.

My Escape:
During the week – working out early in the morning and ending the day on my backyard patio with a glass of wine. I spend my weekends getting “eco-therapy” as my husband calls it, by spending time outside at a nearby park or in the Hocking Hills.

My Pet Peeves:
Ignorance and intolerance. Also, incorrect grammar.

My Indulgence:
The aforementioned wine and the latest Vanity Fair. Traveling to see friends and family spread out across the country. Fresh cut flowers and manicures.

My Roots:
Eastern European, then New England meets Midwest. I grew up in a small town with a great sense of community, but was very fortunate to be able to travel and experience different cultures as well.

My Future:
Healthy and happy with a meaningful career and semi-well behaved children.

My Loves:
My family, cooking, my completely delicious niece and wonderful friends.

My Movie:
It’s a top 3 –
1. Apollo 13 as I wanted to be an astronaut for many years, but finally decided I couldn’t do it better than Tom Hanks and was terrified of actual Apollo 13-type situation,
2. The Motorcycle Diaries because you can see the passion and intensity develop in Che Guevara as a young adult, and
3. Tommy Boy because it reminds me of my childhood.

My Quote on Life:
Nothing can trump the Golden Rule. Also, “Never regret anything that has happened in your life; it cannot be changed, undone or forgotten. Take it as a lesson learned and move on.”

My Accessory:
Jewelry from my husband. My iPhone is never far away either.

My Advice to Young Women:
Work hard and make things happen and you never know where you’ll land. Learn from challenges and adversity and strive to be better.

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