December: Leadership Luncheon

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December: Leadership Luncheon

December's Leadership Luncheon theme is Entrepreneurship.

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Fresh Start Women's Foundation 1130 East McDowell Road Phoenix, AZ 85006

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About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Our December speaker is Tina Waddington. Tina is the Executive Director of the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations (PCFR). She has been a PCFR member since 2016. Prior to joining PCFR in a leadership capacity, Tina was the Public Affairs committee co-chair and served on the Board of Directors. Tina started her career as a Political intern at the U.S. Embassy in Rome before going into the private sector, where she helped Arizona companies expand across the nation and around the globe. Most recently, Tina worked for a nonprofit to help social entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses.

Tina serves on multiple organizations with the goal of increasing Arizona’s prominence internationally. As a member of the Phoenix Sister Cities Business Relations Committee, USGLC Arizona Advisory Committee and the Diplomatic Corps of Arizona, Tina works to advocate for Arizona and increase economic development opportunities through international engagement and diplomacy. In 2022, Tina was selected by the City of Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego for the Phoenix Sister Cities Global Citizen Award. Tina received her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Italian from the University of Arizona and her master’s degree in Social Justice and Human Rights with a focus on Nonprofit Management from Arizona State University. She was born in Kosovo and immigrated to the United States as a war refugee in 1999. Phoenix has been home ever since.