Several local female sports team executives shared their secrets of success at the Phoenix Chamber Professional Women’s Alliance luncheon.
The event included leaders with the Arizona Cardinals, Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix Suns and the Arizona Coyotes, according to a press release.
One of the ways companies can move forward is by working as a team, Theresa Miller, director of financial planning and analysis for the Cardinals told those at the gathering.
“Empower people to accomplish their goals and work for a better team,” Miller said.
Julie Fie, vice president of basketball communications for the Suns, said that it was not easy for her to get ahead, as her gender was seen as a hurdle.
“I was furious, but it was a different time then,” Fie said. “I knew that all I could do was prove I could do the job.”
Fie said the key was to be her own champion.
Communication has always been the key to a successful workplace, according to Olivia Campos, director of community relations for the Coyotes.
“I take it as a compliment that people can come to me with their struggles,” Campos said. “It might also help that sometimes I bring my white Labrador to work.”
The chamber has about 2,400 members across the Greater Phoenix region, according to the release.