Tammy Peter, SVP, Panorama Travel Solutions
What woman has positively impacted/inspired you in your career, and what’s one lesson she taught you?
I have been fortunate to have worked with and for many great women leaders in my career. Lin Coughlin, an early mentor and author of Enlightened Power, taught me about “work/life integration” vs “work/life balance.” Our work and home lives are intertwined now more than ever, and while it’s important to set boundaries, you also deserve to give yourself flexibility. Rather than thinking about balancing the specific times for each aspect of your life, look instead for opportunities to integrate your work and home lives and set yourself up to thrive!
As a woman in travel, how has RCI demonstrated inclusion?
Describe one or more characteristics about yourself that you believe led to your success.
I am a strong believer in authenticity. When I look back over my varied career one thing that has been a constant is that I’ve held true to who I am. I treat others with respect, ask questions with honest intent, and make decisions with thoughtfulness and integrity. When everyone brings their most authentic self to the table we gain the benefit of diverse perspectives, which allows us to get to the best answers and ultimately produce outstanding results.
What would you tell young women who are just starting to work? What would you like them to know?
What do you like to do outside of work?
I love spending time with family, traveling to new places, and attending concerts and baseball games. I have missed these things so much over the last year. Luckily I got in a quick trip to London in February 2020 to see a West End show right before lock down, but of course I haven’t seen a live baseball game in far too long. Luckily I do enjoy reading and walking, which I am still able to, but can’t wait to get back to spending more time with family and friends…and getting out to concerts and games again!