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This month, we had the pleasure of interviewing 4 inspiring & creative women to get a peek into how they manage to be super busy #bossbabes in today's crazy, fast-paced, social-media-obsessed society. Our diverse panel consisted of a publicist, a journalist, an actor, and a designer, and it was insightful to get the details on their unique lives, personal style, and their “go-to” power outfit. Read on to hear from Rose, KPRC Ch 2 News NBC Reporter & UniPro Texas Programming Director ...
W&W: How did you get your start in your profession/business?
Rose: Ever since I was in 2nd grade, after writing a book called How the Mouse got the Cheese, I realized then that I wanted to be a writer! :) As I got older, I thought it was important to choose a career that utilized all of my skills. I wanted to walk into work and never have to work but, instead, do what I enjoy. Participating in debates in high school, I learned that I loved to research and keep up with current events. English was also always my favorite subject! I'm fascinated by language, imagery, syntax, diction--you name it! I also deeply appreciated the fine arts and theatre--understanding human beings. And, of course, I love people! With all of those interests, journalism seemed like the most natural fit. So, I went to school for it and graduated at the top of my class. I sent 30 applications the first go around, then more and more. After many "No's," I finally got my first gig in Peoria, IL. I loved it there. I will never forget my lovely co-workers and friends there! :)
W&W: What was your biggest failure professionally? What lessons did you learn, and how did you apply them in future situations?
W&W: You’re free on a lazy Sunday morning. Where are you going for brunch?
Rose: Each Sunday -- a different place! Love checking out and appreciating the diversity this city has to offer.
W&W: When you’re not being a #boss, what are your guilty pleasures?
Rose: I love exploring different coffee shops as well as trying different foods from all over the world! I am also a closet bookworm! I read each night before bed.
W&W: Are there any fundraisers, events, or philanthropic endeavors that you want to shout-out?
Rose: Shout out to UniPro Texas! UniPro is a 501c3 non-profit that encourages and inspires people who are interested in the Filipino American community to be educated, active and engaged. I co-founded the chapter in Chicago and then when I came to Houston, I helped launch a chapter here. The programming in this organization is second to none, and being involved in the Filipino American community has changed my life. <3 Diversity is so important, and I am blessed to be in a city that cherishes it.
Rose Ann wearing our Tiers of Joy Sweater
W&W: If you’re going to a professional event, what are your go-to/must-have pieces?