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Member Feature: Rebecca Duvick

By Grete Tiemeier posted 07-22-2022 08:06


  • Share a fun personal fact: A have a pension for red wine and ran a direct-to-consumer wine business for an Argentinian wine brand called Piattelli for a year. I still contract with the company to occasionally pour wine at local wine stores.


  • How long have you been a SIM member? I connected with SIM in early 2021 when I saw a LinkedIn post for a session on video call etiquette and attended my first meeting.  I joined shortly thereafter.


  • Why do you invest your time in SIM? I enjoy networking with other technology professionals and the programs team does a great job of providing content and opportunities of interest.


  • What is one of the most important lessons you’ve learned in your career? The most impactful learning in my career is around EQ (emotional intelligence).  In particular, personality differences.  As a driver/red personality I have a strong tendency to be “all business” by slowing down and incorporating personal connection I have changed how I am perceived and enjoy a great professional (and personal) community.


  • Tell us about an impactful SIM event that you’ve attended, and what you took away from it: The recent “Cooking with Jeff Mader” event was not only an enjoyable experience (we have some great chef talents in our group) it was also incredibly inspiring.  I’d met Jeff briefly prior to the event as Sun Country recently joined PCs for People’s electronics recycling program so I knew he was philanthropic; I had no idea how deeply he is committed to serving his community.


  • What is one goal you have for 2022? My goal has been the same for the last few years – since I joined PCs for People.  My goal is that every business in the Twin Cities would know about PCs for People, a nonprofit providing technology to low-income families by partnering with businesses to provide electronics recycling.  #togetherwearechangingtheworld


  • If you could have 1 day with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and why? My Grandmother, she died when I was 12.  She doted on me as a child, and I’ve always envied those around me who still have their grandparents.  I’d like to have a conversation with her as an adult.


  • How will we remember you? I hope that I am leaving a legacy of support for my community and demonstrating a commitment to serve and encourage those around me.