"You have to assimilate to make change - you need to be likable." - Jane Castor
Jane is someone I did not know well before hosting her at On Fridays We Lunch. I realized very quickly that her intelligence, wit, composure, and likability are some of the characteristics that allowed her to succeed as Tampa's first female Police Chief. She stressed the importance of earning the trust of your peers and integrating yourself with others to get their support. Selina Radlein, Chelsea Drinkard, Kaila Barrington and I were fortunate to have an intimate interaction with a Tampa Bay legend. Some of my takeaways were to lead by example, to continue to educate yourself, to stay focused, and to not take yourself too seriously. It is an honor to have Chief Castor as a member of the Ladies Who Lunch community. You can support your local police force by checking out Jane's initiative, Rise Tampa.