Kelly Gil

General Manager, Hampton Inn, Pawtucket, RI

We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.

Beyonce Knowles Carter

Being raised by a father who grew up very poor and migrated from Columbia to the United States had a great impact on my life. He was the sole provider for his family when they first moved here. It inspired me to work hard and make him proud of me. I wanted to show him his hard work paid off. I work daily to be a good leader just like him.

Coming from a big family, it was important to find a career with a company that believed in family values. This is the value that drew me to Maine Course. Prior to joining this team, I had never felt so supported. That feeling is comforting and inspiring at the same time. It is my job to build on the family value at my hotel.

As a competitive athlete, I’ve always had the drive to win. This drive is just as important in my professional life. Being part of a sports team or hotel team drives me to be better. I want to help my team become champions!