Teresa Rodriguez

Teresa Rodriguez

Regional Vice President West Coast
  • Bio

    Teresa began her career in advertising and marketing more than 20 years ago where her focus was on market research and branding. She specializes in creating strategic marketing plans, forecasting industry trends and writing action plans, developing partnerships, and building brands from the ground up. Her clients included well-known companies such as SKYY Vodka, Nordstrom, Jones New York, Hard Rock Hotel. She is the founder of www.TangoDiva.com, one of the world’s largest social networks for women solo travelers. There, she led the way in market research about women travelers, changing the way companies marketed to women. Her clients included Club Med, Miraval Spa, MBT Shoes, The RealReal, Marriott Hotels, and many others.

    In 2007, she authored Fly Solo: The 50 Best Places on Earth For a Girl to Travel Alone (Penguin Books). In 2013, she wrote Body, Mind, and Solo: 7 Keys to Conquering the World Alone (Balboa Press-Hay House).

    Teresa has spoken at numerous conferences including the American Marketing Association, PR Summit, Financial Women’s Association, NAWBO, Asian Women in Technology, and many others.

  • In the Community

    Fillmore Merchants Association, P/T Executive Director: Works with local charity to create events in the neighborhood to raise funds and awareness. Charities include: Pets Unlimited, Women’s Community Center, Ronald McDonald House, Jewish Community Center, and Sacred Heart School.
    Teresa writes a weekly column that covers community and charity events in the Nob Hill Gazette magazine
    Active supporter of Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Dress for Success, The Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation and Room to Read.

  • Education

    LaTrobe University: Melbourne, Australia: Bachelor of Arts
    Stanford University: Certificate of Completion, Liberal Art Continuing Studies

  • Fun Fact

    Learned how to fly a Cessna at John Wayne Airport in Southern California. One of the busiest commercial airports that still allows small private planes. She landed her itty bitty plane next to very large passenger aircraft.

  • Awards

    2007 – Woman of the Year for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by raising close to $100,000 in 9 weeks, second-most in the nation. Managed and promoted 4 years of fundraising winners for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.