Rebecca Webber

2021 40 Under Forty Awards
Rebecca Webber | 34 | General Manager, Cambridge Innovation Center Providence

How do you think COVID-19 will change your industry going forward? Going forward, workplaces will increasingly serve as flexible platforms for collaboration and as a point of connection to global networks and resources.

Where do you see yourself in five years? Marveling over the new companies and buildings in and around Providence.

What was your first job? Shelver at the Cranston Public Library.

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What advice would you give your 22-year-old self? There is no timeline on your progress. Your growth experiences will drive your passion and motivate your success.

What moment changed your life more than any other? Leaving Rhode Island with the hope of returning with new tools and a broader perspective.

What is your greatest attribute that you bring to your job? The enthusiasm to see the bigger picture and the energy to execute a strategic plan.

Fox or MSNBC? National Public Radio.

What are you looking forward to doing again the most post-pandemic? Traveling, only to return home to Providence with the excitement of those accumulated experiences.

What does winning this award mean to you? This award is a gratifying recognition of my long-standing dedication to economic development. It’s also an opportunity to showcase CIC’s impact on Rhode Island!

THE PROP: Rebecca Webber holds a groundbreaking shovel that helped begin construction for the Cambridge Innovation Center Providence complex at 225 Dyer St.