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Ishaq, Asma
Enterprising Women
Advisory Board
ASMA ISHAQ is the Chief Executive Officer of Modere, a global, live clean lifestyle brand whose advanced science portfolio of beauty and personal care, health and wellness, and household products is currently sold in 44 international markets.  Ms. Ishaq pioneered the collagen/HA dietary supplement and skincare markets when she co-founded Jusur...
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Hunt, Kathleen
Enterprising Women
Advisory Board
Kathleen Hunt founded her company, Personalized Payroll Services, Inc., in 2011 with the goal to help women-owned businesses thrive and prosper. Personalized Payroll partners with small to mid-sized businesses to customize and streamline their payroll processing and HR services. As a certified woman-owned business through the Women’s Business Enter...
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Hopson, Sonya
Enterprising Women
Advisory Board
Sonya Hopson is the CEO and Founder of HIRE Strategies, a professional & executive placement company in Raleigh, NC. She partners with mid to large-sized companies to provide contingent talent to support their workforce needs. HIRE Strategies provides support on a temporary or long-term basis within various industries. After spending over a dec...
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Halm, Monick
Enterprising Women
Advisory Board
Monick Halm is an educator and advocate for women to create passive income streams through real estate investing. Her mission is to assist 1 million women to achieve financial freedom through real estate. She is the founder of Real Estate Investor Goddesses, and is herself a real estate investor and syndicator with over 15 years of real estate inve...
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Evans, Suzanne
Enterprising Women
Advisory Board
Suzanne Evans went from secretary to a 7 million dollar business in record time. Her company, Driven Inc, has been on the Inc 500/5000 list of fasting growing companies for 5 straight years. Her NY Times Best Selling book, “The Way You Do Anything is theWay You Do Everything”, set hundreds of thousands of business owners on their fast path to succe...
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Daftari, Shital
Enterprising Women
Advisory Board
Shital founded her company Saris and Things in 2011 with a small investment and a big dream. She started Saris and Things, which is an exclusive online website where one can Rent or Buy designer Indian clothes for weddings and gala events.  In 2012 she became an Amazon Seller and started selling her brand Saris and Things on Amazon, and also e...
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Covington, Carolyn Marshall
Enterprising Women
Advisory Board
Carolyn Marshall Covington began living her dream at 21, opening the first In-Flight Hair Salon in Maryland, eventually expanding the chain to Virginia and North Carolina. Carolyn got married and raised two sons while balancing family and a career. Inspired by Madame C.J. Walker, Carolyn and her team developed DZIRE Hair Care products to empower ge...
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Brown, Barbara
Enterprising Women
Advisory Board
Barbara J. Brown, Ph.D. is the Founder and Owner of CapitolHill Consortium for Counseling & Consultation, LLC (CCCC LLC). She is a licensed psychologist who completed undergraduate work at Wellesley College double majoring in Psychology and Sociology and completed her master's and doctoral degrees in Clinical/Community Psychology from Boston Un...
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Benken, Sarah
Enterprising Women
Advisory Board
Sarah Benken is passionate about supporting women, specifically high-achieving businesswomen that are overworked and lacking community with like-minded women. Why? Because she has been there – in the wrong rooms, stretched thin, and feeling like she was alone on the journey.   As an accomplished CEO of 12 years, Sarah has built and scaled her ...
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Webster, Dr. Sandi
Enterprising Women
Advisory Board
Dr. Sandi Webster is Founder and CEO of Sandi Webster LLC. After successfully creating, scaling and selling her 150-employee marketing and analytics consulting company to a private equity firm, she fulfills her passion of ensuring that women are fully prepared for business through her online education and advisory services company. As Chief Learnin...
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Yanyo, Dr. Lynn C
Enterprising Women
Advisory Board
Dr. Lynn C. Yanyo is Co-Founder of Jade Lending, along with Carrie Peele. Dr. Yanyo is a serial entrepreneur, consultant for other start-ups, angel and venture capital investor, and Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of Business Markets at The Pennsylvania State University. Her technical background includes both broad and deep scienc...
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Smallwood, Tressa "Azarel"
Enterprising Women
Advisory Board
Tressa "Azarel" Smallwood is an award-winning producer and Founder of MegaMind Media, a production company specializing in creating compelling original content for female audiences. She resigned from teaching tenure to fulfill her writing dreams in 2003. A true trailblazer, she turned her debut bestseller into a multi-million-dollar publishing comp...
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Enterprising Women Names Tressa Smallwood, Dr. Sandi Webster and Dr. Lynn Yanyo to its Advisory Board
Enterprising Women
The Connector
RALEIGH, N.C., April 26 – Monica Smiley, CEO and publisher of Enterprising Women magazine, has appointed Tressa “Azarel" Smallwood, Dr. Sandi Webster and Dr. Lynn Yanyo to the Enterprising Women Advisory Board. “Tressa, Sandi and Lynn are each dynamic entrepreneurial powerhouses who have built multiple businesses and revenue streams while propellin...
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NC Women Business Owners Hall of Fame: 2021 Monica Smiley
Enterprising Women
EWTV
The North Carolina Women Business Owners Hall of Fame honors North Carolina’s most successful female entrepreneurs and advocates who have made significant and enduring contributions to impact women’s entrepreneurial development. In 2021, Monica Smiley was honored as an inductee.
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Chawla, Seema
Enterprising Women
Advisory Board
Seema Chawla is on a journey. After growing up in Canada and India, she came to the US. That’s when she found her true calling. She took software courses and landed a position with a leading Silicon Valley IT company. More opportunities followed. After several years, she saw the downside of the intense product-centric cultures at IT companies that ...
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She's Moments Speaker Jill Vitiello
Enterprising Women
EWTV
As a woman business owner and an employee communication and engagement expert, Jill Vitiello, Partner & EVP of Forty1, is a lifelong advocate of diverse and inclusive workplace cultures. What she didn’t realize was that her unconscious bias was preventing her from being the most effective leader she could be. When “head” knowledge changed ...
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She'D Moments Speaker Jennie McNeill Campbell
Enterprising Women
EWTV
Jennie McNeill Campbell is an accomplished entrepreneur with a 39-year track record of success. At the close of 2021, she retired as CEO/President of Stewart Steelwood Investments/Stewart Capital and The Stewart Lodges. Over the past 20 years, she has invested over $20 million in serving the communities of Mobile/Baldwin Counties and has been widel...
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NAWBO Members Named SBA Small Business Person of the Year
Enterprising Women
Uncategorized
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced its 2022 Small Business Persons of the Year winners from each of the nation’s 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The winners will be recognized on May 5 during the National Small Business Week Virtual Summit’s Awards Ceremony for navigating challenges from t...
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Andrea Tsakanikas, President of Crew Facilities and Kathleen Hunt, President of Personalized Payroll received the Women Working Together Award
Enterprising Women
The Connector
IRVING, TX: Andrea Tsakanikas, President of Crew Facilities and Kathleen Hunt, President of Personalized Payroll received the Women Working Together Award, which recognizes an outstanding Done Deal ™ between two WBE members at the Women’s Business Council-Southwest Connections to Contracts event in Irving, TX on April 12. This award highlights the ...
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1000 Women in Manufacturing to Serve as Mentors in TMI's Women MAKE America Mentoring Initiative
Julie Kantor
Uncategorized
Over the next five years, The Manufacturing Institute’s/ NAMs Women MAKE America Mentoring Program will create a nationwide movement designed to change the perceptions and elevate more women in lucrative manufacturing careers. We will be training more than 1,000 female mentors and helping them connect to younger women in the industry in four-year c...
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PRONGHORN LAUNCHES INITIATIVE TO DIVERSIFY THE SPIRITS INDUSTRY
Enterprising Women
The Connector
Incubator and accelerator programs now open to Black entrepreneurs within the spirits industry ATLANTA, GA – February 22, 2022 – Enrollment is now open for Pronghorn’s incubator and accelerator programs. Pronghorn is an independent company dedicated to expanding diversity within the alcohol industry by cultivating and investing in the next generati...
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New Report from Women Business Collaborative and 50/50 Women on Boards Finds 2021 Was a Watershed Year for Board Diversity, with Women Now Holding 27% of All Board Seats
Edie Fraser
The Connector
WASHINGTON and LOS ANGELES, April 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Women Business Collaborative (WBC) and 50/50 Women on Boards™ (50/50WOB) today released "Women Leading Boards," a new benchmark report for tracking board diversity. "Women Leading Boards'' contains collective data and insight from 23 organizations focused on advancing women and diversity boa...
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She'D Moments Speaker Deborah Garry
Enterprising Women
EWTV
She'D Moments are meant to share a significant life-changing event or moment that impacted the business owner and the course of her life and business. These sessions are uplifting and inspiring!    Deborah Garry shares the story of suddenly becoming a single mom with a two-week-old infant and how she kept the faith and made the tough...
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She'D Moments Speaker Carolyn Covington
Enterprising Women
EWTV
She'D Moments are meant to share a significant life-changing event or moment that impacted the business owner and the course of her life and business. These sessions are uplifting and inspiring! Carolyn Marshall Covington opened her first In-Flight Hair Salon in Maryland and expanded into Virginia and North Carolina, opening a chain of salons....
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