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  • Marney Reid is the Founder of Stilettos On The Glass Ceiling (SOTGC), a Forbes Top 100 Website For Your Career. Marney’s passion is to help women gain access to resources that will enhance their business or career. She believes that a woman’s best competitive advantage is her authentic value proposition. More about Marney...

  • Amy Siegfried Amy is the quarterback and co-founder of Last Night’s Game, a site for the sports curious; a safe haven to empower women who want to learn about the world of sports but don’t know where to start. While her athletic participation was short lived, Amy fell in love with the world of sports. More about Amy...

  • Catherine Cassidy is a Contributor of SOTGC With over 12 years of experience in the fashion industry and an undergraduate business degree from USC, Ustyled CEO Catherine Cassidy has a unique blend of business, operations, sales, merchandising, and personal styling experience. Her corporate experience is with Nordstrom, Robinsons May, and BCBG. More about Catherine...

  • Cathrin Frisemo provides lectures, workshops, coaching, networking, writing and debating in different medias. She shares her in depth knowledge on leadership, health and creativity in the digitized work life. More about Cathrin...

  • Claire Kilroy is a content writer for the UK’s leading graduate recruitment agency, Inspiring Interns. They’ve placed over 5,000 graduates in jobs and internships since 2009. They work with companies across all industries, ranging from the biggest brands to innovative start-ups. More about Claire...

  • Colleen Cassel is the CEO and Founder of Upstream Solutions , a consulting and executive coaching firm focused on improving leadership strategy, thriving work environments, career development, work-life balance, effective marketing strategy, and sales development for organizations and individuals. More about Colleen...

  • Chris Scheller studied International Business Administration and Public Relations in Germany and has been working as a Marketing and Corporate Communications Manager at a middle-sized company. Being part of the management, and, additionally, handling apprentices and interns at the company, have made Chris into an emphathic, ingenious, and assertive leader. More about Chris...

  • Diana Alvear Diana Alvear is a media coach and consultant, specializing in helping entrepreneurs and companies discover their WHY and create media and messaging content that connects and creates loyalty with their clients. Read her blog and reach out to Diana at dianaalvear.com. More about Diana...

  • Jessica Kinsey is the CEO and Founder of Prodigy & Co, an Adjunct Professor on Creativity for Entrepreneurs and Innovation Junkie. She commits her time to helping entrepreneurs and creative leaders in a wide range of markets and industries Find their Genius. From freelancers, to non-profits, to digital businesses of any kind, her mission is to teach on-demand Innovative Design Thinking and Creative Clarity to leaders, entrepreneurs, & ordinary people with remarkable imaginations. More about Jessica...

  • Julie Boyer is a Gifted Girl’s Leadership Coach.  She believes that if you’re a creative, sensitive young woman, you were born to lead. Julie helps creative, sensitive women overcome internal barriers so they can expand and embrace their leadership capacity. More about Julie...

  • Julie Boyer is the Gratitude Guru and her mission in life is to inspire everyone to wake up and simply say thank you. She blogs daily on www.julieboyer.com about gratitude and her other passions including leadership, lifestyle and nutrition. Julie is also the Amazon Bestselling author of 30 Days of Gratitude, The Gratitude Project That Will Change Your Life. More about Julie...

  • Kacee Johnson is the Founder and CEO of Blue Ocean Principles. She is a regular speaker and commentator at Technology, Business, Accounting, and Legal conferences nationwide; focusing on business development, marketing, sales and Cloud technologies. Awarded the CPA Practice Advisor Magazines “Top 40 Under 40” Award in 2012, 2013 and 2015, she is recognized as one of the young professionals leading businesses into the future. More about Kacee...

  • Kara Smith Kara Smith is a talent development / HR leader and is the founder of the Soul of Work project:www.soulofwork.org, a think tank and not for profit learning lab.  The mission & intention of the Soul of Work project is to bring best practices, tools, and practical insights from thought leaders to help professionals get hired, build more sustainable economic fulfillment in both work & life, and do their best work. More about Kara...

  • Dr. Kate Webster is a nationally known expert, TED speaker, and author in the areas of effective communication, diversity & inclusion, and empowered leadership. She has been presenting, speaking, and training for over 25 years on topics that inspire individuals to break free of limiting beliefs that create barriers in their professional and personal lives. More about Dr....

  • Liz Lawrence is a multi-faceted counselor, coach, creative consultant, and speaker whose work includes environmental design and Christian psychology in both corporate and ministry arenas. She is founder of  Liz Lawrence Counseling Center in Austin, Texas. More about Liz...

  • Meg Weinkauf is a seasoned patron of nonprofits and a master influencer on social media. Known for her song-bird positioning, The Faithful Leader™ has been daring entrepreneurs to rebel … since she was a child. More about Meg...

  • Pamela Hawley is the founder and CEO of UniversalGiving™ ( an award-winning nonprofit helping people to donate and volunteer with top performing, vetted organizations all over the world. One hundred percent goes directly to the cause! More about Pamela...

  • Petra Neiger s a marketing executive in the high-tech industry. She has driven several high-profile social and digital marketing initiatives and programs and led the social business practice at Cisco. Petra was named by FierceCMO a Woman to Watch in B2B Marketing in 2014, received Top Digital Marketer of the Year award in 2013, and was named one of the top 25 Digital Marketers in 2012 by BtoB Magazine. More about Petra...

  • Suzy Quinn Suzy Quinn is a progressive marketing/branding strategist and communications/PR leader with over 15 years of experience working with iconic entertainment and high-growth corporate brands. Suzy has proven success managing all aspects of the marketing and communications function including strategy, messaging, setting KPIs, tracking metrics, standards of practice, content creation, issues management, budgets and project management. More about Suzy...

  • Past Contributors
  • Aga Chenfu has a very simple philosophy: stay active so you can be stronger, confident and more energetic in everything you do. An active wife and mother of two girls, Aga is extremely passionate about fitness and its ability to empower one to accomplish more than fitness goals. Her commitment to this lifestyle made her leave a decade long career in public relations to become a student and ambassador of better fitness practices. More about Aga...

  • Alicia Rodriguez Ruiz , her personal project where she writes in Spanish about Marketing, Branding, Social Network, and more. She is also Cofounder of SoMeChat, a newly made Tweetchat in Spanish for professionals. More about Alicia...

  • Beverly Davis is President and CEO of Davis Financial Services, LLC. Launched in 2010, my mission is to provide Big business financial services to small businesses. My company focuses on assisting business owners and professionals with organizing their finances and is known for our custom packaged services. Whether the client is local or long distance, I go above and beyond for each one. More about Beverly...

  • Carrie Caruthers is the mother of three amazing children! Her second full time job is at American Century Investments leading our Risk & Fraud team, where she has been a team member for over 16 years. In her spare time she serves as Past Chairperson for Bright Futures Harrisonville Advisory Board and serves as Secretary for Bright Futures USA Board of Directors. More about Carrie...

  • Casey Gibson is a coach, consultant, facilitator, writer, speaker and leadership revolutionist. She is passionate about helping smart, ambitious, high-achieving women thrive both professionally and personally. Casey has over ten years of experience in organizational, leadership, and career development. More about Casey...

  • Christie Lees began her career in the field of Nursing, after completing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. With a deep passion for helping individuals heal, she began to sense that there was much more to health and wellbeing than what was being practiced in the traditional medical settings. More about Christie...

  • Corinna Klawon is from Hamburg, Germany, where her parents still live. She currently resides in the beautiful Midwest town of Warsaw, Indiana. At the age of 16, she took a leap of faith to explore the U.S. as a high school exchange student, and instead of celebrating the A-levels with her high school mates, she decided to start her Marketing and Management degree at Manchester College. More about Corinna...

  • Cobi Collins is a professional skin care consultant and makeup artist with 21 years of experience as part of the Mary Kay global sales force. She has been trained by the best makeup artists and skin care developers in the world. These practical skills are the most effective vehicle for her to carry out her mission to enrich women’s lives. More about Cobi...

  • Connie Pheiff is a one-of-a-kind motivational speaker. She is a former Director at the United States Chamber of Commerce and CEO of Girl Scouts. Connie brings style and substance to any event. She shares her powerful tools helping experts worldwide engage and achieve more. More about Connie...

  • Dana Malstaff a speaker, writer, mother, content coach, strategist, idea generator and mediator, brainstorm facilitator, accountability partner, and blind spot reducer. She is the founder of Expand Your Reach which helps entrepreneurs and small business owners create a content strategy and translate their services into virtual content, courses, and tools to help grow their business. More about Dana...

  • Denise Holt is the CEO and Founder of   Social Intel, Inc. She is a leading voice in Social Media Strategy and Social Intelligence Solutions, as well as the host of the Social Business Helpline Podcast. More about Denise...

  • Dorothy Montgomery has over 20 years of experience in Fortune 500 companies and is a talent expert in the fields of personal and professional growth, employee engagement, team and change leadership. She is Founder Find Your Aim, a company dedicated to those who seek career momentum while finding their true potential. More about Dorothy...

  • Ellina Cho writes about fashion and beauty to food, social media, and entrepreneurship. Her goal is to become a “Jack of all Trades,” and she loves challenges and making meaningful differences with the companies she works with and the people she encounters. Although most women have a “passion for fashion,” Ellina sees it as more than just cute clothes, shoes, and bags More about Ellina...

  • Heather Boggini is co-founder and COO of PSDNetwork, LLC . Heather enables self motivated women to realize their next big thing – including career advancement, entrepreneurship or returning to work after a long hiatus. She believes self driven women want much more than inspiration – they want access to relatable information and access to valuable networks. More about Heather...

  • Jaclyn Mullen is a Tory Burch Foundation and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Scholar+Alumni. Entrepreneur, Coach, Marketer, Speaker, Singer, Strategist. These are just a few of the reasons why friends, family and clients call Jaclyn Mullen “The Jaclyn of All Trades.” More about Jaclyn...

  • Jessie Gardner is Co-Founder ofHeySoul  and lives for inspiration. She is an entrepreneur and creator of heart-thumping experiences that serve up inspiration in ways this world has never seen before. Ultimately, her work is all about helping people be happy and connected, even if for a single moment, to their core. It’s about purpose. It’s about burning through the fog of routine. More about Jessie...

  • Julie Barnes is a business storyteller, social media maven and media influencer. She helps discover and tell the stories of entrepreneurs and small businesses that connect with clients, leaving a lasting impression. Julie says, “It’s your story that sticks with your potential clients and customers, but only if you share it.” More about Julie...

  • Katie Chamberlain Kritikos is a former attorney with experience as a solo practitioner and tax litigator, who now lives in downtown Chicago and recently established Katydid Yoga, LLC. Katie discovered yoga in 2001 in her high school library. Yoga followed her to college at The University of Alabama, graduate school in Illinois and New York City, and a law practice in rural Illinois and downtown Chicago, keeping her centered, calm, and confident. More about Katie...

  • Kara Ronin is the founder of Executive Impressions . Drawing from 10 years of living an international life, she offers professional women (and professional men) a wealth of practical advice and inspirational tips to move them toward an international mindset and an amazing corporate career. More about Kara...

  • Kristina Moore is a style expert focusing on visual presentation as a dynamic professional tool. She is the founder and editor of Corporate Fashionista which is a fashion blog dedicated to the working woman. She began her career in accounting and finance working in a variety of industries from the casual high tech arena to the more formal environments of banking and legal. More about Kristina...

  • Laurie Itkin to educate and empower women and couples to take control of their finances, overcome their fears of investing, and grow the money they work so hard to earn.  She is also a financial advisor and money manager at Coastwise Capital Group  where she builds customized portfolios by investing in a variety of asset classes to meet the needs of her clients. More about Laurie...

  • Lara Wyss calls herself a PR gal interested in personal branding and storytelling. She has spent many years honing her craft at companies like eBay Inc., Starbucks and Unilever, as well as Global PR agencies. She started her career in New York City working for the Cohn & Wolfe public relations agency with Hasbro and Colgate as her first clients. More about Lara...

  • Linda Fisher Thornton is Founder and CEO of Leading in Context LLC, an ethical leadership development consulting firm. Her passion is helping forward-thinking leaders and organizations learn the kind of proactive ethical leadership that brings out the best in people, organizations, and communities. More about Linda...

  • Lindsey Smith is a commercial real estate agent and broker, and when people say, “if you want something done well, give it to a busy person,” they are probably talking about her! Her go-getter attitude has gained the attention of movers and shakers in business and charitable sectors, and they always seem to want Lindsey on their teams. More about Lindsey...

  • Liz Anthony is the President and Founder of  Mariposa Communications . She got her start in the corporate public relations department of a major American fashion brand, where she oversaw regional press and events. In time, Liz segued into the fast-paced agency world, moving to a boutique firm specializing in fashion accessories. More about Liz...

  • Maria Psihogios is currently in her third year of Medical School at the University of Ottawa, Canada. She recently started her own blog, Positively Profession-elle , in order to put her love for creative writing to good use by sharing her perspective and experiences when it comes to finding balance between work and life. More about Maria...

  • Mary Beth Storjohann is shaking up the traditional views of financial planning by making it fun, affordable and accessible. She leverages technology to work with individuals and couples in their 20s and 30s across the country to help them plan for and navigate through the financial questions and issues that arise during their post-quarter-life transitions. More about Mary...

  • Marji Sherman is a successful social media strategist and communications researcher with experience working on projects for Fortune 500 companies. With more than 125,000 Twitter followers (@MarjiJSherman), she focuses on positive living and leveraging social media while still remaining authentic. More about Marji...

  • Michelle Powell is founder and CEO of Professional Manner, a training and development firm in Washington, D.C. focused on improving business etiquette, customer service, personal branding and other soft skills for business success. She is a professional speaker, trainer and business columnist. More about Michelle...

  • Natascha Thomson is the Owner and Founder ofMarketingXLerator , a B2B Social Media Marketing Consultancy and the co-author of the book & 42 Rules for B2B Social Media Marketing. She has over 15 years experience in B2B marketing, working at international startups and large corporations. More about Natascha...

  • Nicole Le Maire is the managing Owner and Founder ofThe Female Leader, is an energetic, resourceful, passionate and skilled visionary entrepreneur. As a renowned global people expert and connector, she is also an accomplished speaker who has addressed local and international audiences at conventions, conferences, and workshops, both online and offline. More about Nicole...

  • Norma Maxwell is Founder and CEO of Connect Interactive, LLC , a digital creative agency that specializes in WordPress design, development and strategic online success building. Her passion is helping clients create a strategic online presence that not only connects with the right people, but resonates long after they have made their first contact. More about Norma...

  • Patricia Dwyer is the founder, owner, and sole employee of Digital Chaos Control . Patricia started her digital organizing business after over 20 years working in the high-tech world. She’s worked in computers (Apollo Computer, Apple Computer), networking (Auspex Systems, CoSine Communications), storage (SanDisk), and cloud (Egnyte). More about Patricia...

  • Ryan Green is a business woman, writer, and inspirational leader who has enjoyed a successful career in the surgical device industry for over seven years. She currently works for Medtronic Neuromodulation, a global industry leader in medical device. More about Ryan...

  • Sarah Evans is the Founder ofWell Aware , a non-profit organization that provides innovative and sustainable solutions to water scarcity and contamination in Africa. While she claims to be “no expert on career change”, she wants to offer her own experience. Through her journey she has learned that there is no greater reward in life than doing something meaningful to help someone else. More about Sarah...

  • Tamara McMillan is an award winning professor, TEDx speaker, and blogger specializing in leadership, women’s issues and personal development. As CEO of McMillan Empowerment Enterprise, she’s a speaker, educator and coach. She also serves as the Associate Director of Student Life and Adjunct Professor at SUNY Buffalo State. More about Tamara...