At a Young Age, Nastassia Ponomarenko Tapped into Her Inner-Resources to Boost Her Sense of Confidence. At just 20-years old, She is a Founder/CEO of an Athletic Apparel Company, Author of a Self-Improvement Book, & You Tube Sensation with over 650,000 Subscribers!
Q: After high school, where did you feel your career path would take you? NP: Definitely in the business route! That’s really where I wanted to go. Q: Tell us about your experience as CEO and entrepreneur at just 20 years old! Did you face any challenges because of your age?NP: The biggest challenge I’ve faced is having a lack of like-minded friends in my life. There are not too many young female entrepreneurs out there, so it was and still is hard to buil..
An Exclusive Interview with Award-Winning Author Tamika Christy. Her Latest Release, a New Book for Millennial Readers, “Never Too Soon.”
Q: After high school, where did you feel your career path would take you? TC: I thought I’d become an English Teacher. I have always loved literature and figured I’d teach high school English and continue my education to teach college-level English courses. Q: What was your first job? And how did it shape or impact you?TC: My first real job was as an assistant in the Teacher Education Department. My primary duties were to review student applications for t..
An Exclusive Interview with Morgan Gregory, a Leader in Strategy & Programs for Google Cloud’s CTO Office. She has a Diverse Technical Background & a Passion for Responsible AI, as well as a Desire to Make a Difference.
Q: After high school, where did you feel your career path would take you? MG: I knew I wanted to go to a university, and I knew I liked math and science, but I didn’t know what my career path could look like beyond that. In my second year, I took my first computer science course thinking that no matter what major I chose, it would be a great skill to have. I didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as I did, and I certainly didn’t expect to choose computer scien..
She Works with Women to Build a Firm Foundation with Health, Stress Management, & Anxiety Reduction. Meet Success Coach, Business Consultant & Speaker, Holly Jean Jackson
Q: After high school, where did you feel your career path would take you? HJ: My career path has taken an unconventional path. When I left High School, I was in pursuit of a music performance degree. I ended up minoring in music instead to pursue other passions.After attending a semester at American University and completing an internship in pro bono law, I decided that law school wasn’t the best fit for me. I graduated from Elmhurst College with honors in..
She’s an Air Force Veteran, Mental Health Therapist & Founder of the I Am Enough Movement! Meet Best Selling Author, Megan Fenyoe
Q: When you graduated from High School, did you have any idea you would be an Air Force Veteran, a Mental Health Therapist, Best Selling Author and run a Nonprofit Organization? MF: Absolutely not. I knew I wanted to help people, but I have a learning disability and when I was in high school my guidance counselor told me that I should never go to college because I was never going to graduate. Little did I know that at that exact moment I would begin worki..
An Exclusive Interview with Randi B. Diversity & Inclusion Speaker, Strategist & Author. Her Speeches & Seminars Address the Myriad Facets of Racial, Gender, Sexual Orientation & Cultural Diversity.
Q: Tell me about your education at the HBCU, Tuskegee University.RB: Attending Tuskegee University was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. It is home for me. There, I gained an appreciation of who I was, from whom I originate, and of what I was capable. I left there with the confidence to go after my dreams. My “possible” expanded exponentially at Tuskegee University.Q: What led you to launch your own business 17 years ago and what did you learn fro..
She’s Committed to Her Profession, Her Community, and Impassioned Goodwill. A Successful Woman Making a Significant Impact in our Community. Meet Action Cleaning Service President Davlyn Spetch
Q: When you were 10, what did you want to be when you grew up?DS: When I was 10, I had already started wiping baseboards in homes and offices when I ended up on cleans with my sisters. My sisters are quite a bit older than me. One is 11 years older and the other is 15 years older. I would say most 10-year-olds don’t imagine being a cleaner, but when you grow up as exposed to it as I did, it’s a little more feasible. I always had it in my mind to own a clea..
Two Time Cancer Survivor & Book Author of “Been There, Done That”. An Exclusive Interview with Amor Traceski
Q: What advice would you give to women battling cancer?AT: When you’re given a cancer diagnosis, it may feel like you don’t have a choice. But, the fact of the matter is, you do! While your medical team uses surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, medications and other therapies to cure, shrink or stop the progression of cancer in your body, you play a vital role in the elimination of cancer from your system. Now is the time to actively participate in your ow..
She’s an Effective leader with Vision & Conviction Meet Briggs Developments Vice President of Asset Management Reggie Hidalgo
Q: If you could teach women growing in the industry today just one thing, what would it be?RH: Bring something to the table. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. And, follow through with your commitments. That’s actually three things but it’s important to show up and get the job done. Everyone is busy – so don’t make excuses. Q: What is your biggest career failure and what positive lessons did it teach you?RH: The biggest mistake I made is staying at a job..
She’s a Technology Storyteller, Challenging Our Perceptions with Each Masterful Stroke Meet Bay Area Artist Agnieszka Pilat
Q: What unique challenges do you face as a female artist?AP: Well ... let’s start with some facts: female artists are underrepresented in museums and galleries. In a study of 820,000 exhibitions across the public and commercial sectors in 2018, only one third were by women artists (The Art Newspaper, 2019)Only 26% of the winners of the Turner Prize, one of the most well-known visual art awards, have been women. On average, only 30% of artists represented b..
Believing in Endless Possibilities, Fueled by Passion Meet Leading Pilates Industry Leader & Co-owner of Urban Body, San Jose Maria Yu
Q: How did you get started in Ballet and what was it like having a career as a Principal Dancer in the former Ballet San Jose Ballet?MY: In the dance world, we often say that a career in ballet chooses you. I believe this was the case for me. I was essentially born into the ballet world. My Mother, although never a professional ballet dancer, loved the art form, studied it and eventually opened her own ballet school in central Florida, where I am from. It ..
Exclusive Interview with Kim Christfort; National Managing Director of The Deloitte Greenhouse™ & Book Author, Helping Executives Tackle Tough Business Challenges
Kim Christfort is the national managing director of The Deloitte Greenhouse™ Experience team, which helps executives tackle tough business challenges through immersive, facilitated Lab experiences, and client experience IP such as Business Chemistry. As part of this role, Kim leads US Deloitte Greenhouses, permanent spaces designed to promote exploration and problem solving away from business as usual.Q: Can you tell our audience about your position at Del..
Managing the Creative Process … A Conversation with Meredith King Managing Artistic Director for Northside Theatre Company
Q: Can you share with us your duties as Managing Artistic Director for Northside Theatre?MK: My responsibilities as Managing Artistic Director for Northside Theatre is to be the vision holder for the company. I make sure we stay true to our mission statement, which is to provide professional-quality theatre at a reasonable price so that everyone in our community, regardless of income level, has access to arts education and entertainment. This also includes..
Meet Community Leader, Mayrose Munar, Known For Making A Difference!
Q: Please share with us your how career path started?MM: It was never a conscious decision where I sat down and planned my education then arrived at this destination. Opportunities were presented, and I jumped at the chance. I would say it was 20% luck, 30% intuition, and 50% hard work. My first job was with a Honolulu law firm in loan transactions and real estate. The Internet began to take shape around this time and after two years I moved to the San Fra..
Meet Maria Pappas, Vice President of Development at The Tech Museum
Q: Tell us about your time working with the American Heart Association?MP: The AHA was a great training ground. I had an incredible experience and learned so much while I was there. My first two years were in the LA office, then I came back to the Bay Area where I was originally from. After about 6 years, I was promoted to Executive Director here in Silicon Valley. Then I had my first child and made a tough decision to go part-time. Stepping out of the ED ..
Meet Candace Hirleman Archer, Vice President, Audience Development at Disney ABC Television Group, ABC7 KGO-TV
Q: Tell us about your position as Vice President of Audience Development at ABC7?CH: My job is about creating a relationship with audiences. Like any good relationship … sure, we want you to like us, but what we really need is your loyalty. I have the privilege of leading an amazing team of creative producers, marketers, and designers as we develop and share ABC7’s brand story. Our team’s purpose is to build awareness and loyalty by both elevating our cont..