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..
Our Exclusive Interview with Kari C. Nadeau, an American Physician-Scientist Focused on Allergy & Asthma Treatment at Stanford University School of Medicine.
Q: What impact do you feel your work has had on the food allergy epidemic?KN: Through amazing teamwork at our Center and work around the globe with academics and with outside agencies like the NIH and the FDA and industry, our work has led to new food allergy therapies, including multifood allergy therapy. In addition, we have worked on prediction and prevention which is important to try to decrease the food allergy epidemic. Q: What types of innovations i..
Proving that Leadership is an Action, not a Position. Meet HERS Breast Cancer Foundation Executive Director, Tina Fernandez
Q: For those in our audience not familiar with the mission of HERS Breast Cancer Foundation, can you share what the organization is about and what do you all do?TF: HERS Breast Cancer Foundation’s mission is to support all individuals healing from breast cancer by providing post-surgical products and services regardless of financial status. We do this through three Assistance Programs that provides help to a breast cancer survivor to feel and look their be..
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..
She Will Navigate You Through the Emotions to a Better Solution An Experienced Attorney Who Understands Your Needs. Meet Silicon Valley Attorney Sandra J. McManus
Q: When did you know you would pursue a career in the legal field?SM: This is a funny story. My mom tells people that I always wanted to be an attorney (especially since she hasn’t won an argument with me since I was 3 years old) but I remember only deciding to go to law school in my last year of college. She is actually correct because in my sophomore year of high school we started looking at colleges that had a “Law & Society” major which tells me that..
The Woman Behind Divorce Asset Division: Meet Karen D. Sparks, CDFA®, J.D.
Q: For those in our audience who not familiar with a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® can you share with us some of the services you provide?KS: Fundamentally, A CDFA® works with individuals and couples who are in the process of divorcing in a cost-effective manner to provide education and analysis to help them work through and understand the inevitable financial issues in an impartial and supportive environment.Core practice areas include but are not ..
She Empowers Her Clients Through Compassionate Representation Meet Silicon Valley Attorney Caroline Badalnejad: An Experienced Attorney Who Understands Your Needs
Q: When did you know you would pursue a career in the legal field?CB: In my mid 40s when my youngest child had just begun Kindergarten.Q: What expectations did you have after graduating and receiving your law degree?CB: I wanted to establish a solo practice and advocate for my clients’ rights and interests.Q: What type of cases do you generally handle? CB: Mostly Family Law, some Consumer Bankruptcy, Estate Planning/Probate cases. Q: Can you share with our..
With Personally Tailored Service, Your Case Gets Her Full Attention! Meet Silicon Valley Attorney, Natalie Daprile
Q: When did you know you would pursue a career in the legal field?ND: For as long as I can remember I wanted to be an attorney.Q: Can you share with our audience the type of cases you generally handle? ND: For the last 28 years I have specialized in family law. We handle Silicon Valley divorces, premarital and post-marital agreements, custody, support, and domestic violence. Q: What is your approach or philosophy to winning or representing a case?ND: Wh..
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..
Her Legal Passion Stems from Her Own Personal Experience, Time Tested Advice on How to Handel the Little Things, & the Big Things! A Conversation with Silicon Valley Attorney, Amanda K. O’ Neal
Q: At age 16, what did you think your career path might be?AON: At age 16 is when I figured out, I wanted to be a Special Education Attorney. I decided I wanted to be a lawyer around age 12. I remember showing up to career day at school during sixth grade dressed as a lawyer. I have personal connections with special education law as both my brother and sister had to navigate the special education systems throughout their education. My mom is also a speech ..
She Strives to Provide Her Clients Peace of Mind with Legal Strategies Tailored to Their Needs An Experienced & Understanding Attorney Makes All the Difference, Meet Silicon Valley Attorney Kimberly A. Madigan
Q: What was your first job? How did it shape or impact you?KM: At a very young age, I started working in a Sicilian restaurant. I had no prior restaurant experience. The owners were very strict and had high expectations of me. I learned a lot. The most valuable skills I picked up in the restaurant industry over the years were salesmanship and the ability to work under pressure and multi-task, which is also a great skill to have as a working Mom! Q: W..