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Ellevate Experts are the women within our community committed to supporting our members by sharing their knowledge, stories, and best career advice.

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The Impact of Ellevate Experts on the Community


Inspiration from relatable, authentic career stories

Our diverse network means there are opportunities to connect with Ellevate Experts who have had every kind of career challenge — and have overcome them.

Lessons, insights, and actionable advice from Expert-created content

Through our many benefits at the Innovator and Executive Council levels, Ellevate Experts can establish themselves as leaders in their fields to both our member community and to our larger audience.

Conversation starters that lead to impactful connections

Members reach out to Ellevate Experts via the Conversations tool to let them know their story, knowledge, and expertise have resonated — and to develop a more impactful networking experience.


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Find the right women in the Ellevate Community — Experts who can offer the advice and support you're looking for to help you succeed (whatever success looks like for you).


Meet Our Community of Ellevate Experts

By sharing their knowledge, stories, and best career advice, Ellevate Experts can be the catalyst you need to help you achieve your professional goals.

Tami Chapek

Tami Chapek

Chicago, IL

Chapter Events Lead

Founder| Executive Leadership Coach at WeInspireWe

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Tezeta "Tez" Roro, REALTOR®, MBA

Chapter President Emeritus

Real Estate Professional at Keller Williams Realty

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Helen Hanison

Helen Hanison

Haywards Heath

Founder. Executive Coach. Writer. Speaker at Helen Hanison Executive Coach

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Shannon Huffman Polson

Shannon Huffman Polson

Winthrop, WA

CEO/Founder, Speaker and Author, Leadership Expert at Shannon Polson, Speaker, Author, Veteran

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Jill Cruz MS, CNS

Jill Cruz MS, CNS

Valley Cottage, NY

Chapter Event Planning

President at Work with Your Nature Weight Loss

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Michele D'Amico

Michele D'Amico

Choose City, CA

Founder at Vetta

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Brande Martin

Brande Martin

Chicago, Illinois

Director B2B Marketing, Content & Creative--North America at Covetrus

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Nikki Winston, CPA

Nikki Winston, CPA

Atlanta, GA

Host at The WERKin' Mommas

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Yvette Costa, CPC, MBA, ELI-MP

Yvette Costa, CPC, MBA, ELI-MP

Castle Rock, Colorado

CEO, President at Full Circle Coaching + Consulting

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Jhaymee Tynan

Jhaymee Tynan

Charlotte, NC

Consultant, Global Health, Public and Social Sector, and Diversity and Inclusion Practices at Egon Zehnder

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Chloe Carmichael

Chloe Carmichael

New York, NY

Owner at www.DrChloe.com

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Rachael Bosch

Rachael Bosch

Washington, DC

Managing Director at Fringe Professional Development

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Jo Burkholder

Jo Burkholder

Seattle, Washington

Studio Manager at Versatile Arts

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Kristy Wallace

Kristy Wallace

New York, NY

CEO at Ellevate Network

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Kim Meninger, MBA, BCC

President | Certified Executive & Leadership Development Coach at Executive Career Success

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Janine MacLachlan

Janine MacLachlan

Chicago, IL

Chapter Co-President

Communications Consultant at MacLachlan Communications Consulting

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Kristen Nielsen Donnelly, PhD

Founder at Abbey Research

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Shamini Dhana

Shamini Dhana

Sausalito, CA

Founder and CEO at Dhana Inc.

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I have grown as a professional since joining Ellevate by making so many new connections, deepening those relationships, getting new ideas for my own content creation and for my own brand, learning new things and reinforcing core lessons I heard from new voices.

I've been a writer for many years, posting regularly for Forbes, the Huffington Post, etc. But ever since I've started writing for Ellevate, my articles have not only been published for Forbes, but also been picked up by Entrepreneur and Thrive Global. The traction is unbelievable and I am so grateful for this platform.

I’ve been able to build my business, my impact and mentor women as a result of being an engaged Executive Council Ellevate Member. I’ve been published on Forbes.com and Medium, I’ve been interviewed for a Podcast, and I’ve gained coaching clients as well as a corporate contract.

As an Innovator member, I’ve gained speaking engagements and even a client who had been following my posts on the site. There’s also been ancillary branding as a result of the exposure and network of Ellevate, so I’ve absolutely benefitted from being a member.


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