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Ellevate Experts

Ellevate Experts are the women within our community committed to supporting our members through their career journeys 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.


How We're Different

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.

Shannon Huffman Polson
Shannon Huffman Polson

Winthrop, WA

Founder and CEO, The Grit Institute at Shannon Polson, Speaker, Author, Veteran

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Shanna A. Hocking
Shanna A. Hocking

Philadelphia, PA

Associate Vice President, Development at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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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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Ivna Curi

Founder and CEO at AssertiveWay.com

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Michelle M. Campbell
Michelle M. Campbell

Dallas, Texas

Senior Vice President at Citi

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Terry McDougall
Terry McDougall

Highland Park, IL

President at Terry B McDougall Coaching

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Lisa Kaplowitz
Lisa Kaplowitz

East Brunswick, New Jersey

Founding Director - Center for Women in Business; Assistant Professor - Finance at Rutgers Business School

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Brande Martin
Brande Martin

Chicago, Illinois

Director, Digital Publishing and Content Strategy at American Medical Association

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Janine MacLachlan
Janine MacLachlan

Chicago, IL

Chapter Co-President

Brand Strategist | Innovation Coach at MacLachlan Innovation Strategies

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Madeline Schwarz
Madeline Schwarz

New York, NY

Communication + Career Coach at Madeline Schwarz Coaching

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Kelli Wingo
Kelli Wingo

Hoboken, NJ

Chapter Event Lead

Founder/Chief Vision & Strategy Officer at KMW Catalyst

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Ahlia Kitwana
Ahlia Kitwana

Rochester, New York

CEO & Founder at Little Black Buddha

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Jo Burkholder
Jo Burkholder

Seattle, Washington

Founder | Principal Consultant at Terra Firma Cultural

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Caroline Ceniza-Levine
Caroline Ceniza-Levine

Jacksonville, FL

Make a great living doing work you love at Founder - Dream Career Club

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Ruzana Glaeser
Ruzana Glaeser

Osseo, MN

Co-Founder at brightmeetsbrave.com

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Helen Hanison
Helen Hanison

Haywards Heath

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

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RM Harrison
RM Harrison

Austin, TX

Instructor Manager at General Assembly

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Homaira Kabir

Women's Wellbeing and Leadership Coach and Trainer at Homaira Kabir

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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.

Melanie Curtis

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.

Homaira Kabir

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.

Ericka Spradley

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.

Caroline Ceniza-Levine


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