Member Spotlights

Get to know Ellevate members - women who are leading the charge - and learn from their stories.

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Sonia Jackson Myles

CEO The Sister Accord dba The Accord Group LLC
If I can get to girls early in their lives with the message of love for self and each other, we will eradicate ‘mean girl’ behavior before they become ‘mean women.’

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Mary Simmons, PHR, SHRM-CP

Director of HR Consulting; PHR Portnoy, Messinger,Pearl and Associates, Inc.
I am a Human Resources Consultant focused on elevating businesses through the engagement, retention and increased productivity of their employees. How do I do that? I partner with an organization...

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Wendy Perry

Executive Managing Director Merck
To excel in a highly competitive and demanding environment we need to ensure that we have the best talent.

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Jessica Bronzert

Executive Coach & Change Management Consultant The Sparks Group
My focus is helping individuals, teams and organizations build the capacity - not just the skills - to make the changes that make a difference to them and in the world.

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Lora Poepping

PRESIDENT Plum Coaching & HR Consulting
My story is one of a woman-owned business starting from scratch and offering other women an opportunity to create work/life balance on their terms.

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Talia Salvati

Founder & Chief Talent Officer upLIFT HR
It is extremely rewarding getting to know people; their stories and purpose, and ultimately connecting people to tremendous opportunities.

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Erica Keswin

Speaker, Workplace Strategist, Dot-Connector Erica Keswin
I am a workplace strategist who has worked for the past twenty years with some of the most iconic brands in the world as a consultant, speaker, writer and professional dot-connector.

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Jill Zakrzewski

Executive Council | Northern New Jersey Chapter Ellevate Network
The legacy that I care most about is creating authentic relationships with the people I meet. I take my "open door" policy very seriously, because at the end of the day, it's people who matter most.

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Emily Cornell

Account Director Fame
I like to think of myself mostly as a connector — connecting people to other people or to ideas or sometimes just connecting the dots as they appear.

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Jennifer Farrer

Principal Jennifer Farrer Leadership Training and Coaching
I wake up every morning thinking about how to get more women into the C-suite — at Fortune 500 companies or owning their own business.

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Debbie Fay

Founder I executive speech coach I presentation development bespeak presentation solutions llc
Whether one is giving a keynote, a sales pitch, advocating for an initiative internally or to a board of directors, the goal is the same: to be heard. My mission is to help speakers... do just that.

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Bonnie Sewell, CFP®, CDFA™, AIF®

CEO American Capital Planning, LLC
Female, fee-only, flat fee and fiduciary - in personal finance in my 27th year. I own and run a boutique wealth management firm with one other employee (also female and a millennial). We have a n...