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Member Spotlights

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

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Pradnya Deshpande

HR Coordinator IPC Systems, Inc.

SHRM-CP certified graduate with a Master of Science in Human Resource Management from Roosevelt University. I have completed my Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management with electives in psyc...

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Joan Walsh

Founder and Partner Kashbox Coaching

I am a business coach who helps teams and/or individuals to achieve their vision. The journey is one that includes strategies, goals, processes and take action steps. This provides clarity and I wa...

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Jo Burkholder

Founder | Principal Consultant Terra Firma Cultural

I'm the kid who jumped in the pool before I knew I could swim. I'm the one who led the bored neighborhood kids to run away to Hawaii, from Pennsylvania! I traveled in Ecuador, Bolivia, and Peru ...

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Michaela O'Reggio

The Leadership Optimizer Awaken The Mastery

Greetings! I am Michaela, The Leadership Optimizer. As a leader, you spend a lot of time focusing on external factors - people, goals, and processes. Would it surprise you if I said that you would ...

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Senior Marketing Director World Financial Group

15 yrs ago, I went to Kenya to volunteer in a young mother's association & when I returned, I wanted to help the women I had met. However, my government job only paid me enough to get by & I could...

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Lynn Yazbec

Leadership Coach and Organizational Development Consultant Yazbec Consulting Services

Hi. I'm an Organizational Development Consultant who helps leaders reach their potential. I'm currently focused on helping women be better leaders. I particularly enjoy working with millennials ...

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Chantal Boeckman

Director, External Communications, America Amadeus IT Group

My name is Chantal Boeckman, and I am co-president of the Ellevate Dallas chapter. I’ve been an Ellevate member and leader since 2017 and have valued this organization for the space it has provided...

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Ann Freeman

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Financial Advisor

My name is Ann Bettendorf Freeman and I’m a Financial Advisor with the Bettendorf Group at Morgan Stanley. I have been passionate about the stock market since early childhood and had the privilege...

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Audrey Hametner

Owner The Hametner Group

Hi! I have spent over 20 years in the corporate world across the globe working with Media technology firms like PIKSEL; Educators like Swiss International scientific School, Dubai; recruiters like ...

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Cynthia Jones

Cybersecurity Analyst General Dynamics Information Technology

My name is Cynthia Jones and I have spent the last 10+ years growing my IT career. I was blessed to obtain a double master’s in CyberSecurity. I then went on to get my dream job as a Information ...

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Kelley Connors

Life Work Coach and Brand Consultant Self

I am a life work coach and use the power of the brave, wise self to claim your seat at the table and rise. Working with executive women, leaders, entrepreneurs who want to get out of their comfort ...

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Kate Liebelt

Chief of Staff / Director of Strategic Operations AbbVie

I am a healthcare strategy professional, an entrepreneur, and a civic leader who loves traveling the world and meeting new people wherever I go. My wanderlust stems from spending a good portion of...