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Member Spotlights.

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

 

Stephanie Raso, aPHR, PHR

HR Generalist One Inc

I am HR professional currently specializing in benefits & leave of absences. I assist employees in navigating the world of benefits, presenting benefit offerings in an approachable format and educating employees on the benefit resources they have available to them. As well as helping break down the complex legal web of requirements for leave of absences, helping explain the options employees may have for a leave. While currently specializing in benefits and leave of absences, career wise I am focused diving into training and development & career coaching.

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Jenn DeWall

Motivational Speaker, Leadership & Confidence Coach Jenn DeWall Coaching

Want to know the secret to confidence? I'll give you a hint. It's learning how to stop depending on someone else to tell you whether you're getting it right, worthy, or smart enough. And it all starts within you and is completely within your control. I am a leadership and career coach and motivational speaker helping others show up as their confident authentic self at work. Because let's be honest, if you're not showing up as your whole self, you are only bringing half of yourself, your insights, and what makes you YOU into your work, relationships, and life. So stop waiting for someone else to tell you when you're getting it right and start taking the reins. You have one short life. How do you want to live it? Choose your happy life!

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Ellen Meyerson - CRPC

Sr. Wealth Advisor Vanderbilt Financial Group

I am a problem solver for individuals, families and small business 401k's. My passion is to assist women in transition. This is where I found myself 33 yrs. ago. Separated, then divorced, no savings, 2 children, 1 a HS senior, the other a college freshman. Totally, illiterate financially. Transitioning to a small apartment from a huge home and wonderful Northshore lifestyle was shocking, scary. The good news is I was accepted to the Merrill Lynch training program. They were looking for women with sales experience. This was a monumental task with a long learning curve. So my goal is to demystify the swamp, bring clarity and peace of mind to each person. I don't want anyone to have to go through a similar upheaval.

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Sheila Cosgrove, CMC

Senior Project Management Consultant North Highland

I’m Sheila Cosgrove, Founder and Managing Director of Achieve and Inspire Leadership Coaching. I love working with smart and accomplished women who are building a successful career, are contributing to their community, and who want to utilize coaching to recognize, promote, and leverage their strengths.

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Madelyn Dorta

Writer + Multimedia Creator Self Employed

My name is Madelyn Dorta. I am a multimedia creator, producer, and storyteller. I have my own multimedia production studio called Wrightwood Studios. My focus is on creating epic works of fictions as well as growing my commercial client base and serving them with podcast, video, and streaming services.

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Amanda Lien

Self-Employed Content Writer and Editor

I'm Amanda Lien; I'm a journalist-turned-editor-turned-freelance content creator who specializes in PR and marketing ghostwriting and social media copywriting. Now that I've taken the plunge and gone full-time freelance, I'm looking to expand my network and learn from female entrepreneurs and leaders who have gone before me.

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Laura Fravel

Brand Strategist | Storyteller | Speaker Laura Fravel | Personal Branding

I help female executives and entrepreneurs, with decades of amazing experience and expertise, to make an income and an impact. I help them step out from behind their brand: to know their story, to own it, and then share it with the world… To truly elevate their expertise and impact. In short, I help build personal brands (authentic and impactful). I come from a couple decades in the media industry where my job was to develop and produce stories for everyone from National Geographic and HBO to big brands like Amazon and Intel. And through it all, I saw how powerful the individual’s story is. We ALL have a story to tell. It’s simply in how you choose to tell it, or not. I'm a people-person, mother, runner, traveling, sailing, surfing adventurer, in both life and work. And I’m always excited to connect with others. I hold a monthly roundtable of amazing thought-leaders each month called The ChangeMaker's Roundtable – please join us! laurafravel.com/roundtable.

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Tara Perman

COACH TARA PERMAN COACHING

I am a professional coach focused on helping career moms gain the clarity and courage to confidently make bold life changes. I shifted into this work after spending 20+ years doing leadership development at professional services firms. I am now self-employed and focused solely on helping private clients. Although my specialty is helping career moms, I enjoy working with anyone who is looking to make a change. For career changes - I've helped people leave jobs and explore new careers; I've also helped people stay put, our work having uncovered a renewed sense of alignment. For life changes - I’ve helped people create a vision for their big life goals and think thru the necessary steps to start making it happen. I help them move from awareness to action by creating a vision that is supported with a plan. Our conversations leverage tools and activities to help with necessary mindset shifts. And, I offer accountability along the way.

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Catherine Cantey

Founder Catherine Cantey LLC

I'm a tenacious connector and recovering banker. After 22 years in banking, I've created a Business Vitality framework allowing businesses to remain viable in today's constant changing world.

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Laura Templeton

CEO 30 Second Success

Hi Ellevate Sister! I'm Laura Templeton, Founder and CEO of 30 Second Success, helping business owners, professionals, and sales teams ditch the pitch and start connecting. Yes! I love helping audiences dig deep and find the words that connect with their audiences and drive more business to their door. How, you ask? As an International Speaker, Author, and Communications Coach I work with the most amazing people who just need the right formula and a bit of belief in themselves to overcome their struggle to communicate their value and connect with confidence. I am currently working on a course for the do-it yourselfers who want a step-by-step tutorial of the formula I teach to my global audiences. This formula is proven to help you craft a 30 second message that attracts more clients and gets them to want to know more about you and your work. Stay tuned for the launch announcement!

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Sarah Bojorquez

Talent Acquisitions specialist Centric software

Hello everyone! I am Sarah and I am from Cincinnati, OH. I currently work as a Talent Acquisitions Partner with Integrity Express Logistics here in Cincinnati. My job is to find top notch sales and coordinator talent for our offices in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Denver, CO. I am also a part time real estate investor and working towards my real estate license in Ohio.

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Caryn Kent Dean

CEO & Managing Partner Once Upon an RFP

I'm Caryn Kent Dean, CEO, Founder & Managing Member of Once Upon an RFP. I live outside of Chicago with my husband, 3 kids and Scout the rescue dog. I've been an entrepreneur for 3 years because, after 10 years raising my kids full-time, I re-entered the corporate world and couldn't find the right combination of balance, challenge and creativity. I founded Once Upon an RFP in 2018 as a boutique proposal consultancy specializing in Request for Proposal (RFP) based proposals. I've realized that this is just one piece of the Government contracting puzzle and that there is a lot of inequity in the services available to supporting government contractors that aren't large corporations. I'm working on building sustainable solutions for small businesses that work with government.

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