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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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Hira Ali

Founder Advancing Your Potential

I am an associate certified career coach & mentor, author and leadership trainer. My current focus is addressing the challenge of gender equality and women empowerment across the globe.

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Patricia Steele

Vice President, Communications Dress for Success

My job is to help expand awareness of the incredible work this global non-profit has been accomplishing for over 20 years in 150 cities in over 30 countries. I help develop campaigns, cultivate Imp...

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Bijal Jani

Attorney & Corporate Strategist Jani Consultancy, Inc

I am an attorney & corporate strategist, have raised my awesome 19 year old son as a single mom while juggling my own businesses for 19 years, and am now leveraging my skills in the courtroom to th...

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Rebecca Ahmed


Hello! My name is Rebecca Ahmed and I am a strategic coach and Co-Founder of Turn It On! Through coaching engagements, speaking opportunities and trainings, I acts as an educator, mentor, and strat...

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Mijanou Spurdle, CFP®, CPM®

First Vice President Branch Manager Morgan Stanley

My name is Mijanou Spurdle. I am originally from Brooklyn, NY but have lived in Miami Beach Florida since 2003. I am focused on being a mother, wife and financial professional.

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Heather Besignano

Founder & CEO ICON PR

My name is Heather Besignano. I am the Founder and CEO of ICON PR in Los Angeles, CA and am also the mother of an almost 1 year old little girl! I'm currently focused on promoting my clients curren...

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Michelle Gass

Managing Member Paradigm Advisors, LLC

Greetings! I am Michelle Underwood Gass, CPA, CFP®, founder and principal of Paradigm Advisors. I am passionate about helping people navigate their path toward financial freedom so they can live ...

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Kate Turney

President Twelve Gardens Ltd.

I fell in love with landscape design long before I realized it—like discovering you're in love with a close friend. First I studied art and worked in graphic design. I studied international relatio...

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Alyssa Adams

Associate Certified Coach (ACC) Psychologist

I'm Alyssa Adams, and I'm a clinical psychologist and board certified coach. I help stressed entrepreneurs to unlock their intuition, to shift their mindset, and to build unshakeable confidence so ...

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Lisa Kaplowitz

Co-Leader - Rutgers Business School Women's Initiative; Assistant Professor - Finance Rutgers Business School

Hi Ellevate! I am Lisa (Stern) Kaplowitz and like many of you, I wear multiple hats, often at the same time. I am 45 and on my 4th career. I have been an investment banker, a CFO, a stay-at-home...

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Vicki Sullivan

VP, Principal Project/Program Manager BNY Mellon

I am a Sr. Technology Project/Program Manager supporting Eagle Accounting for multiple business segments. As a project manager, I facilitate the execution of strategic initiatives in furtherance of...

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Claire Cochran

Founder and Principal Law Offices of Claire Cochran

I am a Plaintiff's Labor and Employment Attorney who specializes in women's rights issues and works for the Me Too Movement. It is very important to me to make change through my advocacy.

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