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

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DaKenya Douglas, MBA

Sr. Vice President Operations Education Management, Inc. (dba Blue Cliff College)

I am an operations-minded thought-partner with a flair for innovation and creative problem solving. I have a proven track record of leading high-functioning teams, improving efficiencies and initi...

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Dolores Hirschmann

Chief Clarity Officer Masters in Clarity

My name is Dolores Hirschmann and I'm a mum of four, entrepreneur, speaker, author, TEDx organizer, strategist, and coach. I work with Speakers, Entrepreneurs, Authors, and Executives to CLARIFY th...

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Ashley Lynn Priore

Founder, President, CEO The Queen's Gambit Chess Institute

Hello! My name is Ashley Lynn Priore. I'm a freshman at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in English and Business with a minor in Political Science. I work to bring communities together and cre...

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Janet Zaretsky

The BS-to-Brilliance Master BS-to-Brilliance Master Coach, Speaker, Trainer

I am Janet Zaretsky. I am known as THE BS-to-BRILLIANCE MASTER. As a two-time TEDX and keynote speaker, corporate trainer and master business coach, I’ve helped thousands of high-wattage people on ...

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Keysha Dale

General Manager VITAS Healthcare

Focused, goal-driven and always learning Keysha Dale actively pursues her success while assisting other women to fast-track their own. Her willingness to be mentored and to mentor others has catapu...

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Julianne Suleski

Business Development Manager Madison Club

This question always gets me - describe yourself, introduce yourself, pick your favorite things about yourself...well, I don't know about the last one, but I am a millennial, young professional, pa...

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Laura Stringer

Principal Ninth Fourth

I'm an independent consultant focused on strategy and solutions for digital maturity. In a nutshell, I provide planning, design, governance, and other services to help companies improve the quality...

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Swaty Rao

Senior Manager - Data & Analytics Protiviti

I'm a polymath with interest and background in strategy, technology product management and startups. I recently moved to Chicago and am a senior manager in Techonology Consulting practice. I'm cu...

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Deborah Brightman Farone

Strategic Advisor and Author of "Best Practices in Law Firm Business Development and Marketing." Farone Advisors LLC

In 2017, I launched my own consulting practice, Farone Advisors, LLC, where I advise law and other professional service firms on business strategy, practice plans and other targeted marketing proje...

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Robin Finnell

Wardrobe Stylist , Image Consultant, and Speaker WORTH New York and W by WORTH

I live in McLean, VA with my husband of 33 years and have a 25 year old son who is on his own. My career is as a wardrobe stylist with WORTH New York and W by Worth luxury clothing lines for women....

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Kate Strauss

Producer 2U

Hello! My name is Kate Strauss and I'm a video producer at a digital education tech company called 2U! We take accredited masters programs and make them digital so you can get a degree from anywher...

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Lori Beard-Daily

Chief Now Officer, author and speaker Working on Your Now

I'm Lori Beard-Daily. I'm the Chief Now Officer of Working on Your Now. I'm also an author and a speaker. My focus is on working with busy professional women who look like they have it all togethe...

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