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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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Simone Morris

CEO Simone Morris Enterprises LLC

Hello my name is Simone Morris and I'm CEO of Simone Morris Enterprises LLC. My business is focused on delivering speaking, training, and coaching services. My areas of focus include women's empowe...

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Lauren Kirby

Sr. Project Manager Freddie Mac

My name is Lauren Kirby and I'm a long-time transformation and project manager. With audit training and experience, I enjoy using those techniques to help management improve business processes, sys...

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Leadership Coach Amy Kan Coaching

I'm Amy Kan. As a leadership development coach, I help companies diversify their leadership teams by helping prepare women in middle management for leadership roles.

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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

BS-to-Brilliance Master Coach, Speaker, Trainer Empowered Women Enterprises, LLC

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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