Member Spotlights

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

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Leah R. Bennett, CFA, CIC

Chief Operating Officer Westwood Trust
I find that younger professionals are afraid of making mistakes; don't be. As long as you are reflective and learn from them, they are very healthy and will make you a stronger professional.

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Janice Goldman

Author of Let's Talk about Money - Author, Speaker, Financial Coach Janice Goldman LTD
My dream is to see the gender pay gap erased within my lifetime. I long for the day when women stop settling for what’s offered to them, and instead, speak up and demand equal pay.

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Rachel Bauer

Chief Creative Officer Gild Collective
As women, we deserve the same number of professional development opportunities that our male counterparts get, even if we have to make them ourselves.

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Mathilde Leary

Managing Director Health-e-Port
Be compassionate about what you chose to do. Back your compassion with technical skills - It will give you credibility no one can take away.

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Leigh Sevin

Co-Founder We Are Arthur, Inc.
Keep working and share the realities of how you do it with the world.

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Kareen Walsh

Coach/Adviser/Entreprenuer Revampologist, LLC
I am a change agent, a problem solver, but most of all, my professional mission is to empower others in believing they are capable of achieving the life they dream of.

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Julia Landauer

Founder, CEO Julia Landauer Racing, LLC
I hope to show that women can tackle anything while doing so with integrity. With charisma, energy, guts, a plan, & a team, women should be allowed & encouraged to set high goals & go after them.

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Laurie Thompson

Principal, Global Financial Services Practice Heidrick & Struggles
It may sound hokey, but I would consider myself a connector. Whether it's linking my clients with potential talent who can help them accomplish their business goals, connecting people to a new job tha

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Marja Norris

Sr. VP Wealth Advisor UBS
Being a woman in finance has allowed my nurturing, protective and analytical strengths to keep investors safe and be successful.

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Susan Arduengo

Clarifying employment law for the Beauty Industry Friedman Stroffe & Gerard, P.C.
I find inspiration in working women who exude positivity. No matter the industry, work is demanding, stressful, and sometimes unfair.

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Persephone Brooks

Coaching/Consultant A Different Counseling: Out of the Box Method
Throughout my life, I've learned to thrive and do things "out of the box." I bring these skills coupled with my education/work experience as a counselor and what my parents learned from raising me to

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Marcella Shinder

Board of Directors CarMax
Success comes from having accomplishments that are aligned to your aspirations, and achieved with integrity and purpose.