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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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Michele D'Amico

Founder Vetta

Hi, I'm Dr. Michele D'Amico, CPC, CELC and the Founder of Vetta, an Executive Coaching firm based in Los Angeles. I'm an executive leadership coach and valued expert in resilient leadership, execut...

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Jacqueline Maduneme

CEO/Founder Compliance Core LLC

I’m Jacqueline Maduneme, CEO and Founder of Compliance Core. Compliance Core is a risk management consulting and technology solutions firm to small and mid-sized financial firms. We enable rapid bu...

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Kelly Ruybal

Vice President Solution Sales Intrado

I am a sales leadership expert and strategist with over 25 years of experience solution selling and managing successful sales teams focusing on the pain points organizations face as the pace of tec...

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Jaclyn Smith

Manager, Contracts & Risk Management The Boeing Company

Hi all! I’m Jaclyn. I’m passionate about writing, helping others, and working through complex problems. Although I am a licensed attorney currently I manage a team of contract and negotiation suppo...

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Pradnya Deshpande

HR Coordinator IPC Systems, Inc.

SHRM-CP certified graduate with a Master of Science in Human Resource Management from Roosevelt University. I have completed my Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management with electives in psyc...

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Joan Walsh

Founder and Partner Kashbox Coaching

I am a business coach who helps teams and/or individuals to achieve their vision. The journey is one that includes strategies, goals, processes and take action steps. This provides clarity and I wa...

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Jo Burkholder

Founder | Principal Consultant Terra Firma Cultural

I'm the kid who jumped in the pool before I knew I could swim. I'm the one who led the bored neighborhood kids to run away to Hawaii, from Pennsylvania! I traveled in Ecuador, Bolivia, and Peru ...

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Michaela O'Reggio

The Leadership Optimizer Awaken The Mastery

Greetings! I am Michaela, The Leadership Optimizer. As a leader, you spend a lot of time focusing on external factors - people, goals, and processes. Would it surprise you if I said that you would ...

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Senior Marketing Director World Financial Group

15 yrs ago, I went to Kenya to volunteer in a young mother's association & when I returned, I wanted to help the women I had met. However, my government job only paid me enough to get by & I could...

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Lynn Yazbec

Leadership Coach and Organizational Development Consultant Yazbec Consulting Services

Hi. I'm an Organizational Development Consultant who helps leaders reach their potential. I'm currently focused on helping women be better leaders. I particularly enjoy working with millennials ...

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Chantal Boeckman

Director, Corporate Communications, Americas Amadeus IT Group

My name is Chantal Boeckman, and I am co-president of the Ellevate Dallas chapter. I’ve been an Ellevate member and leader since 2017 and have valued this organization for the space it has provided...

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Ann Freeman

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Financial Advisor

My name is Ann Bettendorf Freeman and I’m a Financial Advisor with the Bettendorf Group at Morgan Stanley. I have been passionate about the stock market since early childhood and had the privilege...