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Member Successes.

Our members' successes are a source of inspiration to everyone in the Ellevate community.


Sonya Smith-Valentine Named One of the Top 10 Most Inspiring CEOs in Business by CIO Views Magazine

CIO Views Magazine has named Sonya Smith-Valentine, CEO of Financially Fierce, LLC to its list of the Top 10 Most Inspiring CEOs in Business.

Tez Roro Joins West Essex YMCA Board of Directors

Tez Roro named YMCA Board of Directors.

Jennefer Witter Earns Second Certificate in Racial Equity Space

Chapter Leader Jennefer Witter, a recognized public speaker, recently earned a certificate from Northwestern University's Leading Racial Equity and Inclusion in Organization program.

Jennefer Witter Signs the Global Liver Institute as The Boreland Group Client

Jennefer Witter recently signed the Global Liver Institute ( as a new client for her PR agency, The Boreland Group. The firm will assist in growing the non-profit's brand.

Maria Garcia Nielsen Appointed to the Board of MiBanco

Maria Garcia Nielsen is appointed to the Board of MiBanco, microfinance unit of Credicorp (NYSE:BAP).

Diane DiResta Contributes to Shared Wisdom Book

Diane DiResta wrote a chapter on Speaking for Entrepreneurs in the new guide Shared Wisdom: Tips from Business Experts on How YOU Can Achieve Success. This book provides simple practical tips.

Chinwe Esimai Launches Brilliance Beyond Borders Book

What if the traditional narrative about immigrant women--that those who come to the United States will succeed as long as they work hard, stay focused, and have supportive families--is a lie?

Tez Roro Awarded the MLK Jr. Distinguished Service Award

Tez Roro was recognized for making a meaningful impact to the education system via her leadership in the PTA (Parent Teacher Association) organization.

Danielle E. Tricolla Promoted to Partner at Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP

Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP (“FDT”) is pleased to announce the promotions of Danielle E. Tricolla and Robert L. Renda to Partner effective January 1, 2022.

Shannon Huffman Polson Launches The Grit Factor podcast

With guests from Admirals to Olympians, fighter pilots to a tech CEO, listen in to conversations about getting through the toughest challenges, and find ideas and inspiration from the front lines.

Dr. Selena Ramkeesoon Authors COVID-19 Report

Dr. Selena Ramkeesoon co-authors COVID-19 report on issues to consider in strengthening the communications and community engagement capacity of the public health sector to respond to future crises.