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Member Successes.

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


Dr. Selena Ramkeesoon Interviewed for National Entrepreneurship Month

In honor of National Entrepreneurship Month, Dr. Selena Ramkeesoon was featured in the November issue of the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) Alumni Association newsletter.

Amanda Lien Starts Her Own Content Writing Business

After freelancing on the side for 5 years while finishing school and working full-time, I finally made the leap and took my freelancing hustle full time!

ACAMS Awards AML Professional of the Month to Deepa Ramsunder

The Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) recognised Deepa Ramsunder as Anti-Money Laundering Professional of the Month for the month of April 2019.

Diane DiResta's Course, Speaking Confidently and Successfully, Ranks #5 on Linkedin's Top 20 Courses

Speaking Confidently and Effectively, a linkedin learning audio course by Pete Mockaitis and Diane DiResta, made the Top 20 Most Popular Courses on Linkedin.

Next Charlotte Invites Sonya Smith-Valentine as Financial Trainer

Sonya Smith-Valentine will be providing financial training for emerging businesses in the current cohort of Next Charlotte.

Andraya Lund Awarded Fellowship with Social Venture Partners

SVP Fellows are selected through a rigorous nominations process and must meet specific criteria. The goal of the Fellowship program is to center the diverse communities in MN intentionally.

 Female-Founded Wellness Company FitPros Certified By the WBENC

FitPros, a female-founded business specializing in workplace wellbeing services, is proud to announce national certification by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

Vanessa Correa, MS Awarded the Freddie Mac Above and Beyond Award

Vanessa Correa, MS was nominated for this award by her direct supervisor after she helped cover a colleague's workload when she was on leave for a month.

Sonya Smith-Valentine Earns Post-Crisis Leadership Certification from University of South Florida

Sonya Smith-Valentine completed classes to earn the Post-Crisis Leadership Certificate from the University of South Florida.

Andraya Lund Named to the Board of Directors for Connections to Independence

Named to the Board of Directors for Connections to Independence, a unique organization providing services & provide support for youth in foster care.

Sonya Smith-Valentine Selected for Panel on Mentorship for Women of Color

​The Network of Executive Women – Carolinas Region invited our Sonya Smith-Valentine, CEO of Financially Fierce, to be a panelist for its Women of Color Mentorship event.

Sonya Smith-Valentine Completes Cornell University's Women's Entrepreneurship Program

Women's Entrepreneurship at Cornell offers an unparalleled opportunity for women to earn a certificate in business while gaining the skills and knowledge necessary to manage and scale a business.