Women In Business Archives

BestCompaniesAZ names 100 Best Companies in Arizona

It is the purpose of BestCompaniesAZ and our calling – and has been for 15 years. We knew that better workplaces would create better lives, better communities, and more profitable businesses. Although it wasn’t about the money, the financial success was proven to be a benefit for best companies. Ten years ago, we were excited… Read More →

Geena Davis will speak at United Way event in Phoenix

Geena Davis, an Academy Award winning actor who is one of Hollywood’s most respected stars, is coming to Phoenix to speak at a luncheon presented by the Women’s Leadership Council of the Valley of the Sun United Way. “We Are UNITED,” a fundraising event to help fund Valley of the Sun United Way’s Breakfast in… Read More →

Business women invited to try out for mini-TED Talk

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For the third consecutive year, Conscious Connections, a Valley-based organization that leads a community of highly conscious business women, is holding auditions for its Take the Stage program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25. Six business women will be selected to participate in Take the Stage where they will create a mini-TED Talk… Read More →

Dawn Meidinger appointed environmental group chair at Fennemore Craig

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Fennemore Craig Phoenix office Partner Dawn Meidinger has been appointed as the new Practice Group Chair of the firm’s natural resources, energy and environmental law practice group. “Dawn possesses a deep knowledge of the law relating to natural resources, energy and the environment,” said Steve Good, managing partner of Fennemore Craig. “We are proud to have her on… Read More →

Report: Women-owned businesses earn less annual revenue

Is it a dilemma or a challenge? More women are starting and succeeding as U.S. small-business owners and entrepreneurs – many in industries once considered unthinkable for them – than men, yet average annual revenues of women-owned businesses are lower than those of their male counterparts. The 2015 State of Women-Owned Business Report (AMEX Open,… Read More →

Nicole Stanton appointed to James E. Rogers College of Law board

The law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Phoenix office managing partner Nicole Stanton has been appointed to the Board of Visitors of the James E. Rogers College of Law. Members of the Board work to serve as both advisors to, and ambassadors for, the college, meeting once a year to discuss… Read More →

ATHENA Leadership Award winners give advice on success

ATHENA Leadership Award

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce announced three ATHENA Leadership Award winners on Oct. 26 during the 29th Annual ATHENA Awards Luncheon. The three honored at this year’s luncheon were Catherine Alonzo, founding partner of Javelina, who received the Young Professional Award, Rebecca Clyde, co-founder and CXO of Ideas Collide, winner of the Businesswoman of the Year… Read More →

The challenges to recruiting and retaining women in tech

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Technical recruiter Speak With A Geek (SWAG) is using its voice in the industry to raise awareness about the unique challenges faced by women in technology. The Bay Area agency hopes to educate and provide a deeper analysis into the topic of a lack of female representation in technology. “Beginning almost at birth, girls receive… Read More →

KeatsConnelly appoints Sally A. Taylor as CEO

Financial Statements

Phoenix-based KeatsConnelly, the largest cross-border wealth management firm in North America that specializes in helping Canadians and Americans realize their dreams of a cross-border lifestyle, appointed Sally A. Taylor to chief executive officer and Bryant E. Andrus to president, respectively. In her new role, Taylor will be leading and setting the strategy for the company,… Read More →

New study reveals key to gender gap in C-suite

commercial real estate gender gap

Countless studies have shown women to be great leaders who improve company performance. Organizations across a multitude of industries that have embraced the business case for increased gender diversity are spending millions of dollars on programs to help women advance. Yet, gender parity in the C-suite has not bee reached. A new study, released Wednesday by the coaching and… Read More →

Former GoDaddy executive launches consulting firm

Tyler Butler, a former GoDaddy executive and passionate professional working toward helping companies operate with a conscience, has launched a new consultancy called 11Eleven Consulting.  Embracing the trend of more companies taking steps towards operating as responsible businesses, Butler saw an opportunity to effectively make these transitions. Connecting communities, companies and causes, 11Eleven Consulting incorporates… Read More →

Az Business honors Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

A crowd of nearly 500 packed Desert Botanical Garden Thursday to honor Az Business magazine’s Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2016. “All the women we are honoring tonight have procured influence in their respective fields through hard-earned track records of profitability, leadership and innovation,” said AZ Big Media Publisher Cheryl Green. “These women are… Read More →

Deanna Wise: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Deanna Wise

Deanna Wise, executive vice president and chief information officer, Dignity Health Wise has a deep understanding and vast experience in the implementation and support of industry-leading clinical IT systems. Advice: “It is important to create a brand strategy for yourself. My personal brand strategy includes the cornerstones of people, strategy, outcomes, and innovation. We are all in… Read More →

Alexi Venneri: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Alexi Venneri

Alexi Venneri, co-founder and CEO, Digital Air Strike Venneri previously worked for the Seattle Mariners and multiple technology companies before starting her award-winning social media and digital engagement company company that now employs 170 with most based in Scottsdale. Advice: “If you see an opportunity – take it. I started Digital Air Strike during a recession in… Read More →