Women In Business Archives

Az Business names Most Influential Women of 2016

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They are innovators, trailblazers and leaders of industry. They are Az Business magazine’s Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2016, as selected from a pool of more than 1,000 candidates by the editorial team at Az Business magazine and a panel of industry experts. “While their resumes and industries may differ, the women we… Read More →

11 women graduate from NAWBO mentor program

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Eleven women business owners and their mentors met recently to celebrate the completion of their nine-month National Association of Women Business Owners — NAWBO Phoenix Chapter Business Mentoring Program. “When we tallied all of the figures from this year, the economic impact was quite substantial,” says Program Director Paula Wittekind of CDQ Learning for Results.… Read More →

Nicholle Harris is president-elect of Arizona Black Bar

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The Arizona Black Bar has announced that Gust Rosenfeld partner Nicholle Harris will serve as President-Elect for the 2016-2017 year. The Arizona Black Bar (ABB), formerly known as the Hayzel B. Daniels Bar Association, was founded in 1971.  ABB has a statewide membership of attorneys, judges, paralegals, law students and community members who work tirelessly… Read More →

Fennemore Craig attorney elected to Arizona mining board

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Fennemore Craig Phoenix office director Dawn Meidinger was elected to the Board of Directors for the Arizona Mining Association. “We encourage our colleagues to become actively involved in the industries we serve,” said Sarah Strunk, chair of the board of directors of Fennemore Craig. “We congratulate Dawn on her recent appointment to Arizona Mining Association’s board of directors,… Read More →

Polsinelli honored for emphasis on women in leadership

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For the second year in a row, national firm Polsinelli received “Gold Standard Certification” from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) for incorporating women into the highest levels of firm leadership. With eligibility limited to U.S. firms with 300 or more attorneys, only 31 firms nationwide achieved this recognition, down from 44 in 2015 and… Read More →

SweetLeaf earns 2016 Women’s Choice Award

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Female consumer advocate group WomenCertified Inc. is honoring tea sweetener SweetLeaf with the Women’s Choice Award. SweetLeaf received excellent survey scores, with the vast majority of customers rating the experience and overall quality of SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener as “extremely satisfied.” “The Women’s Choice Award’s mission is to identify which brands are most recommended by women,” said Delia Passi, CEO and founder.… Read More →

Women of color who own Arizona businesses are on the rise

Co-Hoots founder Jenny Poon and Anita Blanco, director of diversity recruitment and engagement at Stanford University at the Women of Color STEM Entreprenurship Conference to encourage women of color to own businesses. (Photo by David Marino Jr./Cronkite News)

Jenny Poon is a serial entrepreneur. She runs the business collaborative Co+Hoots, where owners of small businesses, from tea suppliers to software design, share space, ideas and conversation. She created Eeko Studio, a graphic design and marketing agency that recently worked on the branding concept for the Grid Bikes bike sharing program in Phoenix. Poon, the daughter of Chinese-Vietnamese… Read More →

Tempe Chamber honors Denise Hart

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The Tempe Chamber of Commerce has named Denise Hart as the 2016 Business Woman of the Year. She was honored at the 21st Annual Women in Business Conference on May 25 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Tempe. “I was deeply honored to be nominated for Tempe Business Woman of the Year among so many… Read More →

Abrazo names Tami Biggs as director of business development

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Tami Biggs, RN, BSN is the new Market Cardiovascular Service Line Director of Business Development for Abrazo Community Health Network. “Tami will be instrumental in developing various cardiovascular sub service lines and interdisciplinary cooperation across all Abrazo hospitals as we propel Abrazo’s legacy of excellence in cardiovascular care to an even higher level in Arizona… Read More →

Businesses may be forced to reveal pay practices

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The federal government announced its intent to gather additional pay information from larger employers, forcing all businesses with more than 100 workers to provide detailed information about their pay practices in an effort to address gender discrimination. If the president’s plan moves forward as expected, employers will be subject to a heightened pay transparency standard… Read More →

NAWBO award ceremony to honor local entrepreneurs

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Join members of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Phoenix Chapter, and their guests at the June 1 Desert Diamonds Awards Gala. “Get ready to be inspired by the collaboration and successes of NAWBO members who will be recognized in six award categories,” says Nancy Sanders, President of NAWBO Phoenix. “We are fortunate… Read More →

MCCCD names 1st Latina chancellor in Arizona

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Maricopa Community Colleges’ Governing Board voted to appoint Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick as Chancellor of one of the largest community college systems in the nation. Harper-Marinick becomes the first female and first Latina ever appointed Chancellor to a higher education institution in Arizona. “A new era has come to Maricopa Community Colleges as we congratulate Dr.… Read More →

ASU, NAWBO to celebrate entrepreneurial women

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Arizona State University (ASU), in collaboration with the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)-Phoenix chapter, is hosting a May 12 ceremony to celebrate women entrepreneurs who have successfully completed ASU’s SparXX 20 or NAWBO’s Business Mentoring programs. The jointly held event will also celebrate supporters of women entrepreneurship programs in Phoenix and provide attendees an… Read More →

Quarles & Brady named best firm for female attorneys

Nicole Stanton is managing partner of Quarles & Brady's Phoenix office.

The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP – which has offices in Phoenix and Scottsdale – has been named the “Best BigLaw Firm For Female Attorneys” by Law360, underscoring its ongoing commitment to gender equality in the legal profession and workplace. In addition to its top ranking, Quarles & Brady is the only… Read More →