Women In Business Archives

Quarles & Brady Earns PHX Renews Corporate Partner Award

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The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that it has been selected to be the recipient of a “PHX Renews Corporate Partner” award from Keep Phoenix Beautiful for its pro bono work on the PHX Renews and Keep Phoenix Beautiful projects. The award recognizes an organization for its dedication, leadership and passion… Read More →

Piper Charitable Trust Announces New President & CEO

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The Board of Trustees of Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust announced today that Dr. Susan M. Pepin, nationally recognized medical educator, clinician, and researcher, will become the next president and CEO of Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, effective July 28, 2014. Dr. Pepin currently serves as Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Professor… Read More →

Local business owners weigh in Ban Bossy campaign

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The Ban Bossy campaign led by Facebook COO and Lean In founder, Sheryl Sandberg, and the Girl Scouts of USA works to help empower girls and women. The campaign partnered with celebrities and businesses to share quotes, stories and tips for girls, parents, troop leaders and managers to help women become leaders. The basis of… Read More →

Midwestern Appoints New Director of Development

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Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President and CEO of Midwestern University, announced a new director on the University’s Glendale Campus. Staci Glass has been named Director of Development and Alumni Relations for the Glendale Campus. Ms. Glass brings nearly two decades of administrative, planning, fund-raising, and event management experience to Midwestern. Most recently, Ms. Glass served… Read More →

Stanton, Gallego Work to Close Gender Pay Gap

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Mayor Greg Stanton and Councilwoman Kate Gallego announced Tuesday a new effort to ensure that City of Phoenix contractors – those paid with taxpayer dollars – practice equal pay for equal work among men and women. This morning, on National Equal Pay Day, Stanton asked Gallego to lead an effort over the next few months… Read More →

New East Valley Women’s Professional Group Launches

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The Phoenix-metro-based Women of Scottsdale and Central Phoenix Women groups proudly announce the launch of a third, localized chapter, East Valley Women being added to serve women business professionals who live or work in Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, and Chandler. East Valley Women will meet on the third Tuesday of every month from 7:30am to 9am… Read More →

Humana Transforms To Better Serve Employers

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Arizona health insurance agents and employers will see a new Humana when they engage with the health and well-being company in 2014. Humana announced a transformed leadership, market development and sales structure with the intent of furthering the company’s commitment to partner with agents and employers to create healthier, more productive workforces. “The health care… Read More →

Glendale adds economic development talent

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The City of Glendale Office of Economic Development has a new talented team member to tout: Kristen Stephenson has joined the city as an Economic Development Specialist. Stephenson spent 12 years with the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), where she provided crucial economic and competitive analyses, including tax policy, incentive analysis and economic impact modeling… Read More →

Wiest launches AZ Dental Bank

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Candace Hunter Wiest, president & CEO of West Valley Bancorp., Inc. announced the launch of AZ Dental Bank. This specialty group of WVNB premiered at the Western Regional Dental Convention in Phoenix this week. According to Wiest, “Our Bank has a significant number of shareholders and Directors in the medical and dental industries. They believe… Read More →

$1.8 million in grants available to women

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The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of approximately $1.8 million in grants through the Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations program, an initiative designed to recruit, train and retain women in high-skill occupations, such as advanced manufacturing, transportation, energy, construction and information technology. “Helping women get the job skills they need to… Read More →

Zanes Wins National RADICAL Entrepreneur Award

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Leading Southern Arizona injury law firm Zanes Law announced that non-attorney co-founder Claudia Zanes has won the Doreen Rainey RADICAL Entrepreneur Award, for being “bold and courageous enough to depart from the usual, expected or ordinary to take charge of her professional and personal lives.” Zanes was given the award March 23 at the 6th… Read More →

Sky Harbor Honored at World Airport Awards

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The SkyTrax’s World Airport Awards, a global benchmark of airport excellence, recently named Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport as one of the World’s Best Airports serving 40-50 million passengers in 2014. Phoenix Sky Harbor ranked seventh in the world and joins the ranks of other international airports such as Incheon International Airport in South Korea… Read More →

Kindness defines Sorority Secrets founder

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Often times when one thinks of a great business mogul, words like “cutthroat” and “cunning” pop into their heads. But what about an accomplished business person who has made their success by going down a different path? Ali Matthews, vice president of 224 Apparel and co-founder of The Sorority Secrets, has not emerged as a… Read More →

Sinema will stay in Arizona’s 9th District

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Democratic U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema won’t jump from her current district to the one being vacated by retiring Rep. Ed Pastor. Sinema announced on her campaign Facebook page Thursday that she intends to seek re-election in her current 9th Congressional District that covers Tempe and other southeast Phoenix areas. The announcement comes a week after… Read More →

Top-producerMcCarver joins Walt Danley Realty

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Scottsdale-based Walt Danley Realty, the premier luxury real estate firm and Arizona’s exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, welcomes top-producer Leslie McCarver to its roster of outstanding agents. As a former corporate attorney and business executive, McCarver brings her unique skill set and extensive experience to the Danley organization. “Leslie and I have a… Read More →

Jager Elected to Fresh Start Foundation Board

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Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West regional firm, announced Michelle Jager, a director in the firm’s Phoenix office, was elected to the Auxiliary Board for Fresh Start Women’s Foundation. In her practice, Jager assists healthcare providers in defending against medical negligence lawsuits. She also assists small and large companies in the areas of personal injury,… Read More →

Wells Fargo Names Armstrong Business Banking Manager

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Wells Fargo today announced that Keri Armstrong has been named Business Banking manager overseeing Wells Fargo Business Banking in the Mesa and Yuma and Arizona Agricultural Banking. Todd Gerber, Area Business Banking manager for Arizona announced the appointment. “As the nation’s leading business lender, Wells Fargo is committed to satisfying all of the financial services… Read More →

Kim Named to ASU Center for Emergency Management

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The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Leezie Kim, a partner in the firm’s Phoenix office, has been named to the ASU Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security Advisory Council. The ASU Center’s advisory council executives provide extensive expertise from all sectors of emergency management and homeland security. The… Read More →

AAED March Luncheon Will Discuss AZ Super Bowl

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Jay Parry, CEO of Arizona Super Bowl, will be the featured speaker at the Arizona Association for Economic Development’s (AAED) March luncheon.  It will be held Tuesday, March 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Arizona Country Club, 5668 E. Orange Blossom Lane, in Phoenix. Parry will discuss the plans for Super Bowl… Read More →

You May Love Job, But What About Co-Worker?

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February 10, 2014 by in Featured | Legal | Women In Business | Workforce

Love is in the air, and sometimes those amorous feelings lead to claims of sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. As Valentine’s Day approaches, employers should be mindful about office romances in light of some interesting statistics: More than 20 percent of married couples met at work, yet nearly half of those employees reported… Read More →

AIGA's Spicer Was Featured Speaker in London

Valerie Spicer, Executive Director Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA), was a featured panelist at ICE Totally Gaming seminar, “Opportunities in Indian Country” on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, in London, UK.  The seminar is co-produced by ICE Totally Gaming and Victor Rocha of PECHANGA.net in cooperation with Clarion Gaming’s Ewa Bakun.  Spicer is featured on the… Read More →

Szkatulski Joins Sherman & Howard’s Scottsdale Office

Sherman & Howard L.L.C. announced the addition of Jennifer Szkatulski to its Scottsdale office.  Jennifer, who has practiced at the firm as a consultant since 2012, will join the firm’s estate planning group as an associate. Sherman & Howard’s estate and tax planning attorneys work with high net worth individuals, families, business owners, entrepreneurs and… Read More →

Griffin Appointed CEO of John C. Lincoln North Mountain

Maggi Griffin, RN, MS, was recently appointed chief executive officer (CEO) of John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital. She also serves as the John C. Lincoln Health Network chief nursing officer (CNO). Griffin joined the John C. Lincoln Health Network four years ago, and has an extensive background in nursing, hospital management and leadership. She first… Read More →

Frutkin Law Firm Names New Senior Counsel

This month, the Frutkin Law Firm has announced Stephanie Fierro, Esq. has been named Senior Counsel Attorney at the Firm. Fierro serves clients in general counsel business law and estate planning. She also has experience in business litigation and alternative dispute resolution inherent in any general counsel practice. She brings the firm a wide range… Read More →