Women In Business Archives

Ladder Down helps female attorneys rise in profession

Alison Christian, shareholder at Christian Dichter & Sluga.

More women are becoming lawyers, but they are struggling to earn positions as equity partners and shareholders at their firms. “The real issue is that institutional obstacles have been in place that have made it very difficult for women to excel,” said Alison Christian, shareholder at Christian Dichter & Sluga. Christian and Beth Fitch, founding… Read More →

Lauren Bailey: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Lauren Bailey, co-founder, Upward Projects Bailey focuses on the conceptualization, design and operations four Postino industrial wine cafes; Windsor, a pub-style neighborhood hangout; Churn, the adjoining nostalgic ice cream shop; Federal Pizza, an artisan pizza restaurant; and two Joyride Taco Houses. Greatest accomplishment: “Creating a company culture that puts people first, every time.” Childhood aspiration: “I… Read More →

Quarles & Brady named to ‘Best Law Firms for Women’


The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP has announced its recognition among the 50 Best Law Firms for Women 2015 by Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers. This is the third consecutive year the firm, which has offices locally in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tucson, has been honored. For several years, Working Mother magazine has honored… Read More →

Karen Anderson: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Karen Anderson, MD, PhD, associate professor, ASU Biodesign Institute Anderson is focused on understanding how the immune response can be used to detect and alter cancer development. Anderson’s team identifies target tumor and viral proteins and pushes scientific understanding of the mechanisms of the immune regulation of cancer. Greatest accomplishment: “ Inventing diagnostic assays for cancer and… Read More →

Jennifer Anderson: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Jennifer Anderson, senior vice president and regional manager, Wells Fargo Greatest accomplishment: “Working my way up to lead Wells Fargo’s 200-person business banking group in Arizona. I began my career with Wells Fargo in 1997 as a credit analyst, so it was a proud accomplishment for me.” Childhood aspiration: “I wanted to be an equine/large animal veterinarian.  I… Read More →

Amy Abdo: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Amy Abdo, director, Fennemore Craig Abdo is a litigator focusing on business disputes, professional liability and employment litigation.  She is a member of Fennemore Craig’s five-person Management Committee and serves as Litigation Section Chair. Greatest accomplishment: “My first mentor – a brilliant and talented attorney – enthusiastically referred one of his top clients to me.” Childhood… Read More →

Lavidge COO will lead Intermarket Agency Network

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Alicia Wadas, chief operating officer of LAVIDGE, has been named president of the Intermarket Agency Network (IAN), a closed forum where prestigious and noncompetitive agencies connect to share ideas and business strategies. As president of IAN, Wadas will facilitate national business meetings as well as oversee the 15 elite agency affiliates of the organization and their activities.… Read More →

Ioanna Morfessis: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Ioanna Morfessis, founder, IO.INC As an economic development executive, including time as the founder of GPEC, Morfessis helped attract nearly $30 billion in private capital investment and created more than 200,000 new direct jobs. Greatest accomplishment: “Helping to improve the quality of life and economies in the communities I served.” Childhood aspiration: “I dreamed about being… Read More →

Hope Leibsohn: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Hope Leibsohn, member, Sherman & Howard Liebsohn has more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of estate planning involving wills, trusts, charitable techniques, estate freezes and other sophisticated wealth transfer strategies. She was appointed by former Gov. Janet Napolitano and reappointed by former Gov. Jan Brewer as vice chairman of the Arizona Family College… Read More →

Gilbert’s Wisdom Natural Brands earns recognition

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The Stevia Tasteful Award recognizes the best-tasting stevia extract in the world. Awarded to SweetLeaf® Organic Stevia by the World Stevia Organization at the recent international Stevia Tasteful 2015 gathering in Berlin, this is a tremendous accolade for the SweetLeaf family. SweetLeaf Organics received the highest distinction of three leaves along with the WSO Best… Read More →

Serendipit Consulting adds to growing client roster

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Phoenix-based Serendipit Consulting, a full-service marketing and communications agency with a diverse local and national client base, announced it has welcomed 13 new clients and several student housing projects to its lineup since the start of 2015. The new clients represent a broad scope of industries, ranging from real estate to fitness and spa to fine jewelry.… Read More →

Mediation becomes trend for resolving business disputes

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While mediation used to be a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), mediation has become mainstream. Today, virtually every dispute that is not able to be resolved through direct negotiation is proceeding to mediation. The only questions are at what stage of the process will mediation be held and who will be selected as the… Read More →

Jackie Wright becomes 1st female president of AZIMA


The Arizona Interactive Marketing Association (AZIMA) has announced that Jackie Wright has been elected as the first female president in the organization’s six-year history, along with 18 new board members. Wright will lead the association in AZIMA’s mission of facilitating the understanding and application of interactive marketing and best practices amongst valley marketing professionals. The… Read More →

The James Agency announces growth and recognition

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The James Agency (TJA), a Scottsdale-based full-service advertising, public relations and digital firm, has experienced significant growth in the first half of 2015 with the addition of 11 new clients and seven new employees. Over the past six months, the agency also has been honored with 11 prestigious industry awards at both the local and national… Read More →