Women In Business Archives

AWEE mentoring program, earns 3-year, $1M grant

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Arizona Women’s Education & Employment (AWEE) has received a three-year $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice for a mentoring-based program designed to provide stability and reduce recidivism for up to 200 high-risk women being released from Perryville Prison. Eligibility for the Women Living Free (WLF) program will begin with a screening process… Read More →

DRA announces new president, agency name

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Michelle McGinty has been promoted to president of DRA Collective, formerly DRA Strategic Communications. The announcement coincides with the firm’s 30th anniversary. DRA Collective is the new name for public relations and marketing firm DRA Strategic Communications, founded in Phoenix in 1986 by Denise D. Resnik. The new name refers to the agency’s collaborative approach… Read More →

Meet the Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona

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Each year, Az Business magazine’s editorial team — in collaboration with industry experts — chooses the Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona from a pool of more than 1,000 of the most talented and successful attorneys from throughout the state. Selections are based on each lawyer’s professional success, impact on his or her law firm, impact… Read More →

Girls in Tech to host Catalyst Conference

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Girls in Tech, an organization focused on the empowerment, entrepreneurship, engagement and education of women in technology, is hosting the fourth annual Catalyst Conference, a three-day event designed to celebrate women in this new age of innovation. The conference will run from April 17 to 19 at the Hotel Palomar in downtown Phoenix. The Girls… Read More →

Ballard Spahr’s Kendis Key Muscheid earns honor

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Kendis Key Muscheid, a partner at Ballard Spahr and a nonprofit attorney in the southwest, will be presented with the Arizona Foundation for Women’s (AFW’s) Marilyn R. Seymann Award on April 14 at its 20th Anniversary Awards Luncheon. The event will be held at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale. The Awards Luncheon is AFW’s… Read More →

Stanton calls for leaders to close tech-gender gap

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To celebrate and expand the social, economic and political achievements of women, Mayor Greg Stanton proclaimed Tuesday, March 8, International Women’s Day in Phoenix. Stanton’s proclamation is a springboard for discussion and action among local leaders who want to help close the gender gap – especially in science, technology, engineering and math fields. International Women’s… Read More →

Greater Phoenix Chamber adds new board member

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Christina Noble, vice president of business development at Sonora Quest Laboratories, joined the board of directors at the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber’s board focuses on critical issues for the organization’s membership and the Greater Phoenix community, including providing valuable resources for local businesses, strengthening the quality of life in the Valley and keeping members… Read More →

College of St. Scholastica adds campus manager

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The College of St. Scholastica added Christy Potter as its campus manager to oversee recruitment for its Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs. The BSW program is in its second semester at Mesa Community College and the DNP program will launch this May. Potter has an extensive background in marketing,… Read More →

2% Club looks to help women scale their businesses

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I recently conducted research in preparation for a roundtable discussion for women business owners with revenues in the $100,000s looking to scale to $1 million. I learned that only 2% of women generate a million dollars in annual revenue. The average generates $155,000 annually and has .9 employees. This was shocking. But it also inspired… Read More →

Educare Arizona adds key development officer

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Educare Arizona, a Valley non-profit known for its transformational work in early childhood education, announced, Wednesday, Lisa Fernandez will assume the role of chief development officer. A leading fundraising professional and campaign consultant, Fernandez brings a critical skill set to Educare Arizona. With Fernandez at the helm, Educare Arizona will further strengthen its mission to… Read More →

HMA promotes Shelby Ray to account executive

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HMA Public Relations, promoted Shelby Ray to account executive, and she will now be responsible for the management of client accounts. In her role, Ray will develop and implement public relations strategies for the firm and its clientele in the government, non-profit, healthcare, restaurant industries and professional services industries. She specializes in digital communications, content marketing, social media management,… Read More →

Mary Contreras earns Woman of the Year honor

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Women of Scottsdale announced the 2015 Woman of the Year, Mary Contreras, who is a community volunteer and leader, giving time and resources to a number of charities. She is a founding member of East Valley Women, a member of Central Phoenix Women, the Chandler and Tempe Chamber of Commerce, past Chairman of the Women in… Read More →

Bruce Arians’ wife relaunches business website

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The ZONE, which provides both conscious and subconscious healing and focus by removing outside distractions and adding positive stimuli, launched its website to highlight three primary service offerings: Grief Release, Child Behavior Modification and Sports Performance. The ZONE is co-founded by Christine Arians, wife of Arizona Cardinals football coach Bruce Arians and grief specialist Barbara… Read More →

Valley behavioral health organization rebrands itself

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Youth Evaluation and Treatment Centers rebranded to Open Hearts Family Wellness during a community event at the Heard Museum. Open Hearts’ new President and CEO Arjelia Gomez announced the new rebranding of the 42-year-old health and wellness organization along with the board of directors and staff leadership at the event. “Last fall we embarked on… Read More →