Women In Business Archives

MCCCD names 1st Latina chancellor in Arizona

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

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 →

Jennings, Haug & Cunningham expands insurance practice

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Jennings, Haug & Cunningham is pleased to announce that the firm has added Jennifer Erickson as a partner and Shawdy Banihashemi as an associate, expanding the firm’s insurance defense practice. Ms. Erickson has more than 20 years of experience representing personal and commercial line insurance carriers in coverage, first party and bad faith matters, as… Read More →

HomeSmart promotes Ashley Bowers to president

HomeSmart International announced Ashley Bowers has been promoted to the position of president for the international franchising company. Bowers, who joined HomeSmart International in 2013 as chief operating officer (COO), has been instrumental in spearheading the company’s recent growth initiatives and is also credited with attracting top real estate industry talent to the HomeSmart International… Read More →

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

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

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

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

W.J. Maloney - Hotel Palomar

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

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

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

Christina Noble

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

College of St. Scholastica

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

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 →