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Sundt names Teri Jones as senior VP

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by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Sundt Construction, Inc. named Teri Jones as its senior vice president and Building Group manager. Jones previously served as vice president in charge of business development for Sundt’s Northern California District. In her new role, Jones is responsible for the overall performance of the entire Building Group. A 37-year veteran, Jones has developed expertise in nearly… 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 →

AWEE launches website with focus on success stories

Marie Sullivan leads Arizona Women’s Education and Employment (AWEE), which offers a diverse range of training and support services throughout Maricopa and Yavapai counties.

Arizona Women’s Education & Employment (AWEE) has launched a new, more interactive website with an emphasis on what makes AWEE the state’s preeminent workforce development organization: participant success stories. The website highlights a rotating series of success stories reflecting the diversity of AWEE participants using the organization’s expanding menu of programs and services that help women,… 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 →

13 will graduate from AWEE’s inaugural BankWork$ class

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The first class of adults from low-income and minority communities or those with barriers to employment will graduate on March 2 from BankWork$, a partnership with Arizona Women’s Education and Employment (AWEE) to prepare workers for careers in the financial services industry. The 13 women and men from across the Valley who will complete the… Read More →

Littler Mendelson names Kristy Peters shareholder

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Kristy Peters, an attorney in the Phoenix office of Littler, an employment and labor law practice representing management, has been made a shareholder, which went into effect Jan. 1. The firm promoted a total of 15 new attorneys to shareholder across its U.S. offices. “Kristy is an exceptional attorney and has demonstrated outstanding leadership, hard… Read More →

Aspire is a finalist for Most Innovative Company

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Aspire was named a Finalist in the Most Innovative Company of the Year category in the 12th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner in the program. Aspire has earned Bronze or Silver recognition in this category each year since 2006. The Stevie… Read More →

Natural Brands president earns 3 Stevie Awards

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Carol May, president of Wisdom Natural Brands®, parent company of the leading stevia brand SweetLeaf®, was honored with three highly coveted awards at the 11th annual International Stevie Awards for Women in Business, held in New York City on November 14. May received her second Silver Award for Lifetime Achievement in Business and a Silver… Read More →

Wisdom Natural Brands President Earns Honors

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Carol May, President of Wisdom Natural Brands®, parent company of the leading stevia brand SweetLeaf®, was honored with an unprecedented three coveted awards in the last week; two international awards at the 10th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business as well as a leading businesswoman in the grocery industry from Progressive Grocer. At the… Read More →

Charter School Founder Awarded Global Business Award

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Arizona Charter Schools announced that its founder, Raena Janes, was honored with the bronze Stevie Award for Women in Business, for female Entrepreneur of the Year in consumer services for businesses with up to 2,500 employees. The award was announced Nov. 8 in New York City. Established in 2002, the Stevie Awards mark achievement throughout… Read More →

Beth Jo Zeitzer – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Beth Jo Zeitzer – Founder and president, R.O.I. Properties Zeitzer, an attorney by training, has more than 20 years of experience in the legal and real estate industries. She has a strong background in the turnaround, repositioning and disposition of real estate assets, from single family residential to income producing properties of all types, including… Read More →

Dr. Judith Wolf – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Dr. Judith Wolf – Chief of surgery, Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center Wolf provides leadership and medical guidance for the surgery program at the cancer center. She has held numerous academic and administrative appointments at MD Anderson over the last eight years, and has served as the principal investigator for a multitude of research grants… Read More →

Donna Witherwax, CPA – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Donna Witherwax, CPA – Partner, Grant Thornton With more than two decades of experience, most recently as a partner at KPMG in Phoenix, Witherwax, CPA, joined Grant Thornton in 2012 as a tax partner and the overall tax practice leader for the firm. She is responsible for implementing the strategic direction of the practice, strengthening… Read More →

Rebecca White Berch – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Rebecca White Berch – Chief justice, Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice White Berch was appointed to the Arizona Supreme Court in 2002 and has been chief justice since 2009. Before her Supreme Court appointment, she was a Court of Appeals judge (1998-2002); Arizona’s solicitor general (1991-1994); a member of the ASU College of Law faculty… Read More →