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How to Have It All — Happiness, Success and Health

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Let’s face it, ladies; there are more demands on us now than any other time in history. Working. Going to school. Running a business. Being mom of the year. Having a relationship. Looking good. Staying healthy. How do we have it all, be the greatest we can be and simultaneously remain grounded and happy in the midst of all of the striving?

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

Donna Witherwax

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 →

Patty White – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Patty White

Patty White – President and CEO, St. Joseph’s Hospital White has been with Dignity Health Arizona for 30 years. During that time, she has had progressive management positions throughout the organization, including her most current role as president and CEO. Surprising fact: “I grew up 9 miles outside of a rural town in Missouri, a… Read More →

Vickie Wessel – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Vickie Wessel

Vickie Wessel – Owner, Spirit Electronics Wessel founded Spirit in 1979 and her innovative leadership has helped Spirit receive Raytheon’s coveted 3-Star Supplier Excellence Award for four consecutive years of, Boeing’s Performance Excellence Award, Distributor of the Year by Arizona’s Minority Business Development Agency, Distributor of the Year by the Grand Canyon Minority Supplier Development… Read More →

Valerie Spicer – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Valerie Spicer

Valerie Spicer – Executive director, Arizona Indian Gaming Association Spicer brings 26 years of gaming experience to AIGA, which represents 19 Tribes. Most recently she was CEO of Gaming Strategies Group, where she promoted business development with tribal enterprises, governments and consulted tribal and individually owned businesses. Spicer has been named as a Great Woman… Read More →

Michelle Lind – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Michelle Lind

Michelle Lind – CEO, Arizona Association of Realtors Lind oversees the strategic direction and day-to-day operations of the largest trade association in Arizona. Prior to becoming CEO, Lind served as the primary legal advisor to the association and was integral in the development of AAR’s contract forms. Lind began her legal career at Jennings, Strouss… Read More →

Nicole France Stanton – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Nicole France Stanton - 50 Most Influential Women in AZ Business

Nicole France Stanton – Partner, Quarles & Brady    The primary focus of France Stanton’s practice is defending professionals such as lawyers, accountants, insurance brokers and others in malpractice actions, earning a spot in The Best Lawyers in America in 2011 and 2013. In 2012, she created the award-winning Stop Bullying AZ to bring awareness… Read More →

Jan Brewer – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Jan Brewer - 50 Most Influential Womenin AZ Business

Jan Brewer – Governor, State of Arizona Brewer became Arizona’s 22nd governor in 2009, inheriting the worst budget deficit in the country. Through her support of free-market principles, competitive taxes, lean regulations and a ready workforce, she has transformed Arizona into one of the most business-friendly states in the nation. Surprising fact: “I’m a gardener… Read More →

Work-Life Programs, Balancing Work And Family

Work-Life Programs, Balancing Work and Family

I spent several hours this week reviewing nomination forms for the Top Workplaces for Women in the Valley. It was refreshing to read that numerous Valley employers offer work-life programs to help workers (both men and women) minimize work-life conflict. The programs include standard practices such as flexible work schedules, job sharing, telework, backup childcare,… Read More →

Customized HR: Employees Want A “New Deal” At Work

Customized HR: Employees Want A “New Deal” At Work - AZ Business Magazine June 2010

I’d like the pie heated and I don’t want the ice cream on top, I want it on the side, and I’d like strawberry instead of vanilla, if you have it; if not, then no ice cream, just whipped cream, but only if it’s real; if it’s out of the can then nothing.” ~ Sally… Read More →