Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona for 2018 in the July issues of the magazines. Each day, will profile one of the Most Influential Women of 2018.

The Most Influential Women for 2018 will be honored at a reception that begins at 5:30 p.m. on August 23, 2018 at The Camby. For tickets or for sponsorship information, email or call (602) 277-6045.

To see a complete list of the Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2018, click here. To buy a copy of the Most Influential Women issue, click here.

Today’s spotlight: Lisa Dahl

Title: Executive chef and owner, Dahl Restaurant Group

Background: Dahl is one of the country’s leading female chefs and restaurateurs who has pioneered the culinary scene in Sedona, for the past 20 years.

Best decision: “I think the smartest professional decision I have made was buying out my partner, who emotionally, mentally and physically held me back from being autonomous. It started off with small things like not being able to feature a special dish on the menu to restraining the expansion of my business. That’s why the symbol of the butterfly at Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill is so important to me. It represents transition, freedom and the ability to not have to ask permission.”