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.

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Today’s spotlight: Liz Shabaker

Title: CEO, Versant Capital Management

Background: Shabaker manages Versant’s strategic direction, delivering the firm’s mission of helping individuals and families reach their financial goals, as well as cultivating and building Versant’s talent for continued growth into the future.

Best decision: “I hired an executive coach, who taught me to play to my strengths and develop emotional intelligence. The experience heightened my self-awareness, provided me with a flexible mindset, improved my leadership abilities, and helped me realize a higher level of empathy.”

Surprising fact: “My first name was Mollie. At age 8, I decided Elizabeth better suited me, and later had it legally changed.”