It’s always risky to pigeonhole extremely creative people—they’ve got more than one trick up their sleeve. In the case of Founder and Creative Director Sylvia Winter, those tricks also happen to include pilot, a podcaster with thousands of listeners, landscape designer, artist, runner, skier, mother, and more.
Phyllis Snodgrass strongly believes in leading by example and showing people love and support. According to the CEO of Austin Habitat, everyone in the organization has a unique and special role to play. Still, it is easy for people who are not client-facing to lose sight of how their work fits into the bigger picture.
Natasha Bond does not believe in being afraid. She has been hailed as a fearless leader because she holds her ground in a technical, male-dominated STEM field. Her mantra is simple, “Don’t be afraid people won’t respect you for being female; assume they will treat you like a capable, confident part of the team and behave accordingly.
Lauren Eagan, CEO of Eagan Immigration, is a visionary leader, and fearlessness has been a massive element in the work she does with her team. What separates her from a run-of-the-mill CEO is her compassion for her clients’ experiences, as well as a commitment to her team’s mental and emotional health.
Laurel Werner, Founder, President, and CEO of Kilimanjaro Technology Foundation (aka KiliTech), a non-profit 501(c)3 that provides water for schools and vocation training for women in Tanzania, is an inspiration to other women with her leadership, passion for children’s education, and adventurous spirit.
Kimberly Pace has the unusual combination of vision and pragmatism that has enabled her to change the trajectory of the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Leandro’s growth in terms of quality programs and community outreach.
Jennifer Gavin leverages 20 years of leadership experience in the staffing industry, working closely with corporate clients to deliver a strong return on investment and to help them succeed in the war for talent.
Chelsea Haverly’s intention in starting her business, with the support of an amazing co-owner and friend, Christine Coyle, was to create an environment where helping the community and helping others is grounded in business practices and a transparent work culture that is authentic and sustainable.
Dr. Chardae Rodgers-Gamble is a Clinical Operations Professional with over 12 years of experience in the clinical research industry. She has worked as a Clinical Research Associate, Clinical Trial Manager, Clinical Project Manager, and Clinical Project Lead, providing pharmaceutical companies and CROs with complete clinical research services.
Carine M. Schneider still remembers the first conversation when she decided to build Astrella. “When they say “we drew it on a cocktail napkin,” I really did do that. I had a vision on how we could build an ownership tracking system while integrating services and solutions from other providers in our ecosystem,” she elucidates.