We can't wait to introduce our newest Motivate & Inspire series where we will present speakers who have surprising stories and journeys that will amaze and inspire you. Learn from these individuals and how they have overcome adversity, beat the odds, achieved their goals and let them motivate and inspire you to reach new heights. These new speaker series are designed to align with our vision to educate, motivate and inspire our members.
Molly Blakely has been on several TV shows spilling out her fun enthusiasm for life and staying motivated. She's comfortable speaking in full house events and she will motivate and inspire you to take the jump and try anything. She has a story from rags to riches more then once. But this serial entrepreneur never gives up and by the time you hear her speak you’ll never want to give up either.
This will be a Zoom Live session - we will send attendees a Zoom meeting link via registered email with instructions before the scheduled meeting.
Molly Blakeley, owner of Molly Bz Inc., attended the 2019 Start up Hub at Forbes 30 under 30 Summit earlier this week after Molly Bz was selected to exhibit as one of the top 150 start ups of 2019 by Forbes out of thousands of entrants from around the world. Through this selection, Molly Blakeley was able to connect with some of the brightest minds, investors and entrepreneurs, gold metal athletes, entertainers and more from around the world and share her passion for the Molly Bz brand.
The Forbes Start up Hub inside of the 30 under 30 Summit is “the world’s greatest event for young leaders, founders, investors and creators” according to their website. Over 9,000 people from around the word attend each year. Past events have featured famous speakers such as Sir Richard Branson, Jessica Alba, and Malala Yousafzai. This Year Serena Williams took the center stage alongside 200+ other world class speakers.
The Forbes Selection and Summit follows on the heels of Molly Bz contract signing with Sysco distributors to distribute Molly Bz cookies throughout Alaska as well as around the world. President of Sysco distributors Alaska, Mike Pyzaik, raved over Molly Bz recent booth addition to their food show stating “Molly Bz was the hit of the show”.
Her natural aptitude and passion for entrepreneurship led Blakeley to a startup lifestyle of her own. Launching 13 businesses in multiple industries, from a gift shop to a restaurant, bar and lounge. Molly Blakeley is currently the owner of East Gate Management and consulting, helping others with their own startup dreams or how to get unstuck in your current business. She is also the founder of Molly Bz Infuzed foodz, a fast growing specialty products startup, that’s currently the first ever single pack 3.5 oz gourmet cookie to hit store shelves in America.
In her free time, between running her businesses and raising 3 children, Blakeley recently wrote the book How to Be Fearless in Business. It was published in July where it released at #1 in 2 categories! In the last chapter, Molly attributes her success not only to sound business principles but also to her faith in God. She hopes that her book will give it’s readers the courage to follow their business dreams with the same passion that she has followed hers.
Competitor or Colleague
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Kesha Kent, BA, MAOL
CEO and Founder of MrsKeshSpeaks, LLC
Networking, its a SuperPower!
*St. Louis native, born and raised in the City of St Louis
*St. Louis Public Schools
*Wife, mother of three daughters
*CEO and Founder of MrsKeshSpeaks, LLC
Kesha Kent is a wife, mother, a High Energy Speaker, Diversity & Inclusion, Community Engagement, Talent Specialist with Ascension.
She has over 17 years of Human Resources, Staffing, Training and Development experience in healthcare, IT, and sales industry!
For information about this chapter, please contact chapter leader, Jamie Horstmann at (618) 692-5236 or email Jrhorstmann7@gmail.com; or contact our corporate team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about this chapter, please contact chapter leader, Jessiycka Coleman at (618) 316-1759 or email: Inspire4u@icloud.com; or contact our corporate team at email@example.com.
We are thrilled to introduce our first empowerED (EMPOWER EDucation) session. Constant learning and developing professionally is critical to having a successful career and thrive personally. In our new education series we will find workshops and trainings designed to empower women with new skills and provide opportunities for learning that align with our vision to educate, motivate and inspire our members.
Kristy Jackson will be presenting this timely workshop to a limited number of live virtual attendees via a Zoom session.
Amplify your Brand w/ Bizperation will help you promote your brand story using inspiration from images in the Bizperation Journal and Think Tank cards. This course is for the tech novice or guru promoting your personal or professional brand. For many consumers, If your brand doesn’t have a digital presence, then it doesn’t exist. 50% of consumers say that seeing digital content would increase their chances of buying products or services through a brand's social media. (Curalate) You will discover an easy four-point funnel to identify the most relevant content to market your brand. Digital marketing is a considerably cost-effective way to achieve growth by reaching new leads. Clarifying your brand story will build meaningful interactions and ensure your marketing messages are highly targeted to the leads you ultimately want to become loyal customers.
Takeaways you can expect from this training:
Kristy Jackson, ED. S. , a serial entrepreneur, is the CEO of DK Solutions.LLC creative multimedia consulting and ambassador for the Bizperation brand. She is a sought out mentor, author, facilitator and professional speaker with 20 years of experience training and empowering youth and adults. Kristy and her husband James Jackson, II, CEO of Gator MediaSTL have been identified by the startup community as connectors and strong advocates for closing the diversity gap in the STL startup community.
Kristy is a strategic catalyst that lives the business that she runs. She has been seen or heard on local and national platforms including TEDXWomen, St.Louis Public Radio, Venture Cafe, and Small Business Majority. She is recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration as a National Emerging Leader.
Hosting the Bizperation™ podcast is a passion that allows Kristy to connect with leaders, learners and entrepreneurs across the globe. Delux Magazine recognized Kristy as one of STL’s 50 Most Intriguing women and one of their top 100 influencers and advocates in the STL business community. She was also recognized by Small Business Monthly Magazine as most admired CEO.
Contact us to order your copy of the Bizperation Journal:
For information about this chapter, please contact chapter leader, Angela Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org; or contact our corporate team at email@example.com.
Business Development Consultant
Banking Tools and Lending Tips for Small Businesses
Angie has twenty years of experience in banking and financial services with a broad range beyond lending and deposit products to include business succession planning, retirement and qualified plans, as well as employee benefits programs. She enjoys working with Business Owners to ensure they have the resources to run their businesses effectively.
For information about this chapter, please contact chapter leader Amy Yan at firstname.lastname@example.org; or contact our corporate team at email@example.com.
We are thrilled to introduce our first PowHER Up Leader training series "Women on Boards - Challenging Women to Lead" In this new leader series we will find workshops and trainings designed to empower women with new skills and provide opportunities that align with our vision to educate, motivate and inspire our members.
Michele Ashby is Principal & Founder of ACE LLC, Ashby Consulting Enterprises LLC. Here, her focus is on educating, supporting and teaching women how to attain corporate board positions through her unique program, ACE Board Training for Women.
Ms. Ashby is also Principal & Founder of CDI LLC (Corporate Directors Int’l, LLC). Here, her focus is on certifying board readiness, publishing board content, and developing on-line training for corporate board candidates.
Named one of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Business in Colorado for 2019
PRESIDENT & FOUNDER -- ACE LLC (Ashby Consulting Enterprises) & CDI LLC (Corporate Directors Int’l)
ORIGINATOR OF Ace Board Training For Women – TRAINING 1,000 WOMEN FOR CORPORATE BOARDS and Corporate Directors International LLC (CDI), creator of Corporate Directors Int’l Board Certification Exam – Certifying candidates for Corporate Board service.
Michele Ashby is an engaged Independent Director with collective corporate board experience of 18 years on six corporate boards. She is currently an Independent Director for McEwen Mining Inc., MUX:NYSE, and MENE Inc., MENE:TSXV, as well as a subject matter expert on corporate boards, a key note speaker and an executive business consultant.
Ms. Ashby is Principal & Founder of ACE LLC, Ashby Consulting Enterprises LLC. Here, her focus is on educating, supporting and teaching women how to attain corporate board positions through her unique program, ACE Board Training for Women. Ms. Ashby is also Principal & Founder of CDI LLC (Corporate Directors Int’l, LLC). Here, her focus is on certifying board readiness, publishing board content, and developing on-line training for corporate board candidates.
Ms. Ashby has a diverse background which includes 20+ years as a gold specialist/analyst, financial expert and a successful entrepreneur. Among her achievements are the Denver Gold Group - a global trade association which has become an institution for the gold mining business, which she founded and ran for 18 years. Following DGG, she formed MINE LLC, a successful marketing firm which matched international investors and bankers with resource and energy projects in Africa, Middle East, Asia and the Americas.
She has expertise in fundamental valuation and analysis with a focus on corporate strategy and management with wide-ranging International business experience. She is an author of 3 books and a former ultra-athlete. Michele is the first woman in North America to row 24 hours on a Concept 2 rowing machine – a total of 211,036 meters in 24 hours.
Ms. Ashby has extensive non-profit and trade association board experience. She founded Dani's Foundation, in memory of her daughter, Dani Stell, which contributed over $1 million for Ewing’s Sarcoma cancer research over 15 years. She has also served as a Board member and Chair of the Board of the Oncology Board at the Children's Hospital Colorado.
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Heather CriderFounder of Heather J Crider & Company
Searching inside yourself during COVID and beyond. Skills for high performance in any environment.
Want to know how to get an elite type of training that businesses such as, AT&T, American Express, Google, and Plantronics rave about as part of their secret success? Then keep reading...
Why are we so envious of stories where a brilliant business idea or solution was spun during a spontaneous friendly match of ping pong (or insert another random game here)? Simply because it’s fun? No. Playing sports in the backyard is fun, but that won’t make you any money.
We like these types of stories because they’re the perfect harmony between business success and personal success. They showcase what’s possible when the mind is opened to new possibilities and freed from the confines of the cubicle.
I’m the conduit who meets you at the intersection of mindfulness and business, providing a roadmap for unbounded success.
This intersection is where your full potential is unlocked and where new levels of success are achieved. All by using principles backed by neuroscience, emotional intelligence, and mindfulness. Bringing happiness and joy, peace and success…all while unleashing infinite potential!
I help you balance profits with joy by:
* reducing stress through proper business alignment
* implementing problem-solving tools through mindfulness and emotional intelligence
* training compassionate and effective leaders
* connecting professional and personal goals
* creating freedom, confidence, harmony, and fulfillment in businesses and employees
* utilizing proven neuroscience research
My specialties include digital media, consumer behavior, brand awareness, omni-channel marketing campaigns, neuromarketing, mindfulness-based growth strategies, leadership growth, and neurocoaching.
I’ve successfully started and grown 4 corporations and have implemented marketing and business campaigns for over 200 other companies, including several large Fortune 50 companies. I’m the author of “The Digital Marketing Success Formula: The Six Simple Steps to Attracting and Retaining the Perfect Client Online”, and was recently featured in “Forbes" discussing the impact of mindfulness and business success. I was featured on John Assaraf’s Brain-A-Thon as a success story from neuroscience backed techniques.
I’m a proud mom of two, a self-diagnosed coffee addict/snob and an avid sports fan!
For information about this chapter, please contact chapter leader, Michell Stockmann at (618) 526-1600 or contact our corporate team at email@example.com.
Instead of a speaker for our meeting this month, the Clinton County Chapter will be hosting a SPEED NETWORKING event. These have been very popular and women in attendance always rave that they make some really valuable connections. We love our Speed Networking events because we get to learn more in depth about the people in attendance. The ZOOM virtual platform is set up for small group conversation with the Breakout Rooms. Come and get ready to meet some other amazing women!
Registered attendees will be emailed a link to the Zoom event the morning of the meeting.
For information about this chapter, please contact chapter leader, Michell Stockmann at (618) 526-1600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org; or contact our corporate team at email@example.com.
CEO/Graphic & Web Designer
Navigating Social Media
As someone who stays very busy as the Co-Founder of Women Empowering Women and building the expansion of the organization, as CEO & Creative Director for 18 years of her web design and graphic design firm TechKnow Solutions, as a Leader of a team of consultants with Rodan+Fields and has business interests in two software startup companies...OH! and she happens to have a busy family and social life! ... she HAS to stay organized and on top of everything going on. Siri and online apps help her keep her organized and on task (most days!).
Come and learn what she uses to stay on top of it all!
Find out more about our speaker:
UnWrap You LLC
For information about this chapter, please contact chapter leader, Megan Rector at (618) 708.2689 or email Megan.Rector@regions.com; or contact our corporate team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Co-Founder & Executive Producer
Creating Video for Your Audience
Ria Ruthsatz co-founded Tree9 Films, a St. Louis based commercial film production company whose clients range from local schools and non-profits to nationally recognized brands. Ria has both produced and directed films around the country and is proud to have developed fundraising films that have raised millions for important causes worldwide.
When she’s not filming, Ria is an active member of RISE Collaborative and serves on several local charitable boards and committees that provide opportunities for women at every stage of their professional development.
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Certified BARE Coach
Make a Clean Sweep and Create a Life you Love
Cleaning up your environment is more than having clean house or buying a much of organizational boxes at Ikea. Whether you realize it or not, your environment is affecting how you feel and how you behave. Amy Wagenknecht, a Certified BARE Life Coach, will teach you how to be a detective in your own life and recognize what are you allowing in to take up space, both mentally and physically. What is draining your energy? What is giving you a mood boost? Come learn tips and tools to feel lighter and happier. If you want to improve your life immediately, clean up your environment!
Financial Wellness Relationship Manager, Regions Bank
Megan is a Financial Wellness Relationship Manager with Regions Bank. She has been with Regions for more than 8 years. Regions believes in providing advice, guidance and education to all the organizations in the communities we serve at no cost and Megan is the representative for that effort. She has a passion for helping people understand their finances and meet their financial goals. She is actively involved in several organizations in the community.
St. Clair County Health Department