#StandingOut with Patti Winstanley and Katrina Padron

June 28, 2017

Patti Winstanley is President of the Aztec family of companies, all certified woman owned businesses. With locations in Tucson, AZ, Austin, and Waco, TX and an additional sales office in Dallas, TX, Patti has grown Aztec to 100,000 square feet of manufacturing space that specializes in screen printed and embroidered apparel including uniforms, promotional products, wide format print, chenille for banners, signs, buttons, auditorium logos and jackets, sublimation, employee incentives, fulfillment and design.

 

Patti served as Vice Chair for Small Business for the Greater Austin Chamber in 2015 and is Co-Chair of the AISD Reagan Early College High School Community Advisory Committee. She is on the Board of Directors for the Women's Business Council Southwest, and won Regional Advocate of the Year in 2010, the Women Working Together and the Lilly Knox Investing in Growth Award in 2011 and 2015 and WBE Advocate of the Year 2017. Patti also represents WBCS as an Advocate on the WBENC Forum where she is the Chair of the GovernmentCommittee, and served as Chair of the 2015 WBENC National Conference Host  Committee. She is a member WBEC-West, where she was nominated for WBE Advocate of the Year in 2012, and serves as Forum Chair for Tucson. Patti also serves on the Board for the Go for the Greens Women's Business Conference, where she won the Mary Schnack Women Helping Women award in 2015. She was named an Enterprising Woman of the Year by Enterprising Woman Magazine, and as a member of the Women Presidents' Organization – she served on the steering committee for the 2013 annual conference. Patti speaks on the benefits of WOSB certification and the realities of doing business with the federal government for WIPP, American Express Open and the SBA.

 

Patti has a BA from The University of Mississippi, is a graduate of the Tuck-WBENC Executive Program and attended the Initiative for a Competitive City Harvard Executive Program from 2009-2013.

 

This podcast is generously sponsored by Think Global. Think Global is a business advisory firm working with women entrepreneurs around the globe to scale their businesses to the next level.

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#StandingOut with Fran Dunaway and Katrina Padron

June 7, 2017

As co-founder and CEO of TomboyX, Fran is the central hub for all things TomboyX, and she collaborates with all departments to get s*&#! done.

When not working: Fran takes long walks with her labradoodle, and sneaks in late night games of Halo.

Being a tomboy means: Embracing her strong ability to lead; finding solutions to impossible problems; being an unstoppable force of female moxie. Bossiness came early to Fran—she often wrangled the neighborhood kids for a game of football or theatrical arts (with her playing quarterback and director, of course).

This podcast is generously sponsored by Think Global. Think Global is a business advisory firm working with women entrepreneurs around the globe to scale their businesses to the next level.

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#StandingOut with Monica Kang and Katrina Padron

June 6, 2017

Monica loves building bridges, relationships, and communities.

She believes that change is possible when more people are able to understand and integrate into different worlds simultaneously. That integration is possible with creative thinking and an open mind. For Monica, those two worlds are entrepreneurship and public policy.

Prior to InnovatorsBox®, Monica specialized in nuclear nonproliferation as contract support to the U.S. government and a non-resident Kelly Fellow at Pacific Forum CSIS. She has lived and worked abroad at the United Nations in Geneva and Chosun Newspaper in Seoul. She got her M.A. degree in Strategic Studies at SAIS, Johns Hopkins University and her B.A. at Boston University. To satisfy her love for entrepreneurship and creativity, she also sought out to be a StartingBloc Fellow and Mentor, Hive Fellow, Design Thinking in DC member, a Startup Weekend Organizer and Facilitator in DC. She is also in the process of being a certified coach and proud to be part of Coach Diversity Institute based on International Coach Federation standards.

Her love for interactive experience, safe space, and vulnerability reflects deeply in the curriculum she builds at InnovatorsBox. Her joy is to create 'aha' moments for the attendees because the best learnings comes by 'being in the moment.' She is a strong believer of 'learning by doing' and focuses on creating a safe space for deep inner search and discovery.

In her spare time, she loves to travel, read, paint, and teach Korean. You'll often see her with a chai latte and chocolate croissant at a cafe.

This podcast is generously sponsored by Think Global. Think Global is a business advisory firm working with women entrepreneurs around the globe to scale their businesses to the next level.

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#StandingOut with Tameka Montgomery and Katrina Padron

May 17, 2017

In 2013, Tameka Montgomery was appointed by President Obama to lead the Office of Entrepreneurial Development at the U.S. Small Business Administration. In her capacity as Associate Administrator, she was charged with the management and oversight of $160 million dollars in federal funding for programs that support national entrepreneurial training and education such as, Small Business Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, Regional Innovation Clusters, ScaleUp America, online education, and the national SCORE mentoring program. Ms. Montgomery believes that small businesses truly are the economic backbone of our nation. She has a passion for equipping individuals with the tools needed to achieve the American Dream of building a successful and thriving business.

This podcast is generously sponsored by Think Global. Think Global is a business advisory firm working with women entrepreneurs around the globe to scale their businesses to the next level.

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#StandingOut with Stephenie Rodriguez and Katrina Padron

April 28, 2017

Stephenie Rodriguez is the CEO of Mighty Media Group Pty Ltd and Co-Founder and CEO of start-up JOZU - a travel portal developed to help women travel better. She is a leading digital futurist and an award-winning digital, mobile and social media strategist, speaker, and problem solver.

Dynamic and energetic, she constantly strives to deliver high quality experiences for her audience by sharing her knowledge, hands on experience and case studies and leverages social media to promote her appearances and engage a broader audience online. She is start-up veteran having raised $800K in seed funding for her start-up ventures.

 

This podcast is generously sponsored by Think Global. Think Global is a business advisory firm working with women entrepreneurs around the globe to scale their businesses to the next level.

 

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#StandingOut with Nicole Granvanga and Katrina Padron

April 12, 2017

Nicole Gravagna is a scientist, writer, and entrepreneur. She earned her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Colorado, then left academic research to commercialize technologies and start companies. She worked with Rockies Venture Club, an 25 year old economic development non-profit in Denver Colorado. She trained angel investors and entrepreneurs to work together to get startups funded. After that, she started a medical device distribution company and sold it shortly thereafter. She has written two books, Venture Capital for Dummies which was co-authored with Peter Adams, and MindSET Your Manners, published in 2016. Recently, she founded NeuroEQ which is a corporate training company built from the lessons learned in her latest book.

This podcast is generously sponsored by Think Global. Think Global is a business advisory firm working with women entrepreneurs around the globe to scale their businesses to the next level.

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#StandingOut with Jenn McClendon and Katrina Padron

February 23, 2017

Jenn McClendon is a North Carolina native and graduate of North Carolina A&T State University where she received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Her career began in the Pharmaceutical industry initially in a rotational development program. It was during that program that Jenn discovered that she had a passion to help diverse suppliers. Once she completed her development program she began working as a Supplier Diversity professional. Her passion for assisting diverse suppliers grow and develop is what lead her to join the business development team at Slice Communications. In this role, Jenn collaborates with Minority and Woman owned businesses to tell their stories to a larger audience. Jenn loves to combine her engineering process skills with her fun-loving spirit to drive results and generate smiles amongst the people she works with! Jenn's favorite hobby is laughing and she enjoys it most watching a good movie or enjoying great food and beer with friends.

This podcast is generously sponsored by Think Global. Think Global is a business advisory firm working with women entrepreneurs around the globe to scale their businesses to the next level.

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#StandingOut with Women in the Boardroom and Katrina Padron

February 22, 2017

Sheila Ronning

CEO & Founder of Women in the Boardroom

Leadership & networking expert and board strategist, Sheila Ronning is a trailblazer in working towards gender equality in the boardroom. In 2002 she founded Women in the Boardroom with a revolutionary vision to create an environment where women could assist other women in achieving their leadership and corporate board service goals. In less than 15 years, she has scaled Women in the Boardroom from concept to membership organization with global reach across multiple industries, and influence in private and public boardrooms, including Fortune 100 companies.

Sheila has built an impressive track record in connecting influential female executives with the people and tools they need to succeed in business and the boardroom. She uses her powerful network to help women achieve their goals of obtaining board membership, sharing more than 100 board openings with Women in the Boardroom VIPs. Sheila’s accolades and accomplishments include a spot on prestigious “40 Under Forty,” membership of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Insider network, and with features in Washington Post, ForbesWoman and WSJ. A subject matter expert on board diversity and leadership, Sheila is also a sought-after speaker who, with characteristic candor, advises women to always “show up, stand up and speak up.”

This podcast is generously sponsored by Think Global. Think Global is a business advisory firm working with women entrepreneurs around the globe to scale their businesses to the next level.

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#StandingOut with Project99 and Katrina Padron

February 22, 2017

Josuel Plasencia

Josuel bio: Josuel Plasencia is a social entrepreneur, public speaker and mentor. He has been featured on NBC, ABC, PBS, C-Span and in The Wall Street Journal. At Babson College, he co-founded Project 99, a leadership development company that develops immersive experiences that help the Fortune 500, leading service firms, and other organizations bridge the leadership gap by attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent. We are a movement by millennials for millennials focused on diversifying leadership from the bottom-up. Project 99 has executed leadership programs in the Dominican Republic, Chile and Mexico.

He currently sits on the National Board of Directors of ALPFA, as its only student member and in the Alumni Leadership Council of the National Academy Foundation, two organizations that turned around the course of his life. He is a former recipient of the Junior Achievement Student of the Year Award, New York City Board of Education Mentee of the Year, and ALPFA’s Student of the Year. Though his favorite honor may be ringing the bell at the New York Stock Exchange. During his summers, he has worked with Goldman Sachs, the Boston Red Sox, KPMG United Nations Desk, Ernst Young, and BNY Mellon. This past summer, he was a Consulting Summer Analyst at Accenture. Josuel enjoys dancing salsa, following the Mets and traveling as a lifestyle.

And Yulkendy Valdez

Yulkendy is a social entrepreneur, writer, and public speaker. She has worked with Bank of America Student Leaders Program, EY, Puma, and Innosight Consulting. At Babson College, she co-founded Project 99, a leadership development company that develops immersive experiences that help the Fortune 500, leading service firms, and other organizations bridge the leadership gap by attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent. We are a movement by millennials for millennials focused on diversifying leadership from the bottom-up. Project 99 has executed leadership development programs in the Dominican Republic, Chile and Mexico.

She has received numerous fellowships including Resolution Project, Young People For, Opportunity Nation, PPIA, Harvard Kennedy School PPLC, StartingBloc, and PPIA Indiana University. By the time she was in high school, she had been in the cover of numerous newspapers and has been featured in NPR and USA Today. She has traveled to over 25+ countries, including doing educational programming in Uganda and Rwanda. As a hobby, Yulkendy loves writing poetry as a medium for activism and performing at poetry slams.

 

This podcast is generously sponsored by Think Global. Think Global is a business advisory firm working with women entrepreneurs around the globe to scale their businesses to the next level.

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#StandingOut with Lisa Tsou and Katrina Padron

January 5, 2017

Lisa Tsou is the founder of The Winning Pitch, a private consulting practice which advises startup companies on growth strategy and funding so they can reach the next level.  

Lisa has been helping technology and new media startups grow their companies and raise money since she graduated from law school in 1997.  Since then, she’s spent time on Wall Street working on financings for companies like DoubleClick, TheKnot.com, and Mapquest and done numerous acquisitions of websites like ApartmentRatings.com, DoItYourself.com and BBOnline.com.  The list of funds and institutions she has worked with includes Sequoia, Kleiner Perkins, Greylock, Silicon Valley Bank, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Bank of America, and Hambrecht & Quist, to name just a few.  

Now, she enjoys spending her time empowering entrepreneurs with the tools to raise the money they need and grow so they can realize their dreams!  She guides founders on how to demonstrate the viability of their businesses, intelligence and passion to investors, by developing and refining their structure, content and delivery.

 

This podcast is generously sponsored by Think Global. Think Global is a business advisory firm working with women entrepreneurs around the globe to scale their businesses to the next level.

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