About Us : Board of Advisors

The Women's Leadership Exchange® would not be possible without support from our Advisory Boards:


Executive Committee

  • Cary Jehl Broussard, Vice President, Communications, Wyndham Hotel Group
  • Sophia Corona, Chief Operating Officer, Creditex Group Inc.
  • Beth Polish, Director of Corporate Innovation and Senior Vice President, Hearst Interactive Media, Hearst Corporation.
  • Susan Sussman, President, Sussman & Associates
  • Edie Weiner, President, Weiner Edrich Brown Inc.

National

  • Cary Broussard, Vice President, Communications, Wyndham Hotel Group
  • Marcia Cantarella, Associate Dean in the School of Arts and Sciences, Hunter College
  • Maria Contreras-Sweet, President and Co-founder, FORTIUS HOLDINGS, LLC
  • Sophia Corona, Chief Operating Officer, Creditex Group Inc.
  • Michelle Thompson- Dolberry, Director Advocacy Team, OPEN from American Express
  • Ella L.J. Edmondson Bell, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Dartmouth College
  • Gail Evans, Author & Former EVP CNN, She Wins, You Win
  • Ping Fu, CEO, Geomagic, Inc.
  • Gay Gaddis, President and Founder, T3 (The Think Tank)
  • Julie Garella, Gray Horse Capital Partners
  • Sharon Hadary, Center for Women's Business Research
  • LeAnn Marchbanks, Director of Women's Sales and Marketing, American Airlines
  • Kathleen Mcfeeters, CEO, Donna Morgan, LLC
  • Amy Millman, President, Springboard Enterprises
  • Jennifer Openshaw, Founder, Family Financial Network
  • Orit Orit, President, The O Group, Inc
  • Virginia P'an, Founder & Chairman, TransCapital Group LLC
  • Beth Polish, Director of Corporate Innovation and Senior Vice President of Hearst Interactive Media, Hearst Corporation
  • Valerie Red-Horse, Founder, Red-Horse Native Productions
  • Monica Smiley, Enterprising Women
  • Tony Smith, CEO, VSA Consulting Group
  • Edie Weiner, President, Weiner, Edrich, Brown, Inc.

Chicago

    Multi-Cultural

    • Honorary Chair: Marilyn Johnson, VP of Market Development, IBM
    • Dr. Lula F. Bailey Ballton, CEO, West Angeles Community Development Corporation
    • Sheila Brooks, Founder & CEO, SRB Communications
    • Marcia Y. Cantarella, Associate Dean in the School of Arts and Sciences, Hunter College,
    • Adela Cepeda, Founder & President, A.C. Advisory Inc
    • Kenia Davalos, Los Angeles County Commissioner for Small Business,
    • Maria de Lourdes Sobrino, Founder & CEO, LuLu's Desserts
    • Dawn Jackson, Director, American Indian National Center for Television & Film
    • Carol Jenkins, Former News Anchor, WNBC TV & Board Member, Women’s Media Center
    • Dr. Ella L.J Edmondson Bell, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Tuck School, Dartmouth College
    • Janny Leung, Owner/ Partner, MESA Technology
    • Marion Luna Brem, President & CEO, Love Enterprises
    • Martha Montoya, President, Los Kitos
    • Bruce Perkins, Director - Supplier Diversity, Siemens Corporation
    • Valerie Red-Horse, Founder, Red-Horse Financial Group
    • Syndi Seid, Founder & Director, Advanced Etiquette
    • Vivian Shimoyama, President, Breakthru Unlimited
    • Jane E. Smith, Executive Director, Spelman College Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement
    • Patricia Stout, President, The Alamo Travel Group Inc
    • Hiroko Tatebe, Founder and Executive Director, Global Organization for Leadership and Diversity (GOLD)
    • Lupe Valdez, Sheriff, Dallas County
    • Lily Z. Winsaft, Founder & CEO, Aldebaran Associates International

    Virtual Summit

    • Tanya Alvarez, BlinkAds
    • Sheila Brooks, Founder & CEO, SRB Communications
    • Cary Broussard, Vice President, Communications, Wyndham Hotel Group
    • Miguel A. Centeno, Vice President, Aetna
    • Sophia Corona, Chief Operating Officer, Creditex Group Inc.
    • Sharon Emek, Partner, CBS Coverage Group, Inc.
    • Amy Frankel, Managing Partner, IF Studio
    • Leslie Grossman, Co-Founder, Womens Leadership Exchange
    • Leigh Latimer, Intern, Women's Leadership Exchange®
    • David Leffler, Owner/Partner, Leffler Marcus & McCaffrey LLC
    • Katherine Machado O'hara, Owner/Partner, S3
    • Andrea March, Co-Founder, Womens Leadership Exchange
    • Cheryl A. Mills
    • Marnie Omanoff, Senior Account Director, Themixxnyc
    • Jennifer Openshaw, Founder, Family Financial Network
    • Beth Polish, Director of Corporate Innovation and Senior Vice President of Hearst Interactive Media, Hearst Corporation
    • Lisa Skriloff, President, Multicultural Marketing Resources, Inc.
    • Tony Smith, CEO, VSA Consulting Group
    • Susan Solovic, CEO, SBTV
    • Dani Ticktin Koplik, Executive & Performance Coaching, DTKResources
    • Shawna Vercher, CEO, Vti-Web & The SSW
    • Edie Weiner, President, Weiner, Edrich, Brown, Inc.
    • Lena West, Founder/CEO, xynoMedia Technology
    • Alison Woo, Founder, NewMediaMavens.com

    New York

    • Burt Alimansky, Manager, Alimansky Capital Group Inc.
    • Michelle Benjamin, Founder&Pres., Benjamin Enterprises
    • Adriane Berg, Attorney at Law, Riker Danzig
    • Rosemary A. Bova, President, Bova Enterprises, Inc.
    • Marcia Y. Cantarella, Associate Dean in the School of Arts and Sciences, Hunter College,
    • Ava Chien, President, Chien Company Technology Marketing
    • Sharon Emek, Partner, CBS Coverage Group
    • Amy Frankel, Partner, Tag Creative
    • Leslie Green, Managing Partner, Roffe & Green, Inc.,
    • Ann Kayman, CEO, New York Grant Company
    • Melissa Krinzman, President and CEO, Venture Architects
    • David Leffler, Attorney, Law Firm of David Leffler
    • Ann Liguori, President, Ann Liguori ProductionsSports Talk Show Host,
    • Marnie Omanoff, Senior Account Director, Themixxnyc
    • Nancy Ploeger, President, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
    • Beth Polish, Director of Corporate Innovation and Senior Vice President, Hearst Interactive Media, Hearst Corporation.
    • Lynn SanAndres, Mason Alexander Group
    • Lisa Skriloff, President, Multicultural Marketing Resources, Inc
    • Tony Smith, CEO, VSA Consulting Group

    Dallas

    Southern California

    Northern California

    • Carla Cobb Davis
    • Melanei DewBerry Jones, Soul Purpose Coaching, LLC
    • Tammy Key, Garden Spaces
    • Diana Lu, Chairman & CEO, Image Global Impact
    • Sharon Miller, CEO, Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center
    • Frances T. Nevarez, VP of Education, NAWBO
    • Pat Obuchowski, Leadership Coach/LCD, Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
    • Linda Parker Pennington, Co Founder & Governance Chair, Women of Color Action Network (WCAN)
    • Marci Rinkoff, MBR Coaching
    • Julea Roeder, Senior Care Advocates
    • Syndi Seid, Founder & Director, Advanced Etiquette
    • Suzanne Tucker, Marketing Solutions/One Stop Graphics

    Atlanta