Declarations, a powerful opportunity to create change

Declarations, a powerful opportunity to create change

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Last year, just before the 2016 Positively Powerful Woman Awards Dinner, a group of us got together to discuss what was the one thing we wanted people who attended to leave with. We wanted people to be inspired, excited and knowing that they had a big role in the process of effecting change in the world. It was important that our guests believe that evening was the start of something and not a singular event. That when they went home that evening, they were ready to move the world forward in a Powerful and Positive way. What finally took hold for us was the thought of individual declarations.

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Why declarations? Because they are often life altering. A declaration unlike a new year’s resolution, changes our relationship with others, our friends, family, and community. It impacts how we view the past and creates a future we were not aware of until just that moment. A true declaration has commitment attached to its hip. Our declarations matter to us.

And so we invited our guest to write a note to themselves, that evening, right there at the dinner, that would contain their own personal declaration about their future. Place the note in a self-addressed envelope and that we would mail the notes back to them on June 1st, 2017. No, we did not read the notes.

The Power of Declarations is that it is the point at which the world begins to changes.

On Air with Business for Breakfast Hosts Ken Morgan & Mark Asher

On Air with Business for Breakfast Hosts Ken Morgan & Mark Asher

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PHOENIX HOSTS: KEN MORGAN & MARK ASHER

10th Annual Positively Powerful Woman Award June 10th at the Phoenix Desert Botanical Gardens

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HOSTS: KEN MORGAN & MARK ASHER “BUSINESS FOR BREAKFAST”

This morning I had the great opportunity to chat with Ken Morgan and Mark Asher, the congenial hosts of the Business For Breakfast radio program on Money Radio 1510. We talked about the upcoming 10th Annual Positively Powerful Woman Awards at the Desert Botanical Garden.

This is the 10th Anniversary and our intentions are the same but we’ve grown – stronger, more global, even more, committed to “Celebrating the accomplishments of women in ways that empower all people to live their dreams!” There can never be enough recognition bestowed upon the strong, honorable, and powerful women in our communities and beyond. Our Celebration Weekend’s June 10th Gala and June 9th Global Women’s World Cafe are the platforms for providing the praise, connections, and gratitude due to all women.

Listen in. This is an open invitation. The public is invited to join us for the 10th Annual Award Dinner Celebration this, June 10th at the Phoenix Desert Botanical Gardens.
Here is our conversation. And here’s how to register.

Why this tech marketing leader’s response to change is educational.

Why this tech marketing leader’s response to change is educational.

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She’s a seasoned marketing and sales executive with over 25 years’ vice presidential level experience. She has led teams of over 300, managed marketing and sales budgets of over $150 million in B2B and B2C, and has been held accountable for more than $2 billion in revenue in the technology, telecommunications, and media industries. When you talk to her about marketing, sales, technology and branding she lights up with a passion about the positive impacts they can have on communities and the world.

She is Janet West-Bagley, a sales and marketing executive with a proven history of driving revenue gains by identifying lucrative market opportunities, launching innovative products, and breathing new life into existing brands. 

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela.

janet west marketing leadership Janet’s most recent accomplishment was educational. She got on the fast-track and earned the Master of Global Business Management degree from Thunderbird School of Management at Arizona State University because it is a program that promised to “increase the ability to adapt to ever-changing business environments, tolerance for ambiguity and multicultural awareness.” Why else? Because she is a global marketing and sales leader who gets it about the lightning speed of change and embraces it. Janet is currently consulting with Invictus International Holding for holistic go-to-market strategies.

Janet is the woman who led the team responsible for the $10B strategic initiative that launched Cox Communication’s 1 Gigabit Internet Speeds. This was an award-winning effort. As the Cox VP of Marketing her passion for connecting people and advancing causes also improved Cox’s position in Hispanic and African-American communities. She increased the company’s support of multi-cultural organizations and has been highly recognized by the community for her efforts.

Janet West‘s “award winning efforts consistently exceeded expectations. Gigabit launch attained 200% of penetration target, improved Hispanic Market performance by 150% year over year, Wi-Fi launched attained 150% to plan, video re-launch resulted in a 800% performance gain and improved average revenue per customer by 80%.”

Throughout her career, Janet has leveraged her unusual blend of creativity and business acumen to break into new markets, turn around under-performing businesses, inspire her employees and make meaningful community connections. While at Earthlink Networks, she built and led a new sales and marketing organization to launch the company’s Wi-Fi business unit and attain double-digit annual revenue growth by developing go-to-market strategies for multiple distribution channels. Her team won multiple marketing awards and the company significantly grew its market share during her tenure. At MCI, where she began her career after college, she held a number of sales and marketing positions. She quickly rose to senior manager roles with global business experience.

Janet’s philanthropic activities and the boards she has served on have always had a keen focus on enhancing education, improving health, eliminating hunger and advancing equality. She understands the power of strong networks and utilizes them to make a difference. 

2017 Positively Powerful Woman Awards for Marketing Leadership

On June 10th, Janet West will receive the Positively Powerful Woman Award for her Marketing Leadership at the 10th Annual Positively Powerful Woman Awards (PPWA) to be held at the Desert Botanical Garden beginning with the reception at 5 p.m., followed by the 2017 awards presentations. The mission of the Awards is to “celebrate the accomplishments of women in ways that empower all people to live their dreams”. Register now and prepare to be informed and inspired.

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Dr. Joel P. Martin

The Positively Powerful Awards and Programs are hosted by Founder and Executive Producer, Dr. Joel P. Martin, President of Triad West, Inc. which provides corporations with specialist support in executive coaching, leadership development, diversity, inclusion and cultural competency.

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How Diamondback’s General Counsel makes sure women receive equal recognition.

How Diamondback’s General Counsel makes sure women receive equal recognition.

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“Though you haven’t seen her tote a bat and ball, Nona M. Lee has been a big part of many Valley sports teams. Combining her love of sports with her profession as a litigator, she has worked for almost all of the Arizona sports teams, including the Phoenix Suns, the Phoenix Mercury, the Arizona Rattlers and, currently, the Arizona Diamondbacks. (Source)” 

On Saturday Evening June 10, 2017, Nona M. Lee, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the Arizona Diamondbacks will receive the 2017 Positively Powerful Woman Award for Global Leadership, a recognition reserved for women who are making a particularly remarkable and distinct international impact. Sports, law, business and women’s rights join forces through her commitment. 

How does she activate women’s rights?

  • She is a successful negotiator and team member. Nona was a key part of the team that assisted in the negotiations with FOX Sports Arizona on a 20-year extension that began in 2016 and is the largest financial transaction in franchise history. 
  • She has powerful role models. When asked, Nona said she was most inspired to be the positively powerful woman that she is by Billie Jean King. Nona served on the board of Billie Jean King’s Women’s Sports Foundation in New York, dedicated to advancing the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity.
  • She continues as a leader in sports and law. Nona also serves on the board of the Sports Lawyers Association, a non-profit, international professional organization whose common goal is the understanding, advancement and ethical practice of sports law; and on the Pepperdine Athletic Board. 
  • And she is active in the community. She is the founder of the Phoenix Women’s Sports Association, an Arizona non-profit organization that helps girls and women find their power through sports; the board of Florence Crittenton, a local non-profit designed to help at-risk girls overcome issues of abuse, neglect, teen pregnancy, teen parenting and behavioral and/or mental problems; the Board of the Phoenix Regional Sports Commission, the mission of which is to “enrich our community through sports.

Nona goes beyond the call of duty to make sure that women receive equal recognition in the area of sports and community development. She has proven her commitment to women in sports and has been instrumental in ensuring organizations that support women and girls are at economic development table.

The Positively Powerful nominators aren’t the only ones who have recognized Nona. She is a past recipient of the YWCA of Maricopa County’s Sports Leader Award, was recognized by the Phoenix Business Journal as one of the Women in Business honorees and was also an Athena Award honoree. She has received the Joyce Holsey Award of Excellence from the Black Women Lawyer’s Association and has been recognized as one of the Arizona Foothills Magazine’s “Women Who Move the Valley.” The public is invited to celebrate Nona’s global leadership as well as all of the 2017 Positively Powerful Woman Award recipients: Lisa Loo, the first woman of color to be President of the Arizona Bar Association – Social Justice Leadership, VP of Legal Affairs and Deputy General Counsel at Arizona State University; Janet West, Consulting with Invictus International Holding, formerly VP of Marketing and Sales at Cox Communications – Marketing Leadership; Jackie Wszalek, owner of Splash Printing and Marketing, Founder WOWOB – Entrepreneurial Leadership; and Rhonda Peters James, Senior Program Manager, Global Diversity and Inclusion Strategy External Partnerships Group, Intel Corporation – STEAM Leadership.

The June 10 Awards Gala will be held at the Desert Botanical Garden (1201 N. Galvin Parkway in Phoenix) beginning with a reception at 5 p.m., followed by the 2017 awards presentations and special recognition of all previous years’ honorees. Register Now

The 2017 10th Anniversary celebration also includes the Global Women World Café to be held on June 9, 9:30 a.m. to 1:40 p.m., at the Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, 1130 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix. The Global Women World Café is a structured conversational process that facilitates and encourages discussions in small groups and then links groups’ ideas within a larger group to access the collective knowledge and wisdom of participants in the room.

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Dr. Joel P. Martin

The Positively Powerful Awards and Programs are hosted by Founder and Executive Producer, Dr. Joel P. Martin, President of Triad West, Inc. which provides corporations with specialist support in executive coaching, leadership development, diversity, inclusion and cultural competency.

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How this technology leader is increasing ethnic graduate degrees in STEM.

How this technology leader is increasing ethnic graduate degrees in STEM.

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Meet Rhonda Peters James, Senior Program Manager in the Global Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and External Partnerships Group at Intel Corporation. Join us on June 10th, at the beautiful Desert Botanical Garden when Rhonda will receive the 2017 Positively Powerful Woman Award for STEAM Leadership.

Rhonda is fiercely committed to her work and to creating more graduates in technology.

She’s been with the company for 16 years, has held positions in engineering, marketing research and competitive intelligence, community management, and product marketing at the company. As an integral figure at Intel, Rhonda collaborates with external organizations and support programs that deliver results that increase the number of underrepresented minorities graduating with technology and engineering degrees in the United States.She serves as a mentor to several high school girls and women in business and engineering at Intel and other companies.

“Don’t limit your thinking by what you see. If you want something even though you may not see it today, that is an opportunity for YOU to create it! YOU have the opportunity to create your future! Go after it!” Rhonda Peters James

STEAM Leadership, rhonda peters jamesRhonda knows what it takes to be challenged and not give up. That drive is what is behind the “Why You Should Stay With It™ ” video series she created, directed, and produced providing college engineering students and summer interns with relatable stories from Intel employees with engineering and computer science backgrounds. More than 20 episodes were filmed with over 800,000 views. she manages the overall strategic direction and tactical execution of the Stay With It™ Inspired by Intel Program. Stay With It is also an online community that delivers engaging content about engineering in the workplace, academic resources, internship information, and encouragement to engineering students so that they will stay enrolled in their engineering majors and graduate. Rhonda is one of the individuals at Intel who is “expanding the pathway for more underrepresented technical talent.”

She is an active volunteer in local organizations as well as a member of the National Society of Black Engineers Professional Member, National Action Council of Minorities in Engineering Board Liaison, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., National Association of Professional Women and Dillard University Alumni Member.

She earned her MBA from Arizona State University, Master of Science – Electrical Engineering: Semiconductor Devices from the University of Missouri and Bachelor of Science in Physics from Dillard University.

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Register to attend the Positively Powerful Woman Awards by June 1st and you could win two roundtrips on Southwest Airlines.

Register to attend the Positively Powerful Woman Awards by June 1st and you could win two roundtrips on Southwest Airlines.

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Register before June 1, 2016,

Register for the 9th Annual Positively Powerful Woman Awards before June 1, 2016, and be entered into a drawing for 2 roundtrips to any published, scheduled, domestic destination that Southwest Airlines serves. The prize will be drawn during the 9th Annual Awards. You must be present to win. Southwest Airlines is the Official Airline of the Positively Powerful Woman Awards.  Register Today

Soutwest_cmykJoin us as we bring together women and men from our community, corporations, educational organizations, and nonprofits from Phoenix and the U.S. for our brand of joyful, inclusive celebration, personal and professional development, empowerment and motivation, connections, collaboration and upbeat fun! Let’s celebrate the accomplishments of women in ways that empower all people to live their dreams.

9th Annual Positively Powerful Woman Awards.
Saturday, June 25, 2016, from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (MST) Halle Heart Children’s Museum – 2929 South 48th Street, Tempe, AZ 85282 

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