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Awards Recipients

Kimber Lanning, Entrepreneurial Leadership Award, Dr. RaShonda Flint, Director, STEM Leadership Award, Debbie Gaby, Philanthropy Award, Dean Shirley Mays, Educational Leadership Award, Jackie Thompson, Global Leadership Award, Patricia Hibbeler, Nonprofit Leadership Award, Marian Yim, Corporate Leadership Award

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A Diverse and Inclusive Leadership Award

Posted by on Jan 16, 2014 in Business, Consultant Leadership Training, Diversity & Inclusion, PPW Awards, Women | 0 comments

A Diverse and Inclusive Leadership Award

Here’s the herstory behind the Awards: The idea began when I was delivering a speech before women judges and attorneys. They seemed tired, overworked, and stressed. (We’ve all experienced that.) The question came to me and I asked,  “How many of you give to yourselves the way you give to others.” These women were making decisions that impacted the lives of children, families, and cities. Anyone would say they were givers. Yet, only one woman raised her hand. Well this ‘sad news’ was begging for attention. I...

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“The Positively Powerful Woman Awards Day” Wins 2013 Sliver Stevie® Award For Women In Business

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in Community Development, PPW Awards, Women | 0 comments

“The Positively Powerful Woman Awards Day” Wins 2013 Sliver Stevie® Award For Women In Business

Winners Announced at Event in New York City [Scottsdale, Arizona] – November 9, 2013 – Positively Powerful | Triad West Inc. has been named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the “Event Of The Year” category in the 10th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run. All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and...

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Molina Fine Jewelers: Changing The World One Jewel At A Time

Posted by on Jul 1, 2013 in Business, Events, Joel Speaks, Leadership, Nonprofits, People in the News, People in the News, Positively Powerful, PPW Awards, Presentations, Programs, Women, Women's Issues, Womens World | 0 comments

Molina Fine Jewelers: Changing The World One Jewel At A Time

Alfredo J. Molina, Chairman and CEO, Molina Fine Jewelers: “My inner voice says that I’m here to make life better for others. I spend 80 percent of my time on charities including Teen Life Line, Childhelp and Gabriel’s Angels.” On June 20th and June 21st, the seven 2013 Positively Powerful Woman Award recipients, previous Award recipients, media, committee members and friends got an experience of what it means to be one of the jewels whose lives are enriched and enlightened through Molina Fine Jewelers sponsorship. The Positively...

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Arizona State University’s big leadership presence at Positively Powerful Awards

Posted by on Jun 22, 2013 in Business, Community Development, Diversity & Inclusion, Education, Events, People in the News, Personal Development, PPW Awards, Professional Development, Programs, Repost, Women's Issues | 0 comments

Arizona State University’s big leadership presence at Positively Powerful Awards

  Arizona State University, America’s largest university, had a big presence in the June 21st Positively Powerful Woman Awards. Chester (Chet) Yancey, ASU, Positively Powerful Awards Sponsor & Presenter:  When you are the Manager of Diversity and Small Business Programs for the largest university in the United States, Arizona State University, this position comes with complex challenges. And, award presenter Chester Chet Yancey serves “the American University” with an ease and a focus. Chet Yancey also serves as the Chairman of...

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Felicia Davis Set to Appear at Conversation On Leadership Summit June 21st.

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Business, Coaching executive women, Community Development, PPW Awards | 0 comments

Felicia Davis Set to Appear at Conversation On Leadership Summit June 21st.

I believe in order to touch hearts and change lives with your brilliance, you must stop living your life as if you are a commodity. You are a MASTERPIECE! Get to the essence of your distinction and lead from that place. Felicia will be one of the speakers “leading from that place” on Friday June 21st, at the Conversation On Leadership Summit (11:30am to 2pm) following the Positively Powerful Woman Awards (2:30pm to 6pm) at the Ritz-Carlton Phoenix. She is a recognized quiet hero in the community for her approach and her...

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Dr. RaShonda Flint, Director, TRIO Student Support Services STEM, ASU Receives 2013 STEM Leadership Award

Posted by on Apr 27, 2013 in Business, PPW Awards | 4 comments

Dr. RaShonda Flint, Director, TRIO Student Support Services STEM, ASU Receives 2013 STEM Leadership Award

I was raised by my parents to work hard and be persistent, and my mother was an every day example of just that – she worked hard and she continued on her path in spite of any difficulty or opposition.  I also keep an African symbol Sankofa close to me.  As a scientist, I am trained to analyze details and learn from my mistakes, just as the Sankofa symbol reminds us to thoughtfully consider and take from the past as we move into the future and progress through the use of knowledge. Dr. RaShonda Flint, Ph.D. has been selected to receive the...

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Jackie Thompson, Southwest Airlines, Community & Grassroots, Receives Global Leadership Award

Posted by on Apr 27, 2013 in Business, Diversity & Inclusion, PPW Awards, Professional Development | 0 comments

Jackie Thompson, Southwest Airlines, Community & Grassroots, Receives Global Leadership Award

I believe it is important to seek continuous personal and professional growth and surround yourself with positive people who have your best interest at heart – your own personal board of directors.  At the same time, go  beyond what is required by finding new ways to create solutions for your company. One of my favorite quotes is from Norman Vincent Peale “Change your thoughts and change your world“. This year’s recipient of the Positively Powerful Woman Award for Global Leadership says to those who want to know her secret of...

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Patricia Hibbeler, CEO, Phoenix Indian Center, Receives Nonprofit Leadership Award

Posted by on Apr 27, 2013 in Business, PPW Awards | 1 comment

Patricia Hibbeler, CEO, Phoenix Indian Center, Receives Nonprofit Leadership Award

I have found that it is important for a leader to know their history – where they come from and being true to self – and to use that knowledge in a way to encourage commitment and community change, leading people towards problem solving, doing all this while being hidden in the background – where in the end, the community says WE did it together. Patricia K. Hibbeler, ABD, MA is the Chief Executive Officer of the Phoenix Indian Center, Inc., an organization with a 64-year history and the first urban based Indian Center in the Nation. She...

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Debbie Gaby, Sleep America, Receives 2013 Positively Powerful Philanthropy Award

Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 in Business, Entrepreneurs, PPW Awards, Womens World | 0 comments

Debbie Gaby, Sleep America, Receives 2013 Positively Powerful Philanthropy Award

If you want to be successful, have a very clear vision of what you aspire to be, and maintain the strength and passion to create that reality.  Ask anyone who knows Debbie Gaby, President, Sleep America, and they’ll tell you she’s a woman with a joyful spirit of giving and… she is a shrewd person business as well. Ask her what’s she’s the most proud and she’ll say, “I am  most proud to have Co-Founded Sleep America, which is the largest Mattress Retailer in Arizona and employs over 150 wonderful...

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Kimber Lanning, Founder & President Local First Arizona Receives 2013 Entrepreneurial Leadership Award

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 in Business, PPW Awards | 0 comments

Kimber Lanning, Founder & President Local First Arizona Receives 2013 Entrepreneurial Leadership Award

My secret to success is really about taking risks. I believe that taking a risk is second nature to all successful people, and that you must be willing to throw aside worry and march ahead if you’re going to succeed. Kimber Lanning, entrepreneur, economic specialist, speaker, activist, community builder, musician, visionary…all of these skill sets are “alive and well” in this year’s recipient of the Positively Powerful Woman Award for Entrepreneurial Leadership. When asked what professional accomplishments...

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