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Our Board Members

Jen Cohen
CEO | CTO | former CIO | Board member

Jen Cohen makes technology work for business. For more than 20 years, she has helped companies adopt technology and operations solutions that drive meaningful business results: rebooting inefficient operations teams, refactoring and modernizing platforms, establishing world-class best practices, and streamlining processes to optimize performance.

 

Jen is committed to coaching and mentoring women in tech, and she maintains relationships with former direct reports and colleagues even years after they’ve worked together.

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Lisa Bader
CEO | Birthday Butler

After 20+ years in leadership roles at Fortune 100 companies, I left to follow my personal passion of delighting people through meaningful gift giving and memorable celebrations.

I’ve helped thousands of people find that perfect gift and create unforgettable experiences through my book, my blog and speaking engagements. I created Birthday Butler to make it easier for organizations to celebrate employee/guest/client milestones that also deliver business value.

Bridgette L. Smith
CEO I Christian I Ex Google Executive 

I am the CEO of Founder Playbook, a startup that helps women, BIPOC & LGBTQIA+ founders become "investor-ready," get access to capital & scale their business. As an Angel Investor & LP in multiple VC funds, syndicates & SPVs, my investment portfolio includes over 110 diverse startup companies, a growing list of strategic partners, allies & VC collaborations. Having retired from Google as a Senior Executive leading software GTM campaigns across 80 plus Alphabet business units, I am very active in the startup & investor ecosystem & serve on several special committees including: Golden Seeds Access to Capital Task Force, CHIEF Angel/VC Investor Group, Gaingels Women Accessing Venture Equity, The Fourth Floor LP Steering Committee, Women in VC Host Committee - Martha's Vineyard & Athena Alliance Women in Venture & Raising Investments for Entrepreneurs.

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Ana Munro
Senior Vice President|Co Founder, The Philippi Munro Team

Ana Munro, Senior Vice President, is the co-founder of The Philippi Munro Team. She values diverse perspectives and is a champion of women’s leadership and empowerment. Following her passion, she has earned a seat on the Board of Directors at Women Enabled Enterprises, and is a founding member at Chief, a private organization for women executive leaders.

 

Ana has earned a B.S. degree in Finance, graduating summa cum laude, and an M.B.A. with concentration in Finance from Florida Gulf Coast University. She is also a Certified Financial Planner™ Professional, adhering to one of the financial industry’s most stringent codes of ethics.

Melissa Camilleri
Co Founder, Ampersand Education Co

Melissa Camilleri is the Principal and Co-Founder of Ampersand Education Co, an agency that helps thought leaders, authors, and industry experts amplify their impact and income through online educational programs and courses.  Through her work as an educational director and consultant, she has helped her clients generate over $29 million in revenue in the last 4 years alone. An expert in adult learning, facilitation, and engagement, Melissa has been an educator for 19 years, beginning in the high school English and AVID classrooms.  She has spent the last 15 years as an international trainer and has taught tens of thousands of people around the world— in person and online— how to engage, motivate, self-reflect, and maximize their own effectiveness in the education and  business sectors.  Melissa has started and grown three different businesses— a widely successful e-commerce gift brand, a health and wellness brand, and her agency.  She is passionate about women’s health and wealth.  She is the mom to two young boys and is married to the love of her life, Nick.  She lives and loves in Sacramento, California.

Lindelwa Skenjana
Corporate Professional| Mother| Author| Speaker| Founder of Indima Yam

Lindelwa has over a decade of work experience in the private sector in South Africa, having started working in the telecommunications industry, a small black female owned management consulting firm specialising in policy and regulation and then the financial services sector. As a brand, marketing and communications specialist, within financial services, Lindelwa has moved around in retail product marketing, corporate affairs and digital & data analytics.  

A 2019 Mail&Guardian Top200 Youth achievement recipient, Lindelwa holds a Master’s degree in ICT4Development from the University of Manchester (United Kingdom), a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree (Vega Brand Leadership School in Brand Leadership, Johannesburg) & Management and a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree in Organisational Psychology and Industrial Sociology (University of Cape Town, South Africa) and numerous marketing & digital marketing certificates from GIBS, University of Stellenbosch and UCTs getsmarter online learning platform. Lindelwa is also the author of a debut book called The Black Girl's Guide to Corporate South Africa and recently became a first time mother as well.

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Rebecca Lanier
Vice President, Global Operations at SubjectWell | CHIEF Member | Women Enabled Enterprises Board Member | U-VOL Foundation Board Member

As a purpose-driven leader, Rebecca is passionate about helping pave the way forward for women. Through her professional leadership roles and community involvement, she is constantly motivated to find opportunities to empower women and lift up new and rising voices.

 

With a global track record of delivering results by navigating rapid change, building innovative programs, and working with cross-functional stakeholders, Rebecca’s background spans leadership roles in both operations and human resources. She is currently the Vice President of Global Operations at SubjectWell, a tech-forward clinical trial marketplace for patient recruitment.

 

Rebecca is incredibly proud to serve on the boards of Women Enabled Enterprises and U-VOL. She is also a member of Chief, a network designed to connect and amplify the work of executive women.

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Renata Lima Lerch
Sr. Vice-President Global Marketing, Communications and Business Growth | Board Member | Agile, Design Thinking, Systems Design, PM | Leadership Coach and Mentor | Global Operations | Published Author

I'm a highly energetic executive with international experience in Fortune 500, startups and associations environments. Driven by competitive and entrepreneurial spirit to develop and execute strategic B2B and B2C initiatives that result in ROI and revenue growth, increasing customer and member acquisition and retention. Experienced and certified in advanced Agile, Design Thinking, Project Management and Lean frameworks. Work closely with strategic partners, shareholders, board members, government and C-suite, translating reliable data analytics to produce actionable results.

 

Leader and mentor, managing up to 50 direct reports and cross-functional teams globally. Fluent in English and Portuguese. Proficient in Spanish. Public speaker and published author in Global Marketing, Market Development and Agile.

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Rebecca Callahan
VP, Signature Collective at Signature Leaders

Rebecca brings more than two decades of experience in marketing, client management, operations, product, and sales. In her role with Signature Leaders, she marries passion and purpose by developing content, programs and community for women leaders looking to bring their whole, authentic self to life and leadership.

 

Rebecca received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and English from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her MBA, with an emphasis in Marketing and Corporate Strategy, from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. 

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Laura Provenzale 
Managing Director at North Point I | M&A Advisor | Investment Banker |CHIEF | Active Board Director

Over Laura Provenzale's investment banking career, Ms. Provenzale has advised on M&A and capital-raising transactions across the consumer sector, including restaurants, consumer products, and omnichannel retail. Ms. Provenzale joined North Point in 2018 as a Managing Director. Before North Point, she joined William Blair in 2014 as Managing Director and head of restaurant investment banking. She became a Partner in 2015, and was appointed to the Audit Committee in 2016. Before Blair, she built the restaurant investment banking practice at Raymond James. Previously, she led the consumer & retail group at WR Hambrecht, and software M&A and consumer products banking practices at Banc of America Securities. She began her career at J.P. Morgan in the investment banking, corporate tax, and audit groups. Ms. Provenzale earned her M.B.A. from Fordham University and graduated with honors from Lehigh University with a B.S. in accounting. She is also a Certified Public Accountant.

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