Joanna Kyriazakos - Fierce and Kind
Imogen Clarke - Curious and Brave
Joanna Kyriazakos is a #ladybadass with an ability to push people past their comfort zone and help them achieve more than they thought possible. I credit coach Joanna with encouraging me to overcome my (many physical and mental) fears so that I am now a confident stand-up paddleboarder in Sydney harbor.
Joanna is fearless! She has a love for physical challenges and for helping people of all ages find their love of the ocean through nurturing and teaching them various skills, whether it be swimming, stand up paddling or surf swimming.
Eva Davis - Boundary Pusher and Collaborative
Imogen Clarke is an eighteen-year-old student, currently in her first year studying Classical Civilisation at the University of Nottingham.
Imogen has been partially sighted since birth, has working vision in only one eye, and peripheral vision in the other – neither of which is corrected by glasses. In addition to this, she suffer from nystagmus, which negatively effects her distance and depth perception, and also gives her the occasional headache from time to time.
Nicole Matejic - Pioneering and diplomatic
Recognized by Best Lawyers in America and ranked in Chambers, Eva Davis is a savvy dealmaker who works with some of the most active private equity funds in the country. With over 20 years of experience, Eva provides astute commercial recommendations alongside her strategic M&A advice when negotiating on behalf of US and global public and private companies, boards of directors and private equity funds involving their most significant transactional matters.
Lesley Jane Seymour - Driven and Vulnerable
Introducing #ladybadass Nicole Matejic, internationally recognized military information operations, social media expert, published author and trusted adviser to Governments around the world. She is known for her innovative and no BS approach to strategic communications and managing crises.
Nicole’s achievements are even the more impressive as she’s thrived and leveraged a substantial career in the defense industry.
Lan Xauzhao - Thoughtful and Decisive
Lesley Jane Seymour is a media entrepreneur who is launching a new platform for intelligent, stylish, influential women over the age of 35 called coveyclub.com
In February 2016, when the women's lifestyle magazine More closed, Lesley found herself out of a job after eight years at the helm. In a published post on LinkedIn entitled: “The Joys of Losing Your Job in the Digital Age,” she explained that she was “prepared” when More folded. Ironically, the editor credited the first time she was fired from a big job as a buffer to ease her grief over More.
Janine Firpo - Warrior & Collaborator
Dr. Xuezhao Lan is the founding and managing partner of Basis Set Ventures, a $140M early stage venture fund focused on enterprise artificial intelligence. Lan built the Corporate Development Strategy team at Dropbox. Prior to Dropbox, she was an engagement manager at McKinsey and founded a brain training startup. She studied human brain functions for her Ph.D. and received her MA in Statistics, both from the University of Michigan. She also did her post-doc at Harvard and has produced several peer-reviewed articles in top publications including Science.
Anna Kellerman - Nurturing and Enterprising
Janine Firpo has been a social innovator for 20 plus years. She has been working at the intersection of technology and international development problems. She is currently a Deputy Director in the Financial Services for the Poor team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In her role, Janine is responsible for accelerating and deepening the penetration of digital financial services beyond basic payments in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda while ensuring that the grantmaking and management are of the highest standards.
Meg Murray - Connector and Tenacious
Anna is one of those people you instantly warm to – she has a really curious nature and is genuinely interested in hearing your story. She’s also a creative nurturer, super-connector and lateral thinker which makes her a great role model #Ladybadass.
Karen Talavera - Savvy and Spitfire
Meg founded Nasty Woman Wines "with hopes of celebrating the first female president." When it was clear who won the presidential race, her young daughter asked her how old she had to be to run for president. In that moment Meg committed herself to paving the way for her daughter, and for all women, to have a real seat at the political table.
Chris Franks - Compassionate and Determined
Karen Talavera is a change agent. As an entrepreneur, writer, mother and world traveler, she draws on the rich and usually overlooked experiences of daily life to illuminate opportunities for awakening, share her perspective on living from spirit, and highlight insights hidden in plain sight. She writes about this and more on her blog The Accidental Seeker and on Huffington Post.
In 2003 Karen founded Synchronicity Marketing, a company specializing in digital marketing training, coaching, and education. After twenty years in the field, she grows continually more fascinated by the revolutionary role the Internet has played in the way we connect to one another.
Kim Folsom - Fabulous and Innovative
Chris Franks has been chosen as a #ladybadass as she doesn’t let other people’s expectations define her – qualifying originally as a nurse, she’s forged a stellar career in the aid sector, at CEO and board level. She’s one of those rare individuals who has experience across sales, marketing, fundraising, consumer research and customer service at an executive level in both commercial and not-for-profit sectors.
Aisha Hillary - Adventurous and Creative
Kim Folsom is a serial entrepreneur with over 20+ years of experience founding, leading, and building start-ups, which she raised $30 million for in venture financing.
Joyce Stoer Cordi - Chic and Courageous
Aisha Hillary is the epitome of the modern woman – a “slashie” combining corporate work, philanthropy, and a side passion project in design and fashion. She’s fresh, innovative, a creator, a contributor and always positive.
It's 2018 and LADYBADASS wants you to participate!
Chic and Courageous. "Rules are only made so I can break them!"
Lesley Grossblatt - Feisty and Empathetic
We're kicking off 2018 and would love you to be part of the fun. Learn more about our plans and how you can participate!
Cheryl Goh - Brave, adventurous, determined
"No one is spending as much time thinking about you as you are."
Erinn, Georgia, Malachi & Susan - Empower Women To Recognize & Dispel The Frialty Myth
Down to earth, brave and prepared to do what it takes are #ladybadassery prerequisites and describe Cheryl Goh to a tee. A courageous #ladybadass who sets seemingly impossible goals and then smashes them, Cheryl is a winner who inspires that we all admire!
Kerry Chapman Brown - Loyal, competitive, dedicated
WE EXPOSE AND DISPEL THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF 'FEMALE' INFERIORITY FOR EXACTLY WHAT IT IS: A MYTH.
Nancy Spears - Connector, Giver & Endless learner
Kerry Chapman Brown never lets fear hold her back, living life in her own #ladybadass way, ensuring success through hard work and dedication, to work and to life.
Nancy Spears in 2008 founded genConnect, a digital media company that engages audiences with world-class experts and their wisdom.
The mission of genConnect, which has a media presence at such high-profile events as the Aspen Food & Wine Classic, Aspen Ideas Festival, SXSW and Sundance Film Festival, is to link audiences directly to experts on everything that matters through short-form video, online chats and eCommerce.