Posts in North America
Rachel Braun Scherl - Relentless and Refined

“My father used to quote a great line from the 1975 cult classic Rollerball, ‘No Time Outs, No Substitutions,’ which were the rules the referee announced at the beginning of rollerball. He translated that into how he wanted us to live with passion – love generously, work hard, play hard, and most important, play fair every day.”

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Arsheen Allam - Valiant and Forgiving

Arsheen Allam is the CEO and Founder of GOLeafe, a startup company which has developed a proprietary patent-pending process for manufacturing nanocrystalline graphene and graphene oxide materials. GOLeafe's manufacturing approach is a scalable batch process, which avoids expensive equipment and harsh chemicals, which means GOLeafe’s manufacturing approach has a cost advantage and is much more eco-friendly than competing methods. 

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Lori Cashman - Tenacious and Nurturing

Lori Cashman is an early stage investor in ventures led by female entrepreneurs and gender-diverse teams. She brings “peripheral vision” on emerging consumer & technology trends and customer engagement practices.

Lori is a former co-founder of the private equity firm Lineage Capital. Her previous private equity experience combined with her current role as a venture capitalist ensure a well-rounded perspective on successful business models, operational and market issues and consumer trends all in the context of a company’s capital structure and value proposition.

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Lisa Lavin - Driven and Caring

Lisa Lavin is co-founder and CEO of Anser Innovation. Lisa has over 20 years of experience in business as a senior leader and entrepreneur building new business within the healthcare, animal care, and consumer product sectors in start-up and Fortune 100 businesses. Prior to her emphasis in business, Lisa taught veterinary radiography at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and the Medical Institute of Minnesota. As an expert in this field, Lisa authored the textbook Radiography in Veterinary Technology, (2007, 2003, 1999, 1994), Elsevier Publishing.

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North AmericaKylie Teele
Afreen Allam - Driven and Empathetic

When she was in high school, Afreen Allam, now founder and CEO of the biomedical company SiNON Therapeutics, began volunteering at the Duke Cancer Center. “I come from a typical Asian family where medical school was the only route that was an option,” Allam, 28, tells Bustle; this volunteer work was meant to help further her progress along that path. But it wasn't easy — although not because of the work itself. “The first two weeks were extremely hard," says Allam. "I wasn’t used to seeing that kind of pain and suffering.”

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North AmericaKylie Teele
Eva Davis - Boundary Pusher and Collaborative

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.

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