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Meet Sandra Mendez – Learn Constantly

Meet Sandra Mendez – Learn Constantly

An Arizona native with over 30 years of experience in administering social service programs, Ms. Mendez is presently considered a subject matter expert in the administration of community action programs and utility assistance services.

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Meet Karianne Munstedt – Live Authentically

Meet Karianne Munstedt – Live Authentically

Karianne Munstedt is a portrait photographer. She is an artist and nurturer, fiercely motivated by using her talents to make women feel confident, empowered, and whole. Growing up with an abusive role model left her filled with fear. She countered this by attempting...

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Andrea Tyler Evans Hail Recipient – Advocate Fiercely

Andrea Tyler Evans Hail Recipient – Advocate Fiercely

Andrea Tyler Evans is the publisher of Frontdoors Media, a print and digital publication company dedicated to celebrating the people who Give Back generously and work to build the future of our community. She is a graduate of Valley Leadership Institute, a proud ASU...

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Meet Our Global Recipient: Shelley Zalis

Meet Our Global Recipient: Shelley Zalis

Shelley Zalis is an internationally-renowned thought leader for advancing equality in the workplace. As the first female chief executive ranked in the research industry’s top 25, she changed the game, helped elevate feminine values in the workplace and has devoted...

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This 2020, see your vision, follow your dreams

This 2020, see your vision, follow your dreams

Interview with Carey Conley Carey Conley is dedicated to helping people identify their dreams and goals through vision building and to achieve those goals through discovering their purpose. She believes that success in life is about following your true passion and...

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Meet Katharine Halpin

Meet Katharine Halpin

ATHENA Valley of the Sun presents Katharine Halpin, whose role on the AVOS Leadership Team is to lead the ATHENA Women in Technology program. We are looking for senior women, C-level women, executive women in Arizona that are going to help transform our world....

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Every day is a Holiday; Celebrate every day

Every day is a Holiday; Celebrate every day

One way to be successful in your business is to create a great work environment for your employees. Keeping employees happy, engaged, and motivated should be a priority for every employer. According to a recent SHRM only 69 percent of employees consistently put effort...

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Are you leading authentically?

Are you leading authentically?

Women have for decades faced social messaging that undermines our confidence, worth and self-esteem.  We have become masterful at judging and criticizing ourselves and others.  I believe these judgmental, critical voices are not the truth of who we are as women. As we...

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ATHENAS are….cheerleaders!

ATHENAS are….cheerleaders!

It’s not news to anyone, that relationships are a key factor to success in business or career. As one of the ATHENA Leadership Principles, Build Relationships is defined as: Connecting genuinely with those around you. A willingness to bond with others, profoundly and...

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