Thirty-five career- and community-focused women, including Pamela Neal of Mesa, graduated from the second SheLEADS class on June 24 after completing Arizona Women’s Education & Employment (AWEE)’s six-month professional development, training and sharing network program.
Graduates represent industries that include banking, education, construction, law, human resources, health care, nonprofits, government, sports, utilities and travel among others. Thirty-one women graduated from the inaugural SheLEADS class last year.
The third SheLEADS class will begin in January 2018 and the application process starts in the fall. More information will be provided in the coming months. The program includes six monthly training workshops with topic-based panel discussions and conversations.
Graduates, where they live in the Valley and their business affiliations are: Abigail Pacheco, Phoenix, TASC, Inc.; Adrienne Magee, Phoenix, Humana; Alexis Celani, Gilbert, Honeywell; Alexis Hermosillo, Phoenix, U.S. House of Representatives, District 3; Andi Fetzner, Tempe, Arizona Trauma Institute; Belia Masadiego, Phoenix, Southwest Key Programs; Berenice Félix-Baca, Phoenix, City of Phoenix; Brandi Whisler, Phoenix, Circle the City; Caronda Jones, Phoenix, Liberty Mutual; Chesa Mendez, Laveen, University of Arizona; Chinue Carr, Phoenix, Liberty Mutual; Darbi Jenkins, Phoenix, ASBA; Deshay Harper, Phoenix, LA Fitness; Erin Sheahan, Phoenix, Arizona Women’s Education & Employment; Glorimar Castro, Tempe, Abrazo West Valley; Heather Jackson, Litchfield Park, Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station; Jacara Ware, Phoenix, Arizona Diamondbacks; Jane Dacey, Phoenix, Black Diamond Business Solutions; Janel Woods, Phoenix, Sonora Quest Laboratories; Jasmine Dean, Phoenix, Gil Scouts AZ Cactus Pine Council; Kathleen Pierce, Phoenix, United Health Care; Leigh Campbell, Chandler; Salt River Project; Lisa Guice, Queen Creek, Lisa Guice Global-Vision; Lisa Stratton, Phoenix, Southwest Human Development; Lorena Olivas, Phoenix, Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.; Maria Bohorquez, Scottsdale, Arizona State University; Norma Jimenez, Phoenix, People United for Justice Organization; Pamela Neal, Mesa, Safe Schools Youth Programs, LLC; Priscilla Kadi, Tempe, self-employed; Regina Newman, Buckeye, Arizona Public Service; Samantha Calvin, Phoenix, Arizona State University; Samantha Tavares, Phoenix, City of Phoenix; Suzanne Wilson, self employed; Taylor Bessette, Phoenix, Camelback Odyssey Travel; Vianey Olivarria, Phoenix, Mountain Park Health Center.
SheLEADS is sponsored by Javelina, Changing Hands Bookstore, OH Strategic Communications, Osborn Maledon, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and Salt River Project, with additional funding provided by generous AWEE donors.
For more information about AWEE and SheLEADS, visit www.AWEE.org.