Who are you?
Professionally, I spent the first chapter of my career at Procter & Gamble as a manager of research, development and innovation. In my second chapter, I worked for a boutique consulting firm specializing in market research and innovation. Eventually, I founded my own business, Power Within Consulting, where I help clients uncover the deep customer insights essential for creating a successful business and/or innovation strategy. In recent years, I’ve enjoyed being active in the entrepreneurial ecosystem as a mentor, coach and angel investor with Queen City Angels and the Next Wave Impact Fund.
On the personal side, I’ve enjoyed giving back via strategic roles on several non-profit Boards including Impact 100, Women Helping Women and now the Freestore Foodbank. Additionally, I’m blessed to have a loving, supportive husband (Steve) and two wonderful sons who are pursuing their dreams in education (Alex) and engineering/design (Chris).
What excites you about being an Impact 100 Member?
As a founding member of Impact 100, I’m incredibly excited and proud of the way our collective giving model has inspired and empowered so many women in Greater Cincinnati and beyond to become more involved in philanthropic giving. The power of pooling our financial resources and our wisdom to provide major grants to our communities’ areas of need is tremendously fulfilling. While serving on the Impact 100 Board as well as an Outreach Ambassador (helping new cities adopt the model), I have loved introducing the concept to more women and more communities which has ultimately changed many lives for the better.
Could you provide a brief description of your favorite Impact 100 moment, if you have one?
One of my favorite parts of Impact 100 has been getting to know the wide range of amazing nonprofits in our Greater Cincinnati Community. We are so fortunate to have such dedicated nonprofit partners working collaboratively to improve lives in our region. I thoroughly enjoy spreading the word about these wonderful organizations throughout the community to help them fulfill their missions.