2021 Women’s History Month Speakers
Leadership expert, Brand architect, and Author
How do you reach the next level of greatness? You start with a game plan. Join internationally recognized leadership expert, brand architect, and author Jennifer A. Garrett each week as she reveals the strategies and tools she has used to help pro-athletes, Fortune 500 executives, and successful entrepreneurs to elevate their hustle and get across the goal line. If you’re ready to create a plan and take action toward your goals, now is the time to suit up, show up, and move the ball.
Check out Jennifer’s Move the Ball podcast when she kicks off Season 2 on March 2nd with former NFL quarterback, Jeff Garcia. All Season 1 episodes are available on all the major podcasting platforms and also on her website, www.movetheballpodcast.com.
One of the highlight episodes is her interview with Coach Lori Locust who made history this year being the first female coach to win the Super Bowl. Here is a link to the episode.
CEO & Founder of ACE LLC
Michele will be speaking to us about her career, the steps she took to become one of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Colorado and how you can become the next CEO or board member for corporations and non-profits. We hope you will join us and learn from this amazing woman!
Michele Ashby is CEO & Founder of ACE LLC, Ashby Consulting Enterprises LLC. Here, her focus is on educating, supporting and teaching women how to attain corporate board positions through her unique program, ACE Board Certification for Women. Ms. Ashby has a diverse background which includes 30 years as a gold specialist/analyst, financial expert, independent corporate director and successful entrepreneur. She was awarded, one of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Business in Colorado for 2019 by Colorado Chamber of Commerce for Women, for her work in training 1,000 women to get on corporate boards. She is a subject matter expert on Board Governance, Finance, and Strategy.
Michele has professional experience including finance, marketing, international business, organizational and strategic planning, while working with hundreds of CEO’s of public and privately held international companies and large institutional investors to improve values and capitalize major projects.
Angela P. Dodson
Angela P. Dodson is author of “Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box” about women suffrage movement in the United States and women’s political gains up to the present. Ms. Dodson is an independent editor, writer and consultant. She founded an editorial services company, Editorsoncall, LLC in 2012 to link freelancers to clients in need of writing, editing, graphics and photographic services.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Marshall University and a master’s degree in journalism and public affairs from the American University. She is a former senior editor and former Style editor for the New York Times. She has recently been an online editor and book reviewer for DIVERSE: Issues in Higher Education. She is the former executive editor of Black Issues Book Review. She has worked on several start-up publications and websites. Ms. Dodson has edited and ghost-written books for major publishers and numerous self-published authors of fiction and non-fiction.
Ms. Dodson is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the National Congress of Black Women, the National Association of Black Journalists and the Central New Jersey Chapter of Gospel Music Workshop of America. Her interests include collecting art, black collectibles and antiques. She enjoys reading history, researching genealogy, cooking and line dancing.