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'Our Foundation is all grown up! She came into the world at the same time as her corporate sister, eWomenNetwork, Inc., and with the love and nurturance provided to her by our member chapters, she has grown into quite the little lady! She, too, deserves some Femtoring so we've put together an extraordinary group of wise, seasoned women to help her grow and thrive as she matures.'

Sandra Yancey — CEO,eWomenNetwork,Inc.

Lisa Ling
Special Correspondent,
Oprah Winfrey Show National Geographic Channel

Julie Thomas
President & CEO,
ValueVision Associates
Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Susan McBride Rothman
Product, Merchandising, Branding and Licensing Executive

Trenesa S. Danuser
Vice President of Global Communications, Origins Natural Resources
New York, NY

Pamela R. Swensen
CEO, Executive Women's
Golf Association
Palm Beach, FL

Corliss Fong
OVP/Diversity Management,
Macy's
Cincinnati, OH

Reneé Brown
Chief of Basketball Operations & Player Relations, WNBA
New York, NY

Ruth T. Vivrett, MBA
Financial Advisor
Walker & Associates, A private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise
Financial Services, Inc
Plano, TX
     


Reneé Brown
, WNBA Chief of Basketball Operations and Player Relations, oversees all player scouting and acquisition for the league as well as the administration of player-related policies and programs. In addition, she is responsible for overseeing the policies for all on-court basketball operations. Brown joined the WNBA in September 1996 as Director of Player Personnel and was promoted to Senior Director in October 1999. She was named Vice President in March 2000.

During the 1995-96 season, Brown served as an assistant coach to Tara VanDerveer for the gold medal-winning USA Basketball Women's National Team in Colorado Springs, where she helped with game preparation, player conditioning and scouting. She currently serves on the Executive Committee for USA Basketball, as the Vice President for the Senior Women's Programs for 2000-2004.


Reneé Brown
Chief of Basketball Operations & Player Relations, WNBA
New York, NY


Trenesa Stanford-Danuser
is the Vice President, Global Communications for Origins Natural Resources, a division of The Estée Lauder Companies.

Since early 2004, her highly creative and strategic communications acumen has led the Brand's global media interactions launching well-known franchises such as the delectable, trend-leading cocoa therapy™ and the groundbreaking integrative skin-care philosophy of Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins™. Her global strategy development and communications responsibilities span the 27 countries and territories where Origins is sold, including Japan, Hong Kong, Spain, France, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Stanford-Danuser began her career as an investigative reporter and producer for television and radio in a small market in Florida. She also worked for several years as a Director of Communications and National Public Affairs 'Rapid Response' Specialist (working closely with Elizabeth Dole) for the American Red Cross.



Trenesa S. Danuser
Vice President of Global Communications, Origins Natural Resources
New York, NY


Corliss Fong
is the Operating Vice President for Diversity Management for Macy's. She is responsible, with the company's Chief Diversity Officer, for developing and directing the company's diversity strategy and initiatives to reach department, division, and corporate goals. Prior to being promoted to her current role, Corliss was Director, Executive Human Resources at Macy's West, a division of Federated. She began her career with Federated at its I Magnin division, and held numerous positions of increased responsibility, including Vice President, Credit, Customer Service, Credit Marketing.

Corliss represented Macy's on the Board of Directors, Mayor's Workforce Investment Board for San Francisco, and served as Co-chair of the Employer Services Committee. She was a member of the United Way Education Issues Cabinet, and on the State Leadership Council for Success by 6. Currently, Corliss represents Federated on the Advisory Council of the American Institute for Managing Diversity.


Corliss Fong
OVP/Diversity Management, Macy's
Cincinnati, OH


Lisa Ling
is a special correspondent for the Oprah Winfrey Show and the National Geographic Channel.

For the Oprah Winfrey Show, Lisa has been sent to cover the Lord's Resistance Army and the crisis of AIDS orphans in Uganda, bride burning in India and gang-rape in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Lisa was the first woman host National Geographic's flagship Explorer series which premiered two decades ago. Prior to traveling the globe for Explorer, Lisa was known for revealing her 'view' of the world to millions of Americans as co-host of Barbara Walters' hit daytime talk show, The View.

Lisa has been working in television since the age of 16. By the age of 25, Ling was Channel One's senior international correspondent, visiting violent hotspots around the globe. Her position as a role model for today's youth is one she embraces and her commitment to women around the world shines through in the book she co-authored for National Geographic entitled, 'Mother, Daughter, Sister, Bride: rituals of womanhood.'


Lisa Ling
Special Correspondent, Oprah Winfrey Show National Geographic Channel


Susan Has built a distinguished career in the product development and product support arenas. Prior to her 13 years with the National Football League where she Led the licensing efforts and uniform development for the 32 member clubs of the NFL, Susan developed private label programs for retailers such as Macy*s and The May Department Stores . She has extensive international product sourcing experience. Susan is a member of the ewomensnetwork advisory board and is featured in the Glow Project.


Susan McBride Rothman
Product, Merchandising, Branding and Licensing Executive


Pamela R. Swensen
is the CEO of the Executive Women's Golf Association. She joined the headquarters staff of the EWGA in March of 2002 as the Vice President of Sales & Marketing. In December 2005, she took over as the interim Executive Director of this not-for-profit organization and was named CEO in May 2006.

Her background includes over 18 years of experience in the golf event business including advertising, corporate communications, sales promotion, business development, event planning and implementation.
In addition, Ms. Swensen is a member of the IAGA, the USGA Regional Associations Committee, and The Women's Chamber of the Palm Beaches and the Palm Beach County Chapter of the EWGA.


Pamela R. Swensen
CEO, Executive Women's
Golf Association
Palm Beach, FL


Julie Thomas
is President and CEO of ValueVision Associates, a worldwide leader in competency and process-based sales training. Julie has been in sales and sales management for over 19 years and has extensive experience applying, coaching and reinforcing the company's proprietary ValueSelling Framework™ and Victory!® online training series.

She was awarded the 2005 Entrepreneurial Star Award from Business Women's Network and Microsoft for her work to elevate the sales profession by providing advanced training methodologies, along with her ongoing commitment to her community. A noted public speaker, author, and consultant, Julie is also a member of The Strategic Account Management Association (SAMA) and eWomenNetwork.com. Her new book 'ValueSelling Driving up Sales One Conversation at a Time' is being published in October, 2006.



Julie Thomas
President & CEO,
ValueVision Associates
Rancho Santa Fe, CA


Ruth Vivrett
is an experienced women's business strategist and an expert in the financial planning arena as an Ameriprise Financial Advisor. She is a consummate learner and researcher who deeply understand the challenges specifically facing businesswomen today. Some of the keys to Ruth's success are her commitment to giving and serving the needs of others and her philosophy of being a 'business resource' for women.

Her approach to relationship building is a real model for other women to follow and has rewarded her with a bountiful referral network. Ruth is a problem solver. Her insights and proven strategies provide women with a blueprint to help them achieve their financial and business goals.

Ruth T. Vivrett, MBA
Financial Advisor
Walker & Associates, A private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise
Financial Services, Inc
Plano, TX


Sandra Yancey
is a networking expert who teaches others how to create relationships that harness great dividends. She is the Founder and CEO of eWomenNetwork, the #1 resource for connecting and promoting women and their businesses worldwide.Starting with just 20 women in her personal database in 2000, she has grown her organization to now have 120 chapters throughout the U.S. and Canada and a database of over 500,000 women business owners and professionals. Ranked #1 by Business Women's Network as the best online community for women business owners and professionals in North America, eWomenNetwork.com is the most visited women's business website on the World Wide Web, receiving more than 200,000 hits daily.

Sandra is the recipient of numerous national business awards, including the 2005 Entrepreneur Star award from Business Women's Network and Microsoft, 2005 Woman Advocate of the Year from the Women's Regional Publishing Association, and the 2006 Enterprising Women Advocacy Award from Enterprising Women magazine.


Sandra Yancey
CEO, eWomenNetwork, Inc.
Dallas, TX