Women Who Work Nominations: Top 20 Classy Career Girls of 2017
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Women Who Work Nominations: Top 20 Classy Career Girls of 2017

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Anna Runyan

Anna is the founder of Classy Career Girl, named by Forbes as one of the top 35 most influential career sites of 2014. She helps millions of women design and launch their dream careers, businesses and lives through her website, online courses and social media channels.

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Jessica Thiefels - October 29, 2017

1) The first and last name of the woman you are nominating.
Holly Rollins

2) Her role and where she works.
President of 10x digital, living in Greenville, South Carolina

3) What makes her a classy career girl, a female displaying elegance, style, high standards of personal behavior, skill and grace.

Holly has earned her place in the ever-growing, male-dominated industry: marketing. In her 20 years as a PR professional, she’s been the winner of a wide variety of accolades and landed clients in publications like HuffPost, USA Today and much more. She also won the Content Maven award from Content Marketing Institute 2 years in a row, and acquired another digital agency after just a few years of owning hers to stay up-to-date on the services the company is able to offer.

She handled some small hiccups with grace this year, as she navigated her business and employees back on course. She continually maintains relationships with other female business owners, supporting them where she can and finding ways for both parties to take their piece of the pie while providing an exceptional client experience.

She looks to her small group of employees for their advice and feedback on all projects and always let’s them do what they’re best at—something many small business owners have a hard time doing. She leads with grace and elegance, and maintains high standards in all of her business interactions and relationships, showing kindness and leadership every step of the way.

4) A link to her Linkedin profile, website or bio.
http://www.hollymrollins.com/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/hollyrollins/
https://www.10xdigitalinc.com/

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    Lor Mancera - October 30, 2017

    Awesome! Thank you, Jessica!

Natasha Gaiski - November 7, 2017

1) Debi Douma-Herren
2) Owner/CEO of Insight HR & Career Solutions
3)
Debi is the quintessential HR coach and mentor. As an active member of Classy Career Girl, Debi reached out to me and others when we would post a question regarding career moves.

Her advice has been invaluable in helping me reach my career goals, and she graciously offered to conduct a mock interview with me to assess my skills. This guidance has been very helpful in reaching my career goals. Debi is thoughtful, funny, and knowledgeable in her responses and helps identify areas of improvement in your career or job search, as well as celebrate your successes.

Debi is not only great to work with, but she genuinely cares about you and your accomplishments. I am nominating her for Top 20 Classy Career Girls of 2017.

4) insightsolutionspro.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/debidoumaherren/

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    Lor Mancera - November 14, 2017

    Thank you!

K - November 11, 2017

I would like to anonymously nominate Ms. Laura J. Shifflett of Hershey, PA as a 2017 CCG. Ms.Shifflett is a Nationally and PA-Certified School Psychologist in Cornwall-Lebanon School District in Lebanon, PA. Ms. Shifflett is also an Adjunct Lecturer of Psychology at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA. In addition to her professional roles as a psychologist and professor, Ms. Shifflett is a single mother to 2 children and also has served as an Off-Ice Official for the Hershey Bears on a seasonal basis for the past 18 seasons.

Ms. Shifflet is the epitome of a CCG. She is a strong, independent woman with the elegance and style of Jackie O. Ms. Shifflett has a passion for fashion and always dresses for the job she wants, not the job she has. Similarly, her standards in life are as high as her heels. Her ambition is evident in her achievements in becoming a published author in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine as an undergrad where she put herself through school taking night classes while raising her son and working full-time. Ms. Shifflett earned her Master’s degree while also going to school & working full-time. Ms. Shifflett is an active member of Lives Changed By Christ, her local congregation, where she serves children & families with special needs. Ms. Shifflett has a desire to use her skills for the glory of God & to serve others. She has been saved by grace to love others extravagantly & do good works.

Her future goals include earning her doctorate degree in Psychology, sending her son off on a successful college journey, and continuing to teach at the university level.

http://linkedin.com/in/laura-j-shifflett-m-s-ncsp-8338531a

Twitter: @laurajshifflett (professional account)

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    Lor Mancera - November 14, 2017

    Awesome!

Mary Smith - November 27, 2017

Hello,

I would like anonymously nominate Ms. Itisha Jefferson who is a first year medical student at Loyola University: Stritch School of Medicine. Itisha is an alumna of Spelman College, C’ 2011. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry, cum laude.
At Spelman, Itisha was very involved on campus and in the Atlanta community. She held several leadership positions on campus, researched and volunteer abroad. She has researched at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, University of Cape Coast in Cape Coast, Ghana as a Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT), Merck and Co., Inc and Spelman College. Her abroad experiences consisted of volunteering at the University of Cape Coast Hospital in Cape Coast, Ghana where she promoted health education and community health outreach in the villages, and volunteering at the Helping Hands Community Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal.

After she graduated from Spelman College she was honored to be a recipient of the prestigious J. William Fulbright fellowship. For two years, she taught English to elementary students in South Korea. Outside her teaching duties, she engaged in the Korean culture and community by living with a homestay family, taking Hanji art classes, being inducted into the community service organization, The Lion’s International Leo’s Club, and tutored North Korean Defectors, where she received an award from the Korean-American Educational Commission for her commitment to service.

When she returned to the United States in 2013, she worked at Bedford Stuyvesant Family Heath Center as a Patient Navigator for the Affordable Care Act in Brooklyn, New York. She received a scholarship from the Harold P. Freeman Institute where she attended an intensive training program to learn how to provide access to healthcare to vulnerable populations in her community.
During the end of 2014, she transitioned to her new role as a Clinical Research Study Coordinator in the Melanoma and Immunotherapeutics Service Department at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, New York. At MSKCC, she worked on protocols that have a positive impact on BRAF and NRAS mutated patients.

Itisha was accepted to medical school in 2016, but deferred because she has been selected as the only recipient and first African-American and first HBCU alumna to win the prestigious Mabelle Arole Fellowship in Jamkhed, India. She lived in rural India where she learned more about rural health care, community and global health and India’s community and culture.

Now a first year at Loyola University: Strich School of Medicine, Itisha is very involved in her medical school. She is a mentor to high school students, a Patient Centered Medicine leader, a student coordinator for the Global Vitiligo Support Community, a student researcher and the Diversity Chair of the Dermatology Interest Group Association (DIGA).

In 2016, Itisha was named Top 30 Under 30 HBCU Alums (ranked No. 9) and in 2012, Itisha was nominated for two HBCU Buzz Awards: HBCU Buzz Scholar of the Year and HBCU Arts and Science Buzz Merit Award. She was awarded the HBCU Arts and Science Buzz Merit Award.

Itisha is the epitome of a Classy Career Girl. She is regal, chic, intelligent and a leader. She is selfless and loves helping the community. She is a perfect role-model to young girls. The best thing is she does all of these things with elegance and class. She truly deserves to be named Top 20 Classy Career Girls of 2017.

A linked to her Linkedin profile or bio
https://www.linkedin.com/in/itisha-jefferson-a7018513/

https://hbcubuzz.com/2016/08/hbcu-top-30-under-30-2016/3/

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Stephanie La Torre - November 30, 2017

I would like to nominate Daniela Pesconi Arthur of the Mighty Women. I have had the pleasure of watching Dani grow from an author and blogger to an inspiration for all women with her upcoming magazine launch. What set’s Dani apart is her dedication to helping women find their self confidence and become the women they were always supposed to be. Dani has been an inspiration for me and helped me literally everyday for the last 365 days through her support and sometimes just being there for me. Dani has been building this magazine, running free self confidence workshops locally in the UK, and working a full time job. It absolutely amazing me how she gets everything done. http://www.themightywomen.com/

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Daniela Pesconi-Arthur - November 30, 2017

I’d like to nominate:
1) Stephanie LaTorre, the owner/CEO of EGM Consultant. She’s hard working, determined and inspiring.Her techy and mindset coaching are amazing and thorough, and she has bucket loads of ideas and enthusiasm. I had the blessing to meet her in person this year, and she’s as amazing in person as she is professionally/online. http://www.egmanagementconsultant.us

2) Elizabeth Potier Harrison, feom Sarasota Home Organiser and Keep Collective. Lizzie is a Classy Career Girl and an amazing and strong woman. She will go out of her way to help people, and she has a heart of gold. She’s got a great sense of humour, is very thoughtful and you can always count on her. http://www.sarasotahomeorganizer.com

3) Rebecca Wolford, from Creative Habitat. Becca is an amazing coach, creative and very hands-on mum – all at once! She goes through her life with inspiring faith in God, and an enthusiasm that is contagious. She also has amazing ideas of how to help other mums to get creative and I’m sure that her business will be a success and help many, many mothers. http://www.creativehabitat.org

4) Angeline Mansfield, from Angeline Branding Photography. I met Angie a few months ago, completely by chance – “fateincidence” – when she messaged me on Facebook saying what a shame she couldn’t participate in my self-esteem workshop. Since then we’ve met a couple of times, when amazung ideas bounced between us for projects we can develop together. She was one of my “one person” this year, and her kindness, intelligence and enthusiasm and passion for capturing the essence of a person and their business are inspiring! https://www.angelinebranding.com/

5) Paula Ghelli, from Paula Ghelli Life Coaching. Paula is a Brazilian living in the UK, just like me. I met Paula whe I was writing articles for a website that gathers Brazilian women living in different parts of the world. Paula was also my life coach. The qualities that made me want to nominate her are her integrity, hard work, kindness, passion and dedication to make sure we can become the best people we can be. She’s just become a mother, and still finds time to motivate and inspire us with grace in her Facebook group, which is all about women reinventing themselves.

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    Lor Mancera - December 10, 2017

    Thank you, Daniela!

Elizabeth Harrison - November 30, 2017

1) The first and last name of the woman you are nominating.

Daniela Pesconi-Arthur

The Mighty Women
Founder, self-esteem coach, and speaker.

This is one classy lady! Daniela has a “day job” where she works hard, but it’s her side hustle that is her passion. As an author, she uses her gift of words to motivate and inspire others. By sharing her own life experiences and challenges she supports other women who love to write.
Daniela is a truly kind and generous person and her compassion towards others is insipiring.
I am in awe of all that Daniela has accomplished, but mostly excited to see what comes next!

http://Www.themightywomen.com

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    Lor Mancera - December 10, 2017

    Thank you, Elizabeth!

Howard Shelburne - November 30, 2017

1) The first and last name of the woman you are nominating.
Erin Turingan

2) Her role and where she works.
Position: Clinical Pharmacy Manager of Ambulatory Care Services
Location: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center

3) What makes her a classy career girl, a female displaying elegance, style, high standards of personal behavior, skill and grace.
Erin is a pharmacy manager in a large, multicenter health-system who just completed the long and arduous path through 4 years of pharmacy school and 2 pharmacy residency with high standards of personal behavior. While she was in a rigorous residency program, she was also a full-time masters student earning a MS in Health-System Pharmacy Administration, making a total of 3 degrees (BS, PharmD, MS). Through her academic and residency training programs, she combined passion for taking care of patients with advancing the profession of pharmacy by being a strong female leader in her field. She has done multiple presentations at pharmacy conferences and workshops for students to leave strong legacies and sharing their impactful stories. She is published in peer-reviewed pharmacy journals and has contributed to multiple pharmacy magazines. Her current role affords her the opportunity to provide direct patient care in the clinic setting.

Now that she has established a strong footing in her career, she is seeking to embrace her other passions of writing and empowering others to embrace their identities and inner strength. She began her blog, Coffee Meets Polished, which empowers us to celebrate who we are, from our first coffee of the day to our more polished selves.
She believes in activism that supports women of all intersections and breaks down the barriers that women face in work and society to have equal choices and equal opportunities. She also loves to share how beauty and skincare go hand-in-hand with feminism and self-care.

Her ambition in her career is as strong as her passion for the women’s empowerment movement. While in training, she experienced failure and burnout that she was determined to be lessons for strength to share with others for inspiration. As a female leader, she pays it forward by ensuring other women have the confidence and tools to make change happen for themselves. Erin is the definition of classy and polished and I humbly nominate her for Top 20 Classy Career Girls of 2017.

4) A link to her Linkedin profile, website or bio.
Professional LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-turingan-pharmd-ms-88977242
Lifestyle and Career Blog: http://www.coffeemeetspolished.com

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    Lor Mancera - December 10, 2017

    Thanks, Howard!

Stephanie La Torre - November 30, 2017

I nominate Daniela Pesconi Arthur – She is the owner and founder of the Mighty Women, an up and coming women’s magazine. Daniela has been through so much this year to finally find her true calling. She believes that ALL women have what it takes to reach their ultimate potential when well and honestly directed and given the right tools and opportunities. http://www.themightywomen.com/

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Stephanie La Torre - November 30, 2017

I nominate Elizabeth Harrison – Owner / Professional Organizer of Sarasota Home Organizer. Elizabeth started the year not quite as she thought. She was going through what many entrepreneurs go through. She lost a lot of clients. Not for anything she did but it happens. Well, that didn’t last for long because Elizabeth got them all back and then some. She ended the year having to hire another organizer to help her with her clients because she had so many. Elizabeth has been literally changing people’s lives this year helping them to organize their home, get rid of things they don’t need, and helping them move. https://www.sarasotahomeorganizer.com/

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    Lor Mancera - December 10, 2017

    Thank you!

Stephanie La Torre - November 30, 2017

I nominate Rebecca Wolford of Creative Habitat. Rebecca started this year by growing her family and bringing a beautiful little girl into this world. Having a second child was not quite what she thought and she had to put her business on hold for a few months. She was also given another challenge when her family decided to relocate to the other side of the country. Rebecca faced many changes she wasn’t expecting this year but through it all, she found her true vision for her business. Creative Habitat coaches other busy moms and mompreneurs on tools and strategies needed to develop a habit of carving out creative time and space in day-to-day living, a true gift for every woman willing to seek it out. And soon it will become a real location. http://www.creativehabitat.org/

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    Lor Mancera - December 10, 2017

    Thanks!

Stephanie La Torre - November 30, 2017

I nominate Stephanie LaTorre of EGM. Last year Stephanie joined CRP and was woken up in her business. This year she was able to create amazing courses and programs to help women around the world realize their dream of having a website and online presence. Stephanie started the year afraid to put herself out there but has since done videos, interviews, podcasts, summits you name it. She truly came out of her shell and started putting herself in her business this year and it has made all the difference. She has helped over 200 people this year realize their dream of having an amazing website and build their online business. https://www.egmanagementconsultant.us/

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    Lor Mancera - December 10, 2017

    Thanks, Stephanie!

Daniela Pesconi-Arthur - November 30, 2017

Hi, can I nominate one last Classy Career Girl? 🙂
I’d like to nominate Melissa Morris Venable, from FabYOUlous Life. Melissa is the Executive Director for the Northern Colorado Chapter of the American Red Cross. Her tagline is “Ditch the drab and find your FAB”. Melissa changed her life around, coming out of a bad marriage and reinventing herself as a life coach, author and speaker and helps other women “find their fabs” too. Her website is http://fabyoulouslife.com

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    Lor Mancera - December 10, 2017

    Thanks, Daniela!

Jennifer Kroiss - December 5, 2017

1) Treva Marshall

2) Owner of Marshall Web Studio Design

3) Treva is the epitome of class. She is always available to answer questions and to help others who need website assistance. She puts a lot of thought into her answers and suggestions and I know that whatever she recommends is the best option/answer because she asks such great questions and, if needed, does research before providing her suggestions. I can’t say enough great things about Treva, she’s amazing!

4) https://www.marshallwebstudio.com

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    Lor Mancera - December 10, 2017

    Thanks, Jennifer!

J - December 5, 2017

The first and last name of the woman you are nominating.
Julie Banas

2) Her role and where she works.
She is a professional birth worker who provides both support for birthing families, but also other birth workers in the form of quality training and certification. She works at Nova Enterprises

3) What makes her a classy career girl, a female displaying elegance, style, high standards of personal behavior, skill and grace.

She is a strong independent entrepreneur raising a family and building a successful business at the same time. She has become such a big part of the birth community in the Chicago area. She has been working as a birth doula since 2009 and earned her business degree at the University of Alaska before starting a midwifery apprenticeship in 2016. She is always there to help out fellow birth workers. One of her projects is to bring free standing birth centers to many of the in need areas of Illinois.

4) A link to her Linkedin profile, website or bio.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/julieatnovaenterprises/

http://www.novaenterprisesllc.com

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    Lor Mancera - December 10, 2017

    Thanks, J!

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