Lead like a Woman

Lead Like a Woman Spotlights

We are a proud supporter of Michigan ATHENA and the founding principles of developing, supporting and honoring women leaders and those who inspire them. ATHENA celebrates wisdom, courage, inspiration, strength and authenticity of women leadership and it's in this spirit, we bring to you the #Lead Like a Woman” Spotlight Series as part of our Michigan ATHENA mission.

The series is intended to energize and inspire women to reach their fullest leadership potential. #LeadLikeAWoman Spotlight Series features interviews with women throughout Michigan who are reshaping the leadership landscape in their fields. The interviews are full of practical advice related to leadership, and often sprinkled with a dose of inspiration and humor. We hope this series inspires you and challenges you to think differently. If you are inspired and want to reach out to any of the featured women, we encourage you to connect with them directly with the link found within their story. Enjoy.

Leader Spotlight

Heather Shawa

Meet Heather Shawa Heather Shawa, is the Chief Financial Officer for the Lansing Board of Water and Light.  Heather is a proven business management executive

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Yvette Collins

Meet Yvette Collins Yvette has served in a variety of roles during her tenure at AT&T Michigan, currently as the Director of External Affairs, she

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Julie Milanowski

Meet Julie Milanowski Julie Milanowski is the Director of Business Development for Davenport University. She has been with the university for 12 years starting in

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Erin Bonovetz

Meet Erin Bonovetz  Erin is  the Senior Vice President, OTC, of Perrigo Company’s Consumer Self-Care Americas business.  Prior to her current role, she held positions

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Tina Kozak

Meet Tina Kozak Tina is the president of Detroit -based, Franco, a core service firm focusing on public relations, marketing, social media, advertising, creative, analytics/reporting

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Sarah Weisbarth

Since graduating from Northern Michigan University with a degree in Health & Fitness Management, Sarah has spent her time serving others as a life coach. Stacie believes that “when we lead from a place where we are purposed and connected, the potential is limitless; we will never know the amount of change we have initiated in the world. Keep being, let go of striving.”

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“The Michigan Chamber supports non-discriminatory hiring practices and encourages employers to be inclusive when making personnel and other employment decisions.  The Chamber has not and does not discriminate in its hiring practices and supports diversity of its own staff and volunteers.  The Chamber strongly believes that everyone who lives and works in our state should be treated with fairness and respect.”