Kelly is an Assistant Professor in Physics and Astronomy at Vanderbilt University. Her main interests are in computational galaxy dynamics, black holes, and gravitational waves. She is passionate about broadening the participation of women, minorities, and first-generation college students in physics and astronomy.
Karla Chavez was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, and immigrated to Nashville at the age of 5. College seemed impossible for Karla, but thanks to the community, family and friends, Karla now holds an A.S. degree from Volunteer State Community College and a B.A. degree in Public Relations from Lipscomb University.
Mignon is the owner of The Cupcake Collection, which has been named “Best Bakery”, “Best Cupcake”, “Best Dessert Food Truck” and “Best Roving Food Truck in Nashville.” She has won Black Enterprise magazine’s Family Business of The Year award and has been honored as a member of the Nashville Business Journal’s 40 under 40.
Jessica is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Utilize Health, a care coordination service for patients with complex medical conditions. Jessica is a formerly paralyzed athlete who started Utilize Health after graduating from Vanderbilt with her masters in organizational leadership.
Krystal is the Director of Student Leadership Development at Vanderbilt University. She also serves as a speaker/facilitator for college/universities, nonprofits, and fraternal organizations. She is passionate about helping girls and women find the courage to sit in the front row of their life. Krystal is also engaged in the Nashville community and will serve as President of the Junior League of Nashville in 2017. Check out her blog at peculiarpearl.com.
Ashley is a communications professional and entrepreneur. She is the founder of DENOR Brands & Public Relations and LiveYourBrand. She is passionate about merging traditional and digital communication tools to help brands boost their visibility and income through engaging storytelling, compelling visuals, and intentional action.
Cynthia is a community health educator, playwright and the founder of Healing Waters Productions, which merges public health with the creative arts to liberate the voices, bodies and spirits of all women.
Dr. Kristin is the owner of Rager Adolescent Health in Nashville. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Vanderbilt University and her medical degree from University of Louisville School of Medicine. She loves empowering young people to make wise decisions and taking away the ‘taboo’ of sexuality and our bodies.
Kathryn Taylor, M.A. LPC/MHSP is a licensed professional counselor who helps women and teens reach their brightest goals. Kathryn spent the last several years providing crisis counseling for domestic violence survivors with Metro Nashville Police, leading parenting classes, coaching, and offering family-oriented addiction treatment before founding her own private practice this year.
Stacy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and owner of Sunnybrook Counseling, a unique play and expressive arts therapy practice for women, children and families located in Brentwood and Columbia, Tenn. She’s an author and the founder of the mom-child bonding program “Music with Mommie.”
Renee is a social worker and therapist specializing in relationships and sexuality. Her goal is to empower relationships and individuals through greater understanding of the role mental and sexual health play in individual identity.
Mila is the founder of MODA Image and Brand Consulting, an image, fashion and brand consulting company that helps individuals communicate their personal and professional brand. She has worked with athletes, entertainers, professionals and businesses in the area of brand and marketing.
Mother-daughter duo Kerry Schrader and Ashlee Ammons saw how awkward it could be to meet new people during big business events, and so they teamed up to build a business and create an app to help solve that problem. Their company, Mixtroz, has been featured in publications like Black Enterprise, the Nashville Business Journal, andTechCrunch.