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Kittie is the President and founder of Innolect, and has a passion for "Growing the Leader in Everyone." With a deep appreciation for the challenges faced by executives in high-stakes settings, she focuses on mission-critical business needs. Her expertise in transformational change, strategic communication, talent development, executive assessment ...and coaching is valued by Fortune 500 and diverse companies such as Bayer, Entergy, Cricket, Pfizer, Zoetis, Carolina's Healthcare, Compass and Southern Company.Kittie designs fresh ways to grow capability and increase ROI within leaders, teams and workplaces. Integrating her personal values and work practices, she encourages clients to build strong, vibrant leadership pipelines by partnering with nonprofit organizations. Focused on creating more inclusive cultures, she quickly sizes up the crux of tough situations and provides leaders with powerful solutions that payoff for themselves and significant stakeholders.As one of the first and youngest female chairpersons at Tulane University, Kittie is among the top 25 most prolific women writers in communication. She has authored or co-authored 15 books, numerous articles, and been featured on ABC's 20/20. When not supporting clients, Kittie is an advocate for social justice issues, visualizes a universe of possibilities through watercolor paintings and kayaks/hikes to relax. More
Julie Weeks is the President and CEO of Womenable, a for-profit social enterprise that works to enable women's entrepreneurship worldwide by improving the systems – laws, policies, programs and research-based knowledge – that support women's enterprise creation and growth. Weeks is one of the world's leading experts in the field of women's enterpri...se development, with experience in both the private and public sectors in the areas of research, public policy and program management. She is an accomplished oral and written communicator, with proven ability to translate data and complex information into clear, concise, and actionable knowledge.Weeks has over 30 years experience in research, public policy, and communications. For three years, she served as Executive Director of the National Women's Business Council, a federally-funded bipartisan policy advisory body created by the U.S. Congress to serve as an independent voice of women's entrepreneurship and an advisor to the President, U.S. Congress and the U.S. Small Business Administration on women's entrepreneurship issues. Prior to that position, Weeks spent nine years as the Director of Research and Managing Director of the Center for Women's Business Research, a nonprofit organization that conducts research among women business owners and their enterprises. She has also served as Deputy Chief Counsel for Statistics and Research at the U.S. Small Business Administration, and Vice President for Research and Public Policy at two market research firms.It can be said that Weeks has been personally responsible for much of the extant information on the state of women business owners and their enterprises in the United States. Additionally, she has led, coordinated or consulted on research projects focused on women business owners and their enterprises in nearly two dozen other countries.Weeks has a BA in Political Science from the University of Michigan, and a Master's degree from that same institution in Political Science with a concentration in research methodology.In addition to her work leading Womenable, Weeks chairs the board of the Association of Women's Business Centers, serves on the board of the Global Banking Alliance for Women, and is on the editorial advisory boards of Enterprising Women magazine and the International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship. More
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