Achieving goals is how businesses succeed, and our community has grown from layers of success built upon other layers of success. Powering this is the commitment of those who “can” to help others also succeed — proving the truth of the adage, “A rising tide lifts all boats.”
This issue presents our 2018 Women of Achievement. Each of these 14 women has proven her involvement in our business community and her connection to doing good for our community, and has demonstrated great success in business. Their varied strengths are part of the mesh that binds and supports the greater community and attests to the collective achievement of women in business.
To honor and celebrate these women, we present on the following pages profiles of our honorees, in which they share their stories. And they will share the spotlight again at our Women of Achievement luncheon on Oct. 5 at the Arizona Biltmore. We also honor Sharon Lechter, this month’s Guest Editor, as this year’s recipient of the Linda M. Herold Lifetime Achievement Award.
Please meet our 2018 Women of Achievement.
- Sharon Lechter, Founder and CEO, Pay Your Family First LLC
- Catherine Alonzo, CEO, Javelina
- Jane Anthony-Rivera, Vice President Sales, LP Insurance Services Inc.
- Pat Bondurant, President & CEO, Bondurant Racing School
- Mesha Davis, CEO, Arizona Foundation for Women
- Drena Kusari, General Manager of Southwest & Hawaii, Lyft
- Ruzica Markovic, President & CEO, Pro One Media Productions, Inc.
- RaeAnne Marsh, Editorial Director, InMedia Company
- Kristen Merrifield, CEO, Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits
- Deanna Salazar, Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
- Nicole Stanton, Phoenix Office Managing Partner, Quarles & Brady LLP
- Susan Kenny Stevens, CEO, Nonprofit Lifecycles Institute
- Kado Stewart, Program Director, one n ten
- Molly Stockley, Vice President of Hospital Growth, Cancer Treatment Centers of America
- Brenda Thomson, Executive Director, Arizona Humanities