Advice for Women in Business

by Meghan Dorn

shutterstock_226830310Celebrating the success of great leaders isn’t just about the accomplishments of what one individual has achieved. Rather, it is an opportunity to recognize your own potential and carve out a path that will allow you to reach new heights, achieve goals and celebrate with those who have supported you along the way.

This is the goal of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Conference. It brings together leaders in the community who recognize that professional women have a tested ability to accomplish anything they set their mind to. For twenty years, one woman has been recognized each year as the Tempe Chamber Business Woman of the Year for excellence in her field, leadership within the community, serving as a positive role model and being active with the Tempe Chamber of Commerce programs.

We recently surveyed several of our past recipients on their advice for any future honorees. Their responses were as diverse as their personalities and contributions. See who will be named our 2016 Business Woman of the Year at our annual conference on Wednesday, May 25, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix – Tempe. For more information and to register, please visit or call 480.967.7891.

“Being a finalist is a huge win, in and of itself. Enjoy the honor and use it as a platform to advance the status of professional women.”

~ Gene Trimble, 1997

“Savor the moment and feel so proud to be among such an incredible group of businesswomen.”

~ Bobbie Cassano, 1998

“Never be afraid to ask for help. I struggle with that, thinking it makes me weak. But it takes strength to say, ‘I can’t do this alone. Would you please help me?’”

~ Peg Mulloy, 2000

“Use the momentum to expand on your efforts to make a difference in your professional and personal life.”

~ Jackie Thompson, 2001

“You must always remember that people are watching how you live your life; how you conduct yourself in all kinds of situations.”

~ Pat Warren, 2002

“As a finalist, you are already a winner. You have made your mark in the business community.”

~ Barb Malone, 2003

“In all that you have done and continue to do, speak and act from your heart.”

~ Stephanie Nowack, 2005

“Treasure the relationships you build because of this recognition. Those relationships can be so rewarding and can carry you through the good times and the tough times.”

~ Vicki Kringen, 2011

“Enjoy each day, laugh each day and advance on both your professional and personal goals.”

~ Christine Wilkinson, 2014

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