Monthly luncheons curated For the Woman Entrepreneur
KRistie Whites, Founder anD CEO of Serving Social, LLC
Speaking on: Marketing Made Simple
Kristie Whites is a brand and marketing strategist, philanthropist, and national speaker. Looking to create social impact in the world, Kristie started Serving Social, LLC whose mission is to show businesses that marketing can be simple when you’re provided the right tools and resources.
Having worked with brands like Harley Davidson, Women's Business Council - Southwest and various nonprofits, Kristie has helped businesses in establishing their marketing strategy, navigate the uncertainty of social media, and measure results.
Kristie's many achievements include becoming a Google Partner, Board Member of the Year for Texas Women in Business, ABJ's Women of Influence - Profiles in Power Finalist, ABJ's Rising Star Finalist, 2nd Place in the Pitch-A-Kid Pitch Competition, and the Moving America Forward Award Presented by Rear Admiral Kevin F. Delaney.
Some of her other business ventures include acting as the COO of VettedHeroes, LLC a revolutionary job placement platform that connects veterans with today’s top companies. As well as advisor to the prominent Washington D.C. women’s organization Success in the City.
Currently you can find Kristie and her partner in life and business, Elijah Whites venturing out on the road with their Serving Social offshoot, The Traveling Marketers Roadshow. They’ll be bringing marketing tools and resources directly to business owners across the country in an effort to spread their knowledge beyond urban centers and to build, connect, and grow communities across America.
Cherie Mathews, Inventor and CEO of Heal In Comfort
Speaking on: The Inventor In You
Cherie Mathews has a lot of roles: She’s a wife, a mother, a friend, a business owner, a social supporter, an innovator, an avid motorcycle rider, a breast cancer survivor, and the inventor of Heal in Comfort. Cherie is responsible for how thousands of patients heal after surgery due to cancer and invasive operations, and she’s accomplishing it fashionably, with a shirt, a few accessories and a can-do attitude.
Cherie is now in her third year as a Certified Woman Owned Business owner of Heal in Comfort. The company reaches out to men and women; yes, men have mastectomies too, and the shirt also is available in blue. She is the visionary and advisor for the nonprofit the organization Heal in Comfort 4 a Change 501(c)3 that focuses on making the Heal in Comfort shirt available in as many hospitals as possible not only for cancer patients, but for organ transplants, heart surgery and other invasive operations as well. She owns the patent for the shirt and three trademarks.
Ann-Christine Langselius, PhD, MBA & CEO of Miraculum
Speaking on: Due Diligence Tool to Build Your Business
Dr. Langselius is a Swedish businesswoman that recently relocated her family and business to Austin, TX. She currently holds the following positions: Founder & Chairwoman of Vårvind Invest; and Co-Founder, Co-Inventor, CEO & Chairwoman of Miraculum.
Dr. Langselius has cultivated a diverse portfolio of leadership experiences through her broad array of professional engagements and has held C-level positions with Sweden’s Defense and Security Export Agency, the Swedish Fortification Agency, the Swedish Defense Research Agency, Nokia, Procter & Gamble and Linköping University. She has a proven track record with strategy, finding triggers for growth, sales, product development, creating high performance teams and allocating funding and investors for research ideas and patents, building new organizations that will deliver the results needed. Through her trademarked Nüwa™ business program over 200 business were provided assistance towards reaching their market potential using proven, success-oriented business protocols and due diligence tools she created.
For her contributions to businesses growth through the Nüwa™ business program in Sweden, Dr. Langselius was awarded “Swedish Woman of the Year” in 2014. She is also a frequent author of research reports, articles, and is a contributor to numerous domestic and international media platforms. Dr. Langselius is a regular presenter and a keynote speaker at many domestic and international industry corporate events including Women Investing in Women, InnovatHER, the Chamber of Commerce, governmental agencies, South by Southwest, Rotary and many others business events.
Rachael Berguson, Author and CEO of KLEAR Digital
Speaking on: "CEO Profit Secrets: 25 Profit Secrets for CEOs and Teams"
Rachael Berguson is the author of "CEO Profit Secrets: 25 Profit Secrets for CEOs and Teams" providing secrets from an industry leader to grow your business! With over 20 years of marketing and management experience, Rachael knows how to lead companies to success and sales growth!
Prior to forming a team to found KLEAR Digital, Rachael was the CEO of a company that had been twice listed on the Inc. 500. She has been responsible for overseeing over ¼ of a billion dollars in sales. While most 6th graders are dreaming of becoming firefighters, sports stars and teachers, Rachael had already decided she wanted to be a CEO.
Rachael is a strategic and visionary entrepreneur with extensive experience in advertising, executive management, leadership, and producing high-functioning teams with high employee engagement scores. One company she led had a 45-person call center as part of its 140-person staff.
When Rachael was 19 years old, she experienced her college graduation and earned a 4-year Bachelor’s degree. She later earned her MBA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln/ Gallup University. The program took place at various locations including Oxford University and Toyota’s Lean University.
Although males are more prevalent as CEOs, recent research suggests that companies headed by women perform well on average and some recent research even suggests that companies, Fortune 500 companies in particular, helmed by women outperform other companies on average.
Rachael’s talent in developing highly break-through marketing and market-changing strategies have helped companies all over the country grow their profit and develop highly engaged companies. Is your company ready to become the next Inc. 500 company?