Title: Accounts Payable Director
Company: The Catholic University of America
Location: Washington, DC, United States
Title: Director of the Centre for Executive and Professional Education
Company: University of Windsor
Location: Windsor, ON
As the director of the Centre for Executive and Professional Education at the University of Windsor, Jennie Atkins was inspired by her parents, who are both successful in their careers. Her father is an educator at the university, and her mother’s tenacity and perseverance enabled her to become a nurse. They have always been supportive of her choices and encouraged her to rise to her greatest level of success. She took on the position of director of the academic writing center, which offered a summer English as a second language (ESL) program. Over her tenure at the university, she turned the ESL program into a full-fledged recruitment pathway program for the university which now operates out of two campus sites.
Title: Dean of the Foundation of Faith Leadership Institute
Company: Gethsemane Community Fellowship Baptist Church
Location: Chesapeake, VA
Chesapeake, VA, November 11, 2016, Dianne Bennett, Dean of the Foundation of Faith Leadership Institute at Gethsemane Community Fellowship Baptist Church, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in spiritual leadership.
The advice Rev. Dianna Bennett can share with the younger generation of women entering the workforce is: life will bring us challenges; however, knowing and trusting in GOD and following HIS direction will help us to overcome boundaries and become a woman of strength. The faith-based organization, Foundation of Faith Leadership Institute (FOF), teaches how a person of faith can develop as a Christian leader in your home, work place, church, and community. As a woman in today’s world, trusting in God and in the values taught by her parents have both contributed to Rev. Dianna’s success. Her mother was an Educator and her father was in the Coast Guard; both parents displayed the qualities of respect and decency to whomever they came in contact.
Company: Wright State University
Location: Dayton, OH, United States
Dayton, OH, United States, October 10, 2016, Katherine Leigh Myers, Assistive Technology Specialist at Wright State University, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in technology.
Assistive technology is an umbrella term that covers assistive, adaptive and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities. As an assistive technology specialist, Ms. Myers is focused on understanding the needs of disabled and handicapped individuals and working with them to create better systems for their needs. In this position, she relies on her strength to connect with others, especially those who are disabled and their families. Becoming close with the people she works with helps her to more deeply understand their needs.
Always committed to her education, Ms. Myers first received a Bachelor of Science in rehabilitation services. This allowed her to begin working in her field. She continued to earn a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from Wright State University. In order to stay abreast of industry trends, Ms. Myers keeps up-to-date with changing technology. Technology is a big part of her profession and it is something she feels passionate about. In fact, her passion for technology has been passed on to her son, who is also heavily invested in technology. Continue reading
Title: Life Purpose Coach
Company: Excellence in Life Facilitation
Location: Round Rock, TX, United States
Round Rock, TX, United States, October 3, 2016, Dr. Zarin Gillani, Life Purpose Coach at Excellence in Life Facilitation, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in life coaching.
Dr. Zarin Gillani realized the people around her felt comfortable talking to her about their problems because she was empathetic and trustworthy. Realizing she had a gift to help others, she went into the therapy and coaching fields. Since that decision, Dr. Gillani has worked for nearly four decades with the goal of aiding others. In her current endeavor, she mentors and supports clinical therapists, provides one-on-one as well as group and team coaching and speaks on personal development. She is adept at facilitating relationships, assessing values and ensuring her clients are able to have fun and enjoy their lives.
In order to provide the exemplary care she does for her clients, Dr. Gillani obtained several degrees. She earned a Master of Science in metaphysics and holds two Ph.D.s; one in clinical psychology and the other in educational psychology. Furthermore, she is a certified Stephen Covey Trainer and a leadership trainer from the NetResults Public Speaking/Coaching. She is certified in nonprofit leadership management and as a neuro-linguistic programmer. These certifications allow her to be open and flexible with her services and handle every client that seeks out her guidance. Continue reading
Title: Director (Retired)
Company: St. Paul Public Schools
Location: Minnetonka, MN, United States
Minnetonka, MN, United States, September 19, 2016, Susan Dosen, Director (Retired) at St. Paul Public Schools, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in education.
Dr. Dosen has many reasons to celebrate her retirement from the education field. Having worked in different schools in administration positions over the course of many years, she has a career marked with accomplishments. She first started her career working in speech, but then moved into early childhood education and then special education. Containing knowledge and experience from inside and outside of the classroom, Dr. Dosen planted herself in administration roles where she could continue developing and helping students in a different way.
Always interested in education, Dr. Dosen first started at St. Catherine’s in St. Paul, MN. From there she obtained a Bachelor of Science and then a master’s degree in speech pathology. She rounded out her formal education with a Ph.D. in educational administration and policies from the University of Minnesota. It has been her mission throughout her career to improve the lives of others, especially those with special needs. Continue reading
Company: William Paterson University of New Jersey
Location: Wayne, NJ, United States
Wayne, NJ, United States, September 16, 2016, Jean Fuller-Stanley, Associate Dean – College of Science and Health at William Patterson University of New Jersey, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in education.
It was a natural choice for Dr. Fuller-Stanley to go into science as her career, in fact, she believes science chose her. Believing that education can transform individuals, becoming involved in the administrative side of science allows Dr. Fuller-Stanley the opportunity to encourage those impacts both large and small. With more than a decade of experience in her current role, she provides students with the chance to pursue their own passion for science. Prior to joining the faculty of William Paterson University, Dr. Fuller-Stanley was a professor of chemistry at Wellesley College for more than two decades. Continue reading
Company: MAW Education
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Oxford, United Kingdom, September 14, 2016, Margaret Warner, Owner of MAW Education, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in education.
Ms. Warner has been dedicated to education for more than 25 years, and has held various positions. She has worked as a teacher, headteacher, teacher trainer and school inspector. She started her company, MAW Education, in 1996 and became an OFSTED School Inspector. After 10 years of inspecting schools in the UK, she was invited to running teacher training workshops in Qatar, as well as online training with India and Algeria. Her work has also taken her to Dubai and Abu Dhabi. From her office, Ms. Warner developed MAW Publications, MAW Life Coaching and Skype teacher training sessions. Continue reading
Company: Florida Atlantic University
Location: Fort Pierce, FL
Fort Pierce, FL, August 16, 2016, Valerie Bryan, Professor of Florida Atlantic University, has been recognized by Elite American Educators, for dedication, achievement and leadership in adult education.
Dr. Bryan has been with Florida Atlantic University since 1989, and in that time has course design in management, adult learning, aging and integration of technology to generations of students. Embracing the digital landscape, she is adept at implementing virtual learning communities and other new age technology-based tools. In addition to teaching in this area, Dr. Bryan researches and places focus on disenfranchised populations, aging, mentoring, informal learning and community-based collaborative. Continue reading