Sherin Elashry – New Jersey, USA Sherin Elashry is inspiring – a tireless advocate for her clients and someone whose life has been committed to surpassing expectations. Whether it is working for clients, overcoming great adversity in life, or taking on new big challenges, she focuses her energy with passion and a deep, caring spirit. As an agent with New York Life Insurance Company, she coordinates the financial affairs of a select group of individuals, families and businesses. Most of her clients are highly successful professionals, established owners of closely held businesses, or individuals who are five years or less from retirement. Sherin prides herself of being proactive and looking out for her clients’ best interests. Best known for being […]
Erica Loren (ACC, CPC) – New Jersey, USA Since 2009, Erica has been coaching professionals all around the world. Her philosophy of personal and professional empowerment has been pivotal in helping clients and organisations live up to their peek, positive potential. Erica’s experience and formal qualifications (including International Coaching Federation (ICF) certification) translate into one simple fact – she makes tangible, marketable, sustainable improvements in your career and in your organization. When Erica isn’t coaching, speaking or undertaking client engagements through her business “Coaching2Greatness”, Erica volunteers at a number of organizations. Erica cherishes her family, which includes her twin sister and 8 nieces and nephews. She is a travel enthusiast who has hiked Lions Mountain in South Africa and is […]
Rina Basu – McLean, USA Rina has over 18 years of professional experience in IT, Financial and Marketing Operations, and Business Intelligence in multiple industries including telecommunications, healthcare and media. She is currently the Director of Business Intelligence at TEGNA, a leading media company which owns 46 television stations and is the largest independent station group of major network affiliates in the top 25 markets in the US. Rina enjoys mentoring and coaching others. Given her current professional role, she fundamentally understands the challenge women in technology face and it is the reason why she became involved with PWL. She recently eared a Master Certificate in Organizational Leadership to strengthen her skills as a leader in culturally diverse organizations. Rina […]
Carmen Knapp – Sydney, Australia Carmen is a self-motivated and determined professional with over 15 years of experience in the Telecommunications and IT industry; leader of teams accountable for the post sales relationship with clients delivering service excellence and maintaining compliance with customers’ contractual commitments. A positive attitude, attention to detail, ability to develop strong relationships, in additional to excellent communication skills is what Carmen believes allows her to perform well in any role. Carmen is passionate about sharing knowledge, develop and grow talent; reasons why she is involved in PWL.
Amanda Barnard – Sydney, Australia Amanda has over 15 years’ International experience as a Human Resources Executive in the IT and Finance Services industries, leading the strategic people agenda for business units delivering effective change management, employee engagement, organisational culture, Diversity & Inclusion and Corporate Social Responsibility. Amanda is a passionate advocate for the importance of a strong culture of inclusion being vital for organisations to achieve their potential. Amanda has a Bachelor Degree in Communications, and is completing an MBA. She lives in Sydney with her family and enjoys reading, art and live music – for adults and kids.
Andrea Appleby – Melbourne, Australia Andrea Appleby knows how to engage and energise others. Her strength is around developing relationships and making connections so that everyone shares in knowledge generation. Her portfolio career spans 25-years working in the media, government, corporate and not-for-profit sector as well as professional and technical services. She now runs her own strategic communications consulting business AA Communications (specialising in engagement strategy, gender equality and digital transformation) and recently established La Wingman for coaching executives on connecting. Andrea espouses the philosophy of co-creation: how she interacts WITH people and the INTENT of the engagement. Andrea want to bring like-minded curious women together to share and learn, grow in confidence and connect in fresh, fun ways with […]
Melissa Ryan – Brisbane, Australia Melissa Ryan is an Insurance Professional who is passionate about the industry and encouraging women to understand their value and the opportunities available to them. She has built a reputations over 27 years for her company loyalty, client dedication, relationship development and integrity in all business negotiations. Her experiences includes roles with international brokers on large corporate style portfolios as well as medium sized brokers on SME business. Her recent role as State Relationship Manager for a large insurance company leading a team of relationship managers means she understands both broking and underwriting. This brings a point of difference to her approach to insurance solutions and relationships. She recently stepped outside of her comfort zone […]
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