About Us

THE FOUNDERS

JOHN HALL, E.d.D.

John is a published author and proven leader of public and private companies; passionate about education and creating opportunity for others.  John has been inspired by the impactful support of his mother, a business woman and strong female role-model who enabled him to overcome life obstacles to excel in the world of technology, business & finance.

HILLARY GADSBY

Referred to as a renaissance woman and “Jill of all Trades” by Forbes, Hillary is an Amazon best-selling author, event expert and master connector.  She has an international business degree from the American University of Paris & an extensive business development background including experience with such brands as Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Valentino & Vera Wang. 

WENDI BOYDEN, ESQ

Wendi Boyden has held leadership roles both as an accomplished litigator and senior executive in the employment practices, technology & cyber insurance industry.  Wendi has been passionate in her roles about mentoring young women to help them successfully navigate challenges in order to reach their career goals and ascend to top corporate ranks. 

OUR STORY

SINCE THE BEGINNING OF OUR BUSINESS JOURNEYS, WE LEARNED THE POWER OF MENTORSHIP AND CONNECTION AND THE KEY ROLE IT PLAYS IN WOMEN’S PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS.

 

Arising out of her own challenges to find female mentors to help her in her business, Hillary began a speaker series in Los Angeles in 2014 to provide women with just that.  The series featured successful female entrepreneurs telling their stories of failures and successes, as well as a space for women to connect with each other and create opportunity.

 

Many success stories were born out of those events, including that of Nicci Levy, Founder of cosmetic micro-treatment enterprise Alchemy 43, who secured her first investor, Toni Ko, founder of NYX cosmetics, when Toni was the featured speaker at the Boss Talks event she attended.

 

During her 23-year corporate career as an attorney and insurance executive, Wendi experienced the utter lack of women mentors available to help develop and shape the careers of young women and was passionate about empowering her women colleagues and direct reports to talk about their challenges and turning what they saw as weaknesses into strengths.

 

Our paths crossed in 2018 when introduced by Co-Founder John Hall, and began talking about the differences that we were making in connecting and mentoring women business leaders.  We wanted to play bigger by taking our efforts regional, national and global.

 

Our mission is to put as many women entrepreneurs as we can on their paths to being seven-figure success stories.

OUR COMMUNITIES

All the better to reach women looking for community and connection 

that will help them face the challenges of being a boss.

OUR TEAM

UNITED STATES

Austin

Chicago

Dallas

Los Angeles

Miami

Nashville

New York City

North Jersey

Orlando

Orlando

West Palm Beach

South Jersey

Tampa

Westchester

CANADA

Toronto

Vancouver-Whistler

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