Women in BusinessFeaturing women business owners in Prescott.
The Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona (WFSA) has evolved since its origins in 1991 to support a robust commitment to and focus on advocacy and legislative efforts.
January 5, 2023, marked the commencement of an impactful year for WFSA’s Advocacy team as they stood alongside Governor Katie Hobbs during her inaugural address. A week later, as the legislative session unfolded, WFSA achieved a significant milestone by securing a bill sponsor for SB 1033: TPT; diapers; feminine hygiene; exemption, which aims to eliminate the luxury tax on feminine hygiene supplies and diapers.
Prescott Woman Magazine interviewed Carmen Hines, owner of C&C Cyclery (along with her husband Casey) and member of the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce. We learned about how much she values ensuring people have access to transportation.
Prescott Woman Magazine interviewed Irene Winters, a recent retiree from National Bank and Director of the Prescott Downtown Partnership. We learned about how much she values helping people and organizations.
For fitness guru Blayne Soriano, a love of spin class was all it took to forge the pathway to launching a new career. Owner of Ten27 CrossFit® and the private chef business Meals by Blayne Soriano in Prescott, Blayne made it her mission to practice what she preaches through nutrition and exercise.
CrossFit®, a form of strength and conditioning workout made up of functional everyday movements like squats, pulling, and pushing, is performed at a high-intensity level—individually and competitively. If that sounds intimidating, be not afraid!
Since she was a child, baking has been a love language for Kelly Gallegos. Now, through her business, Mac Daddy Macarons, she bakes love into every single cookie she makes.
French macarons, meringue-based sandwich cookies made with almond flour, egg whites, confectioners’ sugar, and fillings, are “having a moment right now,” Kelly said, in large part because they’re nice to look at. Kelly initially wanted to learn to make them even though she’d never tasted one, because “they’re just beautiful.”
Kimberly Marsh never planned to start a photography business. Now, a decade in, she said during a recent interview, “I love it.”
Kim specializes in portraits and personal branding—and doing things differently.
Shortly after she started photographing people, others would see the photos and say, “I can see their soul in that picture,” or, “I feel like I know them,” or, “I can see straight through them.”
The Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona’s strength comes from members’ commitment to their partners and the communities they serve. It has been an extraordinary year for the foundation (WFSA), filled with both challenges and accomplishments. Despite many hurdles, the organization has emerged stronger and more resilient than ever. To showcase this, members are pleased to share highlights from their 2023 Impact Report.
Prescott Woman Magazine interviewed Sara Martin, owner of Cashmere Day Spa & Wellness Center and member of the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce. We learned about how she considers the Chamber a community … and loves it!
Prescott Woman Magazine sat down with Michelle Beck, owner of Purple Clover and a member of the Prescott Downtown Partnership (PDP), to find out what she enjoys most about living and working in Prescott.
The Prescott Area Association of REALTORS® (PAAR) maintains its legacy of dynamic leadership with Jeanelle Shearer and Kayla Stazenski, who are set to assume the association’s top two positions in 2024. Janelle will serve as President and Kayla as President-Elect.
While these two prepare to lead the trade organization alongside CEO Suzanne Westrum, their paths have paralleled several times already. Both have deep local roots. Janelle has called Chino Valley home for 28 years while Kayla is a sixth-generation Prescottonian. Also, family influence led both to real estate, with Janelle following her mother’s footsteps 28 years ago and Kayla a REALTOR® for 20 years, inspired by her family.
Owner of Hometown Aesthetics and Wellness strives to help patients feel their absolute best By Hilary Dartt As a Nurse Practitioner, Laura Gray has found her sweet spot. Her career has included some pretty exciting components. She became a registered nurse before...
Carissa Maxwell is on a mission. Through her new young women’s program, Find Your Spark, the owner of Glow Realty aspires to empower girls and young women to explore who they are becoming and what they’re interested in by providing a platform to ignite curiosity.
The goal: for these young people, ages thirteen to twenty-five, to advocate for themselves and create intentional lives.