Jeanne McPhillips is a real live supergirll with a vision to spread girl power all over the world.
Her mission with SuperGirlls is to inspire college coeds to find their inner hero and conquer the world as they launch. Most of her life she inspired business teams to fight the good fight in commerce and fashion. Now, after teaching college for 3 years, the mission evolved to superhero levels...to empower her younger sisters to find their wings and fly. Leveraging her own network of girl mentors and online content, SuperGirlls wants to disrupt the way girls are graduating into big girls…...
“...College girls today have launched with tremendous educations and powerful independence. The key to their success will be enabling their voice - with a vision, a gameplan, and with a little help from their friends aka mentors. There is a wild disconnect between what they learn in school and figuring out the best way to apply the critical thinking skills to real life, a real life that will make them happy. They are unaware of the possibilities and the potential to leverage their talents and power. In 2015, 86% of college grads did not have jobs upon graduating! I am convinced that it is not due to the lack of opportunity, but instead, they are unaware of the vast sea of opportunity that may not resemble “career” in the traditional sense. They have all the weapons they need. The girlls just need to fight….”
Jeanne has an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a BBA from The College of William and Mary. She is married to an irish rogue, Jimmy, and was blessed with a handsome son Mark, an aspiring actor who is currently thriving at Connecticut College. May the wind always be at your back.
CATALYST - RICH KELLER
Rich Keller is a passionate motivational speaker on a mission to transform one million lives, ‘One Word’ at a time. With CATALYST, as his ‘One Word’, Rich understands the challenges associated with trying to discover what makes you stand-out. He has learned that you can conquer life’s obstacles and reach excellence when you uncover your core value, which he defines as who you are…NOT what you do. With an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and 25 years of branding experience at powerhouse companies such as Nabisco, Kraft Foods and Godiva, Rich now applies his marketing expertise to personal branding. He travels the country speaking at high schools, colleges, entrepreneurship conferences and corporations, motivating young adults to craft their personal brands in ‘One Word’, and turn it into their greatest asset, so they can Stand-out Conquer Obstacles Reach Excellence and SCORE!
A PAIGE ON SISTERHOOD - PAIGE JAGEL
Paige Jagel is the Member Development Manager at Tri Delta’s Executive Office in Dallas, Texas. She works with the member experience programs such as the Life After College Series, New Member Education Program, and BodyImage3D program. Prior to her position, she completed her masters in Student Affairs: Curriculum and Instruction at University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.
GIRL WRITER - SARA ABBAZIA
As an English major with a double minor in dance and gender, sexuality, and intersectionality studies, Sara is passionate about storytelling and the ways that writers can use language to empower silenced voices in society. Over the summer, she interned at Talcott Notch Literary Services and read through hundreds of manuscripts of prospective authors looking to publish their stories. Sara is currently writing an English honors thesis on the works of Willa Cather. At Connecticut College, she is a Junior Lead Career Fellow, the Arts Editor for the school newspaper, and a member of the English Department Student Advisory Board. She is also a Writing Center tutor, a Reunion host, the Student Coordinator for World Languages Day, and a Student Adviser Coordinator. Sara is very passionate about leadership on campus and has both attended and facilitated Conn’s Emerging Leadership Conference. In her free time, Sara enjoys reading, writing, drawing, and ballet dancing.
THE KIND COMMUNICATOR - ELIZABETH BARRY
Elizabeth Barry is an inspirational author, keynote speaker and performance coach. Her expertise in kind communication and compassionate leadership strategies energize audiences to charismatically step into their highest self. Hire her to speak, coach or curate kind communication workshops and book signings at your global conference, organization or corporate office.
She's the author of Own Your Vulnerability, The Kind Communicator, and Design Your Mind to be Kind. Elizabeth hosts the podcast, BeyondEgo. Be inspired. Be empowered.
SINCERELY ELLE - ELLE COFFMAN
Elle Coffman is a Sophomore at the Fashion Institute of Technology studying Fashion Business Management. She grew up in a small town in Ohio, but is now living her dreams in NYC. She loves living in New York City and discovering hidden gems in the city. Her hobbies include dancing, brunch with friends, shopping, blogging, and building her business Sincerely Elle Brand.
BABE IN BUSINESS - JENNIFER CHAVEZ
“My goal in building this community is so we always have a place to come together to learn, support & build our network of boss babes.
I know what it's like to crave a group that really gets you! To find somewhere that you fit in.
I remember looking for just that when I started networking for my company Helpful Rabbit. I was going alone to events and none of them seemed to fit.
That's when I got the idea for Babes In Business. This is the place where everyone is welcome. You don't even need to have a company to join. Just come and be inspired by the speakers. Who knows what great ideas you will wake up with in the morning.