Wonder Woman in Business, Leeatt Rothschild


Leeatt Rothschild

CEO & Founder of Packed with Purpose

Leeatt Rothschild is the Founder and CEO of Packed with Purpose, a specialty gifting company with a social mission. Founded in 2016, Packed with Purpose was born out of Leeatt’s desire to create a social impact and her appreciation for the importance of gifting in fostering meaningful relationships. She is thrilled to be building a business that creates deep societal impact through the everyday act of gift giving.

Prior to founding Packed with Purpose, Leeatt served as the VP of Advisory Services for Mission Measurement where she developed innovative social strategies for Fortune 500 companies to generate social impact and business results.

Prior, she was a Director of Marketing Strategy and Insights at Rosetta, a digital agency within Publicis Groupe.

Leeatt served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay from 2002-2004, witnessing first hand the profound positive impact that economic development can have on the lives of individuals living in underdeveloped communities. Following her experiences in the Peace Corps, she went on to earn her MBA from the Wharton School of Business, and a Masters in International Studies from The Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, in 2010.

Leeatt is a board member of the Anti-Defamation League in Chicago, an advisory board member of Bright Endeavors, a mentor for Wesleyan University’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, and is an alumni of the Schusterman Foundation Fellowship.


Wesleyan University: B.A, Psychology

The Wharton School of Business at The University of Pennsylvania: M.B.A., Marketing, Strategic Management

The Lauder School at The University of Pennsylvania: M.A., International Studies

Connect with Leeatt:

LinkedIn: in/leeatt-rothschild-b470a01/

Leeatt Rothschild, CEO & Founder of Packed with Purpose

Wonder Woman in Business, JoAnn Holmes, Esq.

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JoAnn Holmes, Esq.

JoAnn Holmes ("Jo") serves as Outside General Counsel, providing comprehensive legal solutions and executive level guidance to innovative midsize companies. She helps intimate management teams protect and monetize intellectual property, leverage legal positioning for enhanced profitability, and navigate risks to accomplish business objectives.

With over 20 years of experience serving global organizations, Jo is a pragmatic and trusted advisor. As an external member of clients’ leadership, she focuses on business and legal strategy, commercial contracts, and building licensing programs for recurring revenue. Over her career, Jo has successfully negotiated with multiple Fortune 100 companies, and managed IP portfolios spanning 150+ countries that generate over $2 billion in annual revenue.

Jo founded HOLMES@LAW to provide agile, business-centered legal counsel for the middle market. Our clients often create brands, deliver knowledge expertise, and distribute intellectual property (trademarks, software, creative and business content) with multinational reach. Their diverse industries include tech, food/beverages, manufacturing, healthcare, finance, government, advertising and professional services. The firm’s clients have remarked: “Jo is a top notch professional who brings a wealth of experience. She knows business.”

Jo has been an invited speaker for industry leaders like McKesson Corporation, and respected professional organizations such as the American Institute of Graphic Artists. She's served as an Adjunct Professor of Law, lectured at Cornell and Penn State law schools, and delivered customized workshops to meet client objectives on IP licensing, international expansion, and effective negotiation.

Beyond her legal practice, Jo is committed to service work. She supports local schools, leadership groups, and international charities. A graduate of Stanford University and Emory School of Law, Jo serves on the board of directors for the Stanford National Black Alumni Association. She’s also a member of the advisory boards for two organizations supporting immigrant, and low income, children’s education. Since founding HOLMES@LAW, Jo has dedicated over 300 hours to community service. Please visit our website at www.HolmesAtLaw.com to learn more about how we can work together to support your business success.

JoAnn Holmes, Esq.

Contact Jo:

JoAnn Holmes, Esq.

Holmes@Law, LLC - Your Business Ally™ 

T: 404.941.5770

E: jo@holmesatlaw.com 

W: www.holmesatlaw.com 

P: Click here on the link to Jo’s podcast, Your Business Ally™.

Wonder Woman in Business, Alycia Sutor

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Alycia Sutor

Managing Director, Growth Play

Alycia Sutor leads the Professional Services team and has more than twenty years’ experience helping lawyers and executives accelerate sales performance and revenue growth. She is particularly passionate about helping individuals create greater impact in how they lead, work, and sell by unlocking strengths and research-based insights to power individual, team and organizational growth. 

Prior to her current role, Alycia oversaw the business development and marketing functions at Goldberg Kohn and McDermott Will & Emery. Alycia is also passionate about elevating the profession of law through various volunteer leadership roles, including with the Legal Marketing Association (LMA), currently serving as the co-chair of the Talent Development Committee. She also served as LMA’s President of the International Board of Directors, as well as the Board President for the Midwest Region and has served on the advisory board of the Legal Sales and Service Organization. Alycia is a frequent speaker on business development topics, which includes guest teaching appearances at Chicago-Kent School of Law. 

Clients often remark that working with Alycia feels like they have been to the gym, the spa and the therapist all at the same time. 

Alycia received her MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and her BA from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. Alycia chairs the board of the Inclusive Collective, a campus ministry group at UIC. She resides in Oak Park, IL and, when not with clients, can often be found on the sidelines of a sports game for one of her two teenagers. She’s an avid bookworm and it’s always worth asking about her current favorite read. 

Link to a video from the 2010 LMA Annual Conference…the message is relevant for those of in the legal space.

Alycia is truly a gentle but formidable change agent! I particularly love the model of change Alycia imparts called “The Four Cs”:

  1. Caucus

  2. Cash

  3. Conversation

  4. Calendar

This is how change gets done! Women in business seek change because we have been struggling to navigate the white, male operating system in this country for far too long. Tune in to hear more from Alycia on what’s most important to her.

Alycia Sutor

Connect with Alycia

LinkedIn: in/alyciasutor

Phone: 708.369.5408

Email: asutor@growthplay.com

Growth Play Locations

Chicago (Headquarters)
121 W. Wacker Drive
Suite 1750
Chicago, IL 60601

3123 Research Blvd.
Dayton, OH 45420

Wonder Woman in Business, Cheryl Aufdemberge


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CEO, Big Red Tech Works, LLC

I always say a woman alone has power; collectively we have impact. Traditionally we have been taught to be competitive with one another, because there was such a scarcity of jobs at the top. It’s so clear that strategy doesn’t work. The truth is that raising each other up and channeling the power of collaboration is truly how we’ll change the equation—and have a lot more fun along the way.

There is a boys’ club where women never felt comfortable, so we decided to create a Girls’ Lounge more than six years ago where everyone feels like they belong. We discovered two things:

1. There is power in the pack.

2. You realize your strengths make the table better.

~ Shelley Zalis

About Cheryl

Cheryl is passionate about helping lawyers reach their digital marketing goals. She always wanted to practice law but the opportunity never arose so she chose to become a marketing tech serving the legal community.

Cheryl loves all things tech and social. Her years of experience reside in the realm of websites, blogs, e-marketing, CRM, social media and online research. Cheryl is a member of the Legal Marketing Association (LMA), The Freelance Exchange of Kansas City (FXofKC), International Virtual Assistants Association (IVAA), Social Media Club of Kansas City (SMCKC), and International Legal Technology Association (ILTA).

When she isn't working, you can find Cheryl planning/managing events for local nonprofit organizations.

There is so much about Cheryl that is special, different than most women. As the world tries to pit one woman against another — and many take the bait — Cheryl shows kind support for other women in business. She is a tech genius, understanding SEO and other social media strategies that help businesses and law firms succeed in raising their profiles and building their reputations.

Cheryl understand the art and science of lifting others. That, and she is a very funny woman. I love that about her. I am grateful to have Cheryl in my posse.

Cheryl Aufdemberge

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Contact Cheryl

Girl's Got Game: “Wonder Woman in Business,” Anne Ahola Ward

Anne Ahola Ward, CEO of Veritoken Global, first Woman to Launch an STO Under the ERC884 Standard

Anne Ahola Ward is chief executive officer at Veritoken Global. Dubbed "The Mother of Startups" by CNN, Ward is an entrepreneur, futurist, and published O'Reilly author. As CEO of Veritoken Global, Ward has led the way for updates in blockchain technology, specifically utilizing previously underappreciated technology known as "Non-Fungible Tokens" (NFTs) to help alleviate global suffering for the unbanked.

In a career that spans more than 15 years, Ward has thrived in most areas of technology, having mastered nearly every role in web development including DBA, webmaster and developer. Ward was an early entrant into the field of search engine optimization and in 2009 co-founded digital marketing agency, CircleClick, which has worked with world-renowned companies including Apple and Samsung. Ward was named one of Entrepreneur's "27 Top Masters of Marketing that everyone can learn from" in 2014, and "Top 50 Inspirational Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2017." Ward frequently tours as an IoT Influencer with the elite IBM Futurist Program.


Anne has been quite busy these days…

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Veritoken Global today announced the start of its SEC-approved ERC-884 security token offering (STO) to further the company’s mission to bring data control, privacy, and protection to U.S. investors. Veritoken is facilitating adoption of non-fungible tokens (NFT) to the blockchain by establishing new industry standards, as outlined in their recently published Veritoken Global Bill of Rights. The company’s mission and its patent-pending NFT solution represent a path to ownership of individual data on the blockchain, enabling humans to determine what data is private, public, and the terms under which it may be used. The Veritoken STO offering begins April 3, 2019, the first to be led by a woman CEO.


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Long gone are the days of being able to easily rank in Google. The market has radically shifted towards mobile search and local search, and each have their own factors that influence optimization of results.

While the market has changed, both mobile and local present great opportunities for those who understand how they both differ from traditional search. There are some simple factors that can assist you in targeting both.

Anne offers readers top SEO diagnostic tools in her most recent book…


Check out a special edition, “Wonder Women in Business” podcast…

with Anne Ahola Ward, CEO Veritoken Global

Anne Ahola Ward, CEO

T: 415-886-5530

E: anne@veritoken.io 

W: www.veritoken.io

Twitter: @VeriToken_io

LinkedIn: in/annebot

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