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.

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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…

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

with Anne Ahola Ward, CEO Veritoken Global

CONTACT ANNE:
Anne Ahola Ward, CEO

T: 415-886-5530

E: anne@veritoken.io 

W: www.veritoken.io

Twitter: @VeriToken_io

LinkedIn: in/annebot


Freeman Means Business


Wonder Woman, Sheenika Gandhi, Brilliant and Beautiful in So Many Ways!

Sheenika Gandhi

Director of Marketing & Business Development,

Payne & Fears, LLP

Sheenika S. Gandhi leads the development, oversight and implementation of the firm’s strategic marketing and business development objectives.

She is a strong project manager, creative thinker, and a trusted advisor for the firm’s attorneys and management. Her recent notable projects include: an integrated thought leadership strategy, a business development coaching program, and centralized budget and operational processes.

Prior to joining Payne & Fears LLP, Sheenika led the digital marketing strategy for five years at an AmLaw200 firm.

Sheenika received her J.D. from California Western School of Law and her B.A. in Business Administration and International Relations from University of San Diego. Sheenika is a licensed California attorney.

Sheenika is an active volunteer with the Legal Marketing Association, the leading association for legal marketing. She currently assists with programming, communications and sponsorship in her role as Vice-Chair of the Southern California Local Steering Committee.

Committed to helping cultural non-profit organizations grow in their membership and marketing, she has volunteered as a former Co-Chair for both the Young Jains of America and Young Jain Professionals, and served on committees for the Jain Center of Southern California and the Gujarati Society of Southern California. She enjoys yoga, exploring vegan restaurants and traveling.

Sheenika Gandhi

Get Connected:

Sheenika S. Gandhi

Director of Marketing & Business Development

(949) 797-1207

sgandhi@paynefears.com

LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sheenikashah

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Wonder Woman in Business, Linda Ficano, with the Most Adorable Accent Ever!

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Linda Ficano

Client Solutions Specialist, Neo Design Group

Linda Ficano began her legal marketing career nearly 25 years ago when Paul, Weiss asked her to delve into this new industry where she developed and implemented their first marketing department. Her career led her to the IP specialty firm Fitzpatrick in 2004 when a friend of hers heard they were looking to hire their first seasoned marketing director.  The collaboration was successful and lasted nearly 15 years.

During those years Linda played a key role in many initiatives including project management, PR, redesigned websites, creation of microsites and overall raising recognition of the firm’s name in the New York business and legal communities. 

In January Linda was asked to join Neo Design Group as their client solutions specialist. Linda had worked with Neo Design Group while at Fitzpatrick where they collaborated on the creation of microsites for individual practice groups and the rebranding and redesign of the firm’s website.

Linda’s belief that every law firm would benefit from having a business executive manage client relationships and her passion for branding led to the decision to join the team at Neo Design Group where her role will be a liaison between your company and the design team to ensure exceptional client service.

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Linda and her two daughters went to Thailand for her younger daughter Christina’s 30th Birthday.

One of their stays was at the Four Seasons in the Golden Triangle where they created an elephant sanctuary. Not only did her daughters ride them with the guides, they were able to feed them at breakfast time!

“The trip was so rewarding,” says Linda. They chose Thailand because not only were they looking for beauty but were interested in spirituality, as well. It’s a trip all three of them still treasure.

Linda Ficano, Client Solutions

Neo Design Group

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Wonder Woman in Business, Military Wife, Miracle-Maker Mom & Creator of “Mommy Cookies,” Lauren Lewis

Founder & CEO,

Pure Pregnancy

Lauren Lewis is the founder of Pure Pregnancy, a health food company designed for pregnant

women. Her background is journalism. After studying at the top rated Missouri School of

Journalism, she launched her career in television- first as a reporter, and eventually as a

network producer in New York. She’s a military spouse, and a mother of two boys. Once she

become a mother, Lauren discovered holes in the market for women, specifically pregnant

women. Frustrated with the lack of healthy food options for pregnant women, she decided to

leave her television career, and launch her own company. Pure Pregnancy just hit the market in

late 2018, and has already been rated #1 new release on Amazon, and an Amazon Bestseller.

More about “Mommy Cookies”…

A quick and healthy snack for expecting moms who need a little extra fiber to help with their digestive system while pregnant. These cookies are Gluten free, GMO free, Vegan, Kosher and the product has NO preservatives, NO high fructose syrup and NO artificial colors or flavors. Great for breakfast, or a quick on the go snack. During pregnancy, hormones work against your digestive system, especially if you're taking iron or other supplements. Extra fiber can be essential to alleviate pain during pregnancy, and with Pure Pregnancy Mommy Cookies, you can eat just two cookies a day and get the extra fiber needed to help keep your digestive system healthy.     Click here to order from Amazon Prime

A quick and healthy snack for expecting moms who need a little extra fiber to help with their digestive system while pregnant. These cookies are Gluten free, GMO free, Vegan, Kosher and the product has NO preservatives, NO high fructose syrup and NO artificial colors or flavors. Great for breakfast, or a quick on the go snack. During pregnancy, hormones work against your digestive system, especially if you're taking iron or other supplements. Extra fiber can be essential to alleviate pain during pregnancy, and with Pure Pregnancy Mommy Cookies, you can eat just two cookies a day and get the extra fiber needed to help keep your digestive system healthy.

Click here to order from Amazon Prime

Lauren Lewis, Founder & CEO

Pure Pregnancy



Pamela Cone, Turning Acts of Kindness into Sustainable Change for Good

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Pamela Cone

CEO & Founder,

Amity Advisory

Pam is an innovative and transformative executive with 25+ years of success in global marketing, communications programs, and corporate social responsibility for global professional service firms. Expertise establishing strategic marketing communications programs from scratch, growing revenue through new business development, developing high-performing teams across the globe, and building strong and strategic relationships within the actuarial and legal professions.

Pam’s company, Amity Advisory affords clients Social Responsibility Consulting For Legal & Professional Service Firms. They help legal and professional service firms turn their fragmented, random "acts of kindness" into holistic, compelling social responsibility and sustainability programs. Is your current CSR & Sustainability program meeting the expectations of prospects, clients and employees? How can you proactively have this conversation with your clients to partner for the UNSDGS / Global Goals 2030?

Pam’s passion for the environment and sustainability germinated in her youth. As a teenager and into college, she spent her summers working in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of Northern Minnesota, and she has never lost her appreciation for what the natural environment - beautiful forests and calm blue lakes - teaches us, all while restoring us.

Contact Pam:

Pamela Cone, Founder & CEO

Website: AmityAdvisory.com

Email: pamelacone@amityadvisory.com

Phone: 206-499-6890

Schedule a time to chat: https://ApptwithPamCone.as.me/


The Doctor Is In: Wonder Woman in Business, Angela Meyer, Ph.D.

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Angela Meyer, Ph.D.

President & CEO, PLAC

Dr. Angela Meyer is President and CEO of PLAC (The Product Liability Advisory Council), a legal association of manufacturers, retailers, distributors and select outside counsel.  A trained and licensed mechanical engineer, she has been working in the litigation support arena her entire professional career- she is one of the few people that can say “I love lawyers”.

Angela grew up in a military family (father – Marine Corp officer; mother – Naval officer) and moved extensively throughout the US.  She became fascinated with airplanes and chose mechanical engineering in order to join the military and become a commercial airline pilot. After college, when the military wanted her to work on submarines and not aircraft, she went back to graduate school and started working with a pre-eminent aviation forensic investigator, who happened to be her major research professor, and decided that if she couldn’t fly planes, she would figure out why they crashed. She also helped the department recruit women to the engineering program (a sales person was born).

Angela worked as a post-doc at the Canadian Department of National Defense in their military accident reconstruction laboratory in Ottawa and then at the University of California, Berkeley at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories studying advanced materials. She joined Failure Analysis Associates (now Exponent) and worked on a variety of accident investigations.  A twist of fate landed her in the corporate office of the company becoming the first marketing person that the company ever had. As the CEO told her “you have a PhD therefore you can do anything”.   Over the years, Angela took on additional responsibilities for the company – helped with the rebranding and name change to Exponent, was a corporate spokesperson (CNN, WSJ), led the marketing team, wrote two anniversary books, and developed a lead generation group.  She was Exponent’s Vice President of Client Services until she left her post in June 2018 to join PLAC.  
Although technically a “geek”, Angela loves working with people and networking to connect people to solve their challenges.  She is a true believer in “paying it forward”

In addition to her responsibilities at PLAC, she is a business development trainer and coach, a member of the advisory board of Summit Consulting LLC (DC) and the SMU Lyle School of Engineering external advisory board. 

Her son, Nicolas, is a senior at the University of Wisconsin, Madison which make her a rabid Badger fan. Her twin sister, Gabrielle, is also an engineer and commodity trader at ExxonMobil in Texas.

Angela Meyer, Ph.D.

President & CEO, PLAC