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Wells Fargo Executives Candy Moore, Lindsey Johnson, Natalie Blakeney, Nicole White talk business with Elizabeth

This week Elizabeth Gordon, goes heel to heel with the Women of Wells Fargo.  Meet:

Candy Moore, Wells Fargo Senior Vice President and Community Development Manager in Atlanta, responsible for the company’s community lending, service and investment strategies and goals for Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee.

Lindsey Johnson Wells Fargo Vice President and Marketing Manager in Atlanta, responsible for the Community Bank’s advertising, marketing and sponsorship efforts in the metro Atlanta region.

Natalie Blakeney is a marketing vice president for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. She is responsible for developing marketing strategies for national programs designed to help more Americans achieve the dream of sustainable homeownership.

Nicole White is a vice president and Wealth Advisor for Wells Fargo’s Private Bank, responsible for coordinating a team to provide clients with comprehensive services, including private banking, risk management, investment management, insurance solutions, philanthropic strategies and trust and estate planning.

Hear about life as a professional woman working for Wells Fargo, how they got started and what they get to do today. Learn what they company is doing in the community and for women  and women-owned businesses www.wellsfargo.com/biz , as well as Natalie’s blog focusing on women and retirement www.wellsfargo.com/beyondtoday and Wells Fargo’s approach to wealth management for women.

Chic Perspectives is where women talk business.   Hear the stories behind the success of prominent businesswomen and female entrepreneurs each week.   Best-selling author of The Chic Entrepreneur: Put Your Business in Higher Heels, Elizabeth Gordon, interviews top female business executives and women entrepreneurs.

Chic Perspectives is sponsored by Flourishing Business, LLC Change Management Consulting; visit http://www.flourishingbusiness.com

After talking business on Heel to Heel Radio with Elizabeth Gordon, President of Flourishing Business, Patricia Bowen, from The Bowen Group and Kimberly Weeks CEO of BKonnected Marketing, LLC share their Chic Tips for business success

Patricia Bowen, Owner of The Bowen Group and Kimberly Weeks CEO of BKonnected Marketing, LLC, representing Atlanta Women in Business Loans Non Profit (AtlantaWomenInBusinessLoans.org), share their Chic Tips for Business Success with Elizabeth Gordon, President of Flourishing Business.

Find out more about BKonnected Marketing, LLC, which provides drip marketing services and sales consulting to small businesses and community banks across the US.  www.BKonnected.com

Visit Atlanta Women in Business Loans (AtlantaWomenInBusinessLoans.org) to find out more about getting a business loan.

Elizabeth Gordon, founder of Flourishing Business, talks business with Patricia Bowen and Kimberly Weeks of Atlanta Women in Business and Atlanta Women in Business Loans

This week on Heel to Heel, Elizabeth Gordon, President and founder of Flourishing Business, talks business with

Patricia Bowen, Consultant of The Bowen Group and Kimberly Weeks CEO of BKonnected Marketing, LLC, representing Atlanta Women in Business Loans Non Profit.  Atlanta Women in Business Loans (AtlantaWomenInBusinessLoans.org)

After decades in the corporate world, Patricia Bowen is currently directing her efforts toward fundraising and grant writing for non-profits in metro Atlanta. She started out as a copywriter for a multi-level marketing company that recruited women who had few decent earning options ‘back in the day’, and she’s never stopped supporting girls and women, no matter what her position, no matter what her company.  She moved on to a career in high-tech, eventually directing business partnerships in fourteen countries with dot.coms to Fortune 50 tech companies.  She earned a business coaching certification and then coached executives on her international teams, and went on to form her own company, Change Agents LLC.  Most recently she cofounded a senior move management company, Get Ready for Tomorrow, which helps the families of senior citizens downsize and move, and liquidates estates.

Pat has a Masters degree in Psychology, is multiple entrepreneur, a certified business coach, trained grant writer, experienced fundraiser, and currently sits on the boards of three metro non-profits, helping them raise funds to better serve their clients in need.

Kimberly West Weeks has been in the financial services industry for over 25 years, her career began with Wachovia Corporate Services and for the past 16 years, Kim has focused on providing financial services to community banks across the country.  She was President of QwickRate and most recently, IDC Deposits.  Today, Kim is CEO of BKonnected Marketing, LLC, which provides drip marketing services and sales consulting to small businesses and community banks across the US. www.BKonnected.com

Pat offered great advice to help all women recognize, believe in and learn to employ their own inner qualities and strengths. Listen up ladies, this will allow you to go confidently through your life, long after your ‘babeness’ has faded.

Her words of wisdom include –

We don’t need permission to be who we want to be and to go after what we want, but we may need help.

Seek help wisely, without giving up ownership of your dream.

You can never pay back all those who have given to you.  Pay it forward.

Kimberly shared great advice from her successful business journey in creating BKonnected’s multi-media and marketing approach to staying connected and communicating consistently allowing clients to build better, long-term relationships and grow with new clients.

Visit Atlanta Women in Business Loans (AtlantaWomenInBusinessLoans.org) to find out more about getting a business loan.

Elizabeth Gordon goes Heel to Heel with Turknett Leadership Group’s (TLG) Susan B. Hitchcock, Advisory Board & Formerly VP Client Services & 
Executive Director of Women’s Initiatives & Liz Roling, Ph.D. Consultant and Research Associate

This week on Heel to Heel, Elizabeth Gordon, founder of Flourishing Business, talks business with with Turknett Leadership Group’s Susan Hitchcock & Liz Roling.

Susan B. Hitchcock

Advisory Board – Turknett Leadership Group (TLG) – Atlanta, GA – Formerly VP Client Services and
Executive Director of Women’s Initiatives – TLG

A champion of women in leadership and an advocate for parity in the workplace, Susan is also a mentor, researcher, speaker and career consultant.  To encourage and support the next generation of women leaders, she created a resource called “The Age of SHEroes”- a collection of profiles about women of achievement, i.e., personal stories and diverse perspectives on life, leadership, and success.

Selected speaking engagements include:

  • Atlanta Women’s Network
  • Conference Board of Canada, Center of Excellence for Women’s Advancement
  • Women’s Legacy – Panelist, United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta
  • Possible Woman Conference – Moderator / Women of Power and Vision Panel
  • Women CIO’s Annual Conference, Information Management Forum
  • BellSouth Management Conference
  • Chamber of Commerce – Women’s Business Forum, Clarksville, TN
  • Jewish Professional Women’s Network
  • Prime Power Leadership Conference
  • Agnes Scott College – Senior Transitions
  • UPS – Women in Leadership Forum
  • Kettering Executive Network
  • LEAD Atlanta
  • Tulane University – A.B. Freeman School of Business
  • West Georgia University – Women’s Leadership Forum
  • Southern Natural Gas Women’s Leadership Conference
  • Kennesaw State University – Women’s Leadership Lab

Selected topics include “Lessons in Leadership, Character & Ethics;”  “The Age of SHEroes: Standing on the Shoulders of Those Who’ve Come Before Us and Paving the Way for Those Who Will Follow;” “Investing in Your Future: Career Management 101;” “In Search of Balance, Meaning & Purpose;” “Women’s Leadership: Progress and Challenges;” “The 7 C’s of Leadership;” “Women & Negotiation”

Susan is a native of Franklin, KY, a cum laude graduate of Agnes Scott College, participant at Boston University’s Leadership Institute and recipient of the Georgia Executive Women’s Network Founders’ Award. In the corporate world, Susan had a very successful career with BellSouth, holding leadership positions in Network Operations and in the Management Assessment and Training organization.  As a community volunteer, she’s served as a mentor, literacy tutor, crisis counselor and a fundraiser for many non-profit organizations. Past board service includes AWN, GEWN, PWFI, and Project Read. Currently, Susan’s on the board of Literacy Volunteers (LVA), the Georgia Women’s Institute, Agnes Scott Alumnae Association, and The Global Ethical Leadership Foundation.  She’s also a member of CEO Netweavers (former VP of the ATL chapter), Board of Directors Network, and an advisor for Emerge (scholarships for women.)  In her personal life, Susan is married to Garland Hitchcock and they have two grown daughters and four grandchildren. Besides women’s leadership, Susan’s other passions include travel, reading, and…HGTV!

Liz Roling, Ph.D. is a graduate from the University of Georgia’s Industrial and Organizational Psychology Program. She also has a B.S. in psychology and an M.S. in industrial and organizational psychology from the University of Georgia. Liz is currently a Consultant and Research Associate at Turknett Leadership Group.

Liz has extensive experience in a variety of industrial and organizational consulting arenas. She has experience with leadership coaching, developing and conducting structured behavioral interviews, validating selection systems, and creating performance management systems. She also has experience in survey development, administration, report development, and data analysis.

As part of her doctoral education, Liz has successfully completed courses in Industrial/ Organizational Psychology, Management, and Human Resources and Organizational Development. She has extensive knowledge on topics such as employee selection, performance management, organizational leadership, employee attitudes and organizational outcomes, and employment law.

Liz’s primary research interest is leadership in organizations. She has also conducted research on assessment centers, emotional intelligence, mentoring and organizational outcomes, and research methods. She has presented her research on leadership and gender at the Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychology’s past two national conferences. Liz’s dissertation was titled Women’s Network Participation and Workplace Coping Resources.

Liz has also taught several semesters of Psychology of the Workplace at the University of Georgia. As part of her teaching experience, she has supervised many undergraduate research and organizational diagnosis projects.