Overcoming obstacles to create a better tomorrow for her, her family and her community.

Connections to a supportive community that offers essential caring, nurturing and advocacy for long-term career success.

Applications for the 2018 class are closed! Please check back in the fall to apply for next year’s class. 

SheLEADS is a professional development and skills training workshop series for women invested in career success, community and each other. When a woman is connected to a better job by generous people in our community, her life is transformed.

SheLEADS is open to professional women in all sectors and industries who are launching, or have launched their career and want to advance in management and leadership roles.

Classes are comprised of women from a wide range of backgrounds and professions who want to make an impact in their workplace and community while supporting the advancement of women around them.

The program runs for 6-months and consists of one, four-hour session each month. Led by a group of expert women advisors from the local community, each session covers essential areas of professional and personal growth, from personal branding to making a successful ask setting/meeting strategic goals.

Thanks to our 2018 Sponsor:







For questions or opportunities to support SheLEADS or for information on how to be involved in class presentations, contact Paloma Ibañez at paloma@javelina.co.

The inaugural SheLEADS class launched in 2016. To view the members of our first class, click here.

Meet our 2018 SheLEADS Advisors:

Leigh Campbell – Senior Ombudsman, Salt River Project

Leigh Campbell is a Senior Ombudsman in the Consumer Affairs Department at Salt River Project. In her current roll, she is committed to fostering positive relationships with SRP customers and the community by providing independent investigations to settle unresolved disputes against SRP and providing Alternative Dispute Resolution services. Leigh is a well-rounded utility professional, having served in several capacities during her 18 year career at SRP, including Marketing and a decade on the 4 water side of the company. Leigh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Geography and a Master’s degree in Marketing, which gives her a unique perspective on the nuances of working with diverse groups of people. In her personal time, Leigh enjoys swimming, baking, upcycling everyday items and spending time with her husband and their three adult children.

Meghan Cox – Partner, Lincoln Strategy

Meghan Cox is a partner with Lincoln Strategy Group, where she oversees the firm’s large scale grassroots projects for both political and corporate clients that require intense logistical support. She has worked on 4 presidential campaigns, and multiple US Senate and House races. Meghan was honored as Woman of the Year for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s AZ’s Finest campaign.

FernandezHeadShotcropLisa Fernandez – Vice President, Resolute Consulting

Lisa is an experienced political professional who has earned her reputation for excellence through nearly a decade of political campaigning, fundraising, and strategic communications, in Arizona and across the country.  Lisa joined the team at Resolute Consulting in September of 2016.  

Heather Jackson – Business Planning and Strategy Consultant, APS, Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station

Heather Jackson leads business planning and long-term strategy development for Palo Verde Generating Station, a billion dollar business unit of Arizona Public Service corp. Heather is a graduate of Palo Verde’s management certification program, and recently completed an MBA from University of Arizona, with concentrations in Entrepreneurship and Marketing. Heather is passionate about creating fulfilling jobs that leverage people’s strengths to improve the quality of life for everyone involved. She works toward these goals both within APS and as the leader of a project to develop tiny solar power plants that allow entrepreneurs in the developing world to earn money by selling electricity.

JakinDee Kosaka – Employment Coach, Smart Justice Team, Maricopa County Human Services

JakinDee is a Smart Justice Services Coach for Maricopa County Human Services Division. She focuses on helping people with criminal backgrounds re-enter the workforce by teaching employability skills in the jails. JakinDee also meet clients at Adult Probation Offices and assists them in becoming job-ready. Prior to Workforce Development she taught Adult Education Classes to individuals seeking their High School Equivalency Diploma at the Adult Probation Department. She has a passion for helping people realize their potential.

Loretta Love Huff – Coach, Emerald HarvLorettaFaceOnClearCroppedcropest Consulting LLC

Loretta Love Huff helps people and teams EXCEED their dreams!  An award-winning marketing strategist, business coach and professional speaker, Loretta trains and mentors business owners and sales professionals in closing more sales, landing bigger clients and effectively leading their organizations toward higher profit levels.

Lisa Mascaro – Project Manager, Lincoln Strategy Group

Lisa Mascaro joined Lincoln Strategy Group in 2014 after working on a statewide campaign. At Lincoln, she has successfully managed both issues advocacy and political projects in multiple state across the U.S. Mascaro’s talents proved to provide logistic and tactical support to Lincoln’s field teams nationwide, who would rely on her witty humor and quick thinking. Currently, in partnership with one of Lincoln’s Principals, Lisa is now expanding Lincoln’s corporate division, with an emphasis on client marketing, branding as well as forecasting business’ growth and development.

DeVonna Petree – Contracts Specialist; Chief Empowerment Officer/Certified Dream Coach, City of Phoenix; DeVonna Empowers You

DeVonna Petree is a devoted Women & Girl Empowerment Advocate and Mentor committed to the growth of women striving to live extraordinary lives through personal and professional development. Through her powerful life changing transformational coaching strategies and workshops, she empowers her clients to discover their life’s purpose, step into their power and live out their version of happiness! Her ability to outline clear roadmaps that transform Dreams into realities is authentic and entails step-by-step, how to live life on your own terms.

Cameron Robb –Assistant Director ofCam HeadShotcrop Employer Relations, Graduate Career Center, W. P. Carey School of Business, ASU

Cameron Robb has been in Higher Ed for nearly 15 years and currently serves as the Assistant Director for Employer Relations at ASU. She engages in research, development, identification and cultivation of potential employers for students and graduates of the W. P. Carey School of Business, and helps facilitate employer recruitment efforts through the Graduate Career Center.

Kweilin Waller, Deputy Chief of Staff, City of Phoenix, Office of the Mayor

Kweilin Waller is the Deputy Chief of Staff for Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton. She serves as a senior advisor to the Mayor and assists the Chief of Staff with operations of the Office of the Mayor. Passionate about local government, Kweilin has more than a decade of experience in government administration and working with programs to revitalize Phoenix neighborhoods. She has held previous positions with the City of Phoenix Neighborhood Services Department, Phoenix City Council Office and City Manager’s Office. Kweilin enjoys sharing how her life experiences have helped her gain success in her career. She is a frequent speaker on how becoming a great leader means being able to understand and manage yourself at the same time being able to understand the emotions and feelings of others to help influence them. She has a BA in political science from Hampton University and MPA from Arizona State University.

Jacara Ware, Senior Coordinator; Marketing & Advertising, Arizona Diamondbacks; Founder & Owner, HeartWare Marketing, LLC

Jacara Ware is the liaison for the Arizona Diamondbacks & Major League Baseball Advanced Media. She is responsible for the development and delivery of all team promotional messaging and advertising, management of digital platforms including mass email communication, team website and Ballpark App, and oversight of marketing programs, events and media relationships. Jacara enjoys spending time with family & friends, mentoring and giving back to the community. She’s a board member of several local non-profits, a youth bible study teacher and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Her hobbies include: hiking, traveling, shopping and attending church.