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Women Who Lead In Business | Wednesday, April 12, 2023 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 PM ET | Dr. Carol Geffner

Updated: Apr 17, 2023



The Women Who Lead In Business Interview Show hosts are excited to welcome guest, Nakiea Smith, Wednesday, April 12, 2023. The show is live from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm ET on the Vision & Purpose LifeStyle Magazine's Facebook page.


Carol J. Geffner, Ph.D. is a global executive coach, management

consultant and leadership scholar. She is President of CB Vision

Consultants, LLC, a national management consulting and executive

coaching firm, headquartered in Denver, CO. Until recently, she was the Professor of the Practice of Governance, Management and Policy at the

University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy and

Director of the Executive Master of Leadership Program.

Carol is also an affiliate of the Kets De Vries’ Institute, a global executive coaching firm based out of London.


Dr. Geffner works with CEOs and their executive teams on strategy, executive development and large-scale culture change. Her clients include ABC, United Healthcare, USC, Merck, Deutsche Bank, Kaiser and numerous others in law enforcement, healthcare, environmental health and safety, and education.

Her new book, Building A New Leadership Ladder: Transforming Male-Dominated Organizations to Support Women on the Rise, was recently published by MIT Press. It is the first book to address the need for organization-wide change to support the success of women leaders.


Dr. Geffner earned a Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University, a Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto.


About the Hosts


Dawn Marie Bornheimer is an industry leader with a unique combination of interpersonal, business and strategic skills. Her 18 years of professional experience have taken her from classroom teacher to world-class sales and marketing executive. As the Director Healthcare Partnerships for Kognito, she leads the strategic expansion efforts to bring experiential learning opportunities to current and future healthcare providers.

From being a vital part of a team that that generated $1.4M in sales, a full 10 percent increase over the previous year, to increasing reading and math skills by 20 percent as an educator, or mentoring high-potential professionals to make the most out of their leadership potential, Dawn has formulated her own unique brand of secret sauce that has allowed her to parlay each experience into an opportunity for even greater success.


A frequent speaker on the topic of leadership, Dawn strives to help support young girls and women to find their voice. She believes that through mentoring and being mentored, we all play an essential role in our individual and collective success.


Maisha B. Hoye is the CEO of BSHG, LLC which manages and markets Customer 1st Marketing, Maisha’s Lemonade Stand and other entrepreneurial brands. She believes in the entrepreneurial spirit and all her companies are created with the philosophy of Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics.)

Her mission is to create wealth opportunities for herself, family and clients through the spirit of entrepreneurship and marketing know-how.

She started Maisha’s Lemonade Stand as way to fulfill that mission. Since 2012, she has monetized and built the blog up to year over year growth with posts and advertisers that focus on the #HealthyWealthyWise and inspire entrepreneurs.

With her company Customer 1st Marketing, Maisha has developed marketing programs for startups to mid-size organizations, all with limited budgets and resources, in very competitive and innovative marketplaces. Ms. Hoye believes that successful marketing programs begin with the assessment of the business from the customer’s point of view and then develop marketing action plans.


Prior to her entrepreneur journey Maisha’s career in Marketing was all about lead generation and hitting revenue goals. In these positions she also rebranded companies, created marketing and sales processes and her companies won Partner of the Year awards, recognition from state and local governments and Supplier Diversity awards.

A proud Hampton University Bachelor's Degree graduate and proud single mother, she gives back to her school as Communication and Fundraising Chair of the local chapter and serves as President of her son’s high school.


Janelle Taylor is the Chief Executive Officer of JTOA Corporation. She is a collaborative leader with a continuous track record of empowering teams to deliver creative business solutions for industry and government.


JTOA Corporation is an award-winning management consultancy committed to optimizing organizational success through people, performance, and products (SM).


Janelle empowers and elevates by coaching and training while serving various boards and organization committees. She builds bridges of opportunities to expand resources that cultivate businesses and communities.


Dedicated to optimizing people, performance, and products for organizational success. Taylor's inclusive leadership has supported world-class government organizations including the Department of Defense, the Department of Labor, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Department of Homeland Security, and state and local agencies by improving operational efficiencies and supporting high-dollar, complex programs, and portfolios.


Dr. Sharon H. Porter (Dr. Sharon), educator, author, publisher, and host, is the President of SHP Enterprise, the umbrella entity of Perfect Time SHP LLC, Publishing and SHP Media and Broadcasting, and Vision & Purpose LifeStyle Magazine and Media, LLC. She is the Executive Director and Founder of The Next In Line to Lead Aspiring Principal Leadership Academy (APLA), where she trains, mentors, and coaches assistant principals from across the U.S. who desire to take the helm as principals.


Dr. Sharon is the owner and Editor-In-Chief of Vision & Purpose LifeStyle Magazine and Media and is the host of The I Am Dr. Sharon Show. She is a founding partner and Vice-President of Media and Communications for WNM Ventures LLC. She also currently serves as an elementary school principal in Maryland.


Dr. Sharon is a graduate of Howard University, Walden University, Johns Hopkins University, National-Louis University, and Winston-Salem State University. She is a part of the 2019 Harvard University School of Education Women in Leadership Cohort. She is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, International Association of Women (IAW), American Business Women's Association (ABWA), and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She serves on the Board of Advisors for The Women of Prince George’s and Envision, Lead, Grow (ELG), Inc, and is a part of the Executive Team of Black Women Education Leaders (BWEL), Inc., serving as National Secretary.


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