THE POWER WOMEN DIRECTORY
The Power Women are high-achieving business owners, consultants, coaches, and executives making an impact in the community through their services.
As a licensed and registered interior designer, with design roots that stem from one of the top architectural cities in the nation, Ashley's experience & knowledge of the design industry brings a fresh approach to the Denver market. Her eye for beautiful architecture, space, & materiality, paired with exclusive access to custom materials & products, ensures that each design is unique and thoughtfully considered.
Ashley's career began in Chicago, IL where she gained rigorous training and practice at prestigious, top ranked design firms. There, she became engrained with experience & knowledge in commercial, hospitality, & residential design strategy and execution. Her client experience has ranged from partnering with corporate giants to realize their functionally efficient - yet stylish office spaces, to working with James Beard Award winning Restauranteurs & Michelin Star Chefs, ensuring thoughtfully curated designs & execution.
Ashley's role in designing & facilitating the execution of various project types has aided top design firms in gaining press - including awards and features in Interior Design Magazine and The Architects Newspaper. In 2020, after moving from Chicago, IL to Denver, CO - Ashley Scheidel Design Studio was born. Ashley received her Bachelor of Science in Design from the University of Nebraska Lincoln. As an industry professional who has experience working on a range of project types, Ashley partners with each client to produce individualized, optimal, and real solutions to meet all project goals and budgets.
Ashley Scheidel Design Studio
Ashley Scheidel, RID, IIDA, NCIDQ
Sonia Ratto is a strategic planner, forecaster, trends analyst, creative thinker, and Insights hunter, with 15 years of experience in brand strategy, strategic brand design, identity, packaging, retail, global and integrated communication, shopper marketing, and even yoga Instruction.
She has worked for the leading communication agencies in the world, TBWA, Ogilvy, and Publicis, and famous brands such as Starbucks, P&G, Johnson & Johnson, American Express, IBM, Sephora, and Absolut Vodka, operating on their international, U.S., regional and local markets. Sonia brings outstanding creativity and a unique international perspective. French, raised in Africa and in the Indian ocean, she has traveled around the world before finding a home in the American Southwest.
Visit soniaratto.com to learn more.
Or connect on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonia-ratto-920b85a9/
Betty Wang is a fee-only financial planner. BW Financial Planning provides comprehensive financial planning, retirement planning, and investment management to help women organize, grow, and protect their assets. BW Financial Planning serves clients as a fiduciary and never earns a commission of any kind. Betty's passion is to help women feel more empowered and less fearful of their own finances to free up more time and brain space to enjoy their lives. Betty is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER(TM) professional (CFP®), a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), and XY Planning Network (XYPN).
For more information, please go to www.bwfinancialplanning.com or follow her at @BettyFinancial on Instagram.
After 20+ years of working in-house as an HR professional, I have decided to start my own consulting company! As a true HR generalist, I have experience in all facets of HR and People Operations. I am a trusted business partner with the goal of aligning HR functions with business operational goals. Whether an organization needs help with creating a new employee handbook, or performance review process, or wants to conduct an internal audit to ensure that they are in legal and regulatory compliance, I can help!
Named one of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Business in Colorado for 2019 – PRESIDENT & FOUNDER -- ACE LLC (Ashby Consulting Enterprises) & CDI LLC (Corporate Directors Int’l) ORIGINATOR OF Ace Board Training For Women – TRAINING 1,000 WOMEN FOR CORPORATE BOARDS and Corporate Directors International LLC (CDI), creator of Corporate Directors Int’l Board Certification Exam – Certifying candidates for Corporate Board service.
Michele Ashby is an engaged Independent Director with collective corporate board experience of 18 years on six corporate boards. She is currently an Independent Director for McEwen Mining Inc., MUX:NYSE, and MENE Inc., MENE:TSXV, as well as a subject matter expert on corporate boards, a keynote speaker and an executive business consultant.
Ms. Ashby is Principal & Founder of ACE LLC, Ashby Consulting Enterprises LLC. Here, her focus is on educating, supporting and teaching women how to attain corporate board positions through her unique program, ACE Board Training for Women. Ms. Ashby is also Principal & Founder of CDI LLC (Corporate Directors Int’l, LLC). Here, her focus is on certifying board readiness, publishing board content, and developing online training for corporate board candidates.
Ms. Ashby has a diverse background which includes 20+ years as a gold specialist/analyst, financial expert and a successful entrepreneur. Among her achievements are the Denver Gold Group - a global trade association which has become an institution for the gold mining business, which she founded and ran for 18 years.
Following DGG, she formed MINE LLC, a successful marketing firm which matched international investors and bankers with resource and energy projects in Africa, Middle East, Asia and the Americas.
She has expertise in fundamental valuation and analysis with a focus on corporate strategy and management with wide-ranging International business experience.
She is an author of 3 books and a former ultra-athlete. Michele is the first woman in North America to row 24 hours on a Concept 2 rowing machine – a total of 211,036 meters in 24 hours.
Ms. Ashby has extensive non-profit and trade association board experience. She founded Dani's Foundation, in memory of her daughter, Dani Stell, which contributed over $1 million for Ewing’s Sarcoma cancer research over 15 years. She has also served as a Board member and Chair of the Board of the Oncology Board at the Children's Hospital Colorado.
www.acellc.consulting : email@example.com : 720-635-1005 : www.linkedin.com/in/micheleashby1
Cindy owns the Golden Well Being Collective - a co-work space for wellness practitioners. Golden Well Being Collective provides fully-furnished bodywork and counseling rooms on hourly, daily and full-time basis. Membership in the Collective includes all amenities including marketing, networking, cross-referral and mentoring. Cindy is also an acupuncturist at the Golden Well Being Collective and specializes in women’s issues, immunity, stress, anxiety and chronic pain.
410 9th Street
Golden, CO 80401
Pam Foley is a creative professional experienced in web design, expertly crafted content and digital branding. Known developing innovative digital branding for clients, Pam has spent a career using simple design and plain language content, to build brands that attract new business and tell the story of her client’s work. This results-oriented approach has helped Pam work with dozens of businesses, both on- and off-line.
Pam brings over 15,000 hours creating entrepreneurial businesses and building brands that attract. In addition, Board of Directors member, Alliance of Professional Women 2019/2020 President, published author and sought-after speaker.
At home she is the parent of two teenagers, a senior-dachshund and a Goldendoodle puppy. When not hanging out with the family, Pam loves to walk, paint and do yoga.
Marta Spirk is a writer, podcaster and woman empowerment coach. Her focus is teaching women how to increase their self-esteem and improve self-image by going on a deep-dive in inner work and personal development. Through her podcast, virtual school and in-person events, she hopes to encourage and uplift women to step into their own power and realize they can DO IT ALL!