THE POWER WOMEN DIRECTORY
Power Women are high-achieving business leaders and executives making an impact.
I help small business owners solve their internal operations frustrations, with the goal of saving them time and money. I take the time to get to know my clients and then I do the dirty work of identifying gaps, researching solutions and implementing systems that save small businesses thousands a year.
- Architectural Photographer: Converted customer relationship and project management to one platform, saving $3,000/year, and automated workflows saving four hours of effort per client.
- 3rd Party Billing Company: Developed a SharePoint database to securely store data and eliminate redundant efforts (via former Excel spreadsheet); employee time-savings of 150 hours / year.
- Yoga Practice: Managed and supported custom website development with scheduling, payment, communication, and video library; saving 200 hours of effort / year.
Areas of expertise include analysis, gap identification, and solution development for: Internal management systems; Operations processes and workflows; Written policies and procedures; Internal communications; Knowledge transfer and training; Workshop facilitation.
When I'm not working, you can find me in the mountains, skiing with my husband, on a trip in our 1977 camper, or hiking with our darling mutt Emi (yes, she would love to meet you, too).
email@example.com | 720.713.0989 | www.briezoperations.com
While obtaining her business degree at the University of Nebraska Madison gained a passion for small businesses. Eventually minoring in entrepreneurship, management, and advertising/public relations, she used her knowledge to become a well connect member of the university’s Center for Entrepreneurship. Landing her jobs as social media manager for a regional grocery store chain, as well as marketing manager for several small franchises in the area, while still in college. Madison’s tenacity and creativity also landed her the Innovation Award while attending the university.
After college Madison went to corporate route, getting jobs at the #2 trucking company, where she managed customer relations, and logisitics for some of their major customers. After leaving she worked at a Fortune 150 transportation company, where in 8 short months rose to the ranks of managing their #2 customer with 90% on time ratings across the board. Wanting different experience she then head into food manufacturing, working for another Fortune 500 company where she worked in procurement, supply chain, contract manufacturing, and specialized efficiency and environmental projects.
Growing tired of the unpassionate corporate life, Madison wanted to get back to her roots and help build small businesses again. With her experience working with several Fortune 500 companies she learned strategies and efficiencies that small businesses could also utilize in their operations as well. Forming this company to help bridge the gap between small business and large business strategies and processes to help grow and set themselves apart in the market.
Feel free to contact me at Madison@madisonsbconsulting.com
When Pamela F. Short founded Short International Consulting Inc. in 2015, she was giving a practical and more formalized expression to her many years of accounting and management experience that covers the spectrum from small start-up businesses to major banks, from manufacturing to live theater, from non-profits to insurance agencies, from engineering to real estate holding, and on into the world of film and digital production.
Since graduating with her MBA in Finance from the University of Idaho, she has acquired extensive experience in all aspects of accounting and bookkeeping including cash flow and budgeting, full-cycle accounting through month-end reporting, preparation and analysis of financial statements and executive management reports, day-to-day bank reconciliation, A/R, A/P, wiring Funds and foreign currency exchange, credit card reconciliation, expense reimbursement and problem resolution. Her broad range of skills in financial analysis includes preparing forecast and variance analysis on a weekly, monthly, and annual basis.
Her management experiences have honed her skills in human resource management including recruiting, hiring, onboarding, timekeeping, payroll and benefits administration, performance evaluation, and career development. She has repeatedly demonstrated her mastery of team building and staff motivation to achieve superior productivity and establish workplace cultures conducive to personal and corporate accomplishment.
Over the past several years she has brought all of this to the aid and support of her clients as a freelance controller and accountant, and as a sounding board and management resource. Pam understands that every business is unique, even when they operate in the same industry, and that even though they may face similar challenges, the solutions for each must be as individual and unique as the businesses themselves.
In addition to her M.B.A. in Finance, she has studied Business Communications and Writing at Regis University and is a Certified Bookkeeper in the National Association of Certified Bookkeepers. She is also a QuickBooks Online Advanced ProAdvisor.
EmilyJane Zahreddine is the CEO of Golden Hour Consulting, an emergency and crisis management firm dedicated to supporting private companies and local governments. She has cultivated her expertise in emergency management and homeland security through her work at the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and local governments. In these roles, she supported and ultimately grew to lead emergency management planning, training, and exercise initiatives that address novel challenges and develop substantive and practical solutions to minimize risks.
EmilyJane is at ease with high-profile environments and elected officials; she is comfortable in professional settings and during crisis response operations. She lives in Denver, CO, with her husband and two miniature dachshunds, Roger and Orla. In her free time, she enjoys listening to true crime podcasts and interior design and learning Spanish.
Sonia Ratto is a brand consultant, life coach, and yoga instructor who, for 17 years, has worked in brand-building, communication, and marketing with companies like IBM, American Express, Sephora, Absolut Vodka, Procter & Gamble, Sephora, Johnson & Johnson, and Starbucks, to name a few, operating on their international, regional and local markets. She champions and campaigns for authenticity in all forms, and as part of that is working to guide people to embrace change in their body and in their life, and create their own unique authentic life. Parisian girl, raised in Africa and in the Indian ocean, Sonia has traveled around the world before finding a home in the American Southwest, Sonia is driven by passion, creativity, adventure, and challenges. She brings a unique perspective and wisdom to what it means to be an authentic and raw human.
Visit soniaratto.com to learn more.
Or connect on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonia-ratto-920b85a9/
The Power Women of Denver are high-achieving business owners, consultants, coaches, and executives making an impact in the Denver community through their services.