NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Dr. La’Wanda Jenkins

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Women Dr LaWanda Jenkins Dr. La’Wanda Jenkins graduated as the 1st African American Valedictorian at West Carroll High School in 1991 in West Tennessee. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and graduated Summa Cum Laude at MTSU in 1995. In 2000 she graduated Magna Cum Laude at Vanderbilt University and received a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). She obtained a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree at the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 2016 with Magna Cum Laude honors. She is the wife of William Jenkins and mother of two sons—Kolton Jenkins and Ladarius Vanlier. She is the daughter of Margaret and [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Bari Beasley

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading Women Bari Beasley Bari Beasley serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County. Bari is a two-time graduate of The University of Alabama, holding both a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and a master’s degree in Advertising and Public Relations. Bari has over 15 years of experience in nonprofit management, most recently serving as the Chief Officer of Marketing and External Relations for a global nonprofit headquartered in Nashville. Bari serves on the boards of the Franklin Theatre, the Williamson County Convention and Visitors Bureau and Williamson, Inc. Bari and her husband, Cory, live in Thompson’s Station with their two-year-old daughter, Alexandria.

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Paula Michelle Farmer

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Women Paula Michelle Farmer Paula Michelle Farmer, is a native Tennessean. She received an Associates Degree from Nashville State Community College where she studied computer technology. She went on to obtain a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Trevecca Nazarene University with a degree in Human Resources, as well as a Master of Organizational Management, as well. Paula received many certifications. She studied at the Covey Leadership Institute and Tyson McGhee Airforce Base, and has a Black Belt in Six Sigma. In 2011, Paula launched pmfaith Consulting, Incorporated and has helped thousands to implement stronger policies, embrace and cultivate change, build stronger leadership, embrace diversity, and develop people. [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Tammy Taylor

Click Here To Listen Tammy Taylor is the President and CEO of One EnTiTy, a full service entertainment consulting firm based in Nashville, TN. Under her leadership, One EnTiTy makes an indelible and distinctive difference in the gospel music industry by focusing its work on project management, event planning, promotions and marketing, branding and artist management, and artistic direction. Ms. Taylor formerly lead the Nashville Network of the National Association of Black Female Executives in Music and Entertainment (NABFEME), which under her leadership established its first mentoring program for up-and-coming youth, young adult and women of color in the music industry. Additionally, she chairs the Urban/Contemporary/Gospel Screening Committee for the GMA Dove Awards, is a [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Michelle Hernandez Lane

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Women Michelle Hernandez Lane Michelle Hernandez Lane was appointed by Mayor Megan Barry as Metro Nashville’s Chief Procurement Officer/Purchasing Agent in June of 2017. Michelle has responsibility for all of the City’s bidding and contracting activity. In this role, Michelle provides vision, leadership direction and structure to the procurement function so as to drive effective and value-added purchasing planning and sourcing aligned with the priorities of the Metropolitan Government. Prior to this role, Michelle served as the City’s first Chief Diversity Officer (CDO). In this role, Michelle was charged with implementing the Mayor's agenda to ensure that all parts of Metro Govt. are diverse and inclusive. Michelle’s [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Pamela Stephens

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading Women Pamela Stephens Licensed funeral director and co-owner of Williamson Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Services & Williamson Memorial Gardens in Franklin, TN and Spring Hill Memorial Park, Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Spring Hill, TN. Locally owned and operated by family members. Past President of the Tennessee Funeral Directors Association, Past President of the Cemetery Association of Tennessee and Past President of the Southern Cemetery & Funeral Association which included sixteen states. Past Board of Director with the Williamson County-Franklin Chamber of Commerce. Currently serve as Board of Director for Franklin Synergy Bank. Board of Director with Williamson Medical Foundation Board. Member of Downtown Franklin [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Women 2018: Beverly Glaze-Johnson

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Women Beverly Glaze Johnson Beverly Glaze-Johnson has served in a number of positions over the course of her career, to include Program Director, Medical Social Work, Admission/Discharge planning, Administrative Program Coordinator, Grants Manager and Medical Case Manager. Beverly previously worked in youth services, as a Family Preservation Specialist, focusing primarily on youth at risk of out of home placement. Beverly’s Social Work experience has spanned over 30 years affording her some very unique and fulfilling opportunities leading to positively impact the lives of others in some of the most amazing areas of the field of Social Services but particularly fulfilling her passion to work with marginalized communities. [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Women 2018: Susan Tucker Jones

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Women Susan Tucker Jones Susan Tucker Jones is employed as a Senior Attorney for Client Advice with the Metropolitan Department of Law. She is blessed to have worked 15 years with the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, 13 of which have been with the Metropolitan Department of Law where her legal practice focus is government representation in the areas of land use, regulatory, and legislation. A Nashville native, Jones is a graduate of Hunter’s Lane Comprehensive High School. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Communication and Theater and her Master of Education Degree in Education Administration and Supervision from Tennessee State University. [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Women 2018: Daveisha Moore

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Women Daveisha Moore Daveisha Moore is public health professional with expertise in health policy and health disparities. She is currently serving as the Mission/Education Director for the Susan G. Komen Central Tennessee Affiliate. In that role she oversees the community grants program, health policy, advocacy initiatives and community outreach. She was appointed to the Komen Headquarters Community Grant Advisory Committee to work with Komen leadership to determine the direction of the affiliate network’s grant making based on federal and statewide policies. Before pursuing a career with Komen, she worked in the Tennessee State Legislature as the legislative assistant to the Chairman of the House Health and Human [...]