Womens Venture Fund Honors Leading Women in Business for their Professional Achievements and Continuous Support of Women Entrepreneurs

New york city, NY (PRWEB) May 29, 2014

The Womens Venture Fund, Inc. (WVF) will be recognizing five women this year for its Highest Leaf Awards. These females have actually made considerable impacts in their industries and exemplify the balance between outcome and responsibility in their work environments, all while remaining to nurture other females in business. The 2014 honorees are: .
. Sharon Callahan, CEO of LLNS (an Omnicom Group Business) . Maureen D. (OConnor) Cretella, Chief Executive Officer of Center Sheet Metal, Inc.( CSM ) . Lori Epstein, Vice President, Advanced Markets, Financial Planning and Unique Requirements Planning of MetLife Premier Client Group . Eileen O’Donnell, Director,&Health Advisory M&A Practice, PricewaterhouseCoopers . Nora Plesent, Founder and Utilizing Partner of Lexolution, LLC

Lynda Baquero, NBC4 New Yorks Customer Press reporter and host of the Better Get Baquero and Giveaway Friday segments, will be the host for this years awards.

. This yearly award celebrates trailblazing ladies company executives who have revealed exceptional management. The honorees were examined on their profession accomplishments, successes within their markets, creative use of resources and their dedication to mentoring others. The awards will be presented at a morning meal on June 4th.

. Maria Otero, WVFs Founder and President stated, The Womens Venture Fund is happy to acknowledge these amazing women. As business leaders in their respective sectors, they set a standard for aspiring entrepreneurs to imitate as they build their companies. Our honorees comprehend the importance of establishing skill while pursuing business goals.

. WVF supports ladies entrepreneurs with training, training and small business loans. The Highest Leaf Awards celebrates women who represent the features we attempt to impart in our own clients: strong, strategic thinking, imagination and the capability to take care of unpredictability in order to grow to the next level of success. said Ms. Otero.

. The breakfast will be held at the Harvard Club 35 West 44th Street, New York, on Wednesday, June Fourth at 8:00 a.m. The 2014 Highest Leaf Honor Sponsors are: LLNS, CSM, MetLife, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Lexolution.

. About the Womens Venture Fund . Established in 1994, The Women’s Venture Fund (WVF) is a nonprofit organization that provides courses, business examinations and micro loans to assist ladies establish prospering companies in metropolitan communities. By troubleshooting particular difficulties and encouraging females to share their experiences with other business owners, WVF has the ability to speed up the development of companies taking part in our programs. To this day, Womens Venture Fund has impacted the lives of even more than 13,000 ladies. For more information about Womens Venture Fund, go to: http://www.wvf-ny.org/. . 2014 Highest Leaf Honorees

. Sharon Callahan .

CEO of LLNS, an Omnicom Group Business . Sharon is CEO of LLNS, an
integrated health care communications group of companies that has global abilities in expert, consumer, and economic purchaser promo along with public relations. In addition, over the past 5 years, Sharon has actually led global company consolidations throughout disciplines and locations for numerous of Omnicom’s biggest health care customers, and along the method has developed appealing cutting-edge techniques for synergy in between agencies and their customers. . Maureen D. (O’Connor) Cretella . Chief Executive Office of Center Sheet Metal, Inc. . Maureen is a second generation family-owned sheet metal company found in the Bronx

, New York. After 19 years with CSM, Maureen became owner and Chief Executive Officer of the business her father, James W. OConnor, constructed together with his company partner, Joseph Gany. CSM is known for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning building in commercial centers; their work can be found throughout the five boroughs, from medical facilities like NYU Langone and Memorial Sloan Kettering, to other centers such as the JetBlue International Terminal at JFK Airport and the brand-new Yankee Stadium, to highlight a few. . Lori Epstein . Vice President, Advanced Markets, Financial Planning and Special Requirements Planning,

. MetLife Premier Customer Group . In her Twenty Years with MetLife, Lori has served in numerous positions related to estate and business planning. Presently, she and her team are accountable for offering sophisticated estate, company and retirement planning case design assistance to top-tier reps and monetary organizers. In addition, support for planning for households with unique requirements dependents, preparing support for nontraditional couples and financial planning services are part of the package of options that she and her group bring to the table. Lori is a driving force behind MetLifes policy requirements and its value recommendation as it connects to estate, company and retirement. . Eileen O’Donnell . Director, Health Advisory M&A Practice, PricewaterhouseCoopers . Eileen is a Director in PwC’s Wellness Advisory M&A Practice. She hases more than 20 years of medical healthcare experience and management consulting experience and supports wellness service customers throughout the country as they navigate the regulatory and

market shifts of the Affordable Care Act. Her locations of focus include mergers and acquisitions, approach planning, operations transformations, change management, agreement settlements, process improvements, scientific support, and GPO relationship management. . Nora Plesent . Founder and Utilizing Partner, Lexolution, LLC . Nora started Lexolution, LLC in 200. Her New york city based business is a leading carrier of short-term legal staffing services. Lexolution has broadened to markets in Washington, D.C., Richmond, Virginia, Boston, San Francisco and Los Angeles, providing the highest quality short-term legal staffing
to the nations leading law firms and corporations. In addition to Lexolution, she likewise started the New Girls Network, an alliance of female leaders who promote the development of females in the legal career. Nora regularly composes, talks, and hosts seminars on cutting edge topics dealt with by the ladies who are redefining the legal marketplace. . . . . .

Lightsail Education Takes Top Honors in Gates Foundation’s Nationwide Literacy Courseware Challenge


New york city, NY (PRWEB) August 02, 2013

LightSail Education, a creator of digital literacy solutions, today announced that the company has actually received a grant of $ 500,000 from the Expense & & Melinda Gates Foundation as component of its Literacy Courseware Difficulty.

. LightSail utilizes complex texts, genuine evaluations, social media, information analysis and scaffolding devices for teachers to deliver Common Core-aligned reading and composing platforms that drive fast growth in student literacy in grades K-12. Presently created for iPads, LightSail will make use of the Literacy Courseware Challenge award to support the development of an HTML5 individual interface for virtually any device including Android, Windows and Mac to be finished later this year.

. We are delighted to be acknowledged by the Gates Foundation as leaders in the digital literacy space, said Gideon Stein, LightSails co-founder and CEO. LightSail incorporates reading and composing tasks that have been proven to increase pupil literacy into an intuitive and easy-to-use tablet solution. Our objective is to give every instructor the tools to be an effective literacy teacher and rise to the high requirements of the Typical Core. We are honored to be component of such a remarkable team of organizations, all of whom share our interest for instructional excellence and leveraging innovation to end our nations literacy crisis.

. Chief Academic Policeman, Jessica Reid, included, The forty-five states that have embraced the Usual Core State Standards for English Language Arts are dedicated to making sure students are university and profession prepared when they graduate from senior high school. LightSail is designed expressly to guarantee that colleges can keep that dedication.

. Teachers taking part in the LightSail Alpha confirm its capacity. Jessica Scanlon, a New york city City college educator working with at-risk 5th graders observes, “Inspiring pupils whose literacy levels are years below grade level can be tough. However with LightSail, they are delighted about reading and writing. The concepts that they create with it are astonishing! In addition, the data that I receive in real time permits me to focus my interventions with specific students in methods I previously might only dream about doing.

. Currently in late-stage alpha development, LightSail is dealing with several of the countries most ingenious charter networks and areas to pilot its platforms. LightSail features added analytics offered by MetaMetrics, developers of the Usual Core-aligned Lexile Framework for Checking out. LightSails industrial release is set up for fall 2013.

. About LightSail Education: LightSail Education was established in 2012 by a team of teachers, entrepreneurs, and engineers to address important educational obstacles with interesting, reliable, and above all measurably effective digital solutions.

. To learn more: Jessica Marshall jessicam(at)lightsailed(dot)com

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