Meet the Team

The Empowered Women Circles team share

the vision of a better future for professional women.

We're driven by the mission that there is a better way for organizations to support their female workforce—allowing for greater collaboration between professional women and a higher return on investment for companies.



Catherine Hansen, MD

Founder & CEO

With 20+ years practicing medicine, Dr. Catherine Hansen has expanded beyond the office walls to help organizations improve bottom-line productivity through supporting female employee health & wellness. 


Milisa Burns

Director of Learning, Development & Culture

Milisa catalyzes courageous professional women to replenish and reconnect with their sense of purpose. Her clients then expand into their own unique way of leading and do their part in healing themselves, their families and our world.

Barbara Frensel

VP of Business Development

Passionate about catalyzing personal, collective and organizational growth and transformation Barbara develops and facilitates programs focused on leading meaningful change, building high performance teams and transforming brand and culture.

Migdalia Hernandez

Project & Operations Manager

Use this space to introduce yourself and share your professional history.