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MEET THE TEAM

The Empowered Women's Circle 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.

Leadership

Advisory Board

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Janiece Williams

Co-Founder & Executive Director, LeaderFlow

Janiece Williams has spent the majority of her career as an architectural designer, and recently began a new life chapter as the Co-Founder and Executive Director of LeaderFlow, a nonprofit with a mission to accelerate the pipeline to leadership for professionals of color in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. Janiece has a strong desire to help shape the experience of developing professionals as they navigate this industry, which she nurtured through her ongoing involvement in the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) and past leadership on the Executive Board for the Southern California Chapter. During her tenure, she was an integral part of launching the SoCal NOMA Diversity Equity and Inclusion Challenge in 2020 as the first architecture industry-wide structured DEI initiative as a response to battling the longstanding lack of diverse representation.

 

After participating in the first year pilot leadership development program in Los Angeles, she recognized the immense value in helping others prioritize their personal growth to cultivate a new generation of impactful leaders. LeaderFlow is now operating in Los Angeles, Seattle and Houston with plans to expand nationally.

Click here to learn more about Janiece's work

Janiece Williams has spent the majority of her career as an architectural designer, and recently began a new life chapter as the Co-Founder and Executive Director of LeaderFlow, a nonprofit with a mission to accelerate the pipeline to leadership for professionals of color in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. Janiece has a strong desire to help shape the experience of developing professionals as they navigate this industry, which she nurtured through her ongoing involvement in the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) and past leadership on the Executive Board for the Southern California Chapter. During her tenure, she was an integral part of launching the SoCal NOMA Diversity Equity and Inclusion Challenge in 2020 as the first architecture industry-wide structured DEI initiative as a response to battling the longstanding lack of diverse representation.

 

After participating in the first year pilot leadership development program in Los Angeles, she recognized the immense value in helping others prioritize their personal growth to cultivate a new generation of impactful leaders. LeaderFlow is now operating in Los Angeles, Seattle and Houston with plans to expand nationally.

Click here to learn more about Janiece's work

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Carolyn Swora

Human Spirit Ignitor

Carolyn is a trauma informed leadership coach, consultant and Human Spirit Ignitor that supports impact-driven leaders within purpose-led organizations to truly understand themselves so that they can lead from their most empowered and greatest version to drive real change. 

She helps leaders who are committed to real change uncover the human reasons they're not able to show up and lead in the way that they want to, reintroduces them to their true wisdom and power helping them to understand their own blindspots, and core strengths and gives them the very real, practical tools they need (and were never taught) to lead with confidence, compassion, vulnerability and inspire their teams to greatness. 

Committing to understanding trauma, your own lived experiences and how it impacts who you are, is committing to leaving the world (and the people around you) better off. Trauma-informed leadership is non-negotiable in today's complex and ever-changing professional world. Carolyn has seen first hand how this is the missing piece in every organization that's committed to impacting real, lasting change. She believes that together, we can change the world and the way we work and show up in it. 

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Janiece Williams has spent the majority of her career as an architectural designer, and recently began a new life chapter as the Co-Founder and Executive Director of LeaderFlow, a nonprofit with a mission to accelerate the pipeline to leadership for professionals of color in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. Janiece has a strong desire to help shape the experience of developing professionals as they navigate this industry, which she nurtured through her ongoing involvement in the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) and past leadership on the Executive Board for the Southern California Chapter. During her tenure, she was an integral part of launching the SoCal NOMA Diversity Equity and Inclusion Challenge in 2020 as the first architecture industry-wide structured DEI initiative as a response to battling the longstanding lack of diverse representation.

 

After participating in the first year pilot leadership development program in Los Angeles, she recognized the immense value in helping others prioritize their personal growth to cultivate a new generation of impactful leaders. LeaderFlow is now operating in Los Angeles, Seattle and Houston with plans to expand nationally.

Click here to learn more about Janiece's work

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Migdalia Hernandez

Program Coordinator/Operations

Migdalia specializes in operations management.

 

Migdalia is a powerful force in the workplace and exemplifies the EWC’s values of collaboration, respect and positivity, all of which encourages the EWC Team to succeed. She is inspired daily to make the world a more empowering place for marginalized communities. Migdalia is a proud Vanderbilt graduate, loves to read historical non-fiction and go on adventures with her 6-year-old Husky-Lab mix, Kane

Janiece Williams has spent the majority of her career as an architectural designer, and recently began a new life chapter as the Co-Founder and Executive Director of LeaderFlow, a nonprofit with a mission to accelerate the pipeline to leadership for professionals of color in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. Janiece has a strong desire to help shape the experience of developing professionals as they navigate this industry, which she nurtured through her ongoing involvement in the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) and past leadership on the Executive Board for the Southern California Chapter. During her tenure, she was an integral part of launching the SoCal NOMA Diversity Equity and Inclusion Challenge in 2020 as the first architecture industry-wide structured DEI initiative as a response to battling the longstanding lack of diverse representation.

 

After participating in the first year pilot leadership development program in Los Angeles, she recognized the immense value in helping others prioritize their personal growth to cultivate a new generation of impactful leaders. LeaderFlow is now operating in Los Angeles, Seattle and Houston with plans to expand nationally.

Click here to learn more about Janiece's work

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