Women Business Leaders from Across the Country Named to WIPP’s Leadership Advisory Council

wipp_logo_final_290x150WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 31, 2015) – Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), the nation’s largest women’s business group, announces the appointment of new women leaders to WIPP’s Leadership Advisory Council. Those chosen to serve are prominent women business leaders from across the country with strong track records of success both in business as well as in advocacy.

Joining the WIPP Leadership Advisory Council:

  • Lynlee Altman of Pinnacle Construction in Cleveland, OH
  • JeFreda Brown of Goshen Business Group LLC in Birmingham, AL
  • Anne Chambers of RED212 in Cincinnati, OH
  • Erica Courney of 2020vet in San Mateo, CA
  • Anne Crossman of Completed Systems, Inc. and Vertical Jobs in Leesburg, VA
  • Komal Goyal of 6e Technologies in Broomfield, CO
  • Jennifer Horn of Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman in Philadelphia, PA
  • Towan Isom of Isom Global Strategies in Washington, DC
  • Rhonda Johnson of End2End Technical Solutions, Inc. in Gambrills, MD
  • Anjali “Ann” Ramakumaran of Ampcus Inc. in Chantilly, VA
  • Theresa Strickland of BrandWave Design in San Francisco, CA

“This group of impressive women leaders will play a crucial role in the future of WIPP. Their expertise and engagement will be focused on how to grow our organization in the next two years and expand WIPP’s footprint across the country,” shared Kristie Arslan, WIPP Executive Director.

WIPP’s Leadership Advisory Council includes WIPP members who are women business owners as well as thought leaders and academics with expertise in entrepreneurship, research, public policy, and leadership development. The Council assists WIPP by providing guidance on policy and programming, working to promote the organization to the women entrepreneurship community and develops leadership training and member engagement activities.

About WIPP

Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) is a national nonpartisan public policy organization advocating on behalf of its coalition of 4.7 million businesswomen including 78 business organizations. WIPP identifies important trends and opportunities and provides a collaborative model for the public and private sectors to increase the economic power of women-owned businesses.


Kristie Arslan

Erica G. Courtney Warrior Woman Hits the Stands

Erica G. Courtney Warrior Woman Hits the Stands

US-Veterans-Mag-Spring-2015Erica G. Courtney is in the spring 2015 issue of U.S. Veterans Magazine

Erica G. Courtney understands just how difficult integration into a male dominated environment can be and is passing on the lessons she’s learned to the next generation of Army officers and Veteran entrepreneurs. Erica faced gender bias early in her career, having been among the first women officers assigned as a helicopter pilot to a heavy division cavalry unit in the U.S. Army. Statistically only 1% of the U.S. population serve in the military and less than 1% of the total 1% are women in combat arms roles. Erica was definitely outnumbered by her male counterparts, many who did not want women serving alongside of them. Because she worked hard and set the example, the men who originally did not want her there were the same ones who wanted her to stay near the end of her tour of duty.

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2020vet’s Erica G. Courtney | Women of Influence 2015

Courtney is now the CEO of 2020vet, which offers sustainability consulting and implementation in the areas of supply chain and marketing management and environmental engineering services with a veteran heavy workforce. She continues to serve her country in the U.S. Army Reserves.

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