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Leadership Advisory Council


WIPP Leadership Advisory Council


About the WIPP Leadership Advisory Council:

WIPP’s Leadership Advisory Council includes WIPP members who are women business owners as well as thought leaders and academics with expertise in entrepreneurship, public policy, and leadership development. The Leadership Advisory Council assists WIPP in the following ways:

  • Provide guidance to WIPP on policy and programming;
  • Promotes WIPP to expand its network of women business owners and to educate stakeholders on WIPP policy and programming efforts;
  • Represents WIPP at events and other activities, at the request of WIPP staff;
  • Serves as a leadership training ground for prospective candidates for the WIPP Board of Directors, WIPP Education Foundation and WIPP International.



Participation on WIPP’s Leadership Advisory Council provides numerous opportunities to WIPP Members:

  • Build relationships with a fantastic group of accomplished women business leaders;
  • Expand your visibility and profile as a leader in your industry and the women entrepreneurship community;
  • Interact with policy makers in Congress and the Administration to create and change policy impacting women in business;
  • Give back to an organization which champions women business owners, like you, every day.


Members of WIPP’s Leadership Advisory Council are required to possess the following:

  • Maintain good standing or upgrade to a WIPP Advocacy Partner membership level ($500/year);
  • Own a business with a minimum of $150,000 in average annual revenues;
  • Commitment to WIPP’s mission, vision, and goals;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues and challenges facing the women entrepreneurship community;
  • Previous volunteer leadership or Board experience preferred.



A Council Member will serve a two year term on WIPP’s Leadership Advisory Board and may renew as requested by WIPP leadership.


Time Commitment:

WIPP Leadership Advisory Council Members are requested to participate at four (4) meetings per year – two in person meeting and two via teleconference. In addition, the WIPP Executive Director will communicate with Council Members as needed on projects during the course of the year.


Selection Process:

Candidates for the WIPP Leadership Advisory Council are selected and appointed by the WIPP Executive Director and Chair of the Leadership Advisory Council. The WIPP Board of Directors and other Council Members can make recommendations for prospective candidates and candidates can self-nominate. A number of factors go into the selection of Council Members including industry/business type, expertise, and WIPP programming and policy objectives.


If you are interested in participating on the WIPP Leadership Advisory Council, please fill out the LAC Application and send your resume & bio to Lin Stuart at



2019 Leadership Advisory Council




  Misty Mayes

  Management Solutions









  Lynn Petrazzuolo

  Avanti Corporation

  Vice Chair










Rebecca Askew, Circuit Media At Large
Tina Baker, Cadence Group Associates At Large
LaShonda Bracey, Health-Works At Large
Tonya Buckner, Buckner Management & Technology At Large
Anne Chambers, RED212 At Large
Isabel Chancellor, IngenuitE At Large
Megan Connor, PilieroMazza At Large
Denita Conway, PROVEN Management At Large
Angela Dingle, Ex Nihilo Management Chair, WIPP Board of Directors
Amina Elgouacem, NEOSTEK At Large
Courtney Fairchild, Global Services Immediate Past Chair
Sharon Hadary, Sharon Hadary & Co. Strategic Advisor
Janice Hamilton, JMH Education Marketing At Large
Rhonda Johnson, End2End Technical Solutions At Large
Jessica Johnson-Cope, Johnson Security Bureau At Large
Meena Krishnan, Inoventures At Large
Marsha Lindquist, Granite Leadership Strategies At Large
Virginia Littlejohn, Quantum Leaps Strategic Advisor
Leeanna Lozada, Providence Pediatric Medical DayCare At Large
Lourdes Martin-Rosa, Government Business Solutions Strategic Advisor
Carol McCrae, C.A. McCrae, CPA At Large
Maria Panichelli, Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman At Large
Fran Pastore, Women's Business Development Council Strategic Advisor
Desiree Patno, National Association of Women in Real Estate Businesses Strategic Advisor
Tina Patterson, Jade Solutions At Large
Julie Rothhouse, SynaVoice At Large
LaJuanna Russell, Business Management Associates At Large
Joanne Steiger, Certified Impact At Large
Ann Sullivan, Madison Services Group WIPP Government Relations
Sue Tellier, JetCo Packaging Solutions At Large
Sallie Mullins Thompson, Sallie Mullins Thompson CPA At Large
Serena Washington, Washington Defense Corporation At Large
Candace Waterman, Women Impacting Public Policy WIPP President







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