A catalyst community for women.
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Hello! I’m so happy you’re interested in learning more about me and NEXXT. I’ve been working with, and advocating for women for over 20 years and recently founded Tribe of Women, a movement in women supporting women, that began with my TEDx Talk “I Believe in Tribes of Women”. The journey from there to here has been both challenging and rewarding, and the foundation for the answer to the question, “What’s next?”
I felt very supported by women in my early career. My first job as a paralegal was for two women attorneys. As a banker, my boss was a woman who believed in the “come with me” model of mentorship. Then, as an entrepreneur and consultant, I was thrust into a world where I saw women in companies, corporations, and start-ups struggling to be seen, heard, and understood. This was my world for 15 years, and I was struggling too.
In 2013, I travelled to Pakistan to support a national business plan competition. This experience solidified for me the truth that women, in communities of support for one another, were a force that could – literally – solve the problems of the world. Tribe of Women was an answer to that call to action.
For four years, Tribe of Women listened and learned. From community events and podcast interviews, to corporate deep dives with fortune 500 companies, I quickly learned two defining factors: Our actions toward one another are a direct reflection of what we know and how we feel about ourselves, and we – more often than not – don’t know who we are. In combination with cultural influence, unconscious bias, and a pervasive misunderstanding of feminism, this foundation of the mean girl culture had manifested world-wide.
I took everything I learned from women around the world and built a curriculum based on that knowledge to help women everywhere build tribes of women supporting women. In 2018, I joined a team to put all of that learning to the test and helped build Company Club, a clubhouse for the modern woman. We tested and proved that cultures of women in community is where women thrive. Though the venture was short, the effects have been lasting and lead to what is NEXXT for me. And, I hope, for you.
All my love,
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Hey, I’m Jenn. I am quippy, steady, and vicarious. I bring my love of projects, processes, and people to help move the women of NEXXT forward in their own ways. My hope for NEXXT is that this community becomes a guide for all women trying to understand their own next right thing.
My company, ClaraLeone, has been organizing events, campaigns, and projects for companies and nonprofits for over 15 years. Some of my more notable projects and clients include the Northwest Arkansas Business Women’s Conference, NWA Tech Summit, the Sam Walton Centennial Celebration, Walmart Shareholders Events, Literacy Council of Benton County, the Helen Walton Children’s Enrichment Center, Visit Bentonville, The Scott Family Amazeum, and Arkansas Arts Academy.
When I’m not helping others achieve their goals, you can catch me on the lake with a book or searching for the perfect pair of shoes. You can learn more and connect with me at ClaraLeone.
Hey, I’m Hannah. I am empathetic, confident, and creative. I bring my advertising and public relations experience to the NEXXT team by curating intentional and creative content to NEXXT’s social platforms. My hope that NEXXT becomes a thriving community that shows women that they are capable of growth when we uplift one another.
In May 2021, I will graduate from the University of Arkansas with my Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. My studies have a concentration in advertising and public relations. I will also obtain a minor in Marketing from the Walton College of Business. I’ve had the opportunity to work for Tribe of Women as a Content & Social Media Coordinator and Main Hill Media as an account executive promoted to Creative Manager. As a member of Alpha Delta Pi (ADPi) for all four years at the university, it was my privilege to serve as my chapter’s Director of Public Relations in 2020.
I’m looking forward to what’s next for me! You can find me and examples of my work at my portfolio site.
Melissa is a curious and creative problem solver with a diverse background in business, diplomacy, digital marketing, communications, retail strategy, human rights assistance programming and non-profit leadership.
Connect and learn more about her via LinkedIn.
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