Women of Influence: More Powerful Together

for a Big Sister or Big Brother to help them realize their potential

Who we are

‘The Women of Influence’

“It’s all about our children. The impact must be Big, Bold, Fierce and Powerful.”

Mission: To inspire the collective passion of Women of Influence in our community to create positive life changing relationships in the lives of children in need.

How do we get it done?

- Tapping into the most POWERFUL voice in Philanthropy:


- Mobilize the power of our community’s women to match the 200 children “looking in the window” of Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters, waiting for their very own Big Brother or Big Sister.

- The Goal to Meet The Dream: $480,626

- Women of Influence Membership Level: $5,000 annually

- Promise Maker: $1,500 annually

- Connect us to potential Big Sisters and Big Brothers in our community.

When Do We Begin? NOW.

- Recognition plaque, bracelet and annual charms for members

- Acknowledgement at the November Gala

- Annual celebration and presentation of bracelets & charms in January

- Women of Influence Next Generation (WINGS) to launch Summer 2018

- Gift Giving to Honor Your Wife, Daughter or In Memory of Your Mother

Will You Join Me?

Honorary Chair
Dr. Billie Orr

Veronica Aguilera
Rita Kavanaugh

WINGS* Co-chairs
Kristy Everson
Megan McAnally

Woman of Distinction
De Dolan

Women of Influence
Veronica Aguilera
Rakini Chinery
Leslie Costes
Kristy Everson
Rebecca Finken
Bridget Gaughan
Tammi Gisi
Tracy Homer
Hope Hyland
Kati Kelly
Lacey Knipp
Elizabeth Leite
Kathy Morrow
Jodi Padgett
Danell Riggs
Aimee Shah
Karen Schulz

Promise Makers
Lesley Alward
Debra Andrews
Deborah Ayers
Toni Denis
Teri Drew
Dr. Maureen Erickson
Chelly Herren
Rita Kavanaugh
Janis Manolis
Megan McAnally
Kathleen Murphy
Tina Newman
Dr. Billie Orr
Veronica Phillips
Peg Travers
Dr. Terry Vaughan
Cody Anne Yarnes

*Women of Influence, Next Generation

Women in Philanthropy are Unstoppable!

• Women are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. economy

• Women are starting businesses at 2 times the rate of men and women of color, 6 times the rate of men

• Women control 83% of all checkbooks in America

• Women are responsible for purchasing 85% to 95% of all goods and services sold in the U.S. This amounts to over $7 trillion!

• Women control 51% of the Stock Exchange

• Women control 60% of the nation’s wealth ($14 trillion)

• 60% of all graduates in higher education are women

• $130 trillion will transfer from one generation to the next over the next decade. Women will inherit this wealth as they live 4.8 years longer than men

• The reason women have not given? NO ONE ASKED!

• Women are transforming charitable giving globally

Women control 83% of the checkbooks in America
Women control 60% of the nations wealth
Of all graduates in higher education are women
Women control 51% of the Stock Exchange

April Membership Gathering

The Women of Influence met April 24, 2018, at BBVA Compass for a membership gathering.