Community Spotlights

Community Spotlights

The Tiara Spotlight Series works to call attention to women all over the world who are committed to leading their lives from inspiration. They work in many different sectors, pursue different hobbies, and lead varied lives. They work to exemplify the Tiara Model for True Leadership(SM) in their daily lives.


Senior Executives

Violet Sistovaris Violet Sistovaris: Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer NiSource, Inc.
Carien van der Laan Carien van der Laan: Partner, Vanderlaan & Company


Gabrielle Gabrielle Kalkwijk: Vice President Operations Europe, Dawn Foods


LindaTorakis Linda Torakis: McKechnie Vehicle Components, President

Business Owners

leanne b Leanne Berry: President & Owner, Mom Corps – Chicago
ellen s Ellen Stoner: ALTUSWORKS, INC., Principal
Celine_portraitSm Celine Ikeler: The Karma Baker


tatiana r Tatiana Rubio: Owner, Divine Delivery
tanja Tanja Deurloo: Founder and Owner, Annindriya
catherine c Catherine Cassidy: Fashion and style 

expert, Founder of U*styled


stacey s Stacey Schieffelin: Founder, ybf (your best friend) beauty


sue l Sue Lawrence, PhD: Owner, SueLutions


claudia b Claudia Braun: Living Mindfully Yoga, Director


erica v Erica Van Ooyen: LEAP!, Founder and Former Owner

Non-Profit Leaders

maria w Maria Wynne: Former CEO, Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana
christina h Christina Hachikian: Director, Social Enterprise Initiative at University of Chicago Booth School of Business
jamie k Jamie Kogan: Step Up Women’s Network Managing Director
shasta Shasta Nelson: CEO, Girlfriend Circles
chingwell Chingwell Mutombu: Founder and Executive Director, First Step Initiative
marcy t Marcy Twete: Career Girl Network, CEO and Founder
JenniferC Jennifer Connelly: CEO & Founder – Triple W Forum

Professional Services

ellen r Ellen Rogin, CPA, CFP®: Abundance Activist
MaggieWalsh-1107 Maggie Walsh: Associate Vice President, Creative Marketing and Communications – Middle East
marieke Marieke Haanschoten: Project Leader in Professional Development, Coach, Human Resources Manager
CrownLogo Linda-Jean Cockcroft: Strategic Business Programs Professional with Over 15 Years of Experience
CrownLogo Joleen S. Spencer: Independent Consultant, Senior Marketing Advisor
Marjolein Nagel Marjolein Nagel: Marjolein Nagel Communicatie
jana Jana Croom: Director of Regulatory Affairs at Columbia Gas of Ohio
Johanneke Langenbach Johanneke Langenbach: Founder, 2dePOINT

Creative Industry



Valerie Petrusson: Advertising Executive, Beast TV
karen f Karen Falzone: Mostly Music, Owner


jeannine Jeannine Veenendaal: Professional musician, work/life coach


Writers, Authors, Speakers

harley k Harley Jane Kozak: Writer, Actress, Teacher, Blogger and Public Speaker
 barbara g Barbara Govednik: Writer, Writing Coach and Communication Strategist
 Amy Riley - Tiara International LLC Amy Riley: Founder and Author, Loving the Pregnant You
 christine a Christine Arylo:  Inspirational Catalyst/Transformational Catalyst/Queen of Self-Love