“I’m a little deaf in one ear,” said Anthony Carlson, 33, as he sat for an interview in a noisy coffee shop. “That’s because I spent 15 years sitting in front of a trumpet section.” Carlson, a clarinet player, graduated in 2008 from Midwestern State University in Texas with a...
The 2018 Women of Influence are passionate, they are community-minded and they are changing the world.
Rodney Gullatte Jr. didn’t waste a second getting to know his new community upon arriving in Colorado Springs in August 2015. When the 37-year-old Air Force veteran relocated to the city with his wife (who is currently in the Air Force) and their two daughters, Gullatte promptly joined a...
Insurance Technologies started its wellness program in 2013, aiming to foster a workplace environment that supports healthy lifestyle choices by offering inspiration, education, support and activities, empowering employees to take responsibility for their own health. “Our wellness program offers physical wellness, nutritional wellness, financial wellness and mind and body wellness...
A high school counselor told Kimberly Hessler that she wasn’t college material and should just get married. She has proved that advisor wrong, many times over. As career services manager for SecureSet, a company that trains cybersecurity professionals, Hessler is a tireless advocate who helps graduating students — most of...
It was obvious to me when we met for the first time that Deborah Hendrix was a superstar."
Women in Abigail Ortega’s professionoften find they’re the only female in the room.
As an employee, Liz Jefferson looked for ways to pay forward her experience.
All of Kristy Milligan’s endeavors have been about helping provide a voice and opportunities for people who might not otherwise have them.
He learned the lesson early, growing up in a family with a father, grandfather and uncle who served in the military. Following in their footsteps and enlisting in the Army — complete with multiple deployments, a Bronze Star with Valor and a Purple Heart — Garfield Edwards now is...
One can tell by Eads’ volunteer work that she’s an animal lover. In fact, her personal philosophy perfectly captures that admiration. “Be the person your dog thinks you are,” she said.  When not around her four-legged friends, Eads is audit manager at BKD LLP, where she’s worked since 2011. It’s a...