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Women in Leadership: Entrepreneurs

Women in Leadership: Entrepreneurs

The first episode of Women in Leadership focuses on Entrepreneurs in Michiana. All three of the women featured saw a problem and were able to use their unique perspectives and experiences to create solutions. WNIT is proud to help tell their stories.

Airs on On March 4 at 7:30pm (re-air March 21 at 6pm)


Suzy Vance - Artist and Life Coach

Suzy Vance began her career as a lawyer in Chicago where she founded the first women's law firm in the city. While she had a successful career in law, including arguing and winning before the Supreme Court, she knew she was meant for more. After leaving her law firm, former associates continued to reach out to her for her insight, wisdom, and advice which lead to her becoming a life coach years before such a term existed. Over the past 30 years, Suzy has helped others become their best self by leading team building exercises, inspiring others with creative endeavors, and pioneering new art forms. Visit her website www.SuzyVance.com to learn more.

Kathy Burnette - Owner, The Brain Lair

While Kathy Burnette dreamed of owning a bookstore, she worked as a librarian and learned how to best encourage reading from a young age. Her dream came true in 2018 when she opened The Brain Lair (an anagram of "the librarian"): a bookstore that would foster empathy by representing LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and disabled characters. While she primarily sells children's books, uplifiting marginalized voices and promoting inclusivity are her priority and she is well known for currating lists that appeal to a wide range of ages and topics. She can be reached at shop.BrainLairBooks.com .

Anna Haldewang - Founder and CEO, InsightTRAC

Being able to adapt and recognize an opportunity has served Anna Haldewang well since graduating from college. What began as an assignment for a design class in college turned into a viral sensation once CNN picked up her idea for a pollenating drone. While testing prototypes and recognizing a ground robot would be more effective, Anna discovered an issue unique to the almond industry that her designs could be adapted to solve: navel orangeworms and mummies. After years of testing and improving, her ground rover will hit the market in late 2021 and change the almond industry forever. Learn more at www.InsightTRAC.com