November 2, 2011

2010 Case Competition Judges

Amy Millman
President and co-founder of Springboard Enterprises, a non-profit organization that matches female entrepreneurs with $4 billion of capital.

 

Anita Blair
Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs from January 2008-January 2009. Former lawyer and president of the Independent Women’s Forum.

 

Bob Burg
Highly sought-after speaker at corporate, financial services and direct sales conventions. Bestselling author and one of nation’s leading networking experts.

 

Brenda Rhodes
Founder of Hall Kinion, a $300 million publicly traded company, and chairman and CEO of InTouch Technology Corporation. First runner-up, 2009 Hot Mommas Project Case Study Competition.

 

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
President of the Charles Schwab Foundation, whose mission is to create positive change through financial education, philanthropy, and volunteerism.

 

Ellen Mishkind Thrasher
Ellen Mishkind Thrasher-Director for the Office of Entrepreneurship Education, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). She serves as an advocate for entrepreneurial development through a variety of management and technical assistance programs and services.

 

Guy Kawasaki
Managing director of Garage Technology Ventures, columnist for Entrepreneur Magazine, bestselling author of nine books.

 

Janet Taylor
Clinical instructor of psychiatry, certified life coach, and consumer health strategist who consults with several major corporations and contributes to Family Circle and the Today Show. Founder and CEO of Mind Projects, Inc.

 

Ken Waissman
Tony Award winning Producer of Grease, Agnes of God, Torch Song Trilogy and the upcoming Josephine, a new Broadway musical inspired by the legendary star of the Folies Bergère, Josephine Baker.

 

LaSara Firefox Allen
Entrepreneur, author, and mental health community activist. Second runner-up, 2009 Hot Mommas Project Case Study Competition.

 

Madelyn Jennings
Principal, Cabot Advisory Group. Board Member, National Women’s History Museum. Former Senior Vice President-Personnel, Gannett Co., Board Member, George Washington University School of Business.

 

Marsha Firestone
Founder and president of the Women Presidents’ Organization for women whose businesses annually gross over $2 million.

 

Mary Ann Zoellner
Emmy award–winning producer at the Today show and co-author of Today’s Moms: Essentials for Surviving Baby’s First Year.

 

Melina Gerosa Bellows
Executive vice president of Children’s Publishing at National Geographic. Internationally published best-selling author of five books.

 

Nick Schacht
President and CEO of Learning Tree International, the world’s leading independent provider of IT and management training.

 

Patricia Parker
President and CEO of Native American Management Services. Chair of the Business and Economic Development Committee of Women Empowering Women for Indian Nations.

 

Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Harvard Business School professor and former editor of Harvard Business Review. Named one of the “50 most powerful women in the world” by London Times. Author of 18 books including NY Times bestseller Confidence and her latest book Supercorp.

 

Sam Horn
Award-winning communication/creativity consultant to best-selling authors. Has a 20 year track record working with international clientele including Fortune 500 Forum, Hewlett-Packard, NASA, and Capital One.

 

Saranne Rothberg
Founder of ComedyCures, an award-winning nonprofit that brings comedy programs to people living with illness. Winner of the 2009 Hot Mommas Project Case Study Competition.

 

Simon Greenman
Co-founder of MapQuest and local search expert. Managing Director at European Directories.

 

 

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