Ignite Women’s Leadership Council

We are “women leaders building women leaders.” Ignite Women’s Leadership Council organizes the annual Summit and other women’s leadership activities throughout the year.  The Council is a team of volunteers who share a common interest in improving the lives of women.  Council members bring diverse personal and professional experiences and represent industries that include chemistry, communications, engineering, finance, fundraising, personnel staff, manufacturing, consumer science,  politics, and public relations.

The Summit’s Mission: To promote and provide leadership training and skill development to build women leaders.

The Summit’s Vision: That women will realize and own their true potential, strength, and power.

Deb Schmitz – Chair

Co-Founder – Ignite

Susanne Dalton Dupes – Co-Chair

Co-Founder – Ignite

Samira Abdalia – Sponsor Coordinator

Human Resources Coordinator

Alyssia Bostrom – Administrative Support

Applied Test Systems

April Daniels – Exhibitor Coordinator


Janet Edkins – Webmaster

CEO, Jay Designs Inc

Nicole Fey – Administrative

Healthy Eating Specialist – Nicole Fey Wellness

Christi Fightmaster – Public Relations Coordinator

Director of Marketing – Pugh CPAs

Carol A. Freeman –  Administrative Support

Executive Admin Assistant – Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Lisa Gamble – Speaker Coordinator

SVP, Delivery Services – Lee Hecht Harrison

Margot Guy – Speaker Committee

Vice President, Audit and Consulting Services – Scipps Network

Katie Harless – Social Media Coordinator

Production Control Advanced Specialist – DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee

Debi Houck – Entertainment Coordinator

Stay at Home Loudon, Blount & Monroe
Co-Owner & Marketing Director

Carolyn A. Jones – Sponsor Coordinator

The Energy Architect

Tammy Marshall – Tech Support

Founder & Director – Emotional Healing Institute & The Unemotional Eater

Linde Mills – Marketing

Owner & Sen. Marketing Director – Bluelilly Marketing

Lisa Paul – Sponsor Coordinator & Administrative

Lactation Consultant – Bloom Into Parenting

Lisa Scott – Women in Readership

Accent Optimization Specialist – Accentuate

Rita Thomas – Photographer

Owner– Rita Thomas Photography

Dawn White – Social Media Committee

Vanquish Worldwide

Hannah Williams – Logistics Coordinator

Office Manager – Z Nevaeh Salon

Wallis Woodward – Social Media Committee

Franklin Covey

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