Board of Connectors
Wendy Van Alstyne
Sport Industry Executive, Beyond Yoga & Founder, Steele Angel
I met and knew Wendy from a distance while working at Adidas. We became not just colleagues but true friends while working together at Under Amour. Wendy joined me at Beyond Yoga and we continued to learn and grow together.
I am proud of what she and I accomplished at Beyond Yoga and even more impressed with her new retail company, Steele Angel. This brand and retail concept creates a beautiful gathering space that encourages the strength within us all to live with purpose, love and gratitude. You might find something that inspires you or experience a conversation with someone that strengthens you while shopping at Steele Angel in store or on the website!
Executive Assistant, Beyond Yoga
Diane answered an ad in a local newspaper to fill an office manager role when I was leading the apparel sales on the west coast for FILA. Diane came in and managed the office with such strength and kindness. I encouraged her to join Beyond Yoga where she currently plays an important supportive role to the CEO.
While working together, we connected at another level and she is part of my inner circle of special friends.
Diane has been supportive on many levels and has given me extra guidance during difficult times and we share joy in the everyday. She makes everyone's day better and is not afraid to roll up her sleeves and take action when needed because she has also been quiet enough to learn and listen to what is needed. She will be helping make the FemmeQ Summit in LA a reality as we work together again on this new project.
Educator & Founder, The Miggy Method
Donna or "Ms Barney" has been a teacher for 27 years. Throughout her professional journey she has been very fortunate to contribute to the education of hundreds of children. With her newly created mindful teaching concept with animated characters she hopes to help our children better learn to maintain their own internal balance so they can be calm and positively charged to soak up the knowledge all around them! This mindfulness will lead to a better world for all.
Donna and I have lived in the same community for 20+ years and became friends as we raised our children together. We share similar philosophies relating to our practice of yoga and are energized to have these new projects that help the greater good.
Karen's Favorite Connections
Mentor and Advisory Board Member for HYPE Foundation
HYPE foundation is the biggest eco-system in sports innovation. With more than 26k members from brands, sports clubs, federations, and academia, together with 8k+ startups – HYPE has an unmatched outreach for global companies in this field.
HYPE foundation was established in 2014 by MG Equity partner’s investment house in order to develop and promote global entrepreneurship and innovation in the world of Sports. It has created the fastest growing global eco-system for sports innovation with more than 26,000 key industry members.
We believe that sports and innovation are the best ways to create a bigger impact in the world that is becoming more divided and alienated than ever.
The Flourish Initiative
Graduate of The Flourish Initiative Leading with Grace & Resilience Training-completed May 2017, Sherborne, UK
What does it take to build an organisation where people flourish and business prospers?
The essential ingredient for business prosperity is human flourishing. Business prospers when leaders meet the real needs of their people, their customers and the organisation.
We help you lead from your true purpose, unlock the full potential of your people, and fulfil the power of your business promise.
Boody Eco Wear
Boody was born in Sydney, Australia as a challenge to design simple, comfortable and attractive apparel with earth-friendly materials.
Our viscose made from bamboo is blended with a touch of nylon and elastane to create a fabric that is superbly soft, stretchy and wrinkle-free. Boody is thermoregulating, breathable and eco-friendly; the perfect fit for you and for the planet.
Our North America team is headquartered in sunny San Diego. Boody is sold through retail partners who care about the social responsibility of selling eco-friendly goods. We are committed for every product we create to be good for you and for the earth. Our collection of everyday essentials are stylish, soft, individualistic and, most of all, friendly to the world around us.
Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research
Founded in 1997, the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing pancreatic cancer research, and providing information, resources, and support to pancreatic cancer patients and their families.
North America Representative and Team member of FemmeQ
Please join us to reshape the future
Profound change arises when we are challenged to create entirely new ways of living and leading and are willing to take action.
To shape the future that is needed in our world today we must bring into balance the masculine and the feminine. Indispensable feminine wisdom and qualities are needed now more than ever: the potency of COMPASSION, the gift of DEEP LISTENING, the brilliance of INTUITION and the warmth of INCLUSIVITY. Marginalised for centuries they are emerging strongly again.
We invite you to join women and men around the world who are awakening these qualities within and reclaiming their authority and power to serve the greater good, to protect and honour life and shape a world which serves human flourishing and planetary regeneration.
All over the world, in all systems, we see the devastation caused by the old patriarchal system, and the global consequences that cut across societies, geographies and generations. The feminine intelligence that exists in both women and men is now needed to face the current crises and bring a radical shift in the way we live and lead.
We call this intelligence FemmeQ.
Graduate of 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training via YogaWorks
WE BELIEVE YOGA IS FOR EVERYBODY
We’re here to honor and empower your journey toward personal growth and well-being.
No matter your age or fitness level, we aim to inspire ease, confidence and a sense of possibility that lasts long after you roll up your mat.
Dr Scilla Elworthy
Community member of Dr. Scilla Elworthy
Peace is Possible
Many people feel powerless in the face of what they see on TV or read in the news - a world in crisis, with wars and violence taking place across the globe.
In my book Business Plan for Peace I teach you how to step out of helplessness and apply your own personal skills do something about challenges now facing us.
USC Inter-Fraternity Council
Member of USC Inter-Fraternity Council
Co-President for Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity Parent’s Club
The fraternity and sorority community at USC exemplifies what Greek organizations should be. With 19 fraternities in the Interfraternity Council and 11 sororities in the Panhellenic Council, our Greek community boasts over 4,500 members and has established itself as one of the most diverse, exciting, and well respected systems in the country.
Recognized nationally as a trend-setter in Greek life, Greeks at the University of Southern California are constantly being recognized for academic, philanthropic, athletic, and social achievements. The Greek community has been and will always be one of USC’s proudest traditions. Fight On!