For women leaders and Women in Tech who are Unstoppable in their careers and lives! 

The Unstoppable Series

Raise Your Visibility and Team by Being Hungry, Humble and Smart

With Jamie Nelson,  Senior Manager of People Programs for EPAM Systems


Date: Saturday, August 13
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. CT
Location:  Zoom Call, FREE Virtual “IT” Community event

Moderator: Laurie Swanson, InspiHER Tech Founder and #1 Career Sherpa for Women in Tech

Hungry = Am I achieving goal achievements with the team in mind?
Humble = Do I care about others or achieving my ends?
Smart = Can I read a room and recognize people’s tone of voice?

These are just a few of the questions you’ll learn to ask yourself at the August Unstoppable! The payoff? Get the glamour projects. Reduce stress when working with others. Create positive energy in your work. Elevate your team with greater collaboration (especially highly motivated project teams!) when you attend this unbelievable Unstoppable featuring Jamie Nelson, Senior Manager of People Programs for EPAM Systems.

When bestselling author Patrick Lencioni came out with The Ideal Team Player, he got people thinking. Why? Because he showed how being hungry, humble and smart has a profound impact on achieving and innovating with others. Jamie shares a proven way to recognize and build on these three virtues so you advance in your career and raise your visibility. 

Your success often hinges on the team. Why not gain career traction by building engagement, positive energy and better team dynamics? Learn how at the August Unstoppable.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Defining the 3 Qualities of an Ideal Team Player
  • Move from transactional to relational as a team player
  • The power of recognizing other people’s work
  • Self-awareness for personal and professional development


Jamie Nelson is Senior Manager of People Programs for EPAM Systems. She is trained to look at situations and make strategic decisions that support real goals. She has worked in both for-profit and non-profit organizations, developing well-rounded skills through her experiences. From leading a squadron of 270 enlisted to running large fundraisers, she has utilized her communication skills to foster relationships at all levels of an organization. She  is leading a project to review the Human Resource Operations processes for the US division of a large, global company. From documenting the process, to learning the pain points for each group, she is putting to use the skills from “The Ideal Team Player” to achieve her expected results.. When she’s not elevating others, she’s using her math and puzzle skills to knit and sew clothing, even creating part of her work wardrobe. While she’s always on the lookout for a great dessert place, she’s also a whiz at baking her own.

“Take culture and teamwork from being an afterthought to being a proactive concept.”

-Jamie Nelson

Check out the Unstoppable Fast Five with Laurie and Jamie!

The Unstoppable Series

The Career Game Changer

With Bobbie Carlton, founder Carlton PR and Marketing


Date: Saturday, September 10
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 am CT
Location:  Zoom Call, FREE Virtual “IT” Community event

Moderator: Laurie Swanson, InspiHER Tech Founder and #1 Career Sherpa for Women in Tech

If you love one-liners, you will go ga-ga over September’s Unstoppable speaker Bobbie Carlton. She’ll reveal the secrets behind the art of public speaking and the steps to making it happen. Prepare to be both entertained and enlightened. 

What does it take to become a thought leader? To be seen as the expert or the authority in your field? To have others see you as credible? What will it take to get that next promotion? Or a new job? Or a board seat? 

While many people recognize the importance of public speaking and the need to participate in industry conferences and events, they may stumble when it comes to defining their topic, finding the right opportunity to give the presentation, and creating a kick-ass abstract, biography and presentation.

Bobbie has placed thousands of speakers at some of the industry’s largest conferences and events. Her role as the founder of Innovation Women, a new model online speaker bureau, gives her unique insight into event managers’ thoughts and processes. An accomplished (and lively) speaker herself, she gives even the shyest behind-the-scenes person the tools they need to get ahead on the job through public speaking. See you at the September Unstoppable!  Sign up today.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Define your topics
  • Drive business goals with public speaking
  • Choose your stages – wisely
  • Create compelling speaker pitches
  • Inspire a standing ovation


Bobbie Carlton is the founder of Carlton PR & Marketing, Innovation Nights (they’ve helped launch 1500+ new products that have received $4B+ in funding) and Innovation Women, or, as she calls them, the day job, the night job and the dream job. 

Carlton is an entertaining, tell-it-like-it-is speaker who speaks extensively (and passionately) about public speaking and how it can be the driving force behind career growth and business success. She’s a TEDx speaker; an entertaining startup event host; she’s spoken at the United Nations; and she’s been on the main stage for some of the world’s best-known conferences for technical and professional women. 

Carlton has been featured on CBS News, in the Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, USA Today and other major media. She was previously the head of global PR at two different enterprise software companies and the head of marketing for a brand devoted to providing positive role models for preteen girls. She’s inspired thousands of technical, entrepreneurial and executive women to take control of their own speaking careers and has worked with event managers to deliver diverse and inclusive events.


Connect with Bobbie:

Web:  Carlton PR & Marketing

Social:  @BobbieC


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The Unstoppable Series

How to Get a Paid Board Seat

With Michele Ashby, principal and founder or ACE, LLC


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Date: Friday, October 7, 2022
Time:  11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. CST
Location:  Zoom Call, FREE Virtual “IT” Community event

Moderator: Laurie Swanson, InspiHER Tech Founder and #1 Career Sherpa for Women in Tech

Ready to get paid for your advice and experience? Women hold about 30% of board of director roles for S&P 500 public companies (and only 20% of ALL boards for public companies which means thousands of smaller companies need your leadership!).

These numbers are set to rise as research proves profitability and innovation go up when women have a seat at the table. 

Yet, the average board member for a public company in the U.S. is a white, 63-year-old male. What gives? 

Time to change the game. Plus, preparing for the corporate boardroom is an amazing exercise! By the end of this Unstoppable, you’re going to see your personal brand more clearly and know how to better prepare for your next promotion as Michele walks us through the many moving parts of landing a board seat. 

You’ll learn:

  • The #1 secret to getting on a board (hint: you already have this!) 
  • Key steps to getting on a paid board and how to navigate boardroom culture
  • What board positions pay the most
  • How to easily ramp up your knowledge of financial terms, risks and responsibilities, and exchange rules
  • How to build confidence and competence to get to the boardroom

This is LIVE so BRING ALL YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT GETTING ON A BOARD, get instant feedback and make your way to the most influential room in the world – the boardroom!

BONUS: Ready to join a board? All attendees receive an exclusive link to Michele’s Board Assessment Quiz for FREE. Thank you, Michele!!


Michele Ashby, named Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Colorado, is principal and founder of ACE LLC, Ashby Consulting Enterprises LLC. Her focus is on creating business and financial development strategies for optimum growth for all, as well as educating, supporting and teaching women how to attain corporate board positions through “ACE Board Training for Women” and speaking engagements.

Michele has spent more than two decades amassing corporate board experience on 6 corporate boards. She founded Dani’s Foundation, which contributed over $1 million for cancer research over 15 years. She has also served as a Board member and Chair of the Board of the Oncology Board at the Children’s Hospital in Colorado. She has created and led private investor programs for growing and established companies on various topics to hundreds of leaders and investors around the world. She is currently an Independent Director for McEwen Mining Inc., MUX:NYSE.

 Connect with Michele Ashby on LinkedIn at or via email at Visit for more information.

“The most powerful room in the world is the boardroom. The biggest decisions are being made there, and this is where we can make the biggest difference.”

-Michele Ashby

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