Board Members

Jamy Barton
Program Management Lead, Amazon

Which famous Fierce Female living today inspires you in your daily life?

Melinda Gates – she is using her financial resources, her influence, and continually learning about world problems to drive change and make an impact. 

Deborah Engel
Founder, Work and Play
Co-Founder, General Store Cooperative

If you could be any famous Fierce Female for a day, who would it be and why?

As a Fierce Female, I have to say that I like being me and wouldnt want to be someone else. I am certainly inspired by other Fierce Females, but a true Fierce Female knows the value she embodies – and I own that knowledge fully!

Amy Howlett
Co-Founder, General Store Cooperative

As a child, was there a Fierce Female that inspired what you wanted be when you grew up? If so, who was it and why?

I remember looking up to my mom.  I loved the way she managed employees and mentored them in a very special female way.  She didn’t try to run things like a traditional “man” would, but instead found a way to lead and nurture and the results were wonderful.

Chrissy Hummel
Business Owner

If you could be a Fierce Female superhero, what would your superpower be?

I think I would have answered this a lot differently in the past. But in the era of the coronavirus, I would say super human strength! Fierce Females are showing how strong they are more now than ever before. Having a group like Fierce Females for support and resources is so important. I am so excited to see how our amazing group of women come together in the future. 

Narges Kakalia
Corporate Litigator, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo, PC

What is your definition of a Fierce Female?

A Fierce Female is one who has achieved success (as measured by her own standards), and has helped other women and girls on their own journeys towards success as well. 

Wendy Winn, PT, OCS
Director of Custom Performance

Which Fierce Female from history do you admire most?

I admire Kathrine Switzer and Bobbi Gibb, the first two women who ran the Boston Marathon. Prior to 1968, people believed women were too fragile” to run a marathon and the Boston Marathon was only open to men. These two women proved that women are capable and can endure! They forever changed the face of running and took literal steps towards gender equality. My passion and my business is running. As a woman, I would have never have had this opportunity had it not been for these two renegades! Fierce!