In March, at the National Small Business Federal Contracting Summit in Washington, DC, Jasmine received the U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce (USWCC) Award in the Innovation & Performance category. Each USWCC award recipient was noted for achieving outstanding success as a supplier in the federal contracting arena.
Jasmine is the owner of JLA Group, a minority/women-owned small business that provides a wide range of consulting and advisory services, including strategic planning and communications, project management, change and performance measurement, acquisition strategy and execution, and proposal and grant development for both the private and public sectors. She holds several certifications, including a PMP and masters certificate in project management and a SAFe Agile certification, and she is also a Prosci ADKAR change management practitioner.
Jasmine is a past recipient of the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Under Secretary Award for Outstanding Contractor Achievement.
May 2017 Spotlight
Lesley Kim Grossblatt Epsilon Phi/Chicago
Lesley has been named one of Fast Company's Most Creative People in Business. These leaders form an exclusive group of influencers in business from across the economy and around the globe, impacting industries ranging from fashion to finance, and work to solve global and societal problems in creative ways.
As the chief operating officer and vice president of product for theBoardlist, Lesley helps link technology companies with qualified female candidates for corporate board opportunities. She oversees development of the Boardlist's board candidate discovery and recommendation platform, as well as overall direction of theBoardlist's growth strategy and business model. Lesley has led product, innovation and growth efforts at Netflix, Intuit, AltSchool, Nextdoor and CreativeLive, and holds multiple patents for software products. She has been a featured speaker at Fast Company's Innovation Festival, the inaugural Women in Product conference, The Girls Lounge and Intuit's Create the Offering and Design for Delight conferences.
September 2016 Spotlight
Victoria Biggers Zeta Eta/Wofford
Victoria was recently named the J. Lacy McLean and Sterling L. Smith SCICU Student of the Year by South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Inc. For the first time, SCICU is awarding a $3,000 scholarship to a rising senior who has performed well academically and who has demonstrated a commitment to public affairs, community service and leadership.
Along with being an active Zeta Eta chapter member, Victoria also works as a resident adviser, gives tours and hosts prospective students for Wofford's admissions office, sings in the Goldtones a capella group, and is busy with her own business she started as a sophomore - Wee Celebrations, a children's party service.
Victoria is majoring in finance and economics, and served her chapter as chief marketing officer and alumnae engagement director. Her post-graduation plans include entering the financial services industry and eventually running her own small business.