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.
January 2017 Spotlight
Barbara Hackman Franklin Beta Phi/Penn State
The US-China Policy Foundation (USCPF) has recognized Barbara Franklin with its Lifetime Achievement Award in US-China Relations, for her important and ongoing contributions to strengthening the economic and political bonds between the two countries. She received the award in November at the USCPF Annual Gala in Washington, DC.
Barbara served as Secretary of Commerce under President George H.W. Bush, the highest-ranking woman in the Bush administration. As such, she led an historic Presidential mission to China in 1992 with the purpose of normalizing commercial relations with that country. Since that time, Barbara has worked with numerous organizations, made speeches, and traveled overseas to strengthen the relationship between China and the US. She is a board member of the US-China Business Council, National Committee on US-China Relations, Atlantic Council, and Council on Foreign Relations.
Barbara is a 50-year member, and is recognized by the Fraternity as a Notable Theta.
July 2016 Spotlight
Mindy Ruff Mazur Alpha Mu/Missouri
Mindy Ruff Mazur is listed in The Missouri Times as one of the 30 Women Changing Politics. These 30 women are noted for having a direct impact on public policy, despite not serving the state as a legislator or legislative staff member.
Mindy is a principal at GPS Impact, a user-focused design and digital firm. For several years, she was the chief of staff for Missouri's secretary of state, and managed statewide candidate campaigns, worked with presidential and congressional campaigns, and served as the statewide director for America Votes, a coalition of non-profit and issue advocacy organizations. Mindy is the past chair of the University of Missouri's Griffiths Leadership Society for Women and a member of the 2015 Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge class.
Mindy has a bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Missouri, and a master's in Political Management from The George Washington University.