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Women in Action 2018

Aug 21, 2018 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Thunder Mountain Activity Center, Fort Huachuca, AZ
Event Summary

The Women in Action event has been sponsored annually since 2011 by the Herald/Review Media, Cochise College, Small Business Development, and the Sierra Vista Area Chamber of Commerce. The 2018 event will be at the Thunder Mountain Activity Center on Fort Huachuca Tuesday, August 21, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The 2018 Keynote speaker is sponsored by Genesis OB-GYN. 

Event Details

In 2016 we added the recognition of Vitality Women of the Year with nine women who have been featured in Vitality from August through April issues with three each in the categories of business, community, and inspiration. The Vitality Woman of the Year is selected from this group and announced at the event from 3-4 p.m.

Our panel of 3 veteran Shark Tank presenters will help 5 local women sharpen their pitch and presenting skills. Observe, listen and learn how to sharpen your skills too whether for networking at a business event, presenting ideas, or seeking investors. 


Amy Bowels is a professional organizer specializing in clutter, hoarding, and too much stuff! I assist clients with ADHD, hoarding behaviors, anxiety, and other mental health disorders, learn to live better lives by guiding them to reduce clutter and address the thoughts and behaviors that contribute to their disorganization and/or hoarding behavior.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2015. As she continues to study the psychology behind hoarding behavior, she also is pursuing her master’s in rehabilitation and mental health counseling at the University of Arizona.

She is passionate about helping people make their lives better! She can personally relate, and was once exactly where her clients are at: overwhelmed and surrounded by clutter and chaos. There IS a way out of the mess! (She also organizes typical homes and is just as happy reorganizing a pantry as she is decluttering an entire house.)

Amy is a member of the Institute for Challenging Disorganization, National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals Organizers,  American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association, and American Mental Health Counselors Association, and the International Positive Psychology Association.



Jen Crane is co-owner of Bottle Breacher, one of the fastest growing Veteran Owned and Operated businesses in Arizona. Former Navy SEAL, Eli Crane, and his wife Jen brought to Shark Tank their sole product of the recycled, authentic decommissioned .50 caliber Bottle Breacher, manufactured in a one car garage. Having enticed Sharks’ Mark Cuban and Kevin O’Leary to invest, today they feature an ever expanding product line serving customers both domestically and internationally.

They aim to provide the best handcrafted, personalized man-gifts, groomsman gifts and corporate/promotional products on the market. Their mantra is built on their Made in the USA promise driven by the belief that it is their duty to serve those who serve us. With their success, they donated to over 200 non-profits in the last year alone, providing an opportunity to support Military Veterans, Active Military Personnel, First Responders, Children’s Foundations and various other non-profits.


Moniek James is a serial entrepreneur, small business strategist and self-proclaimed social media nerd. As the founder and CEO of The Confetti Collective, a lifestyle platform that inspires confidence in women and girls, Moniek provides a platform of empowerment and support through the blog and online community as well as live events and 
experiences that are created to help women create big, beautiful lives for themselves.After launching her personal consulting service in 2015 Moniek has taught digital marketing and social media to southern Arizona businesses 
and organizations through her partnership with the Small Business Development Center at Cochise College in Sierra Vista, AZ.  Her live broadcast show on Periscope and Facebook Live has amassed hundreds of thousands of views and over one million engagements.

Moniek also authors a newspaper column in The Sierra Vista Herald where she offers tips on leveraging digital tools to increase brand awareness and sales.Through her newly launched marketing brand, Renegade Creative Media 
Group, she balances new-school tech tools with foundational business-development principles to support entrepreneurs and small business owners on achieving their next level of Greatness through social media management and live events.

Moniek is an Army veteran, retired military spouse, mom, mentor and mentee. She holds an MBA, a Lean Six Sigma certification and an impractical purse collection. 


9:00 Registration/Network/Continental Breakfast

10:00 Welcome by Dr. Wendy Davis, Vice President of Administration and Human Resources at Cochise College

10:15 "It's Not Who You Know, It's Who Knows YOU!" - Branding Essentials, Moniek James

11:00 Round One of Pitches & Feedback from our panel 

12:30 Lunch/Visit Vendors/Network

1:30 Round 2 of Pitches & Feedback

3:00 "The Power of Networking"- Presenting yourself on social media, Moniek James

4:00 Vitality Women of the Year Awards 


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Thunder Mountain Activity Center
70525 Fort Huachuca
Fort Huachuca, AZ, 85613

Aug 21, 2018 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
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