JULY | 2022
Enterprising Women of the Year - Vol. 4
Enterprising Women of the Year - Vol. 4 features,
Joanne McEachen: The Learner First was founded by CEO Joanne McEachen (Waitaha, Ngāti Māmoe, and Ngāi Tahu) in 2012, with its base of operations in Seattle, Washington. They are a successful team of diverse international education experts that bring decades of educational experience to change the lives of teachers, learners, and their communities for the better.
With the educational landscape in the United States rapidly evolving from technological, political, and societal changes, teachers and administrators need the proper tools to meet the increasingly complex challenge of educating students. Jan Lee: Delaware Health Information Network was founded in 2007, but the vision was born in the late 1990s. A group of legislators, hospitals, and the medical society of Delaware were independently working on solutions that would aggregate Health data and make it more readily available to individuals who need it for both policy purposes and health care delivery purposes.
Jan is leading the company ahead into the future while making sure that the HealthCare industry is moving along. Her vision, goals, and charisma not only emanate a true entrepreneur but also a true leader. She is much more than an entrepreneur, she is an inspiration, a change, and a wave in today’s HealthCare industry.
Heather Ripley: I started Ripley PR in 2013 without any clients or outside business capital. My biggest assets were my desire and grit, and a strong will to put in all the hours necessary to make it happen. It was a little scary, at first, (and I worked a lot!) but I was confident I could do it. I partnered with my first three clients within 45 days, and, after 6 months, I moved into an office and hired my first full-time employee. (I’m proud to say we still work with two of the agency’s first three clients!)