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about us

Vision
A global community of success-minded women savvy enough to compete . . . strong enough to collaborate.

Talk
Empower women in business by providing a nurturing environment for honest, results-based communication; practical business and professional development education; mentoring and support; and authentic connections leading to meaningful and profitable collaborations.

Walk

POWHer of WE provides access to information, education, resources, and connections for women business owners to grow, to scale, to thrive.

​​Goal
Strategically connect women in business to people, processes and resources that accelerate success, one POWHerful woman at a time.

Advocate.  Educate.  Celebrate.

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Founders & Leaders

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Monica Coburn
Co-Founder

Financing & Money Maven
Business Growth Consultant

When women support each other, incredible things happen. – Anonymous

 

Monica Coburn is President and Managing Director for Nevada Business Advisors, a Las Vegas based firm providing a suite of business services for small to mid size businesses.

With over 20 years in the banking and finance industry, Monica previously served as a Senior VP Commercial Lending; and has held various positions within the industry including SBA Lending Manager overseeing offices in Nevada, Arizona and southern California.

A recipient of numerous awards, including two from the US Small Business Administration, Monica has also participated as a speaker/panelist speaking on access to capital and business financing.

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Lanetta Lillis

Co-Founder

Operations & Process Doctor
Business Owner & Serial Entrepreneur

It’s easy to spot the strong women. They’re the ones building each other up, not tearing each other down. - Anonymous


Lanetta Lillis is President of Integrity partners Inc. She has experience from numerous industries from general contracting to building automation to trust administration.

Active in the community, Lanetta has served in several capacities including: Rotary Club President and Board Member; mentor, Clark County Small Business Opportunity Program (SBOP); member, Civitan; and participated as a panelist at the 2016  Quality Job Growth and Business Financing Initiatives in the Greater Las Vegas Area Roundtable facilitated by the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco and the Aspen Institute.

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Jana Forsythe
Co-Founder

Master Animal Whisperer
Entrepreneur

One woman can make a difference; together we can rock the world! - Author Unknown

Jana Forsythe is President of a thoroughbred breeding facility and is a  Business Development Specialist.

She has a MBA from the University of Nevada Las Vegas-Lee Business School, and a bachelor’s degree in Management of Technical Operations with an Aviation background from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Jana has served on the UNLV Alumni Board; was the 2016 EMBA Alumni Board President; and is an active UNLV and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Alum.

Jana is never far from her husband, family and animals, and they love being around her.

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Sharon Spann, M.A.
Co-Founder

Self-Development Guru
Consultant, Mentor & Coach

A woman that walks in purpose does not have to chase people or opportunities. Her light causes people and opportunities to pursue her. - Dr. Farrah Gray

Sharon Spann is CEO of Integrity Partners Inc, and has advised and collaborated with professionals, business owners and entrepreneurs in her roles of owner/founder, trainer, consultant and business mentor.

Awareness. Understanding. Alignment.

A certified Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming with a Master's Degree in Accounting, Sharon highlights the "person component", potential and possibilities as much as process, profit and performance. She has served as a College of Southern Nevada student mentor; and a Clark County Small Business Opportunity Program business mentor.

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Monica Coburn
Managing Director
Reno/Sparks Chapter

Two Hats

One Mission

Monica Coburn brings over two decades of expertise in banking and finance to her role as Managing Director of the Reno/Sparks Chapter of POWHer of WE.
 

In this capacity, she drives initiatives to support and empower women entrepreneurs in the region. Her leadership continues to build a strong foundation for this chapter, enhancing its growth and impact within the community.

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