Reno Tahoe Express Network

A League of the American Business Women's Association
Reno , NV

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League News

February 17, 2016

RTEN is pleased to announce our March speaker is actually two dynamic speakers: Lauren B. Klein of Girlmade and Amber Barnes of StartHuman.

Topic: Grooming impactful leaders in today's fast paced business environment

Lauren B. Klein CEO & Chief Inspiration Officer Girlmade

Lauren Klein holds a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University in Social Science with an International Studies and Latin America certificate. She is a leadership coach with a specialization in social business, communities and change management experience as a strategic member of corporate leadership teams. Skilled in grooming impactful leaders in today's fast-paced business environment. Background in breaking down cultural and communication silos while designing process improvements and driving policy decisions. Experience in designing engaging communities, mentoring community managers and leaders, leadership caching, external speaking, presenting and facilitating. A strong professional foundation with over 20+ years of business experience with Fortune 500 and international corporations.

Lauren owns Girlmade and the Girl Empire conference in Reno, Nevada.

Amber Barnes Founder StartHuman

Amber Barnes developed her profound respect for human interaction as the Director of Operations for a chain of funeral homes in Reno and, later on, as the Learning & Sales Development Consultant for Wells Fargo Bank. Starting then, and for the last two decades she has honed her professional skills in organizational development and executive coaching - earning a master's degree and numerous certifications. She's worked to develop leaders, align teams and improve performance for diverse clients from small startup businesses to Fortune 500 organizations including Adobe, Intuit and MetLife.

In 2011, Amber ventured out on her own to create a company that would allow her to work with clients who believed as much as she did that humans are a crucial and valuable part of every enterprise - one that if respected and understood, could catapult an organization to new heights both within the workplace and with customers. She named the company StartHuman for that very reason: the best companies think about humans first. Amber is a native Northern Nevadan and loves being outdoors in nature, especially with her two labs, Finn and Guinness.

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