LADIES LEADERSHIP CIRCLE with Metros Other Woman
metro’s other woman® is an all-in-one service for savvy, forward-thinking individuals and business owners who are on-the-go, but wise enough to delegate and share the load.
A fully licensed and bonded business and personal assisting firm, metro’s other woman® understands your busy life and offers an array of services that cover every last one of those demanding details that complicate your life.
Office organization? Party planning? Housekeeping? Errands? Laundry? Closet overhaul? Walking the dog? A little bit of everything? Breathe. Take a load off. metro’s other woman® has got you covered.
Metro’s Other Woman of Phoenix owner KNOW Tribe partner, Amanda Larson moved to The Valley of the Sun in 2011 with her husband, Brandon and their two fur babies. Her professional background consists of business development, B2B sales, and recruiting. Most recently, Amanda tackled the challenge of building a multi-million-dollar direct sales operation, where she led her to team to generate over $2.6mm in revenue for the company.
Amanda is success obsessed and gives nothing less than 110% in everything she touches. She is relationship focused and incredibly passionate about empowering women. A self- proclaimed adventure collector and freedom junkie, Amanda spends her free time in the water on her Skater speed boat and off-roading through the dunes on her Turbo 1000 RZR ATV. Amanda’s zest for life and chill vibes bring a breath of fresh air to everyone near.
Founder of metro’s other woman®, Sarah Benken splits her time between managing the national expansion efforts and overseeing the vision of the metro’s other woman® brand. In 2009, overwhelmed with managing her work and home life, Sarah founded MOW Raleigh. metro’s other woman® is a place where clients come to calm their chaos. From housekeeping to laundry to meal prep, you can consider it done.
In 2010, Sarah began her national expansion and licensing program, where women across the country can open their own metro’s other woman® location. Sarah provides a full support program to ensure the new owners are prepared for success. Also in 2010, Sarah expanded to Charlotte, and in 2014 has opened 4 new national locations: Phoenix, Greenville, Wilmington, and Denver. She plans to open three additional offices in 2018.
Sarah is the visionary of the MOW brand and focuses her time on developing the brand: when work and life leave you no time to just breathe, Metro’s Other Woman has got your covered! Her vision is to keep the company boutique in feel, while striving to provide clients with exceptional services to maintain their work-life balance. Sarah thrives as a team leader.
An entrepreneur at heart, Sarah recently launched her second venture, KNOW Phoenix. KNOW Phoenix is a coffee table style book that features 100+ female entrepreneurs, leaders and philanthropists from across the Valley. Launching in Feb 2018, KNOW Phoenix will be distributed to 10,000 people at no-cost. Deemed the new who’s who brag book, KNOW Phoenix delivers readers a vetted list of local female-run businesses.
Sarah has been awarded the prestigious Forty Under 40 Award, while Metro’s Other Woman was a Winner of Triangle Business Journal’s 50 Best Places to Work. Sarah was also recognized as a Mom of the Week by Charlotte Moms and Charlotte Observer; and both she and MOW have been featured in over 30 print magazines. Sarah is also a regular guest on the Fox46 morning show.
Instagram: @metrosotherwoman & @knowtribe
ABOUT LADIES LEADERSHIP CIRCLE
Ladies Leadership Circle (LLC) is brought to you by the women who lived it, in partnership with Phoenix Business RadioX. LLC radio is an empowering program for any woman as any topic which affects women will be discussed and “brought to you by the women who lived it.” Since everything in today’s world affects women every topic is up for discussion such as health, family, faith, career, parenting, community, education, government, pets, cooking, shopping and the list goes on and on. The LLC mission is simple: we are women inspiring and thriving to celebrate and find a happy positive world while maneuvering and|or facing head on the challenges we face.
ABOUT YOUR HOSTS
JoAnn Holland‘s experience in different business environments over the past 33 years both for profit and non-profit, including internationally, and in small, medium and fortune 500 companies in addition to her community engagement has given her a unique perspective on leadership-one that contradicts much of what is out there already on the subject-and is reflective of the kind of female leader we need in today’s, at times, unstable and unpredictable business environment, family life, community outreach and political arena. JoAnn is the curent President and CEO for Central Phoenix Women, Scottsdale Women, East Valley Women and North Valley Women – organizations for women who have established themselves professionally and demonstrated their commitment to the community. Members are individuals who wish to enhance their leadership by connecting with like-minded women to share information, ideas, contacts and opportunities. Members value relationships that enhance their business, social and community endeavors.
For more than 25 years, Karen Nowicki has been helping organizations and the people who lead them drive their business strategies more effectively and as a result her clients move from success to significance. In 2008, she was awarded the “Mompreneur of the Year Award” for the Southwest. Karen is a published author, accomplished speaker, and trusted adviser to business owners, senior executives and educational leaders. In 2016, Karen and her partners sold $99 Social to Wired Investors, affording her the opportunity and time to become a Studio Partner for Business RadioX – serving Arizona-based businesses by increasing their visibility and helping to accelerate the right relationships.