You spoke and we've listened! Back by popular demand, May's Women in Business session will feature speakers on Growing Your Professional Network. We will hear from three women who have used networking to grow their businesses and careers. Following the discussion, we will give attendees a chance to network and connect with other women. Please be sure to register in advance to receive the Zoom information.
Executive Director of Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra
Laura Beardsley has dedicated her career to supporting and guiding nonprofit organizations that help change lives and inspire individuals to care about the natural world including Outward Bound Philadelphia, NatureBridge, the Yosemite Conservancy, and Friends of the Inyo. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College, she first served as a volunteer instructor with DSES before joining the staff. A keen hiker, skier, biker, and lover of the outdoors, she is committed to enhancing opportunities for adaptive recreation in the Eastern Sierra while supporting the entire DSES community. She lives in Crowley with her husband and their dog, Clyde.
Owner of Sonja Bush Realty
Sonja spent 28 years in the telecom industry working in sales, sales management and sales/leadership training working for two different Fortune 100 companies. After the last merger/acquisition, she decided she had had enough of corporate America and began a one-year experiment at her vacation home in Mammoth Lakes. She earned her Brokers license and has been a Realtor® for 10 years. Understanding what is was like to be a second home owner in Mammoth combined with her extensive sales/marketing background and true passion for what she does has helped her grow her business year over year.
When not working, Sonja enjoys spending time with her husband, John, of 39 years. She enjoys this magical place she feels blessed to call “home" and loves everything about being outside….hiking, biking and swimming are her favorite activities. Although on a break from some of her volunteer activities, she is passionate and has years of service with the Mammoth Mountain Host program, CASA, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Donate Life and St. Josephs Church.
Owner of Jessica Kennedy - Website Designer & Strategist
Jessica studied political journalism in college before working in various marketing and communications jobs. She tried hard to make the 8-5 desk job work (if you’re into resumes, here you go), but it drained her entirely, no matter how great the work was. Fortunately it gave Jessica a good foundation to start working with businesses on a freelance/contract basis several years ago.
When she's not helping small business owners connect the dots, tell their stories, or get out of the woods, Jessica is looking for sunny reading spots with her dog, climbing rocks, trying to figure out how to ski, dreaming of owning a horse, and looking for delights. She started working for herself so she could do more of those things. Jessica thrives when she gets to help people do more of what they love.