Womanars mission is to utilize the latest virtual technologies to educate, connect, and empower women all over the world. We will create and promote virtual classroom and networking environments allowing viewers and broadcasters to teach, learn, connect, share, and collaborate easily with each other.
Our vision is to create and cultivate a “virtual” global community and marketplace solely dedicated and focused on furthering the education and empowerment of women and girls. We will accomplish this by collaborating with individuals, businesses, organizations, and academia that share our similar passion and purpose and are dedicated to our common goal.
Meet Tilde Guajardo, Founder & CVO of Womanars
Tilde Guajardo is the Founder & Chief Visionary Officer of Womanars. Her passion to inspire and empower women and girls throughout the world is what drives her. She is an emerging leader using today’s latest technology to create a “virtual” global online community of women who share her passion and vision.
She is a survivor of childhood molestation at the hands of multiple child predators as well as a survivor of a traumatic divorce after 14 years of marriage. These events have instilled a resolve in her not to let her past dictate her future. She believes we can use our past experiences to learn and grow and to encourage and empower others who might find themselves lost, in transition or in need of direction to pursue their own passion and purpose and not only learn to survive but “Thrive” on their life journey.
Tilde is a proud Army veteran, who served four years of service as a Counterintelligence Agent. She received commendation from her peers and superiors for her anti-terrorism briefings, which were delivered to numerous military audiences ranging in size from 6 to more than 500 people at a time. She also helped develop curriculum and training programs for Army Defense Attaches being sent abroad, and was selected to help train some of the Army’s most elite Special Forces groups in anti-terrorism techniques. She was recognized for her work ethic and leadership abilities by being promoted to Sergeant in the short span of four years and left the Army with an honorable discharge. It was during those four years she learned she was an effective communicator and leader.
Since her late 20’s she has been a woman’s advocate and leader in local churches and non-profit organizations by teaching, speaking, volunteering, and organizing fundraisers to help bring awareness to numerous women’s issues like human trafficking, breast cancer, and domestic violence.
She has an entrepreneur background and is an Aircraft Dispatcher employed for the past 17 years by a thriving major airline that allows her to enjoy her second passion for travel and experiencing the world.
Her first book is scheduled to be published by the end of this year. It will tell about her life journey “from pain, anger, and fear to faith, hope, and love.” So stay tuned!! To schedule an event or speaking engagement, please email email@example.com.
Angee Phong, COO of Womanars
As Chief Operating Officer of Womanars, Angee Phong is combining years of management and grassroots experience. She oversees the day to day Operations and Technology infrastructure for Womanars and is based out of St. Petersburg, Florida. Angee received her Bachelor of Science degree from East Stroudsburg University and holds various IT industry certifications. Prior to transitioning into the IT industry, she utilized her degree in Sports Management and Minor in Women’s Studies working for the Women’s Pro Softball League.
Angee is looking forward to all the adventures that come with being a part of Womanars. “Tilde has truly made Womanars a place where women can come to inspire and be inspired. She has this innate ability to bring out the positives in everyone. That’s not talent, that’s a gift.”
Away from the office, you can find Angee paddleboarding along the pristine Gulf beaches and spending time with her family. Some of the activities Angee enjoys are Traveling, Paddleboarding, Surfing, Shark Tooth Diving, White Water Rafting, Lacrosse and Hiking. Her motto, “It’s about finding balance in your life and believing that you have the ability to make a difference.”
Our Board of Advisors
Lisbeth McNabb – Founder & CEO, w2wlink.com
Lisbeth McNabb is CEO and founder of w2wlink.com. After driving high levels of growth as CFO and Strategist for Match.com in October 2007 she launched a professional women’s content and community website business. Her professional background includes 20+ years in sales and business development, operations, finance and planning in growth and emerging stage businesses at Match.com, Frito-Lay, American Airlines, AT&T and Sodexo.
Lisbeth is a board of director and audit chair of Nexstar Broadcasting, a Media company on NASDAQ exchange, an advisory board member of American Airlines, Southern Methodist University, company advisor to digital, technology and consumer companies including ClubCorp, Sittercity.com and GenGreen. Lisbeth is a steering committee member of Women Corporate Directors – Dallas and a member of NACD and Entrepreneurs Foundation of TEXAS. w2slink is a portfolio company of Astia. A mentor at Southern Methodist University, University of Nebraska Cather Circle and a former mentor at Menttium. She received her B.S. at University of Nebraska and M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Roz Mallet – President & CEO, Phase Next Hospitality
Roz is President and CEO of PhaseNext Hospitality – a multi brand franchise operating company. She is a seasoned leader with extensive and diverse experience in enterprise strategy, turn arounds, transition planning, systems implementation, human capital development and franchise operations. She is recognized in the industry for her innovative approaches, financial and organizational development results, the ability to build sustainable talent pipelines and a commitment to impacting her industry and community.
In her current position, Roz moved to the entrepreneurial side of business. Previously, as President and Interim CEO of Caribou Coffee (a publicly traded company), Roz continued her track record of effectively implementing new strategic initiatives while balancing financial results, organizational and talent development to deliver shareholder value. She has a comprehensive background in several restaurant segments, having worked in casual dining (SVP of HR for Applebee’s and TGI Friday’s), fast casual (COO of la Madeleine Bistro/Café) and quick service (Caribou). In addition, Roz served as SVP of Human Resources for Carlson Companies a global, multi industry holding company – one of the largest privately held companies in the United States. Her comprehensive general management experience includes overseeing all functional areas, with an emphasis on operations, portfolio management, human resources, franchise systems development and financial analysis.
Marilou Martinez Stevens – President of Marilou Martinez Stevens & Associates, CPA
She is the is the President of Marilou Martinez Stevens & Associates (MMS), a certified public accounting firm, engaged in providing accounting, tax and consulting services, as well as special purpose and financial audits to the private and not-for-profit sectors. She is also the founder of Medical Data Management (MDM), an accounting firm focused on assisting medical practitioners with monthly reports, financial reports, accounts receivable aging and collections, payroll taxes and federal tax preparation. Currently, she manages three offices of MMS located in Austin, Dallas and Fort Worth. Ms. Martinez Stevens holds dual degrees in accounting and data processing from the University of Texas at Austin. Ms. Marilou Martinez Stevens is the Treasurer and Director at New America Alliance. New America Alliance is a non-profit organization that offers economic advancement of the American Latino community. The organization provides services focusing on education, political empowerment, strategic, philanthropy, and public policy advocacy. New America Alliance was founded in 1999 and is based in Washington, District of Columbia.