Helene is frequently invited to speak on the topics of mentoring, women in the workplace and career planning. She has been published in HR Magazine, Diversity Executive, and Talent Management and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal. Extremely active in the community, Helene is a past chair and on the executive board of Junior Achievement of Georgia. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Woodruff Arts Center and chairs its Women’s Giving Circle, and she serves on the NC State Engineering Foundation Board. She has previous board service with the Metro Atlanta Chamber, SHRM-Atlanta and the Atlanta Rotary Club. She is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta and a member of the International Women’s Forum and the Women’s Presidents Organization.
Helene was awarded the Gold Leadership Award by the Junior Achievement USA Board of Directors for her service to JA. She was named a “Woman Worth Watching” in Profiles in Diversity Journal, a Business to Business Woman of Excellence honoree, a POW! Purposeful Woman, and the Guiding Star from the Emory’s Executive Women of Goizueta. Helene served as a subject matter expert and session chair focused on mid-career issues at The Wall Street Journal Executive Task Force on Women in the Economy. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering from N.C. State and Purdue Universities.
Over the course of her career, she has successfully built strategic partnerships with many Fortune 1000 corporate clients and financial institutions in the United States and Canada. Trudy joined Pathbuilders with seven years in human capital management with Spherion and Manchester/Right Management. Prior to her human resources consulting experience, Trudy rose through the ranks of American Express where she gained international experience as vice president and general manager of Amex Canada, served as a member of the Executive Committee, and was later promoted to VP & GM of United States and Canada FSI sales.
Active in the Metro Atlanta community, Trudy serves as a member of the advisory committees for The Drake House, Society of Human Resource Management, and the On-Board Network for Women. She holds an Executive MBA from the Southern Methodist University of Texas and a bachelor’s degree from Amber University.
In her current role, Chris designs, develops, and oversees the delivery of high-impact mentoring and leadership development programs. She is responsible for running the mentee-mentor matching process as well as identifying and developing the custom curriculum for clients. She also establishes and improves processes, procedures, and pricing models to ensure organizational efficiency and continuous improvement and profitable growth.
Chris spent nearly six years as director of marketing for a large division of Textron Financial Corporation and was part of the team that managed the liquidation efforts of the organization, managing the processes and technologies for the take back and sale of golf and hotel properties. She earned her six sigma green belt while working with Textron.
Prior to her tenure at Textron, Chris served in a variety of sales, marketing, and management roles for Lanier Worldwide, Inc. She graduated from Mercer University with a bachelor’s degree in Communications.
Danielle joined Pathbuilders after relocating from the San Francisco Bay Area, where she served as the VP of Strategic Partnerships and Membership for Watermark – a women’s leadership development non-profit. Through her tenure at Watermark, she built fruitful partnerships with numerous Fortune 1000 corporate clients, financial institutions, and start-ups. Working in this role, Danielle found a true passion for helping women advance in the workforce. Prior to entering the leadership development arena, Danielle spent over seven years successfully practicing law as a commercial litigator in Florida. She began her career as an auditor in the New York Assurance Business Advisory Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Danielle holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Finance and Accounting from Syracuse University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law. She is licensed to practice law in Florida.
Ashley drives curriculum design and customization, and works closely with the content delivery team to keep programming fresh and innovative. Ashley has had roles of progressive responsibility at Pathbuilders, beginning as a Project Coordinator in 2004 and taking on additional roles in program management prior to her current role. She is an alumna of the Insignia℠ and Percepta® programs, which gives her a personal interest and understanding of Pathbuilders’ mission. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia, with bachelor’s degrees in Public Relations and Speech Communications.
Krista served as Vice President – Operations and Talent Development for Junior Achievement of Georgia, Director for Instructional Initiatives | Business Manager | Program Facilitator for Uncommon Leadership, LLC, as the Vice President of Education for New York City’s Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, and a Transition Specialist at Wounded Warrior Battalion West for the United States Marine Corps.
Krista is honored to be the Chief Communications Officer for VETLANTA, a club whose focus is to attract and support transitioning military and their families to the greater Atlanta area. Along with this work, Krista is also a volunteer for Hire Heroes USA and serves on the Advisory Council for Gardens for Growing Community Inc. Krista earned a BA in English Literature from Rutgers College and an MS in Education from Bank Street College of Education. She is a certified Myers Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory assessor and a proud alumna of the Pathbuilders Achieva® Program.