The eWomen Foundation Advisory Council

Our Foundation is all grown up! She came into the world at the same time as her corporate sister, eWomenNetwork, Inc., and with the love and nurturance provided to her by our member chapters, she has grown into quite the little lady! She, too, deserves some Femtoring so we've put together an extraordinary group of wise, seasoned women to help her grow and thrive as she matures. - Sandra Yancey, CEO,eWomenNetwork,Inc.

Trenesa S. Danuser

Founder & CEO,  Trenesa Consulting LLC, Integrated Marketing Communications and Strategic Partnerships New York, NY

Trenesa Stanford-Danuser served for 14 years, most recently as the Vice President, Global Communications and Strategic Alliances for Origins, Ojon and Darphin Paris, divisions of The Estée Lauder Companies. Since early 2004, her strategic communications acumen and creativity have led the brand’s global media interactions, launching Origin’s largest skin care breakthrough Plantscription, the groundbreaking integrative skin-care philosophy of Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins™ and, an industry first, Origins Organics™, the first prestige, multi-sku beauty line with a USDA organic certification. Stanford-Danuser helped Origins establish another industry first with the launch of the Return to Origins Recycling Program, a nationwide program that accepts cosmetic empties, regardless of brand, and submits them to be recycled or responsibly converted to energy.  

Currently representing clients from Hollywood department heads, pharmaceutical companies to luxury e-commerce brands, Stanford-Danuser honed her expertise in corporate marketing working in fast-paced, multi-client advertising and publish relations agencies in New York and Boston. While a trends and account management executive, she served several blue-chip clients in the consumer products sector, representing recognizable artists and brands such as Wonderbra, Braun, Cover Girl, Vidal Sassoon, Max Factor and Puig prestige beauty, as well as numerous non-beauty consumer brands. She also worked for several years as a Director of Communications and National Public Affairs “Rapid Response” Specialist (working closely with Elizabeth Dole) for the American Red Cross.


Lisa Ling 

Special Correspondent, Oprah Winfrey Show National Geographic Channel

For the Oprah Winfrey Show, Lisa has been sent to cover the Lord's Resistance Army and the crisis of AIDS orphans in Uganda, bride burning in India and gang-rape in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Lisa was the first woman host National Geographic's flagship Explorer series which premiered two decades ago. Prior to traveling the globe for Explorer, Lisa was known for revealing her 'view' of the world to millions of Americans as co-host of Barbara Walters' hit daytime talk show, The View.

Lisa has been working in television since the age of 16. By the age of 25, Ling was Channel One's senior international correspondent, visiting violent hotspots around the globe. Her position as a role model for today's youth is one she embraces and her commitment to women around the world shines through in the book she co-authored for National Geographic entitled, 'Mother, Daughter, Sister, Bride: rituals of womanhood.'


Julie Thomas 

President & CEO, ValueVision Associates Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Julie Thomas is President and CEO of ValueSelling Associates, a worldwide leader in competency and process-based sales training. Julie has been in sales and sales management for over 19 years and has extensive experience applying, coaching and reinforcing the company's proprietary ValueSelling Framework™ and Victory!® online training series. She was awarded the Entrepreneurial Star Award from Business Women's Network and Microsoft for her work to elevate the sales profession by providing advanced training methodologies, along with her ongoing commitment to her community. A noted public speaker, author, and consultant, Julie is also a member of The Strategic Account Management Association (SAMA) and eWomenNetwork.com.


Ruth T. Vivrett, MBA 

Financial Advisor Bellinghausen & Associates, A private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc Richardson, TX

Ruth Vivrett is an experienced women's business strategist and an expert in the financial planning arena as an Ameriprise Financial Advisor. She is a consummate learner and researcher who deeply understands the challenges specifically facing businesswomen today. Some of the keys to Ruth's success are her commitment to giving and serving the needs of others and her philosophy of being a 'business resource' for women.

Her approach to relationship building is a real model for other women to follow and has rewarded her with a bountiful referral network. Ruth is a problem solver. Her insights and proven strategies provide women with a blueprint to help them achieve their financial and business goals.


Briana Dai 

Digital Marketing Manager, eWomenNetwork, Inc. Dallas, TX

Briana Dai is the Director of Digital Marketing at eWomenNetwork. She oversees all elements of eWomenNetwork’s digital presence including the blog, newsletters, email campaigns, and social media. Within 1 year of working with eWomenNetwork, she has quickly established herself as a marketing and branding force to be reckoned with. Beyond digital marketing, Briana is also a branding strategist who works with our VIP Celebrity Science clients and is leading the vision of the next generation of eWomenNetwork as we move into our 3rd decade in business.  


Gabrielle McCormick 

Founder, Scholarship Informer, Greenville, TX

Featured on NBC’s Nightly News with Lester Holt, USA TODAY, CNBC, HLN, CBS, FOX, and many other national media outlets as a leading scholarship expert, Gabrielle McCormick is determined to make college affordable for every student and their family.

Her company, Scholarship Informer, has worked with students attending Harvard, Cornell, NYU, Vanderbilt, Seton Hall, Texas A&M University, Howard, and many others at the Division I, II, and III levels. From helping students win $500 to full-rides, her work changes the financial futures of many.

Gabrielle has also been the recipient of numerous academic and professional awards including being awarded almost $200,000 in college scholarships, being named a 2011 Top Ten Senior of the College of Business, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at Texas A&M University-Commerce, and the 2014 Emerging Leader of the Year from the eWomenNetwork Foundation. She currently serves as a board member for the eWomenNetwork Foundation and Winfree Academy Charter Schools.


Morgan Jones

Morgan Jones is a certified peak performance coach, speaker, writer and philanthropist. After being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis at the age of 14, her dreams of playing professional sports were crushed as her body attacked itself from the inside out. As the disease continued to spread throughout her body over the next decade, she realized that while she may not have control over was happening to her body, she did have control over how she responded to it. Because of this she became passionate about studying the invisible and understanding the importance of mastering our mindsets when overcoming obstacles in our lives. Through her studies she was able to find techniques that helped her through her own journey and now she is on a mission to help others do the same.

Her debut book “Pretty Unfiltered – An Unfiltered Approach to Confidence Where Pretty Isn’t the Point” comes out this Fall. Morgan uses her knowledge in cognitive behavioral therapy, neuroscience and peak performance as the foundation for her book. Through strategies and tools rooted in psychology, physiology and productivity, she provides a powerful approach to overcome counter-productive thoughts, habits and beliefs that are holding you back, so you can elevate your mindset, optimize your performance and achieve your goals.


Sandra Yancey 

CEO, eWomenNetwork, Inc. Dallas, TX

Sandra Yancey is a networking expert who teaches others how to create relationships that harness great dividends. She is the Founder and CEO of eWomenNetwork, the #1 resource for connecting and promoting women and their businesses worldwide.Starting with just 20 women in her personal database in 2000, she has grown her organization to now have 120 chapters throughout the U.S. and Canada and a database of over 500,000 women business owners and professionals.

Sandra is the recipient of numerous national business awards, including the 2005 Entrepreneur Star award from Business Women's Network and Microsoft, 2005 Woman Advocate of the Year from the Women's Regional Publishing Association, and the 2006 Enterprising Women Advocacy Award from Enterprising Women magazine.