When women ascend to leadership positions, the collective only gets stronger.
We are a team of organizational leaders, PhDs, and leadership consultants with rich, real-life experience. We are passionate and committed about guiding organizations to maximize their female talent so they reach their fullest potential –– crushing that proverbial glass ceiling.
We created Her New Standard to set a new norm for women leaders –– to help them rise up in today’s competitive world and make their mark. We understand organizational systems, cultural dynamics and women. Our work stimulates change that leads to breaking through barriers so women can create their own new standard.
ELLEN KEITHLINE BYRNE, PhD
Ellen is an executive coach, social scientist and leader who develops people to be mindful, courageous and innovative so they can thrive in their roles. She believes with guidance, individuals and teams become more aware of how their thoughts, feelings and behaviors influence their outcomes. Ellen holds a doctorate in Organizational Development and Change and has over 18 years of experience working both on a global learning and development team, and as a consultant servicing Fortune 500 companies like Morgan Stanley, Walmart and Microsoft, smaller firms, and non-profits including Save the Children. Ellen is a contributing author to Harvard Business Review, Forbes and Mindful.org.
KAREN KIRCHNER, MS, PCC
Karen Kirchner, MS, CPCC is an executive coach who challenges and supports women to amplify their voices and increase their impact. She has a 20-year track record of catapulting clients to greater levels of leadership effectiveness. Her years of HR at Citigroup and Reader’s Digest provide a business-savvy perspective, which combines powerfully with her optimism around people’s potential for change. Karen’s unique blend of intelligence, insight and creativity has made her a trusted partner to an impressive list of organizations, from Fortune 500 companies like Aetna to technology start-ups like Datto. Executives report that working with Karen helps them to elevate their presence and make better decisions, resulting in enhanced reputation and results.
DENISE D'AGOSTINO, CEC
Denise, CEC, HR Leader and Executive Coach brings practical approaches and a high level of energy enabling leaders, teams and organizations to perform and deliver. Her 25 years of real-world experience as the Head of HR for both Bayer HealthCare and Ciba Specialty Chemicals offers a powerful advantage for her clients. Leaders value her creativity, ability to challenge the status quo and design comprehensive solutions that build talent at all levels of an organization. Equipped with her extensive HR experience and certifications in multiple psychometrics, Denise is well poised to help clients, ranging from Fortune 500 to start-ups reach their fullest potential. She is an adjunct instructor at Cornell University, the ILR School of Human Capital Development.
While Chief Marketing Officer at Prudential, and after 20 years of front line and senior level financial services experience, June decided to change careers in order to pursue her passion for leadership development. For the past 8 years, and across a broad spectrum of disciplines and industries, June has coached high potentials preparing for next level, solid performers who need to close performance gaps and individuals making the leap from management to leadership. Her clients appreciate that June knows first hand what it is like to manage a large team, tight budgets, challenging deadlines and her personal satisfaction comes from seeing clients perform at higher levels while enjoying their jobs more.
Simone Morris is a certified coach who specializes in providing coaching to empower women to get in the driver’s seat for their careers. She has a background that includes over two decades in Corporate America spanning information technology, commercial strategy and human resources (diversity and inclusion). She is the CEO of Simone Morris Enterprises LLC, a certified minority and women-owned business enterprise that provides consulting, training, coaching, and speaking services. Simone’s thought leadership can be found on various platforms (Glassdoor, Leadercast, Smart-Recruiters, Social-hire, and BambooHR) and she is also the author of The Power of Owning Your Career: Winning Strategies, Tools and Tips for Creating Your Desired Career.
Madhu Krishnappa Maron is dedicated to supporting individuals and organizational leaders on the path to transformation. She merges expertise as a Human Resources professional with stellar coaching skills and a belief in her clients’ innate resourcefulness to help them envision and make changes they never thought possible. As a coach, facilitator and consultant, Madhu brings a dynamic, curious approach to understanding what makes people tick. She is passionate about helping clients peel back layers of outmoded thinking and behaviors to shine a light on their underlying brilliance. Through coaching others and navigating her own professional transitions, Madhu has learned how to identify, create and sustain the changes that lead to more meaningful and effective professional lives.
Karen is a certified coach and specializes in courageous leadership. Certified as a Brené Brown Dare to Lead™ and Daring Way™ Facilitator she partners with leaders looking to lean into vulnerability as a key skill for dramatically changing their leadership and creating courageous organizations. She has over 25 years corporate leadership experience and over 4 years non-profit experience in Operations, IT, Diversity and Inclusion, Training, Facilitation and Change Management. She believes in partnering with leaders to create their unique blueprint and a supporting toolkit for sustainable inspiration, resilience, advocacy, and impact so they can show up, be seen and lead brave.
Prior to becoming a certified executive coach, Milena lived half of her life abroad in 7 countries and has extensive experience in Business Development and Sales. The past 10 years of her corporate career took place at The New York Times, out of the Paris office. Milena brings a rich combination of human and business understanding to the coaching process. Her holistic approach is informed by her training as a yoga and mindfulness teacher. Milena is fluent in English, French, Italian and Spanish. As a multilingual coach, she works with clients all over the world, especially with diverse teams, focusing primarily on Leadership Development and Women’s Empowerment.
LINDA SCHNABEL, PCC
Accredited through the ICF, Linda has over two decades of solid experience as a leadership, team, and career development coach. With both private and public sector clients, Linda deploys her advanced coaches’ training to serve as a catalyst for organizational learning and leadership development. She has worked with hundreds of individuals, including C-suite leaders, to influence the expression of their leadership intelligence organizationally, supporting them to convert key objectives into success stories. She has worked in a diverse range of industries, including healthcare, packaged goods, transportation, technology, finance, insurance, food services, and manufacturing.
BONITA HELM MACKEY, MA, PCC
Bonita is an ICF-credentialed Executive Coach, OD consultant, speaker and leadership development facilitator. She partners with leaders at all levels to deliver business results during constant organizational and market changes. Bonita’s 25-year career leading talent development initiatives at both IBM and Verizon has resulted in her ability to link people development to business results. She is especially skilled at developing women leaders who can maximize the potential and performance of all employees while discovering their own brilliance and highest potential.
ALINA CAMPOS, PCC
Alina is a certified coach with a passion for helping women leaders realize their greatest potential. Her coaching is heavily influenced by Positive Psychology which helps people develop thriving mindsets. Alina spent over 18 years in marketing and over a decade leading teams in operations and employee development. She understands the challenges women leaders face in the workplace, specifically around confidence, conflict management and burnout. Alina has worked with a wide variety of clients ranging from start-ups to major brands such as Apple, Salesforce, and LinkedIn.
Vice President/General Manager Infectious Diseases, Quest Diagnostics
Ruth is an accomplished pharmaceutical industry executive, bilingual in English and Dutch is currently serving as Vice President/General Manager, Infectious Diseases/Immunology & Quest for Heath Equity at Quest Diagnostics. She has been a catalyst for change throughout her career, while always keeping the patient at the center of anything she does. In her current role, Ruth has been instrumental in the COVID-19 response planning for Quest Diagnostics and has also spearheaded the recently announced Quest for Health Equity initiative geared towards leveling the playing field for health disparities in underserved populations. Under her leadership Quest has successfully launched a wide variety of COVID testing options, both lab based testing (NAAT, Serology) as well as point of care antigen testing solutions. Prior to Quest Diagnostics she held several key management positions in the pharmaceutical industry at Novartis, Acorda, Bayer, Organon and Allergan. She holds an MSc in Pharmacy from University of Utrecht (The Netherlands).
Founding Partner and COO of QueBIT
Catherine Jirak is a founding partner and the COO of QueBIT, a Planning and Analytics consulting firm. QueBIT’s advises and implements enterprise wide planning and analytic solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries. As COO, Cathy is responsible for company operations including sales, service delivery and support. Cathy also plays a key role in QueBIT’s strategic and technology partner relationships. Much of QueBIT’s growth can be attributed to Cathy’s advocating for a strong internal training program in conjunction with an active college recruitment effort. This has enabled QueBIT to develop a strong company identity and culture, which values the contributions of all members of its diverse workforce. This by far is what sets QueBIT apart from its competitors. Cathy began her career in public accounting before working in finance for a Fortune 500 company. Just prior to founding QueBIT, Cathy was the principal of her own accounting and tax firm. Cathy holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Scranton and her CPA. Outside of work Cathy loves to travel and is a passionate skier and golfer.
Creative Tech Enthusiast, Apple
Caitlin has twelve years of experience in business development and digital product development primarily for tech startup companies. She recently joined Apple as a project manager working in their augmented reality business. Prior to joining Apple, Caitlin was based in Zurich, Switzerland where she was Head of Business Development for an early stage machine learning company operating in the fashion tech space. Caitlin's career began with KAYAK where she was responsible for managing strategic partnerships. She was instrumental in launching the company’s European headquarters. When she is not “teching out", Caitlin has a passion for health and wellness and can be found on a bike, whether in a SoulCycle class or riding with her husband in the California hills. She is compelled by emerging technology while understanding the need for balance in everyday life. Caitlin looks forward to bringing more of the tech industry to Her New Standard.
Head, Talent Development, CVS Health
Ted is passionate about helping people reach their potential, find enjoyable work and perform their best. He offers proven talent development solutions gained from more than 30 years of experience advising individuals and businesses. Ted is the author of Develop: 7 Practical Tools to Take Charge of Your Career. He speaks frequently on topics including managing your career, driving business results, and innovation.
CEO and President Emeritus of Save the Children