In July 2009, Angela Crossin and her former business partner conceived of the concept of BWUN as an alternative to the traditional social networking organizations. The emphasis is on the whole person, versus solely the business persona; thus, both visionaries decided to take a risk, and to create a group focused on the personal side, or the whole woman juggling a multitude of responsibilities. Loyal to our trademark, we are truly about, “Connecting Beyond Business™”.
ANGELA CROSSIN ● HEAD CHIEFESS + CULTIVATOR
Angela hold a B. A. from the University of Illinois in International Relations with a minor in History, a Juris Doctorate from Valparaiso University School of Law and a Masters Degree in Accounting from Purdue University Calumet. Angela is currently enrolled in a doctorate program at California Southern in clinical psychology. Angela is in private practice offering services that include setting up for-profit and not-for-profit businesses, estate planning and employment related matters.
Additionally, she teaches business law, commercial law, and corporate governance at Purdue University’s satellite campus in Hammond, Indiana, Valparaiso University, Northern Illinois, and Trinity Christian College. Angela became a Certified Fraud Specialist through the National Association of Certified Fraud Specialists in 2010. Angela is also a licensed One Page Plan™ consultant.
Previous to her law career, she was in banking at a mid-size bank in Springfield, Illinois. Having worked with diverse businesses and clients, Angela will be able to provide needed expertise to assist women in setting up businesses, business law related matters, and governance principles.
Assisting Angela in the leadership of BWUN are the following individuals:
Lesley Herod/Lakeshore (Fomerley Duneland) Alliance Cultivator
Lesley Herod is a licensed insurance agent through Liberty Mutual. She has vast knowledge and experience in the insurance/financial industry having worked for Liberty Mutual for over fifteen years in sales and management.
Lakeshore (Formerly Duneland) Women’s Wisdom Cultivator
Jill Story, Esq. | Legal Consultant is an entrepreneurial and high energy Business Consultant and Attorney with over 16 years of business and legal consulting, auditing and education-based achievements working with corporations, law firms, court systems and public schools; complementary experience as university adjunct and secondary education faculty.
For the past 5 years, Jill has worked in various roles within Jackson National Life as not only a legal and business consultant, but as an internal auditor and senior corporate trainer.
Jill was in private practice from 2005-2011 after having clerked for the Federal District Court, as well as worked for Miller Carson Boxberger and Murphy in Ft. Wayne.
Among her business accolades, Jill was selected by PWC to attend corporate training in London, and she was also selected out of over 500 applicants to travel to Japan with a select group of business and educators to study culture, education, manufacturing and environment.
Prior to the law, Jill was a high school teacher in NWI. She is involved with various civic organizations and has worked with several NFP boards.
Jill has a JD from Valparaiso University School of Law, M.S. in Education from IU-SB, and an undergraduate in English and Secondary Education from Ball State.
Jill is passionate about health and wellness, empowering and inspiring women, raising strong kids, and enjoys travel and food adventures.
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