Call me a project enthusiast, a civic literacy advocate and adventurer. Growing up in Germany, then living and working in the US and all over Asia for many years heightened my sense of adventure and my outlook on what’s possible and achievable. Paying forward what my experiences afforded me is a strong motivation to work with Inspired Women Lead to help grow and broaden the organization’s reach.
An invitation and the need for more sunshine in my life inspired me to join a friend and sail across the Atlantic. After 23 days at sea, more sailing, and a short stay in Miami, I decided to move continents and make Miami my new home.
My background in marketing and design lead me to start several businesses, first in India, then back in the US. Starting and operating an international manufacturing and distribution business in the highly male dominated international footwear industry for over twenty years, taught me much about the perception and the challenges of women in the workforce worldwide, from basic laborer to top level executive.
Citizens Don’t Have Term Limits. When I became a US citizen in 2014, I was surprised by the emotional effect it had on me. After the sale of my company, I founded GoVoteMiami Inc. in 2015 to impact civic engagement in my community and beyond. GVM offers tools and materials to individuals, organizations and agencies to get eligible voters Election Ready.
Inspired Women Lead. Since 2019 I have been an IWL mentor and now become a board member of Inspired Women Lead – one of many incredible ways to channel women into leadership roles and act as change catalysts in their own communities and lives.
Citizens don’t have term limits
Hobbies & Interests:
As project enthusiast, a civic literacy advocate and adventurer my activities often reflect what I am currently focusing on. From publishing books for my journalist sister to building a voter awareness organization to learning my next kata to take my brown belt test for Karate. To “replenish the well” I take the road less taken on my drives through the country; I go on hiking trips with my husband; we take long walks with our dog Kaiser; I take dance lessons (Zouk and Bachata); I spend time on my paddleboard and my boat. I love to cook and eat and doing both with good friends and family. I am lucky to be married to a fabulous guy for 34 years and together we have an incredible daughter, who is training to be a veterinarian.