Regina Barr is an award-winning business owner with over two decades of leadership experience. She’s a former marketing executive, and Founder and CEO of Red Ladder, Inc., and the Women at the Top® (WATT®) Network. A well-known consultant, coach, trainer and professional speaker Regina has traveled the U.S. extensively, educating and inspiring women and men to dream big, take action and “make things happen.”
Since starting her business in 2003, Regina has had one goal: to develop people and inspire success. Regina regales her clients and audiences by providing them with hands-on knowledge combined with practical wisdom and relevant stories gained through successfully navigating the corporate corridors for over twenty years.
A writer and media commentator who holds master’s degrees in business administration (BBA, MBA) and human development (MA), Regina’s Women at the Top® (WATT®) Blog was voted one of 25 career and business women bloggers to read by BlogHer (in 2011) and her Women at the Top® (WATT®) column was read in over 7 countries. Regina is currently the author and spokesperson for the annual Women at the Top® (WATT®) Study.
An avid believer in giving back, Regina volunteers and mentors others through several organizations locally and nationally. In addition, she currently serves on the board of Minnesota Excellence in Public Service (MEPS). Regina also has proudly served as a State Representative in the Minnesota House of Representatives.
Mary Quist-Newins is the founder, Executive Director, and President of Moneyweave® Academy. As a Certified Financial Planner®, and holder of two master’s degrees in business and finance (MBA, MSFS), along with two other advanced financial planning designations (CLU®, ChFC®). She has more than 30 years of experience in financial services.
Passionate about helping women improve their financial security, she held the only endowed professorship in the nation dedicated exclusively to the study of women and money at The American College. While at The College, she founded the thriving and unique Center for Women and Financial Services. She has received national and local recognitions through authorship, speaking engagements, research projects, awards, and media.
Mary’s background includes leadership roles in major financial services firms, three financial planning practices across the country, and teaching college-level classes to prospective CFP® certificants. Her conviction for helping women was further strengthened in her roles as president, treasurer, and past president of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Minnesota.
Everyday, she is thankful for her family, friends, health, co-workers, colleagues, clients, role models, mentees, and mentors who have inspired her journey in their own special way.