The Power of Connection: Women Leading with Passion & Purpose

Our recent panel event “The Power of Connection: Women Leading with Passion & Purpose” was a tremendous success, and we are so grateful to have had the opportunity to connect with such amazing and inspiring panelists.

Stacey DeVore, CEO of Tax Advisory Group, Lisa Frey, Agile Services Manager at Toyota Connected, and Addie Monson, Director of IT at NCH Corporation joined us for the morning to share personal stories about how turning their focus to human connection in their work has led to incredible results for their teams. They discussed everything from empathy and trust building in the workplace to using innovative technologies to facilitate meaningful collaboration.

The event kicked off with an inspiring one-minute video that encapsulated the heart and spirit of what we all strive for – connection. Ultimately it left no doubt that when women come together with passion and purpose, anything is possible. We can’t wait to do this again soon!

Meet the Panelists:

Stacey DeVore
Chief Executive Officer, Tax Advisors Group

Stacey is a results-driven executive leader with over 20 years of experience leading large-scale business transformations from strategy design through execution, addressing complex business issues across functions, and often across the globe. As CEO, she is leading the organization through its own transformation and growth journey. Stacey brings a unique background of exceptional client service in both tax and consulting, coupled with experience leading teams to drive transformative solutions across people, processes, and technology for some of the world’s largest companies.

Lisa Frey
Agile Services Manager, Toyota Connected

Lisa serves Toyota Connected North America (TCNA) as an Agile Services Manager, supporting a team of scrum masters. Her team acts as trusted partners for all TCNA teams to help ensure timely and efficient goal-setting and achievement, overcoming challenges to deliver world-class digital products and services. Her passion is encouraging and inspiring students to consider STEM careers, especially women, who are traditionally under-represented in such positions. She believes the creativity from her music background brings a unique perspective to her role and wants others to know that the future of technology requires diverse and creative perspectives that mirrors the diversity of the customers who use the products and services developed.

Addie Monson
Director, Office of the CIO, NCH Corporation

Addie is a technology leader with responsibility for global program execution, project and portfolio management, IT purchasing and vendor management, and cybersecurity roadmap execution. As an advocate for building partnership between business and IT, she is passionate about delivering value quickly, transforming organizations to drive for results, and fostering collaboration.