"Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence."
Sheryl Sandburg, COO of Facebook
Chief Executive Officer
Maria Tedjamulia is a sought-after business & technology innovator, and an award-winning executive producer. Her mission is to create experiences that positively change lives. She earned her Masters in Business Administration from Brigham Young University, and has worked for some of the top brands in the world, including Microsoft, Google, Siemens, and Ogilvy & Mather, all while raising her four beautiful children and serving in her church. She believes that now, more than ever, is the time for women to come together & shine their light.
Chief Operating Officer
Bea Woodwell is an Entrepreneur, host, and producer of the Women of Light Podcasts, an unshakable believer in “there’s nothing that can’t be achieved” all things are possible. She is an obsessive learner. The most important things about her life happen within the walls of her home and heart. She’s been volunteering at a Women’s Federal Correctional Institution as a counselor for over 5 years. Bea is a motivational speaker and recently spoke at the "Women of Hope" conference. She’s raised three beautiful daughters and has one granddaughter. She was born in Venezuela and developed a passion for culture at a very young age. Bea’s love for culture has birthed countless adventures overseas, which has provided an opportunity to witness the importance of self-worth. Through Women of Light, Bea has an opportunity to give back in gathering women from all over the world to empower, to experience a strong sense of belonging and self-worth, and as a result, women across this country and the world will achieve excellence and make a difference in their communities.
Board of Directors
Ann is a dynamic, inspiring speaker, a mentor, and a body language expert. She has given over 3,200 presentations throughout the country, including a TEDx talk on the effects of body language, and has appeared on television and radio 22 times. She has trained thousands to be trainers with her detailed understanding of the messages people send through their body language, and to use nonverbal communications to go from messy to mastery in their lives. She is an effective, successful mentor and trainer. The techniques she shares are simple and down to earth, and her success comes because they work.
Board of Directors
Hometown: Fresno, CA. Since leaving the Southwest, where the summers were dusty and the bell-bottoms had flare, Connie and her husband Mario have been event professionals in the Central Valley for over 25 years. In her spare time, Connie strives to live a healthy lifestyle, eating delicious veggies and practicing yoga to stay active with her five children and eleven beautiful grandchildren. Her greatest accomplishments come from watching her children become amazing citizens, and promoting and maintaining good values.