Cover Story : Kelly Bagla
Top Transformational Women Leaders in 2020
Starting a new business or entering a new market is a giant leap, both emotionally and financially. In the United States, incorporating a business involves planning, making key financial decisions, and completing a series of legal activities. Moreover, the legal structure one chooses for their business impacts the business registration requirements, and how much taxes to be paid with their personal liability. IndustryWired spoke to Kelly Bagla, Esq., founder of Bagla Law Firm, APC, a distinguished law firm, to discuss how her firm takes care of all legal formalities, advisory and what led her to start a renowned law firm.
Top Transformational Women Leaders in 2020
Dr. Amy Jadesimi: Delivering a One-Stop-Shop for Multinational Industrial and Offshore Businesses
Dr. Amy Jadesimi is the Managing Director of LADOL Free Zone (LADOL), the first 100% indigenous Sustainable Industrial Special Economic Zone in Africa. Amy comes from a medical background, having trained as a medical doctor at Oxford University and Hospital. At LADOL, she is responsible for managing operations across several sectors and disciplines, as well as a wide range of clients, advisors and other stakeholders, all in an environment that demands unique solutions, resilience and excellence.
Anaida Deti: An Inspirational Leader Delivering Inclusive Dental and Oral Hygiene Services
Anaida Deti is the CEO of DentalX, an award-winning dental clinic in North York, Toronto, providing a full range of comprehensive dental and oral hygiene services. After a few years of finishing school and getting her licence as a registered dental hygienist, Anaida founded DentalX in 2013. DentalX started with only her, booking appointments in her car and seeing patients in the late afternoons or Sundays after she worked all day for other dental offices. Now she has about 12 staff members and an award-winning dental office.
Caritta Seppa: Building the Future of Energy with Smart Mobile Energy Solutions
Caritta Seppa is the Co-founder and COO at Tespack, a company that specialises in developing mobile energy solutions for off-grid workers by combining software and hardware. She is currently responsible for the operations, financing and business development as well as the day-to-day operations and management of the company. Caritta also supports closing partnerships and raising funds. Under her leadership, Tespack has successfully raised venture capital funds as well as governmental funding.
Helima Croft: Transforming the Financial Services Industry through Influential Leadership
Helima is a Managing Director and the Head of Global Commodity Strategy and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Research at RBC Capital Markets. She specializes in geopolitics and energy, leading a team of commodity strategists that cover energy, metals and cross‐commodity investor activity. Helima is a member of the National Petroleum Council, a select group of individuals who advise, inform and make recommendations to the Secretary of Energy with respect to any matter relating to oil and natural gas.
Karin Klock: Empowering Women Entrepreneurs with the Best Business Practices
Karin Klock is the Founder & CEO WomenOwnedBiz.org., a free website launched on March 8, 2020, in celebration of International Women’s Day, and developed to connect, support and empower women-owned businesses around the globe. She is committed to using women-owned businesses to support her business. After she found how hard it was to find women-owned businesses, Karin decided to make a website to do just that. Her goal is to have a one-stop website to find women-owned businesses.
Insights on the Road to Leadership and Inclusion
Kathleen Marran is the Vice President of Diverse Customer Segments at UPS, a global leader in logistics offering a broad range of solutions for transporting packages and freight, facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. 26-year-veteran of UPS marketing who has done just about all one can do across the marketing discipline in multiple locations across the globe; Kathleen has managed 300 person teams and been responsible for multi-billion-dollar revenue divisions.
Lisa Houssiere: Transforming the Legal Industry with Influential Leadership
Lisa Houssiere is a Principal in McKool Smith’s Houston office. She began her legal career as a commercial litigator at Norton Rose Fulbright in 2007 and is now a Principal at McKool Smith. During college, she served on Mortar Board and studied abroad in Israel, Austria, England, and Spain. After graduating from Vanderbilt, Lisa attended law school at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She also served as student guardian litem representing abused and neglected foster children in Dallas County.
Nicole Iseppi: Advocating Greater Industry Collaboration & Increase Innovation within Global Sustainable Development
Nicole Iseppi is a Managing Director of ENGIE, a global reference in low-carbon energy and services. Since 2010, she has been a part of the company and is currently a Senior Executive Advisor and also Managing Director of Operations and Performance of ENGIE’s Global Industrial Hub. Nicole is responsible for strengthening the management, coordination and impact of such hub which is made up of the 12 global departments focused on the company’s industrial sustainable global business.
Paige Arnof-Fenn: Driving Strategic Business Opportunities with Incredible Potential and Exceptional Vision
Paige Arnof-Fenn who serves as the Founder and CEO of Mavens & Moguls did not plan on starting a company. She always wanted to work for a large multi-national business and be a Fortune 500 CEO. When she was a student, she looked at leaders like Meg Whitman & Ursula Burns as her role models. Paige positioned herself as being strong analytically which would help her be a better marketer using data to make decisions. She thinks it is possible to rebrand yourself if you are strategic about the process.
Paula Dowdy: Transforming Human Health by Harnessing the Power of Genomics
Paula Dowdy is the Senior Vice President and General Manager at Illumina, for the Europe, Middle East & Africa region, a company that aspires to be a catalyst in the transformation of human health, operates a business that centers on DNA, the biochemical structure of life itself. Paula has strong technology and commercial background from more than 20 years in sales, services, and strategy leadership roles at Cisco, all of which positioned her well to join Illumina in 2016.
Pauline Ng: Achieving Tech-Enabled Service Perfection with Trailblazing Skincare Innovations
Pauline Ng with Jenny Teng founded Porcelain Private Limited, a home-grown cult skincare brand and a premium skincare solutions provider with three locations in Singapore, in 2009 with a vision to marry expertise and passion to create the future of skincare. Pauline started Porcelain after her graduation from Singapore Management University in 2009, after taking a bold decision to forgo alluring job opportunities.
Reena Bhatnagar: Transforming Reinsurance Industry Through Influential Leadership
As the General Manager and Chief Underwriting Officer of GIC Re, Mrs. Reena Bhatnagar has played a vital role in taking the company to new heights. Her remit includes multiple portfolios like Aviation, Property Reinsurance (including Engineering & Large Risks), Brokers Relationship Management, Claims, and all Reinsurance Pools. She is a Director on the Boards of GIC Perestrakhovanie, Russia, and GIC Bhutan Re, along with being Deputy President of the Insurance Institute of India.