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Trendsetter to Know: Sharmi Albrechtsen

Meet Scottsdale-based CEO and co-founder of SmartGurlz, the first robotics company focused on girls. She has been given AdWeek’s Disruptor Award and has been featured in TEDx, Forbes, Huffington Post, Financial Times, Fox, CNN, and more. You may also recognize her from ABC’s Shark Tank where she closed a deal with Daymond John.

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Trendsetter to Know: Elena Joy Thurston

Meet founder of the Pride and Joy Foundation and inspiration speaker whose viral TEDx talk has paved the way for speaking engagements around the country. Audiences have included ABC, CBS and Fox news stations, the First Event in Boston, the Seacoast Wellness Series in New Hampshire, the THRIVE conference in Utah, as well as multiple print and online media stories, and podcasts.

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Trendsetter to Know: Judy Pearson

Meet breast cancer survivor, author, and founder of A 2nd Act, a nonprofit organization that supports and celebrates female survivors of all cancers as they use their gifts of time and experience to give back to the greater good.

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Trendsetter to Know: Michelle Faust

Meet Scottsdale resident and founder of Lemonade Legend, a company offering content writing, media exposure through Podcasts and promotional book services. She is also the author of “The Lemonade Stand Book”, a passion project, that provides a powerful resource for women struggling with their own lemonade challenges.