• 29 Aug 2018 by Doug Bruhnke

    Once again our hosts Squire Patton Boggs, and moderator Jaime Daddona, outdid themselves! Great room, wonderful view, awesome speakers and sustenance to keep us going for the full 90 minutes and more. Thank you!

    We learned from all our panelists, and audience members, too! Thanks to everyone for attending and participating. 

    Moderator: Jaime Daddona, Partner at Squire Patton Boggs, again did all the things AHEAD of the meeting to make the conversation full of insights, ideas and inspiration.

    Let's keep the momentum going!

    Our Speakers... and you can see their bios HERE. Pictures below and HERE on Global Chamber® Phoenix facebook.

    - Debi Lane, CEO at LunchboxWax

    - Janice WashingtonState Director at AZ Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

    - Deborrah Himsel, President at Himsel & Associates and Adjunct Faculty at Thunderbird School of Global Management

    - Keri PickPartner, Accounting & Enterprise Risk Services at Deloitte & Touche LLP

    Hank Marshall, Economic Development Executive Officer at City of Phoenix & Honorary Consul for the U.K. (Arizona)

    Before this event you probably didn't know all this...

    • One of Debi's first hires was a VP of Culture.
    • Hank's Mom was REALLY hoping for a girl when he was born.
    • The Mexican Senate now has more women than men.
    • Women account for 38% of heads of state, worldwide.
    • It's typically harder for women to ask for money than men (with some very notable exceptions!!)
    • The number of countries with women as the top political leader has increased from 6 in 1990 to 70 today.
    • Initiatives to engage young people in Jordan have 75% of 18 years olds registered to vote.
    • The impact of violence in countries around the world has women coming together to take action.
    • Diversity, inclusion and empowerment are key areas to inspire and impact change.
    • Business performance can improve with more gender-balanced and diverse board, like THIS study.

    Next step for members... keep connecting with each other and let's move the needle forward. Let us know if you'd like a warm intro to anyone.

    Not yet a member? There's an easy fix to that! Join the global tribe!

    All the best, Doug Bruhnke

    CEO/founder of Global Chamber® and Executive Director of Global Chamber® Phoenix

    Some photos...


  • 15 Aug 2018 by Doug Bruhnke


    Cherylee Francis, NWEAZ Founder, (520) 975-2565

    Special thanks to Barry Wong at the State of Arizona for forwarding this information.

    FLAGSTAFF, AZ – August 15, 2018 – Members of the Native Women Entrepreneurs of Arizona have been invited as keynote speaker and panelist to the Global Women’s Trade Summit in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, September 6 - 8, 2018. This annual summit brings together international thought leaders, successful women entrepreneurs and high-level corporate figures who will share their journeys and experiences.

    Local media production company, CFproductions LLC, owner and founder of the Native Women Entrepreneurs of Arizona (NWEAZ), Cherylee Francis (Navajo), along with Tinhorn Consulting LLC, owner April Tinhorn (Hualapai/Navajo/Chinese), will travel to Mongolia. The acceptance of their invitation not only means representing Native women from their tribal communities and Arizona, but also all American women entrepreneurs.

    “It is an honor and a tremendous responsibility for our group to be U.S. representatives at the summit. As keynote speaker, I see this as an opportunity to convey my small business experience, express our tribal values, and to share the stories of our native women entrepreneurs. This is also an opportunity to promote Native American women and the importance of how indigenous trade and commerce has always been apart of our communities. The value of this event is for our entrepreneurial business women to join with the Mongolian women and to explore new partnerships strengthening the invaluable experience of cultural exchange on an international level”, said Cherylee Francis.

    Adds Francis, “While the keynote speaker and panelist accommodations and registration will be provided by the summit, donations are welcome to go towards airfare and other traveling expenses. Please consider donating in support of representing American Women Entrepreneurs!”

    About Native Women Entrepreneurs of Arizona (NWEAZ) A supportive, social network advancing Native Women Business Owners through advocacy, leadership, and data. Established for Native American Women Business Owners who must have registered & incorporated their company 3+ years in the State of Arizona. The goal is to have a better understanding with the information we provide, creating a new truth collectively on what it means to do business as Native Women-Owned Businesses.


  • 01 Aug 2018 by Doug Bruhnke

    Congratulations to Dr. Joanna Moore, nominated by the Aerospace & Defense Executive Board as chairperson. The Chair for the past two years has been another member of Global Chamber - Moses Koyabe, who is a Global Advisor for Global Chamber in Africa.

    Joanna has impressive accomplishments in the Aerospace industry. She is a global strategy and business development leader with industry experience in Asia/China and Europe - including her home country Poland. Joanna is President of The Americas Aerospace Cluster (AAC), a non-profit organization with the goal of bringing together the aerospace industry in the USA and connecting with the global network of aerospace clusters facilitating related investment, job creation, collaboration and R&D. 

    The mission of the AAC Cluster to connect the aerospace industry with local and national governments, international governmental and non-governmental organizations, research centers and non-profit organizations to grow aerospace in different regions and sectors. Some of you attended or learned about the successful event that the AAC Cluster held earlier this year at Sanctuary Resort on Paradise Valley.

    Joanna has worked at Boeing as manager of Boeing Defense & Commercial, Systems & Materials & Structures engineering, She is a Global Advisor for Global Chamber in Poland.

    Congratulations to Moses Koyabe for  his successful two year tenure, and for helping to find such a worthy successor!

    Learn more about the Aerospace & Defense Forum by clicking HERE.

    Learn more about the Americas Aerospace Cluster by clicking HERE.