Having spent over 3 decades as a working woman, Katie conceived the idea for Illuminate based on the love, support, assistance, and advice she enjoys from her large circle of women friends. She wished that every woman had an incredible network of women to draw from. Illuminate was created to be that vehicle. Illuminate events allow participants to form strong friendships, sharpen leadership skills, and increase their influence and confidence. The program was immediately well received, and has grown to become an enriching and empowering venue for women at every career level to find ways to be better, personally and professionally. “Women thrive when provided targeted training and coaching. Illuminate reinforces business, career, and community development in an environment designed to complement an employee’s existing leadership. This is a win-win scenario for everyone!”Katie is currently President of Corporate Alliance of Salt Lake and is an owner/partner. She joined Corporate Alliance as General Manager of the Salt Lake Hub in 2008 and has thoroughly enjoyed building the market from a couple of hundred members – to several thousand. Katie most enjoys helping to “turn strangers into friends.” Katie formerly served for 19 years with Innovations International. In this capacity, Katie has years of experience with consulting, training and executive coaching, and has traveled the world working with Fortune 200 companies (Merck, Dow Chemical, American Express, Anheuser Busch, Kellogg, EDS, Eastman Kodak, Northrup Grumann, etc.). She and her husband, Wayne, enjoy a full life with family, grandchildren, and friends. Outside of work, Katie is a pianist, loves to cook, and is an avid reader.