CWC Start Up affiliates recognized as leaders in Wyoming business
JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Liza Millet, program director for the Central Wyoming College Start Up Intensive in Jackson and Kathy Neiley, CWC Start Up Intensive grad have both been nominated for the 2017 Wyoming Women of Influence awards. In the running with 85 others in 12 industry categories, the final awards will be announced August 25th in Cheyenne.
Millet, who is also founder and board member of Silicon Couloir, was nominated in the new category of Best Mentor. Millet has been with the Start Up Intensive since its inception four years ago, coordinating, recruiting and mentoring more than 100 graduates of the program along with instructor Sandy Hessler.
“I am honored to have been nominated, especially by a Start Up Intensive graduate,” Millet said. “Sandy Hessler and I feel so lucky that our job is to guide and mentor wonderful entrepreneurial minds who more often than not, inspire us daily in return.”
Neiley, CEO of Full Circle Quilts/WyoWhy was nominated in the category Manufacturing/Technology. Her business Full Circle Quilts, which she launched in July of 2015, started as something to help comfort her and her family after her sister-in-law was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer.
“I wanted something to help her through her cancer treatments,” Neiley said. “To comfort and keep her warm during the chemo. The quilt solved a need for me and the family.”
“It is extremely exciting to have two women recognized for being exemplary leaders in Wyoming business who are affiliated with CWC’s Start Up Intensive,” CWC President Brad Tyndall said. “The primary goal of CWC is to have graduates and instructors who contribute to and lead Wyoming’s business economy. We are exceedingly proud of them.”