Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute announces that Daisy Maurya-Ballard will serve as chair for Impact 2020. The 15th annual IMPACT Leadership Dinner features keynote speaker DeDe Halfhill and will take place on Feb. 27 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center, when CWLI will kick off their 2020 curriculum model “FORward: Mapping a Positive Future for Professional Women.”
“I am thrilled that we have invited DeDe Halfhill to Impact 2020,” said Ms. Maurya-Ballard. “Her experience and accomplishments through her extensive leadership roles in the U.S. Air Force demonstrate how to build communities of inclusion by using the principles of Brene Brown’s vulnerability and daring leadership. I am very encouraged that Dede Halfhill will help create a wider path of innovative thought for leaders in our community that will inspire and continue our movement forward.”
Ms. Maurya-Ballard is co-owner of WillowStreet Properties Real Estate Investment and Development Group. WillowStreet Properties guides clients through the process of investing in real estate through consultation, property analysis, investment projections, lease negotiations, acquisition, management of properties and sales of property in Chattanooga.
Before starting WillowStreet Properties, Ms. Maurya-Ballard spent over two decades in the Healthcare industry as a medical device sales specialist, pharmaceutical sales specialist and national sales trainer. In 2014 she began her career with HCA TriStar’s Parkridge Medical Center and Parkridge Valley as the director of physician and provider relations and director of business development. After a career in the healthcare industry, she decided to utilize her experience and skills to help build WillowStreet Properties alongside her husband and business partner, Matthew Ballard.
Ms. Maurya-Ballard has a great love and passion for the Chattanooga community. She has been involved with numerous non-profits and currently serves on the board of directors for Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute, Hospice of Chattanooga and the Women’s Fund of Greater Chattanooga.
“We are excited to have Daisy serve as chair for Impact 2020. She played an integral part in bringing Ms. Halfhill to Chattanooga, and alongside her committee, will create an immersive experience to inspire attendees to learn more about vulnerable leadership,” said Kim Shumpert, executive director of CWLI.