A Global Network of Brilliant Women

Authenticity. Consciousness. Real Connection.

“Emerge” verb i-'merj To come into being through transformation.

About Us

Emerging Women is a global network of brilliant women creating new leadership paradigms and supporting the rise of leaders across all sectors of society.

With an ethos of authenticity, consciousness, and real connection, our mission is to catalyze the power of feminine leadership in order to fill the pipeline of women leaders and create a more sustainable future, where life and humanity are at the center of all that we do.

Emerging Women supports and inspires women to express themselves authentically by providing the tools, knowledge, and network for women to lead in a way that integrates core feminine values like connection, collaboration, intuition, empathy and heart. We are a global platform for leaders and entrepreneurs to catalyze their vision, create powerful connections, and explore the many issues that women in business face today. We offer international events, networking circles, and online content that build community and know-how for women leaders.

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Our Story

Emerging Women was launched in order to support the integration of business and feminine power to make a positive impact on the world.   As a world traveller and Peace Corps volunteer, Emerging Women founder Chantal Pierrat witnessed first-hand the severe oppression and disempowerment of women that is present in most third-world countries across the globe. And as a sales and marketing executive in medical technology and manufacturing, she experienced the challenges and difficulties modern women face in the first-world business arena. Though the environments were quite different, the effects on women were similar: work more, get rewarded less, and feel insecure as we try to fit into a world created by and for men. 

Chantal felt inspired by the courage and heroic efforts of the women she encountered in developing nations as they worked collectively to overcome obstacles - and she longed for the same connected and inspired culture among women in her life as an executive in tech. As women were scarce and isolated from one another, this seemed unattainable, and so she left tech for publishing in search of a business environment that better suited her need for authenticity and meaning.

After 11 years as a publishing executive in the area of personal growth, holistic living and spirituality, Chantal combined her passion for women's leadership, inner transformation, and making the world a better place by launching Emerging Women with a first-annual national event in October 2013.   Since then, speakers such as Arianna Huffington, Dr. Brené Brown, Dr. Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Dr. Tererai Trent, Kristin Neff, PhD, Esther Perel, Kelly McGonigal, PhD, Zainab Salbi, Reshma Saujani, Anne Lamott, and women from businesses in all industries have come together to discuss the issues facing women entrepreneurs and leaders today. From sex to self-concept; money to mindset; pipeline to power; leading to letting go — Emerging Women explores an integrative model of leadership that is sustainable and fulfilling for women.   

So whether you are raising money for your new business, leading a team at a tech company, a mom in-between successes returning to the workforce, getting ready to take a leap from executive to entrepreneur, a semi-retired power-house wanting to invest in women or join a board, or you are simply a seeker of feminine wisdom - Emerging Women exists to evolve your sense of leadership identity, connect you to other badass women, and help you to create the impact you want to have in the world.

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Our Team

These are the people that make it all happen at EW — a killer collective with verve, wit, ops chops, and creative genius!

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Our Investors

We are pleased to introduce you to our honored investors - supporters, advisors, creative thinkers and people who know all the right people. We cannot thank this crew enough for supporting us in our launch and funding our capital seed round. If you are an accredited investor and you are interested in learning more about investment opportunities with Emerging Women, please contact [email protected]

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Chelsea Brookshire

Executive Assistant and Relationships Manager

Chelsea has over 10 years of experience in administrative and executive support. After her years of working in the legal and oil and gas industry, Chelsea has made it her passion to fill her life with creativity and incorporates that into everything she does. Her position at Emerging Women allows her to expand on that creativity and assist with empowering women around the world. She is a native of Colorado and enjoys spending time with her husband, bonus son, family, and friends. In her free time she loves painting, refurbishing furniture, and all things creative.

Michelle Caggiano

Online Business Manager

Michelle studied Marketing and received her degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver. Her passion for marketing, combined with great attention to detail, and over 7 years of experience in the tech-world makes her a valuable asset to the team! In addition to Emerging Women, she is also a solopreneur and works with a number of different clients in the online business realm. She is an experienced Online Business Manager and Virtual Assistant who specializes in marketing operations, project management and online course launch management. She is a Colorado native, mother of two dogs, a cat, and a turtle, and step-mother to an amazing little girl. In her spare time she enjoys live music, good food, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.

Jen Jefferson

Power Circle Administrator

Jen comes to Emerging Women with over 20 years of experience in event operation and volunteer management. She has worked various types of events among those including Volunteer Manager for Integral Life conferences and Event Coordinator for various large arts and sports festivals throughout Colorado. Alongside her passion for creating and producing events, she worked as a hospital administrator for over a decade in one of Denver’s largest hospitals helping make care affordable to hundreds of patients. Jen is a native of Lima, Peru and is currently on a sabbatical in South America. In her spare time, she loves exploring foreign countries, playing capoeira, and deepening her yoga and meditation practices.

Nicole Fegley

Director of Power Circles

For over 13 years, Nicole has been a producer and connector in the field of personal and professional growth and transformation, creating diverse content, life-changing curriculum, and exquisite live and online experiences. She loves to unite and facilitate people in their work to live more good, true, and beautiful lives. She’s honored to bring this diverse expertise to Emerging Women. For the past two years she has been the lead producer for Emerging Women Live, and now is bringing her extensive production, coaching and facilitation skills to EW’s Power Circles. Nicole works in private practice as a Certified Integral Master Coach™, through her company, Unabashedly You, and has worked with hundreds of women (and men) individually and as a group facilitator. She also creates programs and interviews fascinating teachers and wellness experts in her role as U.S. Content Producer for Conscious Life. She is the co-founder of Core Integral, an educational company offering a comprehensive and accessible approach to learning integral theory. Prior to this work, she owned a large and lively restaurant and brewery in Pennsylvania. She has studied extensively and worked alongside Ken Wilber (Integral Theory), Daniel Brown, PhD (Tibetan Buddhism, Self-Development, Attachment, and Positive Psychology), and Sofia Diaz (Hatha Yoga and Feminine Embodiment). She holds a Masters Degree from Lehigh University. She regularly delights in the sunshine and mountains of Colorado with her two dogs and her partner Clint, and is a new mama to her daughter Truly Golden.

Chantal Pierrat

Chantal Pierrat

Founder & CEO

Chantal’s mission is to increase women’s leadership across the globe. After earning an MBA from the University of Colorado, Chantal left a career in medical device manufacturing in search of work that would align her dedication to transformative leadership with her passion for living an inspired, impactful life. In September 2012, she founded Emerging Women, a global leadership and media platform that serves over 70,000 women worldwide and has advanced women’s leadership within Fortune 500 companies such as HP, Oracle and more. Chantal’s ultimate vision is to weave feminine leadership and authenticity into businesses, and to create a world where women have a strong voice in the shaping of our future. Prior to Emerging Women, for over a decade, Chantal served on the executive team as the VP of Sales and Marketing for Sounds True, a multimedia publishing company focused on spirituality, personal growth, and holistic living. Chantal is a sought after speaker delivering keynotes at The Grace Hopper Celebration, Wisdom 2.0, and many other stages where women’s leadership is critical to the conversation. When she is not dancing or working to empower women around the world, Chantal enjoys family time with her husband and two sons in Boulder, CO.