Natalie Levy, Founder & Mentor
Passionate about pushing boundaries and being independent from a young age, she holds a BSE of Industrial Engineering and minor in Mathematics graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Michigan. She has held roles in derivatives trading at Citigroup, enterprise data sales and operations at numerous technology businesses including Bloomberg and early stage ventures. She led business development efforts for private equity investor Turn/River Capital which was focused around SaaS and go-to-market optimizations. She currently resides in Boulder with her loving rescue pup Bina and operates in a fractional executive capacity alongside staying active in early stage growth businesses as an investor and advisor.
Following the loss of her mother to suicide in January 2019, Natalie launched She's Independent while she transitioned from corporate roles to a more entrepreneurial and balanced lifestyle. She grew through the loss and continues on her healing journey to discover what is authentically aligned and enjoys tapping into her professional superpowers that also highlight self-awareness and personal growth. Through She's Independent, Natalie offers coaching and mentorship from professional confidence and salary negotiation to business strategy, including go-to-market and fundraising.
Evelyn Gallagher, Marketing & Creative
Evelyn Gallagher has been surrounded by creative entrepreneurs her entire life. Her mother was a music photographer, and step-father a theater producer, so she was constantly surrounded by people who were committed to carving out their own life
After graduating from the University of Louisville with a degree in Marketing she moved to Denver, CO to pursue a corporate career. In her professional years she worked in marketing for a variety of industries – film, commercials, television, real estate, food and beverage, theater, radio, and even farming. Her positions ranged from a Marketing Coordinator, Marketing Director, Production Coordinator, an Email Specialist and a
Digital Operations Manager. In September 2018 after leaving a physically abusive relationship she launched Ignite Your Verve, which is a full service agency where she is an Online Business Manager, Digital Marketer, Brand and Mindset Specialist. She has worked with clients around the world and helped one client, an ADHD coach, grow her business 800% in 11 months.
Now Evelyn is revamping Ignite Your Verve while pursuing a Master’s in Applied Psychology at the University of Southern California. She is determined to grow Ignite Your Verve to be a recognized empowerment brand with a philanthropic element to help domestic violence survivors overcome trauma to pursue their dreams.