Eliza Shanley, Co-Founder and Managing Partner

witnessed the evolution of professional women’s issues early in her career while working on the staff of Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro in Washington, D.C. She then developed research and public relations expertise with a small woman-owned business that served high-profile clients such as The International Herald Tribune, and later with the Public Broadcasting Service managing the PR effort for its Adult Learning Service. Eliza worked for a year after her first child was born, and then left the full-time workforce for four years as she raised her children. She continued to develop communications and research skills through volunteer and freelance projects until her children were in elementary school. Eliza then returned to the workforce in earnest, establishing her own consulting firm and working with prestigious clients such as N.W. Ayer, where she worked on the De Beers, KitchenAid and GM accounts; UBS Paine Webber and Plan Sponsor magazine. In addition to professional pursuits, Eliza is an active community volunteer and mother of two adult daughters.