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Morning MindFUEL @ Huss Brewing Uptown PHX

  • Huss Brewing Uptown Phoenix 100 East Camelback Road Phoenix, AZ, 85012 United States (map)

Leadership for Modern Female Founders

These days you don’t need a business degree to become an entrepreneur but even those of us with the official certificate have questions from time to time. Whether you majored in business or started your company based on a passionate pursuit, you’ll have plenty to learn from our powerhouse panel - everything from establishing and nurturing a company culture to managing differences in the workplace, successfully attracting and hiring the right candidates, and the common mistakes first-time leaders make. Learn the difference between being a “boss” and a “leader,” and leave with real-world advice you can turn into business action.

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Huss Brewing Uptown Phoenix
100 E. Camelback Road - Suite 160
Phoenix, Arizona 85012



Leadership for Modern Female Founders


Leah Huss / Co-Owner of Huss Brewing

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As one half of the namesake brewery that she owns with her husband Jeff, Leah Huss is a pioneer in the Arizona craft brewing scene, quickly growing her brewery from a startup in 2014, to the third largest local, independent brewery in the state in 2018. Growing up in central Illinois before moving to the Valley to attend the Scottsdale Culinary Institute, Leah quickly found her path in craft beer, managing and owning Papago Brewing Company for more than 14 years, before setting her sights on something a bit more personal - a brewery that bears her name, with major retail presence statewide and three taprooms around the Valley, including Tempe, Uptown Plaza and in Downtown Phoenix at DeSoto Central Market.


Julie Salomone / Head of People Operations for
Tuft & Needle

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Julie leads human resources operations for Tuft & Needle, a Phoenix-based mattress company that believes people come first. Working with employees and company leaders, Julie provides strategic advisory services across the HR field - everything from process implementation to talent acquisition strategies and on-boarding, performance management, and internal communication. Her past experience includes leadership at companies like PetSmart, Target and Kona Grill. She also enjoys long naps...which is ideal considering she works for a mattress company.


Alexandra Bradberry / Co-Owner of The Sparkle Bar

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Alexandra (Alex) is co-founder of The Sparkle Bar, Arizona’s first full-service makeup studio, where she is responsible for executing financial projections, implementing business plans and leading marketing objectives for the brand. Alex is an experienced, dynamic sales and marketing professional with a lifelong passion for makeup and beauty (as a self-proclaimed ‘makeup junkie’), which she brings to her role at TSB. Her passion for meeting new people, developing new relationships and bringing the best talent, products and processes to The Sparkle Bar makes her a perfect complement to her creative Co-Founder Leiah Scheibel.

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