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Getting Ready to Launch at the Glendale Airport

Posted By Susan F. Moody, Starshine Associates, Monday, March 20, 2017

Getting Ready to launch

The West Valley’s 1st Co-Op and Co-Working Space for Women

For Immediate Release

(PHOENIX, AZ) The Glendale Airport Aviation Advisory Committee recently approved for StarshineAZ to open their co-op and co-working space for women inside the Glendale Airport terminal. 

“We are so pleased that the committee understood our concept and gave us the co-ahead,” stated Susan F. Moody, Starshine co-founder. “My business partner, Leeanne Gardner, and I are committed to creating this space for women in the West Valley and the Glendale Airport was our 1st choice.”

Not only is the Glendale Airport in the heart of the West Valley, but the building offers a quiet nurturing atmosphere, has access to a large training room and room for expansion. “The best part,” according to Leeanne, “is that that there is a restaurant on site. Why go to Starbucks when you can come to Starshine?!” she quips.

StarshineAZ inspires, supports and mentors women business owners who find their passion and their purpose through their company and provides them with the Systems, Training, Advice and Resources so they can achieve greater success in their business and happiness in their life.


“Let’s face facts,” says Moody, “women grow their businesses differently than men. While men thrive in a competitive environment, women prefer a cooperative atmosphere. While men like to work individually; women prefer to work collectively.” Opening this May, StarshineAZ will be offering a collaborative co-working space and co-op for women entrepreneurs.


For more information on The West Valley’s 1st Co-Op and Co-Working Space for Women, check out their website at

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International Femtor® Award Recognizes Top Entrepreneurs and Philanthropists

Posted By Susan F. Moody, Starshine Associates, Monday, January 9, 2017

The eWomenNetwork Foundation today announced its 17th annual International Femtor® Awards Gala will take place on Saturday, August 5th in Dallas, Texas during the eWomenNetwork’s International Conference and Business Expo- the largest four day women’s business conference in North America.

Nominations are now being accepted for Emerging Leader of the Year Award.  This award recognizes our female leaders of tomorrow across the United States and Canada and helps them realize the promise of a vibrant future. Nominees must have demonstrated significant accomplishments in the areas of academics, business or community service.  The nomination deadline is March 31, 2017.

“We’re thrilled to offer such an exciting and unique opportunity to the emerging female leaders of our community,” says Susan F. Moody, Managing Director for the Phoenix chapter of eWomenNetwork. “We hope our chapter will sponsor this year’s Emerging Leader winner!”

One finalist will be chosen from each participating eWomenNetwork Chapter. Each finalist will receive an all-expense paid experience which includes flight, hotel accommodations, meals and full access eWomenNetwork conference registration-- a prize package valued at more than $5,000.  The Emerging Leader of the Year receives a total awards package of more than $16,000!

Emerging Leader finalists participate in a program especially designed for them, and are featured on our main stage during the Foundation’s International Femtor® Awards Gala.  The women selected will receive four days of skill development, relationship building and networking with established “Femtors®” in the only program of its kind in North America. (The word Femtor®, a registered trademark of eWomenNetwork, is defined as "a wise and trusted woman providing knowledge, inspiration and practical information to other women."  Femtor® acknowledges the mentoring work done from a female experience and knowledge base).

To nominate an Emerging Leader in your community or learn more about other International Femtor® Awards contact SusanMoody@eWomenNetworkcom.

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When the Stars Align, then You Know It's Time!

Posted By Susan F. Moody, Starshine Associates, Wednesday, August 24, 2016

When the STARs align, then you know it is time!

New Business Venture Helps Startups Build a Business That Makes a Difference and Makes Money


(PHOENIX, AZ) She is all about the passion. Her partner is all about the profit. Want to turn your passion into a profitable business? Then meet Leeanne Gardner and Susan F. Moody. Both are corporate escapees, successful entrepreneurs and business consultants, who teach small business owners exactly what it takes to create a lucrative company. Together they have created a new business venture, Starshine Associates, to help start-ups build a business that makes money and makes a difference! 

“Starting a new business can be overwhelming and confusing. We have created a system to cut through the clutter and fast track our clients to be ready to take action in 30 days,” stated Susan F. Moody, Starshine co-founder. “We will provide the Systems, Training, Advice and Resources needed to create your personal path to success.”

Since they have joined forces, they have moved their offices into the Glendale Municipal Airport. This is where they will help your startup business take flight. They specialize in helping new business owners find their focus and create a foundation for success; all the while having some fun!

“If you are not passionate about the business you are starting, then don’t even start,” recommends Starshine co-founder Leeanne Gardner. “There are going to be days you question your decision, so be real clear on why you wanted to have your own business in the first place.”

Their pilot offering “Money, Mindset and Marketing Business Success Program” starts this September 17th and offers entrepreneurs the unique opportunity to create their business, marketing and financial plan all in 30 days! Where else can you find the expertise and guidance that will allow you to walk away with a strategic action plan dedicated to your long-term success in such a short period?

Between them, Susan and Leeanne, have started over 10 small businesses. They have been everything from a solopreneur, to a franchise owner, to a direct sales distributor, to the president of an S Corp and CEOs of LLCs. They have even been featured in magazines, on radio and television.

Susan is the Managing Director of eWomenNetwork Phoenix and is the owner of U-SUCCEED. Leeanne is the West Valley Leader of The Conscious Community and owner of Unbridle It. Both are passionate about inspiring others to create their own definition of success and empowering them to achieve amazing results.

If failure is NOT an option for your new business, check out their success programs at

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SBA Launches Second Round of InnovateHER Business Challenge for Innovations That Empower Women’s Lives

Posted By Gabriel Salcido, Arizona Small Business Association, Tuesday, August 4, 2015
SBA PRESS OFFICE                  
Release Date: August 4, 2015
Contact:  Miguel Ayala (202) 450-0148
Release Number: 15-65
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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced the launch of the 2016 InnovateHER: Innovating for Women Business Challenge and Summit, including a nationwide women’s business competition to highlight innovative products and services that help impact and empower the lives of women and their families.
“The SBA is pleased to announce this second round of our InnovateHER Business Challenge, building on the success of our 2015 challenge where we engaged over 100 organizations and reached over 1,000 entrepreneurs across the nation,” said SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet.  “We have expanded on our pilot InnovateHER Women’s Business Challenge to include a women’s summit that will make the competition more impactful.”
The InnovateHER: Innovating for Women Business Challenge and Summit will kick off in the fall of 2015 with local competitions hosted by universities, accelerators, clusters, scale-up communities, SBA’s resource partners, and other organizations.  The SBA is seeking to unearth products or services that have a measurable impact on women and their families, fill a need in the marketplace, and have the potential for commercialization. Women control 80 percent of the purchasing power in this country; yet make up less than 5% of venture capitalists. This is why SBA is launching the expanded InnovateHER Challenge, which focuses on empowering more women in the investment space and in the innovation space.
Women across this country will benefit from investing in research and inventions that impact their experiences at home, in the workplace and even at the doctor’s office. A lack of inclusion in the innovation space leads to missed opportunities, especially when women make the majority of the buying decisions. That is why SBA is encouraging organizations across the country to participate in this important Challenge.
Those entrepreneurs selected as winners of their local competitions will advance to the semi-final round.  From the semi-finalist pool, the SBA will select up to 10 finalists who will be invited to the National InnovateHER: Innovating for Women Business Challenge and Summit in March in Washington, D.C. during Women’s History Month.  The finalists will pitch their products and ideas to a panel of expert judges and compete for $70,000 in prize money provided by Microsoft.
For more information on the challenge, including challenge rules, visit
Cosponsorship authorization No. 15-6050-169.  SBA’s participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products, or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.

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