Casey is currently building the Sales Development Program at Bluecore, where she focuses on helping retailers find their best customers and keep them for life. She doesn’t have a favorite YWA event because all of them hold a special place in her heart as a chance to connect with more amazing women! In her spare time, Casey loves playing in her local volleyball league, exploring new cities and Austin, and checking items off her bucket list. This month was her first motorcycle lesson — WOO!
Fabiana is a public relations professional currently serving as an Account Manager for Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, a B2B tech PR firm. She loves all the YWA Connect events because she gets to network with leaders in the Austin community and build deeper relationships with her fellow YWA members. Fabiana is an avid aerialist, spending time upside-down on various apparatuses. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, friends, and family around Austin and its surrounding towns.
Fabiana Meléndez Ruiz
Casey has worked as a marketing professional for the last 8 years and is currently transitioning into a new role as the Strategic Communications Project Manager for HDR. Her favorite YWA event is Wine-d Down because it is a chance to explore a new restaurant and catch up with YWA members. When Casey isn’t working, she enjoys traveling, gardening, working out, and all manner of arts and crafts projects!
Callie is a Senior Brand Manager at HubSpot, where she focuses on building awareness and love for the brand. Callie’s favorite YWA events are Speaker Series and Speed Networking because she loves meeting and learning about YWA members. Originally from Michigan, Callie went to the University of Michigan (BA) and Georgetown University (MBA). Outside of work, you’ll find her hanging out near the water, planning a travel adventure, or exploring local small businesses.
Megan is a Strategic Enterprise Development Representative at Atlassian. Her favorite YWA events are YWA Connect events because they allow her to network and connect with leaders in Austin. She is passionate about empowering young women and girls in her community and volunteers with Girls Empowerment Network. In her free time, Megan loves watching Philadelphia sports, attending concerts, reading, traveling, and spending time by the water.
Theresa is a Project Manager at 1nHealth with over 5 years of experience using innovative ideas and technology to improve access to healthcare. Her favorite YWA events are the golf lessons and YWA Connect. Outside of work and YWA, you can find Theresa traveling to national parks, plein aire painting, and advocating for affordable housing in Austin.
Marie is a nonprofit leader, currently working in strategic partnerships at Mission Capital, where she supports the Central Texas nonprofit community. She joined YWA in Fall 2021, and her favorite events are Book Club and volunteering at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Around Austin, you can find Marie walking the local greenbelts, browsing bookstores, taste-testing tacos, and hanging out with her sweet cat, Minerva.
As a Certified Financial Planner at Silicon Hills Wealth Management, Glenda loves guiding individuals through fun planning sessions, especially ambitious female leaders who seek to achieve financial freedom to make an impact on the world. Her favorite YWA event is Party of 8 because she enjoys connecting with members and hearing their stories. She spends her weekends hiking the local trails, thrifting for vintage finds, and having fun at concerts.
Becky is a Senior Marketing Associate at Dimensional Fund Advisors with over 8 years of marketing experience in agency and corporate environments. She moved to Austin to pursue her MBA at UT and joined YWA to expand her network and pursue community service and leadership development opportunities. Her favorite event is Party of 8, allowing her to connect with various members of YWA. Outside of YWA, you can find her running and hiking Austin trails with her active pup and exploring Austin’s ever-expanding restaurant scene.
Tillie is a VMware Customer Success Manager at SHI International Corp, helping customers in California and Arizona manage renewals and strategic licensing agreements. Her favorite YWA events are the golf lessons and Party of 8 get-togethers. Outside of YWA, Tillie is an avid workout enthusiast (she’s taken over 300 classes at F45 Training – Westlake!). She also loves taking advantage of any patio Austin has to offer, spending time with friends and family, and being outside.
Meggan is an Advisory Manager in Deloitte’s Goverment & Public Sector Accounting and Internal Controls practice. She has over 10 years of federal financial management and accounting experience supporting clients in the civilian, defense, and federal health sectors. She is new to YWA, but her favorite event so far is the golf clinic. Outside of work and participating in YWA events, she enjoys attending other golf clinics at Butler and Morris Williams, hanging by the pool with her husband, traveling, and buying vintage furniture for her home.
Peyton is an Account Executive at Apple, where she works with Apple’s No. 1 partner to increase market share of Apple technology in the enterprise space. Her favorite YWA events are Book Club and Speaker Series because she loves to spend time with other members while also learning and growing personally and professionally. She loves exploring new restaurants in Austin; hiking different trails with her dog, Asher; and snuggling up on the couch with a good book.
Justine is the Marketing Department Manager for Starr Wright USA, an insurance company based in Wilmington, Delaware. Her favorite YWA events are Speaker Series and Party of 8 because there is always someone new to meet and something interesting to learn at both. Outside of work and YWA, Justine loves reading, trying new restaurants, keeping houseplants, cooking — and of course, spending time with her fiance, their two dogs, and cat.
Meggan is an Analytics Engineer at Vacasa. Her favorite YWA events are Speaker Series and volunteering with Girls Empowerment Network or Austin Sunshine Camps. Speaker Series is free for members, and an excellent way to meet new members, mingle with friends, and learn from an established women in the community. Outside of volunteering and work, Meggan enjoys traveling, hiking, and going out with her dog (a Vizsla named Bella).
Lillian is a User Experience Designer passionate about creating engaging experiences. She joined YWA in April 2021 and loves attending Book Club, Committee Meetings, and her favorite YWA event, Speaker Series. Lillian also volunteers at Austin Design Week, Austin Sunshine Camps, and Girls Empowerment Network. Outside of volunteering and work, Lillian spends her time with her husband, Tanner, and their three dogs.