Board of Directors

Time and time again, WIC volunteers have told us that volunteering with WIC has helped them expand their network of consulting colleagues, showcase their skill sets, gain exposure to new client opportunities, learn valuable skills in non-profit association management, create deeper relationships with members, and have fun in the process.

Please consider joining this dynamic team of volunteers. Whether you have a few hours to spend on a special project or would like to explore a functional team role, we have opportunities to fit your schedule and interests. You can learn more about our volunteer opportunities here.

Many thank yous for the ongoing support of these WIC members who serve on the Board of Directors. 

Kathryn GorgesKathryn Gorges, President 

I care deeply about women having a community to share business hopes, dreams, challenges, insights, and advice. I am committed to strengthening that community and expanding its impact beyond our membership. Women In Consulting offers a unique experience of connection that bridges business and personal with focus on the professional ambition of women. Our organization provides a haven for those connections and exchanges.

I have over 20 years of experience in marketing strategy, campaigns, and tactics in high tech, small business, and startups. I consult on Small Business Growth Strategy as part of Essential 3 Consulting, am President of Women In Consulting, lead the Stanford Entrepreneurs, am a co-founder of game design company MonstRpreneur, and have taught marketing for UC Berkeley Extension and in startup accelerators for over 10 years.

I have held marketing and sales leadership positions at IBM, Amdahl, Stratus, and Tandem and have served in executive roles on nonprofit boards and community organizations, including president of San Jose/South Bay NOW. I co-founded a charter school and was president of its operating board.

I have a Masters in Philosophy from Stanford University, a BS in Mathematics from William and Mary, and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

Ellen Grace Henson, Director of Programs, Past President

Ellen is the Managing Director and Founder of Marketing Mechanics, and has been working in product management since the mid-’90s and consulting for 15 years. A thought leader with experience across multiple markets and technologies, Ellen Grace brings a unique combination of analysis and creativity to business and product strategy, market and customer insight, product-delivery process design, and aligning cross-functional teams to deliver high levels of customer satisfaction and strong business results. 

 Deb Siegle, Corporate Secretary, Director of Strategic Audiences and Past President 

Deb has held numerous leadership positions with WIC, as President, vice president of membership, and director of strategic audiences, heading up WIC’s Leaders’ Network, a role she held for six years. The principal of Strategic Marketing Solutions, she is an astute marketing leader, problem solver and communicator who is an authority in market research, strategy, and customer loyalty and experience. Deb understands what drives buyer and customer behavior, and is expert at hearing and translating the market and customer voice into actionable strategies and tactics that matter.

Deb was named one of the top 100 Women of Influence in Silicon Valley in 2016. Prior to founding Strategic Marketing Solutions, she held various senior and executive level corporate positions. Deb is a popular speaker on “Customer Voice”, "Building Customer Loyalty," and "How Research Can Reveal New Insights into Your Customers, Your Product, & Your Brand."

Nancy NelsonNancy Nelson, Corporate Financial Officer, Member Advocate & Evangelist / Partnerships Director

Nancy is a returning board member, leading the team responsible for member advocacy and partner engagement. She is the principal of HRProse, LLC, an HR consultancy dedicated to building HR policies and practices that work for small businesses. She is also the program chair for the HR Management certificate program at UC Santa Cruz Extension in Silicon Valley. In addition to her work for WIC, Nancy has held various volunteer leadership positions with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) at national, state and local levels, including president of the Bay Area Human Resource Executives Council (BAHREC) and director of the California State Council of SHRM. She continues to be active in advocacy efforts for effective workplace policies at state and federal levels, and for the continuing advancement of the HR profession. 

Angel RampyAngel Rampy, Director of Satellite Programs, (Interim) Director of Sponsorships

Angel is a returning board member, providing direction to satellite chairs. Angel also is interim director of sponsorship. She has served as a satellite director and co-hosts the South Bay WIC meetings. As founder of Success through Learning, Angel specializes in coaching and training technical and foreign-born professionals. Her relationship-systems work with teams has earned her the reputation of being the “team whisperer.” She is one of only a handful of facilitators in California that are certified in cultural intelligence.

Anna BrambilaAnna Schulman Brambilla, MBA, Director of Mastermind Programs

As a Career Ownership Coach, Anna provides a safe, pressure-free space for people to dream and plan, explore their income and lifestyle goals, determine if franchising and entrepreneurship is a fit, and then help them identify franchise vehicles that might get them to their goals. She is passionate about helping people recognize the strengths and transferable skills they don’t necessarily see in themselves and has mastered the art of listening to understand people. Her 20+ years of experience in the career transition field, help people uncover the options that are open to them. Working at my client’s place, Anna doesn’t have an agenda--she doesn't sell anything and her services are free. 


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