The 100 Women to KNOW Across America Award, presented by JPMorgan Chase is a recognition that showcases the most influential, achieved, and honorable women in our society. Following a nomination and interview process, these women entrepreneurs, executives, creatives, and philanthropists have not only grown their dreams, but have created boundless opportunities for the next generation of female leaders. These women exemplify what it means to be high-achieving and ambitious on the next level and continue to pour into their communities as they do so.

Dena Patton Coaching & Training LLC was created 22 years ago while she was living in NYC. Her 3-Pillar coaching approach helps her clients to build: the systems to be a well-oiled company, the strategy to be a well-marketed company, and the greatness mindset to be a well-led company. As a keynote speaker and best-selling author of The Greatness Game, Dena has garnered over 60 media stories and 45 podcast interviews. Her passion is to advance girls in the world as the co-founder of The Girls Rule Foundation, a 501c3 that offers leadership and empowerment programs for teen girls nationwide.

What advice would you tell your younger self?

Believe in yourself and your gifts and ignore the haters.

What is your favorite quote?

 “A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust in not on the branch but on her own wings.”

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