Making An Impact

Impact Awards

On December 2nd, 2021 Ahwatukee Foothills Women In Business hosted the Impact Awards at the Four Points by Sheraton in Phoenix.  This Gala included drinks, dinner, raffles, speeches, and an award ceremony.  The Guest Speaker was Christine Harms from the Arizona Cardinals.

WIB Commitee

A Note from WIB Co-Chairs


The impact awards are a great opportunity to honor and recognize them for their contributions to the community that made a great impact.

Working together as Co-Chairs for the Ahwatukee Chamber Women in Business Committee this year has been a very rewarding experience and has allowed us the unique opportunity to connect business owners and community members, in hopes of helping them thrive by helping each other.  We are individually strong, our businesses are stronger and our community is extraordinary!

Angelica Parra & Jess Magee


Angelica Parra, Co-Chair of WIB

Angelica Parra at Cox Business is an asset to any company or group.  She's always contributing her time and resources without ever asking to receive anything in return.  Angelica has been in charge of several of the chamber committees and serves on the board.  She is completely invested in bettering the community and is a friend to all.

Jessica Magee, Co-Chair of WIB

Jess is so incredibly inspiring and her exhaustive efforts to make things happen for the benefit of others are admirable.  Her humble nature of being the worker-bee behind the scenes so that events are successful is inspiring.

She provides words of encouragement and words of affirmation to people around her and she helps local business owners make connections.

Between organizing fundraisers, charity events, and co-charing the WIB she is continually on the go, working hard and quietly making a difference.

The growth of the chamber and community has increased and we've all benefited from the time and effort she has given.

She is Ahwatukee's very own Shero.

Nominees: Kim Steedman & Shelley Yakubow, Directors of Music Maker Workshops

Kim Steedman and Shelley Yakubow were nominated for two different divisions:

Best Family Owned & Operated Business Award & Women of the Year Award

Kim and Shelley's Mom founded the music studio and they took over seamlessly, caring on the positive and warm environment she started and setting the stage for helping shape future musicians.  They always have a smile on their faces and never hesitate to help others.

Kim and Shelley have an infectious energy that carries through into everything they do and they make an incredible impact on the Ahwatukee Community.

Kim and Shelley also spend their time serving as Ambassadors and members of the Ahwatukee Women in Business for the chamber.  They inspire others and blaze a trail for other women business leaders.  They provide lessons for around 700 students of all ages in the Ahwatukee community and beyond.

Kim and Shelley run an amazing business in tandem, and as a family team and women-led company they are a true inspiration.

Winner of 'Best Family Business' Award


Music Maker Workshops was Awarded Best Family Business of the Year!

Impact Award Nominees

Winner of 'Women of the Year' Award

Kim Steedman & Shelley Yakubow were awarded Best Business Women of the Year!


Gallery of Pictures from the Evening


Women In Business

The Mission of Women in Business is to empower women to evolve personally and professionally by providing opportunities in leadership, development, education, community service and networking.

Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce Women in Business along with the Ahwatukee Chamber of Commerce Foundation hosted the Impact Awards.  These awards are in recognition of women and men who have made an impact on our community within the last year.


Women in Business Committee:

Carrie Chipman, Dream Vacations

Jill Waldrop, American Advisors Group

Kim Steedman, Music Maker Workshops

Lisa Liddy, Ruby Ribbon

Jessica Magee, Music Maker Workshops

Madhu Chadha, WSI Digital Marketing

Renne Richeson, Signarama

Shelley Yakubow, Music Maker Workshops

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