The Bossy was started to connect women who are actively advancing their careers while raising children.  These women are sometimes affectionately referred to as “ladder climbers with ankle biters” or “dynamos with kids in tow”.

You can find Boss Moms at networking events, in business meetings and meetups, and maybe they’re a little peeved that so much business stuff happens at dinner time, but they are ROCKING their roles as boss lady and Mom.

Ashley Quinto Powell is the founder of the The Bossy Madison, The Bossy Chicago, and Bossy newsletter. She has been in technical consulting sales for 10 years and is the Director of Business Development for Table XI in Chicago, Il. She speaks nationally on Salary Negotiation for Women in Tech, and most recently presented for General Assembly in Chicago. She’s an enthusiastic contributor to the planning efforts of Forward Fest, Madison’s greatest 8 days, and is passionate about supporting female and minority entrepreneurs through the Doyenne Group. Ashley sits on the nominating committee of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Man and Woman of the Year campaign and serves on the Board of Directors of the Children’s Theater of Madison. She has been named a Brava Woman to Watch, an InBusiness Magazine 40 Under 40 and is a 2018 Athena Award nominee. She has been quoted in MSNMoney.com and the Huffington Post and is the subject of a children’s book, “She’s a Technology Sales Executive and She’s My Mom”. She lives in Madison with her husband and two children.