Ignite Talks with Spiceology

Category: Community Events
September 15, 2021
5:30 PM -
7:00 PM
Location: Steam Plant

Join us for Ignite Talks with the "Spice Girls", the female leaders at Spiceology, on Thursday, September 16th at the Steam Plant Rooftop.  Register at  We will have a panel discussion moderated by Ignite's Cyndi Donahue about culture and the challenges and advantages for women in leadership. Hosted beer/wine, appetizers and networking begin at 5:30pm, the program starts at 6:00 pm and we will conclude at 7:00 pm after questions and conversation. Ignite Talks is sponsored by Lee & Hayes.

Spokane-based startup Spiceology is the fastest growing spice company in the country! And, the women who lead this PNW brand are definitely bringing some unique flavor to the startup scene. Co-Founder Heather Scholten (aka Mama Spice) isn't just a flavor creator, but also a car aficionado and retired professional clown. From swimming to sailing to diving, CFO Brenda Bening, loves all things aquatic. Maria Emmer-Aanes, VP of Retail & Grocery Sales, serves on the Numi Foundation Board to provide clean drinking water around the globe. While not a pro-chef like so many at Spiceology, VP of Channels and Distribution Darby McLean is famous for making the best team lunches for her kids sports teams. And, Jeanne Ryan, VP of Marketing brings the global flavor having worked on five continents in her previous advertising careers.

* Space will be limited for social distancing. Please note that masks need to be worn except when eating or drinking at your table. We appreciate your cooperation!

Ignite Talks enlightens entrepreneurs through a series of interviews featuring successful entrepreneurs, qualified experts on how to scale effectively and active institutional investors. Find Ignite's program schedule at

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