The Women Presidents Organization Launches New Chapter in Tucson


TUCSON, AZ, May 27, 2022 – The Women Presidents Organization (WPO), a dynamic and diverse collective of women entrepreneurs from around the world, today announced it is launching a new chapter in the Tucson area. A kick-off meeting will be held on June 30, 2022 at 4:30 PM. Women business leaders who are interested and meet eligibility requirements can register to attend by contacting Kandy Hirsch at

“The time I spend with WPO each month is the best investment I make,” said Barbi Reuter, RPA, Chief Executive Officer/Principal of PICOR Commercial Real Estate Services. “We are all involved, busy professionals, and yet these special connections and interactions make a difference in my life and in my business. I’m a better leader for the insights and expertise I can tap from outside my industry through WPO.”

The WPO brings women business leaders from diverse, non-competitive industries together in peer learning groups where their perspectives can be understood, challenged, and refined in a confidential setting. Every chapter is professionally facilitated by a trained Chapter Chair. To qualify for WPO membership, candidates must run their company’s day-to-day management as the CEO/President/Partner, have an ownership interest in the business at some level, and their company must be privately-held and reach $2 million (USD) in gross annual sales for a product-based business or $1 million for a service-based business.

Kandy Hirsch, CEO of The Leaders Edge, brings 10 years of experience as a Chapter Chair to this new WPO Chapter (Tucson III). The Leaders Edge coaches leaders & their teams using Emotional Intelligence and Positive Intelligence. Current WPO members in this new chapter include Dr Sofia Rubbani of Tucson Cosmetics; Jennifer Hoffman of Contact One; Angela Gee of Dean Alan Architects; Laurie Ryberg of Arizona Uniform; Melissa Tomlinson of Tomlinson Financial; Yvette Marie Margailian of ABA Consulting & Tucson Tea, Irene Manzanedo Coppola of the BBB and Jamie Maslyn Larson of Tohono Chul.

“We are fortunate to have Kandy taking the lead as we expand our presence in Southern Arizona,” said Camille Burns, CEO of the WPO. “Her experience and perspective will be valuable assets for women business leaders in Tucson and the surrounding area looking to tap into collective insight to experience game-changing breakthroughs.”

About the Women Presidents Organization

The Women Presidents Organization (WPO) is a non-profit membership organization where dynamic and diverse women business leaders around the world meet monthly to tap into collective insight with exclusive access to entrepreneurial equals, innovative ideas, and executive education. WPO members have guided their business to generate at least $2 million USD in gross annual sales (or $1 million USD for a service-based business). Each WPO chapter serves as a professionally-facilitated peer advisory group for members where they can harness the momentum of their successes and cultivate new strategies that will take them even farther.

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Collin Burden, Communications Manager