Pass the Torch for Women Foundation
PASS THE TORCH FOR WOMEN FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES RACHEL STEVENS AND REBECCA BORMANN AS NEW BOARD MEMBERS AT LARGE
INDIANAPOLIS, IND. – Pass the Torch for Women Foundation is pleased to announce the election of two new board executives. Rachel Stevens, Senior Director and Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Indianapolis Airport Authority, and Rebecca Bormann, Founder and CEO at Rebecca Bormann Consulting LLC, who will both serve as board members at large.
Stevens and Bormann will be joining the current board of other women and men executives, chaired by Akilah Darden and co-chaired by India Brown.
Rachel Stevens an Ohio native serves as Senor Director and Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Indianapolis Airport Authority. Rachel oversees a 500+ workforce and is committed to customer service and operating Indiana’s largest airport system in the Indianapolis metropolitan area, including the award-winning Indianapolis International Airport (IND). Under her leadership, the team has been recognized locally and nationally for strategic human resources initiatives, including the internship program, training and development, and change management during the pandemic. Before joining the IAA, Rachel spent over 11 years with Republic Airways and PSA Airlines, advising senior leaders and executives on human resources strategic initiatives relating to human capital development and talent retention. She earned a business degree from Wright State University and hold professional certifications from the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM-CP) and the Human Resources Certification Institute (PHR). Rachel is committed to personal and professional development through coaching and mentoring relationships in her involvement with Engage Mentoring, Pass the Torch for Women, Dress for Success Indianapolis, and CHIEF, a national network connecting and supporting women executive leaders.
Recbecca Bormann Founder and CEO at Bormann Consulting LLC Vice President is passionate about creating community and connection and empowering others to reach their full potential which led her to found, her Sales Training & Consulting firm, RB Consulting, in 2022. As a highly accomplished professional for over two decades leading business development/sales/marketing functions for global tech organization organizations, Rebecca, noticed beyond strategic processes organizations (profit and nonprofit) and professionals, knocking down sales goals have something else in common. She calls them foundational tools and they include having the right mindset, understanding why people say yes, crafting meaningful and impactful messaging. Her sales training curriculum and consulting approach was developed with these “X” factors in mind. The intention is through sales training and consulting to give her clients tools and techniques to be their authentic selves and get “comfortable” selling by creating long-term, valuable relationships. Rebecca feels a powerful call to do her part to advance equity and inclusion for all women in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields and business. In addition to her professional accomplishments, Rebecca has also paid forward any success by engaging and investing back into her communities, specific to women in business and youth organizations such as leading the nonprofit boards of Women & Hi Tech and The Brandon Foundation. She is currently an Advisory Board Member for The Boss Babe Network and Shift Up Now Foundation. She is an Ambassador for The Startup Ladies and long-time Legacy Leader and mentor with Pass the Torch for Women Foundation. She is also an Outreach Committee Member for Women 4 Change, and an active member of Indy Maven and Heartland Church. She is proud and humbled to have received several honors for her professional and philanthropic work. Indianapolis Business Journal Women of Influence 2022Hope Magazine Hope 25 Honoree 202212 Women Making Indiana Shine Bright Feature 2021AOTMP® Insights Women in Tech DEI Advocate Feature 2022Junior Achievement’s Indy’s Best & Brightest Awards2021- Best and Brightest Finalist – Technology2020- Best and Brightest Finalist -Technology Rebecca is a fur mom to two Cocker Spaniels. She loves spending time with her pups outside while tinkering in her flower gardens. She is a travel lover and is always excited to explore someplace new, meet interesting folks, and learn about their cultures and heritage.
“We are elated to have Rachel’s and Rebecca’s leadership on the Pass the Torch for Women Foundation board,” said Samantha Burke, Executive Director of Pass the Torch for Women. ““We look forward to their added passion, expertise, and drive to continue and grow our mission.”
The Pass the Torch for Women Foundation is creating a world where women are equitably represented at all levels of leadership in business, organization, and government. The Foundation is a community of women and men committed to supporting women throughout their career lifecycles, from college students to emerging leaders to top executives. This community guides women as they navigate their career pathways by providing mentoring and networking opportunities.
About Pass the Torch for Women Foundation (PTTFW): With their peers being in the minority within top decision-making levels, how do women create the connections that allow them to grow as leaders? How do they gain the skills and support to move up the ranks? The Pass the Torch for Women Foundation is addressing this issue in a unique and powerful way. We are creating a community of women and men committed to supporting women throughout their career lifecycles, from college students to emerging leaders to top executives. This community comes together to provide mentoring, networking and professional development to help women reach their full potential
For more information about Pass the Torch for Women or any its programs, please visit the organization’s website at www.passthetorchforwomen.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 317-210-4482.