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Women’s Impact Project speaker focuses on finding joy in leading

Andrea CranfillFORT WAYNE, Ind. – Andrea Cranfill, co-founder and principal of the consulting and leadership firm FlashPoint, will speak May 3 about “Culture, People, and Clients: Finding Joy in Leading” at the Manchester University Fort Wayne campus, 10627 Diebold Road.

Free and open to all women, it is at 6 p.m., preceded by a networking reception with light hors d'oeuvres and cash bar at 5:30 p.m.

The presentation is part of the Women’s Impact Project: Conviction in Action Series offered by Manchester. The quarterly series of lectures focuses on educating, empowering and encouraging women in northeast Indiana to use their passions and leadership skills to make a difference.

Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by April 27 at For more information, call 260-470-2702.

Cranfill will share her insights and greatest satisfactions about leading a business, specifically around building culture, hiring talented people and helping them reach their fullest potential. She offers inspiration as well as sage and helpful advice for women looking to start a business or break out on their own.

Throughout her career, Cranfill has provided hundreds of clients with consulting on strategic leadership initiatives. She is especially skilled at helping organizations assess their current state, build consensus around strategy and execute their plans. She’s worked extensively with leaders to help them improve performance and company results.

FlashPoint, based in Indianapolis, specializes in leadership development, team effectiveness and coaching with a focus on creating meaningful workplaces where everyone can achieve their potential. A certified Women’s Business Enterprise company, it has been recognized as an Inc. 5000 company and an Indiana Company to Watch.

Cranfill earned an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University, a master’s degree in education from Indiana University and a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from Hanover College.

She serves on the boards of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Humane Society of Indianapolis and the Indianapolis Library Foundation. She is past board president of Central Indiana Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (IndySHRM) and College Mentors for Kids.

Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., offers more than 60 areas of academic study to 1,500 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics, a Master of Athletic Training and a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy.  Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at

March 2016