Team Members


Alicia Driskill

Alicia Driskill

Founder & CEO / EvolveHer

Alicia Driskill, Founder of EvolveHer, curates events and workshops that help women evolve and live a life they love. Prior to launching EvolveHer, Alicia worked as Vice President of Global Partnerships at WME | IMG, one of the world's most innovative companies. She also served as a Senior Executive at Live Nation and People.com. After a 17 year career in entertainment & media working alongside the industry's most elite, Alicia decided to evolve her own career path and disrupt the Chicago market by opening EvolveHer, Chicago's first creative workspace designed for women. Alicia has always been a strong advocate for women. She worked on the founding team of the Together Live Tour and led business development for Pearl xChange, a women’s empowerment event co-founded by Nicole Richie & Ramey Warren. Alicia also serves as an active Luminary Member of Step Up, a non-profit organization that helps girls fulfill their potential. Alicia is also a proud mother of two children - Stella & Ryder.

Julie Sheade

Julie Sheade

Director of Events

Julie has a passion for creating custom events with unique experiential elements. She has a keen eye for detail after working with top corporate brands in her 17 year career in media & event production. Julie is also a mother of three and a master DIY’er.

Amanda Chin

Amanda Chin

Head of Digital

Amanda Chin is a sales leader, business development strategist and lifestyle curator with over a decade of experience in the digital advertising and marketing industry. She has provided digital strategy and media buying services for global accounts across the CPG, retail, QSR and e-commerce sectors including HP, Time Inc and Airbnb. Amanda was most recently was the Vice President of Social Sales at an award-winning cross channel marketing technology company, where she helped grow the regional office and social practice. Amanda currently works as the Head of Digital at EvolveHer & also leads business development, marketing and operation efforts for an optometry practice in Chicago called Artisan Eyecare. Born and raised to immigrant parents on the Southside of Chicago, she is no stranger to "building something out of nothing" and the belief that we need to lead with kindness, grit and integrity. Her passion is to inspire/educate women on how to curate and build lives and businesses without limits. When she's not on hustle, she can be found cooking with her husband or dragging her overpacked carry-on through Terminal 5 to check another country off the list.

 
Bridgette Blake

Bridgette Blake

Head of Strategic Partnerships

Bridgette is a seasoned executive who has spent nearly two decades in the media and technology business in leadership positions at companies such as Microsoft, Yahoo, VideoAmp, Newscorp, and Yext. Bridgette currently works as Chief Partnership Officer at EvolveHer where she helps identify and create new experiences that help empower women to be their best selves. She also recently launched her own consultancy B2 Advisors, LLC. Bridgette is known for her grit and innovative approach to solving business challenges alongside the world’s C-Suite for Fortune 500 brands, as well as global agencies. She has an exceptional record of building and leading high performance teams to create and execute winning business strategies, and negotiate high profile campaigns and platforms. She’s a fierce advocate for women and girls, having served on advisory boards for non-profits such as Step Up and CAEL. Bridgette is a graduate of University of Michigan, resides in the city of Chicago and has a 13-year-old daughter Devyn, who is getting ready to slay high school in the fall.

Tasha Liberman

Tasha Liberman

Director of Business Development

Tasha is the Director of Business Development who works alongside the amazing EvolveHer team to help them develop new partnerships and manage the wonderful community. A Minnesota native, she brings her years of small business operations management and marketing experience to the table. Instilling efficient and effective systems, curating events, and a rock star in social media marketing makes Tasha a valuable asset to the team. An enthusiast for life, when not working you can find Tasha cooking, meditating, practicing yoga, shopping for the latest trends, or traveling the world.

Shelly Gubser

Shelly Gubser

Director of Communications

Shelly Gubser is the Director of Communications for EvolveHer. A Louisville, KY native, (yes, y’all!) she brings 14+ years of experience in branding, marketing. public relations and influencer outreach campaigns to the table. Selecting the words, images and packaging that helps to bring brands to life is where she thrives. Prior to joining EvolveHer, Shelly spent 14+ years working for advertising agencies on a broad range of clients, from large corporate brands to quirky startups. She is now dedicated to working on projects that fuel her passion for empowerment and the rising influence of women. An avid traveler, when not working you can find her on an airplane, researching her next adventure, or drinking too much coffee.