About Us

Collection. Collaboration. Community.

We believe you deserve to be known for the work you do, the contribution you make and the expertise you have achieved, and to be surrounded by others who are just like you. If you’re like us, you’ve been in search for your Tribe for a long time.

You’ve likely wondered if there was a community out there to celebrate your wins and encourage you to reach the next level. 

We know you want to be fulfilled in every aspect of your life, and you deserve to be aligned with women that support the same high-integrity values.  At KNOW, we get it.  Finding your posse of like-minded women is challenging and time consuming.

KNOW Tribe is a high-achieving culture that elevates and connects all KNOW women and their businesses, professions, and communities, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender expression, socioeconomic status, or physical appearance. We are united by our differences.

Over the last 2.5 years, we’ve helped thousands of dynamic women just like you quickly find their Tribe and experience sisterhood.

Sarah Benken

the Founder + CEO

Sarah Benken is passionate about supporting women, specifically high-achieving businesswomen that are overworked and lacking community with like-minded women. Why? Because she has been there – in the wrong rooms, stretched thin, and feeling like she was alone on the journey. 

As an accomplished CEO of 12 years, Sarah has built and scaled her own brands internationally.  She is an award-winning entrepreneur that knows first hand what it is like to feel the need to connect with ‘her people’ and have trouble finding them.

She is on a mission to provide space for dynamic female leaders to gather, collaborate, and be celebrated for their successes and hard work. 

Through the KNOW Book | Tribe | Societe, Sarah is excited to welcome ALL women to join in the mission of: Lift & Rise

“We KNOW when we Lift one another, together we Rise.

The story behind KNOW Book + Tribe

Our mantra: Lift & Rise ~ We know when we lift one another, we rise together

Launched in 2017, The KNOW Book + Tribe started as a way to bring more attention to dynamic women doing remarkable things in the Phoenix metro. We knew there were an outstanding number of women impacting the community and making big strides in their industries. Our goal was to get those women from behind their computer screens and into the public eye. Thus, we created the KNOW Book, a carefully curated publication that would feature vision-led women in a glamorous and authentic style.

As the momentum grew and we recognized the need for more, we launched our Tribe around the women featured in our KNOW Book. Our mix & mingles soon ensued and we witnessed incredible things happening. We saw our women doing business with each other, creating friendships, supporting each other, collaborating on projects together and so much more. What started as a fun project to spotlight women, has turned into a full-blown movement. The KNOW Book + Tribe has expanded beyond its birthplace of Phoenix, Arizona and its aim is to launch in every major city across the United States and Canada.

and there’s more…

KNOW SOCIETE

In April of 2019, KNOW launched Societe,  its global digital platform for female business owners.  Built for those in high-growth mode, Societe is the place for women to align through professional development, accountability and community. Now, every woman can find their place, regardless of location or career level. 

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MEMBERSHIP PROFILE

Number of Women Connected

%

between the age of 30-75

19 Industries Represented

%

generate $250k++ annually

%

own their own businesses

Meet our development team

Our development team brings forward the vision + focuses on the membership experience and a thriving community.

Julie Tingley

Julie Tingley

National Partnerships

In addition to overseeing operations in Florida, Julie leads the national partnership initiatives.

Taylor Gladden

Taylor Gladden

Administrator | Event Coordinator

Taylor manages our back office, brand communication & event experiences.

Elizabeth Goldstein

Elizabeth Goldstein

KNOW HQ Recruitment Team

Elizabeth connects with prospective members across all markets.

Arden McLaughlin

Arden McLaughlin

KNOW Book Editor

Arden edits our KNOW Book & soon-to-come KNOW Magazine.

Ashley Scrivner

Ashley Scrivner

Administrator + Communications Coordinator

Ashley is the go-to for KNOW HQ communications.

Emma Catarino

Emma Catarino

KNOW Book Designer

Emma brings our KNOW Book vision to life through design development.

Sara Mayer

Sara Mayer

KNOW Book Director + Ambassador Trainer

Sara leads our Ambassador team to ensure our KNOW Book + Tribe mission is carried forth.

Annette Tanori

Annette Tanori

KNOW HQ Recruitment Team

Annette connects with prospective members across all markets.

Sarah Hoag

Sarah Hoag

Photography Liaison

Sarah works with our photography teams to create a consistent product.

take a scroll through our location pages to meet all of our ambassadors + contributors

Meet Our Diversity Advisory Team

Diversity + Inclusion + Equity is important to KNOW. Meet the members that help support our efforts around ensuring we support ALL women.

Jennie Robles

Jennie Robles

KNOW Tampa

Jennie Robles is the CEO+Founder of Intersection Faith Life Work, an executive coaching and diversity consultancy and Trajecutive™, an online coaching platform. Jennie’s industry experience, diversity and recruitment expertise, and certified coaching training makes her a strategic advisor and partner to individuals and companies. Jennie helps organizations identify and maximize opportunities to develop, retain, and enhance the trajectory of an inclusive workforce.

Beth Reisinger

Beth Reisinger

KNOW Charlotte

Beth is the Lead for the Technology & Operations Market Leader Program at Bank of America. This Program unites leaders from across the globe to improve the employee experience, retaining, attracting top talent. Beth grew up in Maryland, resided in New York City prior to making North Carolina home in 2011.

Shannon Rohrer-Phillips

Shannon Rohrer-Phillips

KNOW Sarasota

Shannon is a social entrepreneur with a unique expertise in public and private sector collaboration and diversity and inclusion solutions. She is the CEO of SRP, LLC, and the Founder of Voice + Visibility Women’s Summit, in Sarasota, Fl. Shannon developed the Bridge Builders White Racial Identity & Responsibility, Together Towards Anti-Racism and Bridge Builders for Business Workshop Series and publications. Shannon’s TEDx Talk is entitled Failure & Forgiveness in the New South.

Susan Lovelle

Susan Lovelle

KNOW Raleigh

Dr. Susan Lovelle is a Holistic MD and CEO of Premiere Wellness. A former award-winning plastic surgeon, she now specializes in customized wellness solutions for busy, over-extended women who are merely surviving on caffeine and willpower, allowing them to have the energy, power and balance they want so they can make the impact they desire in the world.

Debbie Esparza

Debbie Esparza

KNOW Phoenix

Debbie Esparza serves as CEO of YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix. Debbie brings diverse leadership experiences in many fields including banking, consulting, entrepreneurship, academia, and non-profit executive leadership. Debbie’s personal commitment to YWCA’s mission to eliminate racism and empower women lives in her advocacy for social and racial justice, shining a lens on how race and gender impact the issues that impact communities most.

Bina Kamath

Bina Kamath

KNOW Calgary

Bina Kamath is the Calgary Executive Director for Women in Leadership Foundation and an HR professional with a career spanning over 16 years. She is a member of WEKH (Women Entrepreneur Knowledge Hub), a Government of Canada funded initiative, coach and mentor for other non-profit entities. She is passionate about empowering women to achieve personal and professional growth and is currently working on developing a mentorship program in an effort to reach remote rural communities.

Laura Juarez

Laura Juarez

KNOW Asheville

Laura Juarez is a business owner, consultant, experienced board chair, mother, & yogi. Her consulting company, Pure Potential, helps leaders and companies embody conscious leadership, align strategy with impact, and elevate all stakeholders. She also offers fractional CEO & HR support. She hosts The Conscious Leadership podcast, published Ignite Your Impact, and speaks extensively about impact driven business.