Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Austin Women of Distinction Spotlight - Lisa Copeland

Lisa Copeland
Lisa Copeland is a visionary, entrepreneur and professional sales executive dedicated to breaking the glass ceiling for women and young people in business and politics.   Born in San Jose, California, Lisa was 22 when she went to work at Capital Chevrolet in Dallas, one of two women in a sales force with 98 men.  After moving to Round Rock with her husband, James, she joined the Nyle Maxwell Dealership, and later started Austin Mortgage Association.  But her passion was helping women, and in 2007 she co-founded Women Impacting the Nation, enabling her to take her message of equity to corporations nationwide.  She then teamed up with Robin Ford to develop Project 19, a non-partisan organization to empower women to become leaders in public and private sectors, and joined the White House Project, founded by Marie Wilson to inspire women of all political backgrounds to seek public office.

Lisa’s talents came full circle when Nyle Maxwell appointed her Manager of the Fiat dealership in the Domain, where she went on to break national records by selling 600+ cars in her first year. An annual sponsor of the Stiletto Heel Run for the Cure, she works tirelessly on behalf of military veterans and has served on the Board of the Williamson County YMCA.  Lisa and James live on a ranch in Georgetown with their beloved horses and are in close contact with their young adult children, daughter Alix and son JT.

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