Throughout our lives, it’s the people and experiences we encounter that shape us. It’s those who encourage us, challenge us, take chances with us and celebrate all that falls between who help us experience our full potential and live our best life.
The Central Exchange mission empowers and connects women across generations, promotes equity for women, ignites confidence in women and cultivates and accelerates women leaders. We are where women shape the future. The women featured on this page have also shaped the lives of others and their community. We celebrate YOU!
Chandra Clark is the Manager of External Partnerships and Post Secondary Programming for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City. Her previous professional experience includes performing as the Career and Alumni Coordinator for Kauffman Scholars, Director of the Life Coach Program for Boys Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City, Community Relations Coordinator for Newhouse Shelter and Founder and President of M.O.D.E. L. Chandra earned a Master’s degree in Educational Studies from Rockhurst University in 2011 and bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2006. Her recent awards and recognitions include Rockhurst University’s Young Alumni of the Year (2017), the Young Athena Professional Leadership Award (2016), Most Wanted Auction Honoree (2016) and Most Influential Women in Kansas City Business Honoree (2015).
Chandra is committed to advocating for youth facing adverse circumstances and adults abused as children. She is most passionate about empowering others, lifelong education and enriching the community of Kansas City. Her former board and volunteer service roles include functioning as a member of the Nelson Atkin’s Young Friends of Art, Southwest Family Health Care Clinic’s Advisory Committee, University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Arts & Sciences Alumni Board, Truman Charitable Foundation’s Young Professionals Council, Athena League and the Central Exchange. She currently volunteers as a Big Sister and serves as a member of the Junior League of Greater Kansas City and Diversity Task Force for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City. In addition, she is a commercial print model with Voices & Models Talent Agency.
Robin Sterneck is one of the best female leaders in Kansas City. Not only has she demonstrated great leadership in her career as a woman on Wall Street and a CEO, but now she spends her time mentoring other female leaders to see their full potential. She is one of the busiest mom-daughter-career woman-business owner-athlete-mentor-friends that I know; and yet she is also one of the most thoughtful people I know. She never misses a birthday, an opportunity to recognize someone else, or chance to support and promote her favorite organizations. She is there for her parents, her children, and her friends, no matter where they are on the globe. Robin is a true inspiration and I am thrilled to celebrate HER.
Tina Kucherovsky is a Senior Manager within Accenture’s Operations organization. Tina currently leads the IT Digital Workplace Strategy for the Infrastructure Services for Accenture organization and is responsible for setting direction for Video and IoT technologies. She is dedicated to building capabilities within and across teams and sharing business expertise.
Prior to her current role, Tina was part of Accenture’s Retail Consulting practice for 10 years working across several big-box retailers focusing on projects spanning store footprint strategy, ad/spend management, workforce systems implementation and Retail Process and systems deployment. Tina’s career journey started as a software developer for Retail, working on back office products such as shipping, receiving, and ordering.
In addition to Tina’s professional achievements, she is also recognized as an Inclusion and Diversity (I&D) Leader for Accenture Kansas City. Tina has helped drive and champion involvement in PRIDE, International Women’s Day, and countless inclusion events. Her passion for creating an environment where everyone can be their authentic self radiates, creating a lasting impact.
Stephanie Terrono is the complete Human Resources professional and she is being celebrated for being a strong, influential woman because of the positive impact she has on the people around her. Stephanie has had a successful career in Human Resources, leading in areas such as recruiting, performance development and talent management strategies at large companies in Kansas City, including Polsinelli, Honeywell and Ernst & Young.
Stephanie approaches everything with a positive can-do attitude and encourages everyone around her to be at their best. She is graceful under pressure and handles the most difficult situations with gentleness and kindness. Stephanie is confident in challenging biases in the workplace to ensure that everyone can be successful in their careers. She has helped each company where she has worked become a better place.
Stephanie is proud of her years in the Army as a Platoon Leader where she enhanced her leadership skills and developed the mental toughness to persevere. She is a wife and mother of two young girls who are being shown how to be strong girls in their own way. Stephanie is a role model for them and many others.
Diane Allen is a resourceful professional who is being celebrated for being a strong, influential woman because of her genuine care for others and the powerful insights that she brings to every project. A highly intuitive executive assistant who anticipates needs and goes above and beyond, Diane has had a successful career supporting senior management at various companies in Kansas City, including Ernst & Young, H&R Block and KU Medical Center.
Diane is a confident professional who networks well and has strong relationships that she cultivates and manages to ensure the right people are involved to successfully complete projects. She approaches everything with a positive attitude and is a skillful team member who anticipates and solves problems often before others even recognize there is an issue. Diane also maintains a sense of humor and brings a smile that makes everyone feel comfortable with her.
Diane is also a successful volleyball coach who takes time to mentor and develop young girls to be the best they can be. She is a wife and mother of two daughters who have benefited from her mentoring and watching her as a role model.
Lori Dorsey is an incredible leader, role model, and mentor to many. She is the Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Ivy Distributors, Inc. and Waddell & Reed and responsible for the planning, development and implementation of the organization’s marketing strategies and communications activities, including the development and implementation of materials and services. She’s a “lead by example” leader; confident, compassionate, and she brings positive energy and focus day in and day out. I respect her overall kindness, patience and her ability to balance life. She’s always there to lend a hand or an ear, but above all, she’s an incredible wife, mother and friend.