Nashville Changemakers discuss empathetic leadership, Nashville's trajectory, how they learned to "speak southern" when they relocated to the South, and the advice they’d give their younger selves at the 2nd Annual Changemakers Summit.
Sherry Deutschmann (KEYNOTE)
CEO and Founder, BrainTrust
Sherry Deutschmann is a serial entrepreneur, author, and passionate advocate for entrepreneurship. In 2019, Sherry founded BrainTrust, a company dedicated to helping women entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses. Prior to founding BrainTrust, Sherry was also founder and CEO of LetterLogic, Inc., a company she grew to $40 Million and sold in 2016. LetterLogic was named an INC 5000 company (fastest growing privately held businesses in the US) for ten consecutive years. Sherry attributes the success of LetterLogic to its unique culture in which the needs of the employees came before those of the customer or shareholder. That culture led Sherry to be recognized by EY as one of their 2009 Entrepreneurial Winning Women and LetterLogic was featured in the New York Times, Forbes Magazine, Business Leaders, INC, and Fast Company. Sherry was honored by President Barack Obama as a White House Champion of Change in 2016. Sherry’s book, Lunch with Lucy: Maximize Profits by Investing in your People, was released in March 2020 and received national awards in 2021.