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Real Talk With RU

Jun 12, 2019

Julie Larson, CEO/President of YWCA QUAD CITIES, has been employed with the YWCA QUAD CITIES for over 20 years.  She served as Co-Executive Director for six years and assumed the role of CEO in 2005. 

Under Julie's leadership, YWCA QUAD CITIES’ revenues increased from $300,000 in 1999 to $1.4M in FY18. 

Julie is an...

May 23, 2019

At the age of 25, Paul Rumler ran for Illinois State Senate Seat.

In 2015, Rumler was recognized as a "40 Under 40 Leader in Economic Development" by Development Counsellors International.

In April 2018, at the age of 38, Paul Rumler became the Quad-Cities Chamber of Commerce's new president and CEO.  Paul's goal was to...

May 8, 2019

Altease Ramsey, also know as alteasethepoet, Is a 22 year old writer and poet. He was born in Chicago and lived there until he was 8, months before his 9th birthday he and his family moved to Moline, Illinois. Growing up without a father and being the youngest of the siblings he had a great responsibility as being...

May 2, 2019


Ravi Sharma's experience has predominantly been in structured finance and banking (e.g. Western Asset Management Company). He is also a repeat founder with exits in healthcare and cleantech. After having family struggle with mental health and losing a friend to suicide, Ravi has embraced the challenge to democratize...

Apr 23, 2019

Evolving is an event created by The Mandala Foundation.

The vision of this event is to educate, inspire and motivate women by giving you tools and strategies to create a healthy mind and healthy habits!

Today in part two, I speak to two women n the panel.  

Heidi Huiskamp Collins:

Just a little over a year and a half...