National Grid Edge Participants Share...

Leading Spring 2019

  Leading with Edge was a great space to meet new colleagues and confront similar issues that we are all facing across industries lines. We found solutions and learned best practices to navigate career hurdles. I enjoyed the safe zone environment to take a breath, reflect and network with fabulous women I wouldn’t have otherwise met. Highly recommended!

Wendy Ladd, National Grid 

Leading Spring 2019


Leading with Edge with Ivy, is a great program filled with collaboration, meaningful discussions, and challenges you to self-reflect and take you out of your comfort zone! 

Kathleen Wisnewski, National Grid 

Leading Spring 2019

Ivy was a wonderful leader, teacher, and inspirational speaker. I really enjoyed every class and the lessons that she brought to each class. The group of women in our class had all different perspectives which helped to add onto each element that Ivy taught throughout the class. Thank you so much Ivy! 

Megan Borst, National Grid 

Edge Participants Share...

Rising Fall 2018

 Each week, I was challenged by Ivy to prove to myself that I have what it takes to lead confidently, as a powerful woman in the workplace. Every class provided a new “ah-ha” moment – sometimes days later, but each revelation was powerful and enlightening, almost like a high that I couldn’t get enough of. I wanted more. (I still want more!) But what Ivy left us with was more than just a good feeling each week – she gave us the tools we need to think outside of the box, to be strong leaders that influence others by example, and to stop being “sorry” all the time. I am most fond of the relationships I created with the other female powerhouses in my class. I am truly grateful to have been given the opportunity to attend Rising with Edge from the Ivy Network. 

Danielle Camirand,  MTA LIRR

Rising Fall 2018

Oftentimes in our day-to-day, we get so lost by the mundane or the swing of things that our vision is blurred by the present. Rising with Edge reminded me of where I came from, where I am, and to focus on where it is I am going. That is the “Edge” I had forgotten along the way. It truly inspired me to look inward and remember who I am – and I am a force – and to not forget that on the daily basis. Because sure we are a part of an organization, a firm, a company – but to the extent we are individuals, only when we are most effective, thoughtful and cognizant employees can we be effective leaders. As women, we are instinctively caretakers, but we have to take care of number one routinely or it becomes impossible to be our best. 

Be authentic. Be yourself and you will be the change.  

Amanda Reynolds


Canon Solutions America Edge Graduates Share their thoughts

Looking for inspiration and insight? Take this class! Ivy does a great job of engaging the group, staying on topic and giving professional women a forum to speak openly about daily issues without judgement of feeling minimized. You'll even have a few laughs while you sharpen your leadership skills. 

The Edge Leadership program empowered women of Canon Solutions America to collaborate and share our expertise for a stronger team. I have introspected and now have the tools I need to achieve my future goals and be a successful leader at work and personally helping my animal rescue organizations. Thank you, Ivy for an eye-opening experience and helping me to build my confidence. 

The Leading with Edge course was very informative. I feel I have benefited from participating in it. Ivy Algazy is a true professional and enthusiastic about her subject matter. It is obvious that she has put a lot of time into the course and I would highly recommend this course to anyone. 

Ivy is very relatable  and has put together a comprehensive program. She is the change in her “Be the Change” motto. 

Ivy’s program was wonderfully scripted, well thought out and is a benefit to all women who are striving to be their own best leader. 

More Edge Testimonials

Rising Fall 2018

The Rising with Edge program has empowered me to become a more confident, goal achieving, female professional. I look forward to continue to collaborate with The Ivy Network.

Alanna Russo , National Grid

Leading Fall 2018

I am so grateful that I was selected to participate in the Leading with Edge Program. It came at a time that I didn’t feel as motivated as I wanted to be. This program gave me the tools to push forward and reminded me of what of the many things I wanted to accomplish. Ivy was meant to do this, she is the real motivation behind it all. Thank you.

Christina Cosgriff , MTA LIRR

Leading with Edge 2018

 This course has made such an impact in my everyday life. I am more aware of how I speak, listen and lead with others at work. I hold my head a little higher and my shoulders back a little more!! It has given me the confidence to take on more challenges and get comfortable being “uncomfortable”!

My “Ah-Ha” moment was the very first day. I felt intimated, being amongst all these college educated women and not sure I fit in. After completing the “Leadership Quiz”, I realized that although a degree certainly helps, it is not required to be a Leader. I was, in fact, a Leader for quite some time and did not realize it until that quiz!!! That was definitely an “AH-HA” moment for me and one I think about every day. 

Lynda Thompson PSEG Long Islan

Leading with Edge 2018


The Leading with Edge is a fantastic and essential program for those women who are looking to further develop and act on their leadership capabilities. What I enjoyed the most about the program was we discussed and collaborated on how we portray ourselves on paper as well as the messages we send to others when we talk, our body language, and what we can do to give ourselves an edge in our career development every day! Leave your self-doubt at the door as this program offers you the tools and challenges you need to surpass in order to go after your goals with confidence. You won’t be disappointed!

Meredith Lewis PSEG Long Island

Rising with Edge 2018

I am so thankful my company endorsed me to be a part of this leadership course. It is empowering, informative and a great opportunity to extend your network. Ivy and Leslie are the dream team delivering motivational slogans, aha-moments and great reading material/references. They don’t just talk-the-talk they walk the walk, and that is exactly what they make you do during their sessions. You are pushed to step out of your shell and become a visionary, and even share those visions out loud to really help you hear yourself think. I highly recommend this course to anyone who is looking to gain confidence, decrease/eliminate fear of failure or any other limiting beliefs that hold you back from achieving your greatest goal.

Oriana Sharwani National Grid (Boston, MA)

Rising with Edge 2018


Thanks so much for seeing the need create a program encouraging women to realize their true potential and value. This class came at a time in my career/life that I lacked motivation. The Rising with Edge class helped me to understand my value and to make positive changes forward. I now can support the women below me and help them to achieve great things while achieving them myself. Thank you again for taking the time in the beginning to speak to me. Please continue to do great things for women! 

Theresa Dorsey MTA LIRR

Leading with Edge

With enthusiastic and engaging facilitators, experts in the field, the class felt comfortable and safe to open up and share experiences. The workshops which were educational, insightful and enjoyable, helped me to learn more about myself, my goals and aspirations. I developed a new set of tools that I can use back in my workplace to help me continue to successfully perform both as a member of a team and as a leader.  Susan Wetzel, PSEG Long Island

Leading with Edge

Leading with Edge was extremely helpful for my career & personal development. I joined the program during a promotion year,  a critical point in my career. The best part of the program is that I was able to apply what I learned right away, both at home & and at work. It was also great to network with other extraordinary women leaders who shared similar experiences. I highly recommend Leading with Edge!

Carline Thompson (Bernard), EY 

Leading with Edge

This program provided an intimate & open environment for executive women to share experiences with one another. The instructors were engaging & insightful, providing guidance we could put in practice right away. Women don't always take the time we should to focus on building a network of peers. The Leading with Edge sessions introduced me to a group of bright and supportive women executives who are now my entourage. Katherine Demacopoulos, CA Technologies

Rising with Edge

The Rising with Edge course is an essential foundation for women starting their careers as well as those seasoned in their respective industries. It is an eye opener with regards to the negative things we do unconsciously to stall and derail our career journey. With each session, you will walk away with tools and techniques for handling everyday challenges. The Big Vision is a soul-searching exercise that is well worth the time and effort.  

Stacey Haggerty, PSEG Long Island 

Rising with Edge

This program provided an invaluable opportunity to connect with other women leaders in a collaborative environment.  I have no doubt that the relationships that we developed and the skills that we learned will be instrumental as we progress in our careers.  Beyond just offering tangible skills, this course encouraged each of us to reflect on our visions for the future &  the steps necessary to achieve our goals.  I recommend this course to any woman looking to gain an edge in her field.  

Michelle Bholan, Rivkin Radler LLP

Rising with Edge

The Rising with Edge sessions really opened my eyes in many ways.  The program serves as a platform not only to learn and excel but also to search within ourselves to understand more about who we are and our true struggles.  I had a lot of "ah-ha"moments, especially when I learned that my fellow sisters are struggling with something very similar to me.  

Janie Chen, MTA LIRR


Edge Program Participants Come from Many Companies

Add your company to the list, join Edge Now

  • Adelphi University 
  • Alure Home Improvement   
  • American Heart Association 
  • Arizona Ice Tea
  • BNB Bank   
  • Boy Scouts of America   
  • Brookhaven National Lab   
  • CA Technologies   
  • Canon Solutions America
  • Carter, DeLuca & Farrell LLP
  • Capital One Bank   
  • Citron Cooperman   
  • Estee Lauder   
  • EY   
  • Grant Thornton   
  • Health & Welfare Council of LI   
  • Jr. Acheivment of LI   
  • LI Against Domestic Violence   
  • LI Business News   
  • LI Fair Housing    
  • Lymphoma Leukemia Society    
  • MTA LIRR   
  • National EAP   
  • National Grid   
  • Newsday   
  • Pro Bono Partnership
  • PSEG Long Island   
  • Red Cross   
  • Rivkin Radler, LLP   
  • Suffolk County Police Department
  • TD Bank, NA   
  • Tourette Association of America 
  • Wells Fargo Bank, NA    
  • WTS  Greater NY- Advancing Women in Transportation