Jennifer Pharr Davis: Adventurer of the Year, Author, Mom

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For the average person, hiking the 2,185-mile long Appalachian Trail takes around 6 months, for the 20% of the attempters who are able to complete it. However, Jennifer Pharr Davis has not only hiked the trail 3 times, but she also broke the record of the fastest known hike of the Appalachian Trail, for both men and women, in 2011. Throughout her career, she has hiked across 6 continents, earning National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. From adaptability when things don’t go your way to positive self-image as a woman, Jennifer has learned plenty of life lessons while on the trails, which she shares in her newest book, The Pursuit of Endurance. Tune in as she discusses with Susan her incredible story and her wisdom that resonates with moms, workers and women everywhere.

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About Susan Michel


Susan Michel, CEO & Founder – Glen Eagle

Susan Michel is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Glen Eagle, a full-service Registered Investment Advisor and Broker-Dealer. Susan founded Glen Eagle in 2002.  Glen Eagle is a WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprise.

What differentiates Glen Eagle is the culture Susan has created.  Her approach is summarized in the firm’s vision statement, “Faith, Family, Firm, in that order.”  Everyone at Glen Eagle internalizes this statement in their day-to-day interactions with each other and with the firm’s clients.

Today, under Susan’s principled guidance, Glen Eagle has grown to become a national financial services firm providing corporations, family offices, business owners and multigenerational families with trusted stewardship and transparent access to their wealth. Glen Eagle serves clients in 32 states and manages over $4 billion dollars in assets.

Susan’s business leadership has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Brava Award by Smart CEO and the National Enterprising Woman of the Year Award.  She has also been named one of NJBIZ’s Best 50 Women in Business and one of the Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners of New Jersey.

Susan has a national presence as a speaker and writer.  Susan has spoken to a wide variety of audiences, including FINRA’s National Annual Conference, Financial Advisor’s Invest in Women Conference and the Enterprising Women Conference. Susan also hosts a national podcast, Women’s Wealth: The Middle Way®.  She has been featured in Fortune, Forbes and Newsweek.

Susan believes it is important to give back to others through service.  She currently serves as Vice-Chair of Board of Trustees of The Hun School of Princeton, as a Trustee on the Board of the College of St. Elizabeth and as a board member of the New Jersey Chapter of the Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO).