Stories of Success: Two Women in the Business of Wellness

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Event Details


April 17, 2023 4:30 PM - 7 PM EDT

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Join us for an evening of networking & conversation featuring Sarah Tankiewicz, Founder of Plush Laser and Brooke Alexandra, CEO & Founder of Reforming Foundations Pilates & Wellness, RF BURN Infrared Pilates, and the RF School of Pilates. 
The event will be moderated by Mary McCoy, Executive Director at Chase Bank.  Mary leads a team in assisting diverse, women and veteran-owned businesses with their banking needs, especially connecting them with resources to foster growth. 
The discussion will include:
  • Making the leap to entrepreneurship
  • Growing and differentiating in a competitive space
  • Leveraging peer groups in the process of scaling

It's sure to be an educational, dynamic, and inspirational evening!

Members: $80 
Non-Members: $100


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Mary McCoy (Moderator)

Executive Director

Mary McCoy is a Commercial Banker and Executive Director for Chase in East Michigan’s Commercial Banking Group in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Mary assists businesses with all banking needs including cash solutions, treasury services and liquidity management. She leads a team specializing in assisting diverse, women and veteran-owned businesses with their banking needs especially connecting them to resources internally and externally to foster growth. Prior to her role as Commercial Banker, Mary was a Lending Advisor for J.P. Morgan Private Bank in Birmingham, Michigan. In this capacity, she assisted Bankers and Investors with providing solutions to clients’ complex lending and banking needs. She focused on both sides of the client’s balance sheet to recommend solutions and provide world class capabilities in hedging to minimize risk. Mary began her career in 2006 as a financial analyst and underwriter at J.P. Morgan in the Commercial Real Estate Group located in Detroit, MI. Mary is on the board of two of J.P. Morgan Chase’s Business Resource Groups in Michigan including Women on the Move and the Volunteer Leadership Group. As a part of these organizations, she works to advance the role of women in the workplace and promote employee volunteerism. Mary holds a Bachelors in Business Administration in Finance and Accounting from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and resides in Bloomfield Hills, MI with her husband and three children.

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Sarah Tankiewicz

Plush Laser

Sarah Tankiewicz, RN is the founder of Plush Laser, a boutique luxury experience for laser cosmetic services in Birmingham, MI. Sarah is a Registered Nurse with 15 years experience in the medical aesthetics industry. Sarah has a passion for providing the highest quality guest experience coupled with a niche of her must have aesthetic services. She believes in helping others feel good in their own skin – inside + out, because true confidence is the difference in how we show up in the world. 

Sarah noticed the lack of personal touch, connection, and curated atmosphere during her time in corporate aesthetics. Her vision is to become the trusted brand for smooth + glowing skin by expert Medical Professionals in a boutique, luxury setting. She is currently opening her second location in Scottsdale, Arizona and is excited to continue to inspire new communities with authentic connection in a feel-good space providing the highest quality results in laser cosmetic services. She is developing a dynamic, diverse and influential team to go the distance for continued development nationwide — infused with energy, innovation, and collective growth.  

Sarah enjoys working on her business, a big cup of coffee in the morning, all things health and wellness, traveling, reading, a great Italian restaurant, a slow Sunday morning, any reason to celebrate, and enjoying quality time with her loved ones. 

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Brooke Alexandra

Reforming Foundations Pilates
CEO & Founder

Brooke Alexandra is the CEO & Founder of Reforming Foundations Pilates & Wellness, RF BURN Infrared Pilates, and the RF School of Pilates. Reforming Foundations was born in 2014 out of Brooke's desire to share all that she learned and felt in her own body through Pilates, first with friends and family, and then her community.  

Brooke is a nationally certified Pilates teacher through the NCPT. Her constant quest for more knowledge and excellence led her to explore the Pilates repertoire through multiple comprehensive Pilates training programs and continuing education courses. She applied this education to her teaching, while adding her own cues, modifications, and nuance. The positive response to her teaching inspired Brooke to share it beyond the walls of RF, leading her and co-author Dr. Lindsay Brandt to develop the RF School of Pilates Teacher Training program.  

Brooke is an enthusiastic teacher and tailors her instruction to each individual from the fit professional to the everyday grandparent. She also applies Pilates in service of professional athletic conditioning and sports specific rehabilitation. Brooke loves to educate people about their bodies and their abilities during each session, helping them learn to apply the Pilates method in support of doing the things they love to do!  

Brooke's mission with the RF School of Pilates Teacher Training program is to expand RF to other communities with highly trained movement professionals. Brooke is committed to developing careers with generous pay and amazing benefits for her growing team. She is a Pilates industry pioneer in offering health insurance, Simple IRA with a 3% match, paid time off, paid holidays, and support for continuing education.  

Brooke is dedicated to the love of learning, providing mastery in movement, and providing a purposeful career in movement. 


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