Our Experts

We would be nowhere if it wasn’t for our awesome brunch experts! These are the women we look to for advice, mentorship, and influence over our current careers or the careers we’d like to get into.

We are grateful for each and every one of them, and we thank them for taking the time out of their days to talk to growing professional women. Take a look below to see who some of these featured experts have been.


*If you or anyone you know is interested in being a featured expert at a future brunch event, please email info@beyondbrunchdetroit.com with your information, and use “Brunch Expert” as your subject line!*

Kim Winkler

Kim Winkler is the marketing & event director at Crain’s Detroit Business, a full-service communications company which provides Southeast Michigan business intelligence through a weekly publication, website and live events. Kim oversees a diverse team that manages Crain’s marketing, event and digital enterprises. Additionally, Kim leads the strategic planning and execution for all Crain’s products … Continue reading Kim Winkler

Leen Zabalawi

Turning my passion for interior design into my own business with Decorating Den Interiors is like a dream come true. While working as a pharmacist, I constantly thought I was not living my passion, so I decided to go back to school. I returned to school for a second degree, this time in interior design. … Continue reading Leen Zabalawi

Nikki Little

Nikki Little is the Social Media Director at Identity, an integrated public relations firm driving strategic communications programs for a diverse portfolio of clients across the United States. Nikki oversees client workflow and strategy while collaborating closely with team members to ensure optimal client service and ongoing career advancement. Additionally, she drives strategic communications programs, both with … Continue reading Nikki Little

Jereshia Hawk

Jereshia Hawk serves as a Transmission Pipeline Engineer for Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest electric and natural gas utility. She served in a variety of engineering roles since May 2014, including metering & regulation, transmission pipeline engineering, and damage prevention public safety outreach, enhancing the quality of life for over 6 million Michigan residents. While serving … Continue reading Jereshia Hawk