Meet Daisy Maurya-Ballard, Event Chair for IMPACT 2020


Q: How long have you been involved with CWLI?

A: I have been a member of CWLI for the past 10 years. This will be my second year on the Board.

Q: How many IMPACT events have you attended? 

A: I traveled extensively for work for a number of years, but attended every IMPACT event that I could if in town. 

Q: What inspired you to become involved with IMPACT? 

A: The past speakers have inspired change in the trajectory of my thought process, which resulted in personal and professional growth. I want to help to do the same and believe that we have the inner strength to write our own narrative, regardless of where we are in life at this moment.  

Q: What are you most excited about concerning IMPACT 2020?

A: Ms. Dede Halfhill, our Keynote speaker. She is unlike speakers we have had in the past. She embodies Dr. Brene Brown’s philosophies and teachings of courageous and vulnerable leadership.  The fact that she is a high-level military leader in the USAF who has instituted and teaches these philosophies in a male dominated world intrigues me. 

Q: What do you see as the value of the annual IMPACT event to members and nonmembers alike?

A: Ms. Halfhill is a highly respected female military leader who has been able to change the narrative of what leadership looks like in a male dominated industry.  This is a speaker who should appeal to women and men alike. Members and nonmembers.

Q: What are you most looking forward to with this year’s keynote speaker Dede Halfhill? 

A: I think that she will be the impetus to change in the way we see leadership.  Our world is redefining itself in so many ways. She will provide greater expansion and depth to thought in the realm of textbook leadership.

To learn more or purchase tickets, visit www.cwli.org/impact2020

Learn more about Daisy:

Daisy Maurya-Ballard is Co-Owner of WillowStreet Properties Real Estate Investment and Development Group.  WillowStreet Properties guides clients through the process of investing in real estate through consultation, property analysis, investment projections, lease negotiations, acquisition, management of properties and sales of property in Chattanooga, TN.

Before starting WillowStreet Properties Ms. Maurya-Ballard spent over two decades in the Healthcare industry as a Medical Device Sales Specialist, Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist and National Sales Trainer. In 2014 she began her career with HCA TriStar’s Parkridge Medical Center and Parkridge Valley as the Director of Physician and Provider Relations and Director of Business Development. After a successful career in the healthcare industry, Daisy decided to utilize her experience and skills to help build WillowStreet Properties alongside her husband and business partner, Matthew Ballard.

Daisy has a great love and passion for the Chattanooga community. She has been involved with numerous non-profits and currently serves on the board of directors for Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute, Hospice of Chattanooga and the Women’s Fund of Greater Chattanooga. 

In her spare time Daisy enjoys traveling with her son and husband, (together they have traveled to more than 65 countries) cooking and spending time with friends and family.