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  • Wendy Oliveras, MS

July 8, 2021: The Story Exchange - She Brings Chess Strategy to Business Consulting

By Victoria Flexner

The Story Exchange 1000+ Stories Project - I am a Woman Who Means Business


Wendy Oliveras is not new to entrepreneurship. When her first business, a legal staffing agency, closed due to the 2008 financial crisis she knew she wasn’t done yet. She poured her love and passion for chess, as well as her business knowledge into a book that melds chess theory with business advice. Shortly thereafter the book concept became the inspiration for her business, SHESS Global Alliance, her consulting firm which provides professional business advisory and training services for companies in the corporate, education, non-profit and government sectors. Today, the New Jersey-based consultant is continuing to grow her business, battling sexism in the world of chess and continuing to find inspiration in role models, like her grandmother.


Oliveras’ story, as told to The Story Exchange 1,000+ Stories Project.