Our Team

We love what we do at Induo! As women, we know first hand what we really want! Our team started out as just Ina and Lena and now includes directors, sponsorship managers, a vendor coordinator and event assistants. If you're interested in joining our vibe and an all female team that rocks, click here.

Ina Jones

Co-Founder & Left Brain

Hi! I'm Ina (pronounced like eye-na :-)). I'm a wife, mom x 3, fish eating vegetarian, wanna be vegan, allergic to, but lover of cats and all animals, smoothie drinker, tea sipper, former cheese addict & current sweets addict, #everythingisbetterinPINK girl, a lover of lipstick, calm, super organized and hard working. I love event planning. I live for empowering women and bringing people together. Meeting new people on a personal level brings me serious joy. My ultimate goal is to raise my three daughters to be kind, confident, caring, intelligent women.

 

I have both my MBA and MSRE degrees and am a Licensed Broker with a background in commercial real estate.

I started this company with my sister to give all women the opportunity to do something fun, exciting and/or new! 

 

My favorite quote is:

"Insanity - doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results" ~Albert Einstein

Lena Dorsey

Co-Founder & Right-Brain

Hi Guys! I'm Lena & I love planning! I have over 10 years of experience in planning & managing an array of events that have taken me to multiple countries. From grand openings and product launches, to photo shoots and private events… I have you covered! 

 

I am a HUGE chocoholic who has unfortunately passed that on to my two amazing daughters. When I’m not planning, I love traveling to new places and facing my fears whenever I can! 

My background in design and accounting makes me the perfect “Left-Brain, Right-Brian” mix, giving me the vital ability to think creatively while organizing the many aspects that come with planning.

I love putting together events that get ladies up & out!

 

My favorite quote is:

"Girls Just Want to Have FUN" ~ Cyndi Lauper

Andrea Ward

Director of Sparkle

Hello everyone! I have over 10 years’ experience in management and event planning. I’ve recently started a new career that focuses on event planning and TV/film production on shows such as Chicago PD and America's Got Talent. I have a BA in Communication so now I’m officially qualified to communicate with everyone!

 

I’m a mother of 3 so organizing and event management comes second nature to me. Event planning has always been my favorite thing to do. I love the whole process of starting with an idea and creating something that surpasses your expectations.

 

Fun Facts About Me:

 

  • I’ve traveled to 4 countries: Mexico, Bahamas, Jamaica, Canada and 9 states: St Louis, Atlanta, Florida, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Mississippi, Tennessee, Louisiana.

  • I am always the life of the party! When things aren’t moving in the right direction, I find myself taking over. 

  • My ultimate goal is to be a super producer like my idol Shonda Rhimes.
     

My favorite quote is:

“If this is something that you really want to do, if you believe in it … simply keep forging forward because success will come.”

Heather Zimmerman

Director of Fun

My name is Heather Zimmerman. I am from Palatine & moved to Chicago a few years ago. I enjoy the busy atmosphere of Chicago and how beautiful it is. In my free time I love to play sports, go on fun runs and I enjoy cooking. I graduated from Benedictine University with a bachelor's in organizational leadership.

 

I enjoy planning events that bring people together to have a great time. I am very adventurous so I love to plan different events that people normally don't get to go to on a daily basis. I have worked in the restaurant industry as a bartender and server for many years and was ready to take those skills to start planning events for people.  

 

Fun Facts About Me:

 

  • I am a huge Cubs fan, so HUGE that I went to game 7 of the world series in Cleveland!

  • I am training for the Chicago Marathon

  • I took a random day trip to Boston to go out to dinner

  • I have two dogs; a beagle Boston terrier and a pit boxer
     

My favorite quote is:

"Work hard. Play hard."

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