Together, We Go Farther.
Power Suit Project is the brainchild of five professional women who met during a 6-month leadership program. After completion of the leadership program, they kept in touch through monthly dinners and continued to share and learn from their collective experiences. They decided to create their own power circle of equally ambitious and supportive women with whom they could share and seek insight, guidance, and support in making their respective visions of success a reality. Within months, their modest power circle grew to over 100 members and Power Suit Project was born!
Co-Founder, Past President & CEO
An Atlanta native, Ashley grew up in Riverdale, Georgia and received her B.A. in political science from Georgia State University. Ashley’s yearning for salty, sea breezes and long, sunny days took her to Gulfport, Florida where she received her J.D. from Stetson University College of Law. Following law school, Ashley returned to the city that raised her and has worked and lived in Atlanta ever since. Ashley is very active in the Atlanta community and takes great pride in her Atlanta Falcons. Ashley’s passions include Power Suit Project, traveling, animals, Piedmont Park, and football. Ashley is proud to call Atlanta’s Midtown neighborhood home.
Ashley A. Akins
Ashley A. Akins graduated with summa cum laude honors from Georgia Southern University in 2010 and earned her Juris Doctor from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in 2013 with cum laude honors and a Certificate in Advanced Legal Writing, Research, and Drafting. While in law school, Ashley competed in two national moot court competitions, served as a Board Member of the Mercer Advocacy Council, was a student member of the Bootle Inn of Court, and served as Co-President of the Association of Women Law Students. Ashley was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 2013. She is currently an Associate at Hamilton, Westby, Antonowich, & Anderson.
Ashley is a 2014 Leadership Academy graduate from the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia and has spent the past two years serving as the Co-Chair of the annual YLD Signature Fundraiser. Ashley is also an active member of the Junior League of Atlanta. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys reading, running the Atlanta Beltline, and baking.
Sul Kim represents employers in a wide variety of labor and employment matters. Sul counsels and defends employers, especially Korea-based international companies, in actions brought under state common law and federal law, including Title VII, the ADA, ADEA, FLSA, FMLA and NLRA. Sul advises clients on a range of human resources issues, employment policies and practices, employment agreements and separation agreements. Sul enjoys public speaking and training managers and executives on labor and employment matters. When Sul is not working, she enjoys traveling and exploring the flourishing foodie scene and the Belt Line in Atlanta.
Alex Barnett is a labor and employment attorney. In this role, she counsels and defends employers against wage and hour, retaliation, and employment discrimination claims brought under federal law, as well as various claims based on common law tort and contract theories. Alex received her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and earned her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, with high honors in Romance Languages from Dartmouth College. Alex and her husband, Norman, reside in Smyrna.
Amy Tidwell Andrews
An Atlanta native, Amy attended Marist School and graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis TN. She received her Masters degree in Public Administration from Georgia State University Andrew Young School of Policy Studies and her law degree from Georgia State University College of Law. Amy lives in Lilburn, Georgia, with her husband, Travis. She is active in the community, serving on the board of Keeping It Wild, and environmental non-profit organization, and volunteering her time with several other organizations. Amy enjoys the outdoors, reading fiction and listening to stand-up comedy.