An Exclusive Interview with Microsoft’s Assistant General Counsel, Paige Pratter
Q: After graduating from Yale University, where did you feel your career path would take you? VPP: I knew I wanted to become a lawyer, but also knew I didn’t fully appreciate the many paths available after law school. At the time, the most likely path for me was probably a law firm in Washington, DC, followed by an eventual return to Philadelphia and a law firm there. But as Robert Frost wrote, “way leads on to way,” and I have had more varied experience..
She Leads the Women in Manufacturing Trade Association that is Committed to Supporting, Promoting & Inspiring Women who Have Selected Careers in Manufacturing. Meet WiM President Allison Grealis
Allison is an experienced and highly skilled association executive focused on leading associations and increasing their revenue and value to members and the industry that they serve. Her core capabilities include public relations, sales, writing, public speaking, marketing, social media management, project management, new product development, leadership development, fundraising, volunteer and board management and program development. She believes associati..
She is a Marketing & Business Consultant & Future-of-Flexible-Work Advocate Meet Brea Starmer, Founder & CEO of Lions+Tigers
Q: Tell us about your background and your career path leading up to Lions+Tigers? BS: The daughter of two self-taught entrepreneurs, I was the first of my family to graduate college and took full advantage of my time at Washington State University, elected as the eighth female Student Body President in school history. That taste of advocacy work led me to take a role in Public Sector marketing for Microsoft just after graduation. After almost five years w..
With Over 25 years of Strategic Global & Domestic HR Experience From Start-Ups to Large Companies. Meet HR Consultant & Author Carol Olsby
Q: After high school, where did you feel your career path would take you? CO: I grew up in Flint, Michigan. At that time, it was the biggest car factory city in the US. I was the first person in my family to obtain a college degree. I graduated from a Maryland college with a business degree and was excited about my future and open to all opportunities.Q: What was your first job? And how did it shape or impact you?CO: I was recruited into HR with BAE Syste..
An Exclusive Interview With Apex Learning’s Chief Academic Officer, Jean Sharp
Q: Can you give us more insights about the work you are doing at Apex Learning and how this is impacting the digital learning space?JS: As Chief Academic Officer, I am responsible for driving Apex Learning’s academic leadership in the market, with our customers, and for our solutions. I set the vision for curriculum and instructional design in Apex Learning’s digital learning solutions and align the needs of educators today with solutions that meet student..
A Proven Leader Who Focuses on Women’s Needs & Issues Our Exclusive Interview with Founder & CEO of Illuminating Women, Jill Nicholas-Hicks
Jill is a proven leader focused on women's needs and issues for total wellness mind, body, and spirit. She formulated an extensive women's following in the greater Puget Sound region for connecting women together in engagement and women's empowerment through education and support. As the founder and creator of Illuminating Women, LLC, she focuses on bridging women together from different backgrounds so that deeper connections, knowledge, experiences, and r..
She Provides Leadership Development & Executive Coaching to Individuals & Teams. Meet Founder & Leadership Coach Kore Koubourlis
Kore offers first-hand experience with being a real, live human being, committed to deep conversations, great relationships, and living on purpose. Her work as a professional coach and consultant provides the ideal platform for me to act on that commitment every day.Q: How did you determine your career would be as an Executive Coach?KK: During my own 20-year career in the technology and legal industries, I saw what appeared to be an addressable problem. I ..
A Conversation with Neural Shifts Founder & Chief Behavioral Strategist Venus Rekow
Venus is a behavioral architect, researcher, and leadership facilitator whose passion lies in helping leaders drive behavior change by translating scientific insights into actionable best practices.She conducts research on psychological safety and leadership practices to help her clients strengthen their organizational cultures.As the founder of Neural Shifts, she uses her behavioral analytical skills to get to the root of behavior and facilitate meaningfu..
She’s Been a Believer of Living Life Boldly & is Always Undertaking New Challenges to Learn & Grow. An Exclusive Interview with Corporate Lawyer & Founder of The KOA Club, Susan Seah
Q: What was your first job? How did it shape or impact you?SS: My first job was being a summer law intern for a corporate law firm during my second year of law school. I was only in my early 20s at that time and totally dazzled and intimidated by all the high-powered men and women partners at the firm, who seemed to have the power to make or break the careers of the young associates working at the firm. During that summer internship, they rotated the int..
She’s an Executive of a Leading Luxury Hair Care Products Company Meet SEVEN haircare, President Sheue Pella
Q: So, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.SP: I've always loved beauty, and had an obsession with products, artistry, and ingredients, down to the descriptive copy that was on the packaging. In my youth, however, I never imagined I could parlay that obsession into a career. I am a zero-generation immigrant – I moved to the U.S. with my family from Taiwan when I was 4. I grew up in South Flori..
She’s a Seattle Area Native & Current President for the League of Women Voters, A Conversation With Alyssa Weed
A Seattle area native, Alyssa is a University of Washington graduate with a degree in Art History. She has an obsession with politics — both local and national — and is actively involved with the League of Women Voters. Outside of the office, she enjoys going to museums and farmers markets, collecting vinyl, and weekending in warmer weather.Q: For those in our audience not familiar with the League of Women Voters, can you give us some history along with yo..
She’s Determined to Share Her Self-Care Platform to Help Restore Lives & Promote Purpose. Meet Founder & Director of Dignity for Divas, Nikki Gane-Butler
DfD conducts outreach and case management services to women who are experiencing homelessness as well as to women who are newly housed. We cultivate an ongoing relationship with women that starts with providing essential care supplies. From there, we perform client intake and housing assessments, determine what a woman’s immediate needs are, and connect her to emergency shelters, housing facilities, counseling, and medical services. DfD staff forward clien..
Her Company is a Leading Provider of Innovative HR Services. Meet Founder, CEO & Author of Female Firebrands, Mikaela Kiner
Q: After high school, where did you feel your career path would take you? MK: I came out of high school with an interest in creative writing. I have always loved fiction and believed one day I would write a novel. I also had a strong interest in social work. Throughout college I interned with several nonprofits where I mentored and tutored at risk youth, as well as adults in an alternative to incarceration program. Q: What was your first job? And how did i..
An Exclusive Interview with the Association for Women in Science President, Jac Fitzgerald
Q: For those in our audience not familiar with the Association for Women in Science, can you tell us about the organization and your duties as President? JF: AWIS is a national organization that’s been around for almost 50 years, advocating for equal opportunities and treatment for women in science in the US, across education and industry. What that looks like has changed a lot over time - today we have a business accelerator for women commercializing thei..
She Loves Being Face-to-Face With Clients to Help Them Achieve the Aesthetic and Calming Results They Desire. An Exclusive Interview With Skin & Sage Spa Co-Founder Morgan Robart
Skin & Sage is Seattle’s home to sustainable self-care, making the luxury of high-end spa services something regularly attainable and better for the environment. We believe that beauty is a blend of inner serenity and outer radiance and couldn’t be more thrilled to create an experience that brings this to life in Seattle. Q: You just opened a spa in Seattle - what inspired you to do this? MR: I spent most of my career in a pretty demanding tech position, a..