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Women in Business & Leadership Initiative Awards 2018

We are proud to announce the third annual Women in Business & Leadership Initiative Awards, honoring organizations and individuals who are advancing WIBLI values and making significant impact towards advancing gender equity in our region’s workplaces and communities.

We received a wide variety of nominations in our awards categories below. Winners will be announced at our Awards Ceremony on July 18.

WIBLI Rising Star Finalists
Ashlea Elliott, Lean-In Seattle
Kim Veale, Seattle Storm
Kate Freels, ZGF Architects

WIBLI Female Leader of the Year Finalists
Hon. Tana Senn, Washington State Representative
Trisha Tyler, Mercer
Pallavi Wahi, K & L Gates

WIBLI Business of the Year Finalists
The Swing Shift
Female Founders Alliance

In addition to the awards, we are honored to announce Seattle Police Interim Chief Carmen Best as our keynote speaker this year.

Chief Best has served with the Seattle Police Department for 26 years, and is the first African-American woman to lead the department. During her tenure as Interim Chief she has emphasized a focus on building community trust, public service, honor, and professionalism, along with business efficiency and data-driven policies and practices. Chief Best will talk about her career path, overcoming obstacles, and her leadership style and how it has evolved over time.


June 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - July 18, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
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Westin Seattle
1900 Fifth Ave
seattle,  98101
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