We are proud to announce the second annual Women and 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 and are thrilled to share the finalists in our three awards categories below. Winners will be announced at our Awards Ceremony on April 6.
WIBLI Award Finalists
- WIBLI Business of the Year: Awarded to a business that has significantly contributed to gender equity in our workplaces and communities
- Artemis Connection
- The First Tee of Greater Seattle
- WIBLI Female Leader of the Year: Awarded to a woman who demonstrates exemplary leadership traits and has made significant contributions to gender equity in our region
- Anna Steffeney, LeaveLogic
- Darcy Johnson, Fulcrum Capital
- Kirsten Curry, Leading Retirement Solutions
- WIBLI Rising Star: Awarded to a woman, with 10 years or less of work experience, who has exemplary leadership traits at an early point in her career and has worked to advance gender equity in our region
- Marilee Jolin, South Seattle Emerald
- Osiris Navarro, Madres Kitchen
- Tran Huynh, Wells Fargo
In addition to the Awards, we are proud to welcome Marilyn Strickland, Mayor of Tacoma, as this year's keynote speaker.
Mayor Marilyn Strickland City of Tacoma Get Involved and support our finalists! Register to attend
the event to support WIBLI Award finalists and connect with fellow WIBLI supporters in the community, or purchase a table
to get your company engaged in WIBLI and gender equity advancement in the Seattle region.
More information About our Women in Leadership & Business Initiative program
Women in Business and Leadership Initiative events and programs inspire, educate, and connect Seattle-area women at all levels of their careers. Through our events--and our partnership with the 100% Talent Initiative--we aim to empower Seattle-area professionals to create significant change for themselves, their workplaces and their communities around gender equity issues, including closing our region’s gender wage gap.