We are proud to announce the fourth 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 June 6.
Our award finalists for this year:
Alison Driver, Trust for the Public Land
Sage Ke'alohiliani Quiamno, A Future for Us
Madeline Winslow, Mercer
Leader of the Year
Sue Anderson, Century Link
Janis Avery, Treehouse
Graciela Gomez Cowger, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
Business of the Year
Davis Wright Tremaine
Keynote Speaker: Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz
In addition to these important awards, we are honored to welcome Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz as our keynote speaker.
Elected in 2016, Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz protects and manages nearly six million acres of public lands in Washington State – and is committed to ensuring our public lands are healthy and productive, both today and for future generations.
Honorable Hilary Franz
Commissioner of Public Lands
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
The event will also feature local performing artist, Aviona Rodriguez Brown.
Aviona Rodriguez Brown
Register to attend to support WIBLI Award finalists and connect with fellow WIBLI supporters in the community - or purchase a table to get your company engaged in gender equity advancement in the Seattle region.
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, 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.