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.
In addition to these important awards, we are honored to welcome Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz as our keynote speaker.Judging is underway!
Finalists will be announced on May 23 and the winners will be announced at the event in these three categories:
- Awarded to a woman, with 10 years of 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.
Leader of the Year
- Awarded to a woman who demonstrates exemplary leadership traits and has made significant contributions to gender equity in our region.
Business of the Year
- Awarded to a business that has significantly contributed to gender equity in the workplace
Keynote Speaker: Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz
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
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.