UW Women's Center

Previous Institute Speakers

“Great experience,  learned helpful tips. Met amazing,  influential women in Seattle and future women leaders of tomorrow.” – Senait C.


2014 Political Day Panel

Alene Moris,  Co-Founder,  University of Washington Women’s Center

Andrew Rigsby, Vice President, GMMB

Angela Hartley, Program Assistant to Malaria Control and Elimination Partnership in Africa at PATH

Ann Macfarlane,  Executive Director, National Association of Judiciary
Interpreters and Translators and Creator,  Jurassic Parliament

Arden Clise,  President,  Clise Etiquette

Bratati Ghosh, Co-Founder, Kinsight Analytics

Christine DiStefano,  Associate Professor, Associate Chair, Department of Political Science,  University of Washington and NEW Leadership Puget Sound Director

Cindy Domingo, Chief of Staff King County Council member Larry Gossett

Deepa Bhandaru,  Youth Development, Refugee Women’s Alliance

Denise Rollin,  Human Resources Director,  University of Washington Bothell

Diane Loeb, Board President, Jewish Family Service

Erika Van Merr, Community Engagement Coordinator, FareStart

Erin McCallum, President, Strategic Campaign Group

Evonne Benedict, Social Media Manager, King 5

Heidi Breeze-Harris, Co-Founder,  Executive Director,  One By One

Heidi Swartz, Principal, Swartz Company

Hyeok Kim, Deputy Mayor, City of Seattle

Jean Godden, Councilmember, City of Seattle

Jeanne Kohl-Welles,  Washington State Senator

Jenni Hogan, CEO, Jenni Hogan Media

Jennifer Avila, Operations Manager, Deloitte Seattle

Jessyn Farrell, Washington State Representative

Johnna White, Program Manager and Administrator of Program Operations, UW Women’s Center

Joni Earl, CEO, Sound Transit

Judith Lonnquist, Attorney, Law Offices of Judith Lonnquist

Kammerle Scheider, Policy and Advocacy Officer, PATH

Karina Collins, Senior Event Coordinator, PATH

Kimberly McKenna,  Executive Director,  Center for Family and Community Leadership,  The Oceanside Institute

Lauren Adler, Founder, Chocolopolis

Linda Mitchell,  President,  National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington

Liz Berry, Government Affairs Specialist, Washington State Association for Justice

Lorraine Howell,  Founder and President,  Media Skills Training, Instructor, University of Washington’s Foster School of Business

Margo Myers,  Executive Director,  GoGirl Academy, SpringBoard Academy

Martinelle Cole, Director of Professional Development, Davis Wright Tremaine

Mary Pugh, CEO, Pugh Capital

Marygrace Galston, Senior Vice President, New Partners Consulting

Michael Hill, Partner, Oldmixon Hill

Nina Odell, Director of Government Affairs & Public Policy, Puget Sound Energy

Norma Timbang,  Lecturer in the School of Social Work, University of Washington

Pamela Eakes,  Founder and President,  Mothers Against Violence in America, Communications and Marketing Strategist

Pat Dawson, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, Breast Surgeon in True Family Women’s Cancer Center (True Center) at the Swedish Cancer Institute

Paula Houston, CEO, Senior Services of Seattle

Sandy Bjorgen,  Founder, IMPROV-able Results

Sharon Tomiko Santos, Washington State Representative

Sheila Babb, Deputy State Director for U.S. Senator Patty Murray

Stephanie Scott, Director of Communications, SPCA International

Susan Canfield, Director, MBA Mentor Program, University of Washington’s Foster School of Business

Sutapa Basu,  Ph.D, Director,  University of Washington’s Women’s Center

Suzanne Keel-Eckmann,  Executive Coach, CEO & Founder, 7 Wise Women Leadership Coaching

Tara Smith, Executive Director, Seattle Works

Teresa Mosqueda, Political and Strategic Campaign Director, Washington State Labor Council, Chair, Healthy Washington Coalition

Velma Veloria,  Former Washington State Representative, Co-Chair of the UW Women’s Center for Human Trafficking Task Force

* Listed titles and affiliations were current for participating leaders at the time of the institute with which they were affiliated. However,  this information may not reflect current positions.