Alicia Redmond Alicia brings skills in business and product strategy, operations, insights, and leadership development with demonstrated experience working in technology and engineering. Alicia works at Microsoft in the Worldwide Learning team as a business strategy leader who creates learning experiences for anyone around the world to gain technology skills. She represents the Lean In Seattle chapter as a Regional Leader for global LeanIn.org initiatives and leads overall chapter operations and leadership onboarding and development. She credits her Lean In Circle (together since 2013) with helping her identify her unique leadership strengths and feel comfortable demonstrating them in her life.

Alicia Redmond

Alicia brings skills in business and product strategy, operations, insights, and leadership development with demonstrated experience working in technology and engineering. Alicia works at Microsoft in the Worldwide Learning team as a business strategy leader who creates learning experiences for anyone around the world to gain technology skills. She represents the Lean In Seattle chapter as a Regional Leader for global LeanIn.org initiatives and leads overall chapter operations and leadership onboarding and development. She credits her Lean In Circle (together since 2013) with helping her identify her unique leadership strengths and feel comfortable demonstrating them in her life.

Ashlea Elliott Ashlea is a researcher, consultant, and global thought leader in the following areas: Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging; Exclusion, Inequality and Injustice; Developing Inclusive Leadership Skills and Organizations; and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). She is a global public speaker and guides dialogue about dimensions of difference, dismantling exclusions, behavioral design, parity, and peace. Ashlea is an entrepreneur and holds leadership positions with Lean In, JCI (Junior Chamber International), Peace Is Possible, D&I steering committees in Seattle, and the United Nations Foundation. Her free time is spent traveling the world with her wife and speaking with Congress and young leaders from around the globe about equality and the importance of ending malaria.

Ashlea Elliott

Ashlea is a researcher, consultant, and global thought leader in the following areas: Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging; Exclusion, Inequality and Injustice; Developing Inclusive Leadership Skills and Organizations; and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). She is a global public speaker and guides dialogue about dimensions of difference, dismantling exclusions, behavioral design, parity, and peace. Ashlea is an entrepreneur and holds leadership positions with Lean In, JCI (Junior Chamber International), Peace Is Possible, D&I steering committees in Seattle, and the United Nations Foundation. Her free time is spent traveling the world with her wife and speaking with Congress and young leaders from around the globe about equality and the importance of ending malaria.

Emily Lynne Clare Sheridan Emily is a former corporate marketing leader turned global marketing consultant, passionately working with brands to integrate, activate and up-level brand awareness, positioning and publicity. Part storyteller, part strategist, Emily brings nearly fifteen years of integrated MarCom, PR and brand leadership with Fortune 500s, boutique brands and startups. For Lean In Seattle, she advises and oversees areas of marketing, communication, social media and public relations. Emily was compelled to be a part of the movement from the moment she read Lean In and is driven by her own corporate world experiences to contribute to creating change—particularly for young women leaning in and navigating the direction of their life and career.

Emily Lynne Clare Sheridan

Emily is a former corporate marketing leader turned global marketing consultant, passionately working with brands to integrate, activate and up-level brand awareness, positioning and publicity. Part storyteller, part strategist, Emily brings nearly fifteen years of integrated MarCom, PR and brand leadership with Fortune 500s, boutique brands and startups. For Lean In Seattle, she advises and oversees areas of marketing, communication, social media and public relations. Emily was compelled to be a part of the movement from the moment she read Lean In and is driven by her own corporate world experiences to contribute to creating change—particularly for young women leaning in and navigating the direction of their life and career.

 
Shellie Willis Shellie is a U.S. Army Veteran who has a heart to serve those who have served and provide them with the tools they need in order to SHIFT to their next. For Lean In Seattle, she serves as the veteran liaison providing support to her fellow women veterans and military spouses while increasing awareness within the chapter membership of civilian supporters. Her goal is to continue the growth of military membership and military circles.

Shellie Willis

Shellie is a U.S. Army Veteran who has a heart to serve those who have served and provide them with the tools they need in order to SHIFT to their next. For Lean In Seattle, she serves as the veteran liaison providing support to her fellow women veterans and military spouses while increasing awareness within the chapter membership of civilian supporters. Her goal is to continue the growth of military membership and military circles.

Lisa Weber Lisa is a program manager on Microsoft's Worldwide Learning team where she leverages her experience in educational technology to design and manage certification programs for students and professionals to validate their skills and move forward in their careers. For Lean in Seattle, she manages marketing projects, edits the newsletter, collaborates on process improvement and welcomes the opportunity to develop leadership skills in Lean In's supportive environment.

Lisa Weber

Lisa is a program manager on Microsoft's Worldwide Learning team where she leverages her experience in educational technology to design and manage certification programs for students and professionals to validate their skills and move forward in their careers. For Lean in Seattle, she manages marketing projects, edits the newsletter, collaborates on process improvement and welcomes the opportunity to develop leadership skills in Lean In's supportive environment.

Lauren Ferguson Project manager, driver, outdoor enthusiast and advocate are a few words to describe Lauren and her passions. In her 9–5 life, Lauren works at Limeade, an employee engagement company, and is focused on creating a meaningful employee experience through initiatives on fostering inclusion, increasing employee engagement and improving overall well-being. For the Lean In Seattle Chapter, Lauren is committed to growing and increasing engagement of our local Circles and providing resources to Circle Moderators.

Lauren Ferguson

Project manager, driver, outdoor enthusiast and advocate are a few words to describe Lauren and her passions. In her 9–5 life, Lauren works at Limeade, an employee engagement company, and is focused on creating a meaningful employee experience through initiatives on fostering inclusion, increasing employee engagement and improving overall well-being. For the Lean In Seattle Chapter, Lauren is committed to growing and increasing engagement of our local Circles and providing resources to Circle Moderators.

 
Christine Owner Christine is a marketing and communications professional who helps people and businesses reimagine their future. A warm and professional storyteller, she provides transformational counsel to people in all stages of life and across the business spectrum. In her financial services career, Christine proved a high-wattage generator of ideas at firms such as Silicon Valley Bank, Barclays Global Investors, Visa, and Charles Schwab. Her roles included global leadership of marketing and communications programs as well as coach and mentor to junior staff. Her passion is working with women to make success a self-fulfilling phenomenon. For Lean In Seattle, her focus is on women’s advancement and empowerment, specifically teaching negotiation skills for career promotions and compensation increases.

Christine Owner

Christine is a marketing and communications professional who helps people and businesses reimagine their future. A warm and professional storyteller, she provides transformational counsel to people in all stages of life and across the business spectrum. In her financial services career, Christine proved a high-wattage generator of ideas at firms such as Silicon Valley Bank, Barclays Global Investors, Visa, and Charles Schwab. Her roles included global leadership of marketing and communications programs as well as coach and mentor to junior staff. Her passion is working with women to make success a self-fulfilling phenomenon. For Lean In Seattle, her focus is on women’s advancement and empowerment, specifically teaching negotiation skills for career promotions and compensation increases.

Olivia Shjeflo Olivia is a marketing professional with a specialty in launching brands and creating consumer experiences. She loves to create projects from the ground up and build something that is truly sensational. Olivia is currently working for Tata Global Beverages as a Brand and Activation Manager launching a premium water brand in the United States. Outside of the office, Olivia contributes to Lean In on the Chapter Operations and Large Events team. She loves being involved with an organization of remarkable women all working together to move women forward. Olivia spends her spare time with her husband renovating their home, traveling, and hanging out with their crew of animals, two cats, a dog and a fish.

Olivia Shjeflo

Olivia is a marketing professional with a specialty in launching brands and creating consumer experiences. She loves to create projects from the ground up and build something that is truly sensational. Olivia is currently working for Tata Global Beverages as a Brand and Activation Manager launching a premium water brand in the United States. Outside of the office, Olivia contributes to Lean In on the Chapter Operations and Large Events team. She loves being involved with an organization of remarkable women all working together to move women forward. Olivia spends her spare time with her husband renovating their home, traveling, and hanging out with their crew of animals, two cats, a dog and a fish.

Emily Denis Emily is a multidisciplinary creative with a passion for branding and marketing and an obsession with typography. With a hands-on, concept-to-completion mind, she thrives on the fast-paced Lean In Seattle team, focusing her efforts on branding, visual and graphic design, and website efforts.

Emily Denis

Emily is a multidisciplinary creative with a passion for branding and marketing and an obsession with typography. With a hands-on, concept-to-completion mind, she thrives on the fast-paced Lean In Seattle team, focusing her efforts on branding, visual and graphic design, and website efforts.

 
Naomi Margolis Naomi’s work at Microsoft over the last decade has spanned from Xbox databases to high-volume licensing, with an emphasis on scale. Think BIG! She is passionate about supporting, connecting and promoting women, which led to her joining the Microsoft Women of Windows Devices Group Executive Board and the Seattle Lean In chapter. Her goals include Circle advocacy (because the right Circle can change your life!) and figuring out how to use data to uncover truths and tell great stories.

Naomi Margolis

Naomi’s work at Microsoft over the last decade has spanned from Xbox databases to high-volume licensing, with an emphasis on scale. Think BIG! She is passionate about supporting, connecting and promoting women, which led to her joining the Microsoft Women of Windows Devices Group Executive Board and the Seattle Lean In chapter. Her goals include Circle advocacy (because the right Circle can change your life!) and figuring out how to use data to uncover truths and tell great stories.

Ada Kussainova Ada is a passionate leader in technology and machine learning spaces who loves building products that help solve the world’s most pressing problems. Ada built and sold two successful startups before receiving her MBA at Kellogg School of Management. She currently is a Lead Product Manager at a gaming company. Ada is leading a strategic team in Seattle at Lean In that is focused on data and aligning Lean In initiatives using a data-driven approach.

Ada Kussainova

Ada is a passionate leader in technology and machine learning spaces who loves building products that help solve the world’s most pressing problems. Ada built and sold two successful startups before receiving her MBA at Kellogg School of Management. She currently is a Lead Product Manager at a gaming company. Ada is leading a strategic team in Seattle at Lean In that is focused on data and aligning Lean In initiatives using a data-driven approach.

Nikki Barron Nikki is the Director of Marketing at Mastin Labs. At Mastin Labs we create photography presets for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop as well as the iPhone in our app Filmborn. She's a longtime activist for gender equality and sits on the board of Techbridge Girls Seattle and the Female Founders Alliance. Within Lean In Seattle she works as a marketing strategist focusing on community building and chapter membership growth.

Nikki Barron

Nikki is the Director of Marketing at Mastin Labs. At Mastin Labs we create photography presets for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop as well as the iPhone in our app Filmborn. She's a longtime activist for gender equality and sits on the board of Techbridge Girls Seattle and the Female Founders Alliance. Within Lean In Seattle she works as a marketing strategist focusing on community building and chapter membership growth.

 
Ana Montalvan Ana Montalvan is an Independent Supply Chain Logistics consultant assisting SMB and mid-market companies with focusing on their core competencies while improving their transportation intricacies. For Lean In Seattle, Ana is committed to her passion "helping women move forward" by leading two initiatives: onboarding new members and Celebrating Wins of all member accomplishments in their professional careers, and is co-founder of the Latinas in Seattle Circle.

Ana Montalvan

Ana Montalvan is an Independent Supply Chain Logistics consultant assisting SMB and mid-market companies with focusing on their core competencies while improving their transportation intricacies. For Lean In Seattle, Ana is committed to her passion "helping women move forward" by leading two initiatives: onboarding new members and Celebrating Wins of all member accomplishments in their professional careers, and is co-founder of the Latinas in Seattle Circle.

Laura Espriu Laura is a women’s advocate by heart. She is the founder of Laura Espriu Consulting and the creator of the Dare with Grace™ program, designed to help women boost their confidence by connecting with their strengths. As a Latina and Executive Coach, her personal agenda is helping other Latinas to raise their game. Within Lean In Seattle Chapter, she co-leads the New Member Onboarding Project, created to welcome new members and to help them to navigate smoothly through the Chapter. She is also one of the founders of the Latinas in Seattle Circle.

Laura Espriu

Laura is a women’s advocate by heart. She is the founder of Laura Espriu Consulting and the creator of the Dare with Grace™ program, designed to help women boost their confidence by connecting with their strengths. As a Latina and Executive Coach, her personal agenda is helping other Latinas to raise their game. Within Lean In Seattle Chapter, she co-leads the New Member Onboarding Project, created to welcome new members and to help them to navigate smoothly through the Chapter. She is also one of the founders of the Latinas in Seattle Circle.

Maggie van Winkle Maggie is a web developer at Publicis. She’s passionate about UX and communication and is involved with Lean In Seattle Chapter's website and onboarding teams.

Maggie van Winkle

Maggie is a web developer at Publicis. She’s passionate about UX and communication and is involved with Lean In Seattle Chapter's website and onboarding teams.


Legacy Leaders

Cor took over leadership of the Chapter in December 2015 from Founder Pam Kilborn-Miller. In two years, Cor led massive growth efforts resulting in a 1900% increase in members to more than 4,000 women and an expansion of the leadership team from the one-leader model to a new model started in December 2017 where more than 100 woman threw their hat in the ring to lead. Cor set the foundational of leading with mission, vision, values and action pillars—a structure that guides the Chapter today and is fundamental to its success and reputation as the most strategic Chapter worldwide. Along with Lt. Col. Erika Cashin, Cor co-founded Lean In Women Veterans. The Lean In Seattle Chapter became the first pilot chapter to deliberately welcome women veterans, stemming from the conviction that women veterans and their civilian counterparts have much to learn from each other and that together truly is better.

Brittany Flajole

Brittany Flajole

Brittany volunteered to participate in and moderate one of Jana Morrelli's Lean In Circles in 2013, and she has been leading a Circle ever since. With a background in facilitation, organizational development and training, Brittany partnered with fellow Lean In Seattle members to create our very own Moderator Training and Circle Kickoff event to encourage people to join and lead Circles. During the two years that Brittany served on the leadership team, she trained more than 200 members to be moderators and facilitated the start of sixty Circles. In 2017, Brittany presented the Seattle Chapter’s best practices for growing Circles at the Regional Lean In Conference in Palo Alto, CA.

Jana started Lean In Circles for the Seattle Chapter in 2013 with a group of fifteen women in her living room. They saw their lives changed with encouragement to ask for promotions, apply for new jobs and face their biggest fears. The Circles in our Chapter quickly grew to two, then eight, and then dozens. The life-altering impact that a small group of supportive women can have on each other has spread and Circles are now a vital part of our Chapter.

Jonna Bell

Jonna Bell

In January 2016, Jonna stepped in to lead marketing and programming efforts that helped Lean In Seattle become one of the organization's most recognized chapters. Pulling from her experience in B2C and B2B, as well as startup growth hacking, Jonna set social, content, PR and technology strategies to support an increase in membership of more than 1,000%. In her 1.5 years as a chapter leader, her efforts brought the physical and digital community spaces together to create seamless, accessible connections for members at any level of engagement.

 

Amy attended her first Lean In meeting in March 2016. By April she joined the leadership team, helping to formulate the strategy that would fuel Lean In Seattle's transformation to the 4,000-person strong movement it is today. She brought her fifteen-plus years of marketing, operations and business development to establish a sustainable business process for our Chapter’s operations.

Kim created and managed the first Circle matching program for the Chapter, helping to connect members in more than a dozen new Circles. This initial program iteration provided insight on the value women hoped to get out of their Circle, the tools necessary to kick off a successful Circle, and how to guide members in creating or joining a Circle that’s the right fit for them. Kim has been a proud member of her Lean In Circle since 2013.

Founder of the Grounded in Strength Circle, and early contributor to the Lean In Seattle Chapter, Kate has been helping women become stronger and more confident communicators for more than 25 years.

Pam co-founded the Seattle Chapter of Lean In in 2014. She started as co-host of the Seattle Lean In Circle with Sue Punyapu in 2013. Within two years, the Circle grew 800% and often ranked first in terms of activity on the early Lean In Network site. Pam handed off the leadership of the Chapter to Cordila Jochim and her superb team in 2015.

 
Savannah Krenzel

Savannah Krenzel

Lynn Juve

Lynn Juve