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 founded Ashlea A Elliott Consulting 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 founded Ashlea A Elliott Consulting 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.

 
   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.

   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

 
   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.

   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.

 
   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.

   Di Whitman    Di is a management consultant with experience in business analysis, data analytics, and information systems. She volunteers as head of mentorship curriculum development for Thriving Elements, a non-profit program for underrepresented female high school students interested in studying and entering careers in STEM. She is also passionate about Asian American identity, particularly for adult immigrants and 1.5 generation immigrants from China. For Lean In Seattle, Di leads the Social Inclusion team and contributes organizational vision for the chapter.

Di Whitman

Di is a management consultant with experience in business analysis, data analytics, and information systems. She volunteers as head of mentorship curriculum development for Thriving Elements, a non-profit program for underrepresented female high school students interested in studying and entering careers in STEM. She is also passionate about Asian American identity, particularly for adult immigrants and 1.5 generation immigrants from China. For Lean In Seattle, Di leads the Social Inclusion team and contributes organizational vision for the chapter.


 
   Anna Briant    Anna is a passionate leader in the technology industry. Women’s advocate, aspiring chef, swimmer, and French cultural enthusiast are a few ways to describe her passions. Anna works at Zillow as a Technical Search Engine Marketing Specialist, automating processes using Python, visualizing data in Tableau, and interpreting data trends using SQL. For Lean In Seattle, Anna works to grow and increase engagement of our Lean In Circles as Project Manager using her event planning and organizational skills

Anna Briant

Anna is a passionate leader in the technology industry. Women’s advocate, aspiring chef, swimmer, and French cultural enthusiast are a few ways to describe her passions. Anna works at Zillow as a Technical Search Engine Marketing Specialist, automating processes using Python, visualizing data in Tableau, and interpreting data trends using SQL. For Lean In Seattle, Anna works to grow and increase engagement of our Lean In Circles as Project Manager using her event planning and organizational skills

 
 

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