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Masterclass: Find Your Voice

  • The Riveter 1517 12th Avenue, #Suite 101 Seattle, WA, 98104 United States (map)

You’ve got your laptop, your coffee, and your seat at the table. Now what?! Time to speak up! Join us on June 9 to learn how to develop your authentic and powerful voice, own and receive credit for your ideas, and influence decision making at work. Let’s do it!
Our panelists are well versed in the art and science of speaking up.

First up, we have Hannah Pelley, who’s made a business of teaching women to speak up, and to do it in a way that fits them. There is no sacrifice of authenticity in Hannah’s programming—she practices everything she teaches! She has 20 years of Fortune 100 experience in male-dominated industries where she is recognized as a global industry thought leader and proven expert. 

Next is Pat Flynn-Cherenzia, who rose through the ranks at Microsoft in a male-dominated vertical, Logistics and Supply Chain. Pat is a women’s ally all the way who supports, mentors and hires women on her team. Pat is sharing how she found her voice at a table surrounded by male executives.
Monisha Mukhija is with Edelman, a global communications firm. She proposed to the management team the idea of bringing Lean In Circles internally to the company and they said yes!! She is sharing how she prepared for this challenge and found the courage to make the ask.
And finally, our very own Shellie Willis. Many of you know her as a Lean In Seattle Leader, but don’t know that she comes from an Armed Services background. In her Redefine Your Future program, she teaches other women who served how to take their voices into the private sector and succeed.

After the panel discussion moderated by Christine Owner, we’ll break out into an interactive workshop. Hannah has created custom exercises for our chapter where we will practice what we’ve learned in a safe supportive space before taking our new skills out on the road.
So join us at the Riveter in Capitol Hill on June 9 at 9:30am for what promises to be a life-changing learning experience for all of us! #LeanInSpeakUp

 9:00am | Doors Open + Icebreaker
 9:30am | Event Start + Welcome + Lean In Announcements + Speaker Introduction
 9:45am | Panel Discussion
10:45am | Workshop
11:45am | Wrap up
12:00pm | CLOSE


  1. Hannah Pelley asks “Are you frustrated at work? Is your work getting you the recognition, opportunities, raises and promotions you deserve? Do you wish colleagues were easier to communicate with? Do you want to work in a way that is more efficient and builds a sought-after brand?” Hannah provides powerful techniques for women to get recognized and stand out by authentically speaking up, creating relationships with colleagues where they proactively help them succeed, and navigating office dynamics with more impact and ease. Her clients receive more recognition, opportunities, rewards and boost their careers.

  2. Monisha Mukhija is a Research Analyst at Edelman Intelligence in Seattle and Knowledge Manager for Edelman's Global Women's Executive Network (GWEN). As a Research Analyst, Monisha supports a variety of consumer brands through a combination of primary and secondary research and analysis. As a Knowledge Manager for GWEN, she advises and supports C-suite level executives within her company to drive key strategies, programs, and communications focused on women's empowerment. Monisha also serves as an integral part of Edelman's Marketing and Business Development team, focusing on new business prospects and driving key partnerships for the company.

  3. Pat Flynn-Cherenzia is Senior Director of Global Logistics and Fulfillment, Supply Chain for Microsoft. Pat is an accomplished and seasoned supply chain professional with over 30 years of strategic and operational global experience in high-tech and retail industries. She is a passionate and integrity-driven team player who has worked for the U.S. Customs, Hewlett-Packard, Federal Express, and Starbucks prior to joining Microsoft. She utilizes innovation and collaboration in developing and deploying systemic solutions, holistic processes, and tactical procedures to engender trust among design, process, and quality groups.

  4. Shellie Willis is a U.S. Army Veteran who has a heart to serve those who have served and to provide them with the tools they need to SHIFT to their next. As the veteran liaison for Lean In Seattle, Shellie supports her fellow women veterans and military spouses while increasing the awareness of civilian allies within the chapter. Her goal is to continue the growth of military membership and military Circles.

  5. Christine Owner, our panel moderator, 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.

Lean In Seattle would like to welcome members with different mobility abilities to join us at this event. The Riveter is a partner in the quest for accessible spaces. A ramp approved by the City of Seattle will be at the venue entrance of the venue, the restroom is wheelchair accessible, and the event will take place on a single flat-level in the building. Part of the program will be amplified.
The Capitol Hill Link Light Rail station is a 9-minute walk from The Riveter, and the 49 or 12 buses get you close.
Parking on Capitol Hill can be a bit tight so please plan ahead to ensure you can find a spot. Watch for the several parking garages near The Riveter as well as metered and unmetered 2-hour street parking. Here are some options:
The Greek Church (about 40 spots)
1804 13th Ave
$7/day before 9:30am

Pike St. surface lot (about 15 spots)
Between 13th and 14th Ave, next to 1316 E Pike St.
$8/day before 9:30am; $4 per hour, $15 per day
14th + Olive surface lot (about 10 spots)
NW Corner
$5/day before 9:30am
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