Alicia Redmond |    Contact Alicia     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 | Contact Alicia

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 |    Contact Ashlea    Ashlea is a subject matter expert in gender dynamics, leadership, inclusion, human rights, and inequalities across cultures. She has spoken in Congress and the United Nations to promote the the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and has trained leaders from 140+ countries. She Owns  Ashlea A Elliott Consulting  which provides subject matter expertise, customized capacity building workshops, and Diversity and Inclusion Strategy to clients. She is currently accepting new clients. Ashlea has been a part of Lean In Seattle for four years and serves as a Co-Lead. She designed and implemented the Inclusion & Diversity Strategy which resulted in the organization being named the most strategically diverse and inclusive chapter in the world. Her free time is spent traveling the world with her wife, leading a 100-country peace-building team, advocating for resources to end Malaria.

Ashlea Elliott | Contact Ashlea

Ashlea is a subject matter expert in gender dynamics, leadership, inclusion, human rights, and inequalities across cultures. She has spoken in Congress and the United Nations to promote the the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and has trained leaders from 140+ countries. She Owns Ashlea A Elliott Consulting which provides subject matter expertise, customized capacity building workshops, and Diversity and Inclusion Strategy to clients. She is currently accepting new clients. Ashlea has been a part of Lean In Seattle for four years and serves as a Co-Lead. She designed and implemented the Inclusion & Diversity Strategy which resulted in the organization being named the most strategically diverse and inclusive chapter in the world. Her free time is spent traveling the world with her wife, leading a 100-country peace-building team, advocating for resources to end Malaria.

 
Shellie Willis |    Contact Shellie    Shellie Willis is the Director of Quality Assurance and Certification at Workforce Central, the public workforce development council serving employers and job seekers in Tacoma and Pierce County. Previously, Shellie served as Workforce Central’s Director of Strategic Initiatives, where she oversaw veteran employment strategies. Shellie is also the Founder of “ Redefining You Foundation ,” a non-profit organization that supports, empowers and transforms the mindsets of transitioning servicewomen, women veterans, and military spouses to redefine their lifestyles and perspectives following military service. She is a Retired Master Sergeant and 25 year veteran of the US Army and holds a Bachelor Degree from the University of Maryland.

Shellie Willis | Contact Shellie

Shellie Willis is the Director of Quality Assurance and Certification at Workforce Central, the public workforce development council serving employers and job seekers in Tacoma and Pierce County. Previously, Shellie served as Workforce Central’s Director of Strategic Initiatives, where she oversaw veteran employment strategies. Shellie is also the Founder of “Redefining You Foundation,” a non-profit organization that supports, empowers and transforms the mindsets of transitioning servicewomen, women veterans, and military spouses to redefine their lifestyles and perspectives following military service. She is a Retired Master Sergeant and 25 year veteran of the US Army and holds a Bachelor Degree from the University of Maryland.

Laura Espriu |    Contact Laura    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. She is currently accepting new clients.

Laura Espriu | Contact Laura

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. She is currently accepting new clients.

 
Nadezda Zavitaeva |    Contact Nadia    Nadezda (Nadia) has served as the Official Photographer for Lean In Seattle for two years. She brings a wealth of photography expertise to the team, and has demonstrated her capacity to capture moments of engagement, dialogue and inclusion over and over. Nadia captures moments of connection and inclusion in our community that have been shared around the world. She is the Owner of  Vivid Photo Art  and is accepting new clients at this time.

Nadezda Zavitaeva | Contact Nadia

Nadezda (Nadia) has served as the Official Photographer for Lean In Seattle for two years. She brings a wealth of photography expertise to the team, and has demonstrated her capacity to capture moments of engagement, dialogue and inclusion over and over. Nadia captures moments of connection and inclusion in our community that have been shared around the world. She is the Owner of Vivid Photo Art and is accepting new clients at this time.

Christine Owner |    Contact Christine    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 | Contact Christine

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 |    Contact Ada    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 | Contact Ada

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 |    Contact Maggie    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 | Contact Maggie

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 |    Contact Di    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 | Contact Di

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 |    Contact Anna    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 | Contact Anna

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

 
Elis (Fernandez) Salamone |    Contact Elis    Elis was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Connecticut by her single mom. In 2014 she retired from the military after 27 years of service (Army, Army Reserves, Air Force), two deployments, and 7 assignments. Elis has two Master's degrees and serves the Native American community as a Medical Practice Manager/Nurse Practitioner for the Puyallup Tribal Health Authority. She is an administrator for the Lean In Women Veterans Facebook page with over 2600 members and an active leader in the Lean In Seattle chapter. Elis lives outside Tacoma, WA with her son. She’s an avid traveler, interior design/photography enthusiast and social media contributor.

Elis (Fernandez) Salamone | Contact Elis

Elis was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Connecticut by her single mom. In 2014 she retired from the military after 27 years of service (Army, Army Reserves, Air Force), two deployments, and 7 assignments. Elis has two Master's degrees and serves the Native American community as a Medical Practice Manager/Nurse Practitioner for the Puyallup Tribal Health Authority. She is an administrator for the Lean In Women Veterans Facebook page with over 2600 members and an active leader in the Lean In Seattle chapter. Elis lives outside Tacoma, WA with her son. She’s an avid traveler, interior design/photography enthusiast and social media contributor.

Shweta Patira |    Contact Shweta     Shweta has worked in technology for 10 years and is currently an Engineering Manager at HBO. She is passionate about life and a constant learner -she is a scuba-diver, a mixologist, a professional makeup artist, a graphics designer in the making, and most recently an aspiring marathoner! Shweta has lived in Asia, the Middle-East and America and has seen first-hand the role patriarchy, race, gender, and intersectionality play in holding humans back. She leads the Data Analytics & Win Celebration Team.

Shweta Patira | Contact Shweta

Shweta has worked in technology for 10 years and is currently an Engineering Manager at HBO. She is passionate about life and a constant learner -she is a scuba-diver, a mixologist, a professional makeup artist, a graphics designer in the making, and most recently an aspiring marathoner! Shweta has lived in Asia, the Middle-East and America and has seen first-hand the role patriarchy, race, gender, and intersectionality play in holding humans back. She leads the Data Analytics & Win Celebration Team.

 

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