Speakers

We have held a variety of events ranging from professional development to community service.  In support of our events, we have brought in many speakers to present and discuss on topics such as personal branding, entrepreneurship, being a persuasive speaker, and reinventing one’s career.  See below for our list of prior panelists and keynote speakers:

2017 SPEAKERS


Speaker Title Organization Event
Ram Gowrishankar Principal PM Manager Microsoft Take Your Career to the Next Level
Susi Collins Project Manager Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Take Your Career to the Next Level
Warren Mui Lead Engineer – Optimized Maintenance Programs Boeing Take Your Career to the Next Level
Matt Alexander Principal – People Advisory Services EY The Career Advice You Didn’t Get
Michelle Wallig Principal PM Manager Microsoft The Career Advice You Didn’t Get

 

2016 SPEAKERS


Speaker Title Organization Event
Katherine Carlson Director, Business Operations Starbucks Reinvent Yourself, Your Career, and Brand
Pooja Ghera Senior Product Manager, Alexa Amazon Reinvent Yourself, Your Career, and Brand
Michael Wang Program Manager Microsoft Reinvent Yourself, Your Career, and Brand
Sue Robison Managing Director and Pacific NW Lead KPMG Grow Your Career through Professional Mentorship
Alpa Parikh Director of Internal Audit Puget Sound Energy Grow Your Career through Professional Mentorship
Amrita Srivastava Partner Desh International Law Grow Your Career through Professional Mentorship
Nancy Pasternack Professor University of Washington Grow Your Career through Professional Mentorship
Zhanar Ospanova Project Advisor – IT Sourcing & Training Services The Boeing Company Grow Your Career through Professional Mentorship
Wes Hom Former VP in Systems and Technology IBM Executive Insight Series
Denise Peck Former Executive and VP Cisco Systems Executive Insight Series
Matt Rundorff Tax partner EY Developing Sponsors & Advocacy Panel
James Hu Founder Jobscan Brand Yourself for Leadership and Business Success
Nina Baldwin Chief Operations Officer and Author Pallino | “Helping Women Succeed In Business” Brand Yourself for Leadership and Business Success
Maureen Francisco Co-Executive Producer & Author NW Productions | It Takes Moxie Brand Yourself for Leadership and Business Success
Tony Chor Program Director Amazon Brand Yourself for Leadership and Business Success
Bavan Holloway CPA, CGMA, CIA, CRMA – Chief Audit Executive The Boeing Company Preparing Auditors for Tomorrow’s Challenges
Brooke DeBay Managing Director, Audit Programs Alaska Air Group Preparing Auditors for Tomorrow’s Challenges
Scott Howe Assistant Vice President Costco Wholesale Preparing Auditors for Tomorrow’s Challenges
Joyce Kirangi CPA, CGMA, Director of Internal Audit Port of Seattle Preparing Auditors for Tomorrow’s Challenges
Sarah Bee Senior Instructor, Dept. of Accounting Seattle University Preparing Auditors for Tomorrow’s Challenges
Ken Smith PhD, Associate Professor of Accounting Central Washington University Preparing Auditors for Tomorrow’s Challenges
Thomas Phillips CPA, MBA, Lecturer and BAP Faculty Advisor University of Washington Preparing Auditors for Tomorrow’s Challenges
Venus Rekow Founder NeuralShifts Learn to Override Unconscious Bias
Allyson Rowe Miss Washington USA 2014 BeYOUtifully You Beauty Brand Believe
Austin Ryde Celebrity Makeup Artist Beauty Brand Believe
Jorge Esteban President Pageants Smart Beauty Brand Believe
Lu Sierra Runway Coach Beauty Brand Believe
Lee Keller Founder and CEO The Keller Group Beauty Brand Believe
Marika Siewert Award-Winning Singer, Songwriter Beauty Brand Believe
Naushad Ali Founder Drain Strain Beauty Brand Believe
Nia Sanchez Miss USA 2014 BeYOUtifully You Beauty Brand Believe
Quincy Alexander Owner Elite Training Beauty Brand Believe

 

EARLIER SPEAKERS


Speaker Title Organization
Kevin Akeroyd SVP of Field Operations Badgeville
Kristyn Bonilla Diversity Workshop Coordinator Boeing
Phyllis Campbell Chairman, PNW JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Ron Chew Foundation Executive Director International Community Health Services
Dianne Chong VP Engineering Boeing
Glenn Cook Director of Global Staffing Boeing
Suzanne Keel-Eckmann Director of Corporate Responsibility Deloitte US
Maureen Ezekwugo EVP RealSelf
Chad Hattrup Founder and Co-CEO Pathwise Leadership
Gwen Houston General Mgr for Diversity & Inclusion Microsoft
Ben Huh CEO and Founder Cheezburger
Karen Kang CEO and Founder BrandingPays LLC
Carolyn Kelly Former President and COO Seattle Times
Shane Kim Former Corp VP Microsoft
Connie Mariano Former White House Doctor White House Doctor
Kaplan Mobray Author & Speaker 10K’s of Personal Branding
Nancy Mueller Author/Public Speaker International Adaptations
Shirish Nadkarni CEO and Co-Founder Zoomingo
Thach Nguyen CEO and Co-Founder Thach Real Estate Group
Vanna Novak President and Owner Speak to Persuade
Jane Park CEO and Founder Julip Nail Parlors
Kamala Saxton Co-Founder Marination Mobile
John Song CEO Social Intelligence SDL International
Paul Song CEO BenchMarket Medical
James Sun CEO Pirq
Jon Tam Co-Founder Gametiime
Alex Thomason Lawyer Thomason Law & Justice
Sam Ung Executive Chef Phnom Penh Noodle House
David Van Maren Owner NW Productions, LLC
Jeff Wilson Senior Advisor Boeing
Shawn Wong Author/Professor University of Washington
Marlene Yamashita Director, Ethics & Business Conduct Boeing
Scott Jensen National Sales Leader Deloitte US
Randy Spelling Author Unlimiting You  
Teddy Zee Executive / Producer / Entrepreneur Teddy Zee Productions