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  • Karen Clark Cole

    Seattle, WA - May 17, 2014

    As the CEO of a User Experience company and the founder of Girls Can Do, Karen Clark Cole knows firsthand that success, for most, is not an overnight sensation. While hard work, determination, and strong will are important ingredients in accomplishing our dreams, Karen celebrates the resilience we gain through the obstacles, roadblocks, and seemingly impossible beginnings that make us our most powerful Possibility Thinking selves.

  • Ingrid Backstrom

    Seattle, WA - May 17, 2014

    Ingrid Backstrom grew up in Seattle, Washington, where she spent her winters skiing down the nearby mountains and her summers hiking back up them on backpacking trips with her parents and two younger brothers.

  • Kristin Laidre

    Seattle, WA - May 17, 2014

    Dr. Kristin Laidre is a marine biologist at the University of Washington, Seattle. She is a member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Polar Bear Specialist Group, the IUCN Species Survival Commission Cetacean Specialist Group, and has worked with the North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission Beluga and Narwhal scientific working group and the International Whaling Commission.

  • Zabrina Jenkins

    Seattle, WA - May 17, 2014

    Zabrina Jenkins is an attorney for Starbucks Coffee Company. In her position as director, corporate counsel, Zabrina oversees commercial and general liability litigation for retail locations in North America, and provides legal advice and counsel to Starbucks management and partners (employees) relating to potential and actual litigation, primarily in the areas of commercial, real estate, and general business law.

  • Christy Hansen

    Seattle, WA - May 17, 2014

    Christy currently works at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) within the Earth Sciences Division where she is responsible for managing the strategic aspects for all airborne science related projects and missions. Prior to working at GSFC, Christy spent 11 years working at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) as an Extra-vehicular Activity (EVA) Operations Engineer, EVA Astronaut Instructor, and EVA Task Flight Controller in the Mission Control Center (MCC).

  • Catherine Crosslin

    Seattle, WA - May 17, 2014

    Cathy “Cat” Crosslin is the CEO and Managing Partner of Instar Performance, LLC. Cathy specializes in organizational culture transformation, executive and leadership coaching, mental performance coaching for athletes and teams, improving union/management relationships, and cognitive behavioral training in all aspects of the criminal justice system.