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WLC 2021

Women leaders bring valuable and unique perspectives to businesses in all industries. Join the Women's Leadership Conference to learn from successful business leaders as they discuss issues women face in business today and how to prepare for future success.

Our second annual, interactive four-part virtual conference, Presented by Symetra, brings local and internationally recognized women leaders together to share their insights on some of the most important subjects facing women in the workforce today.


Dr Fariba Alamdari has 30 years of executive leadership experience in the global aviation and aerospace industries. Fariba retired as a Corporate Vice President from The Boeing Company in July 2019. 

Prior to Boeing, Fariba served as Chairman of UK Cranfield University’s Department of Air Transport, and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Manufacturing and Science.

Fariba is a strong advocate of diversity, and is a frequent speaker on the importance of diversity, and taking full responsibility for diversity and inclusion efforts. 

Fariba has received several awards for her leadership, promotion of diversity and impact on the global aviation industry, including: “Woman of the Year” by Air Transport News, "Ellis Island Medal of Honor“ from The National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO), "Leadership Award” from the Centre for Women & Democracy, the “Professional Achievement Award” from, Career Communication Group, Women of Color.

Dr Fariba Alamdari

Dr Fariba Alamdari

Retired Corporate Vice President, Boeing



Session One

Articles and studies today are filled with “self-” words: self-esteem, self-care, self-love, and many more. However, at the core of all of these is self-worth; our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are closely tied to how we view our worthiness and value as human beings.

Dr. Catherine Cushinberry, CEO of Hopelink, and Bookda Gheisar, Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Senior Director at Port of Seattle, will discuss how to understand your self-worth, embrace your unique abilities, and have confidence in what makes you you.

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Session Two

This last year has necessitated change across nearly every aspect of life. From finding a work-life balance to prioritizing childcare and a full-time career, women in the workforce are no strangers to life’s balancing act.

Join Gavriella Schuster, DEI advocate, thought leader, and former Corporate Vice President of Microsoft for a session exploring times of change and professional decision making and how to stay true to yourself through times of trial.

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Session Three

For generations, women have shouldered the burden of domestic duties like childcare, household chores, and home management. The pandemic and work from home have exposed this even further. As children stay home from school and day cares closed, mothers reduced their work hours four to five times more often than their male counterparts, bringing female unemployment to its lowest point in decades.

Assistant managing editor for diversity, inclusion and staff development at the Seattle Times, Naomi Ishisaka, joins us to explore the silent undertakings of women inside and out of the office space. 

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Session Four

In the first three sessions we explored recognizing your value, navigating times of change, and the impact of unpaid work. The final session of “Unapologetically Me” will pair these lessons with real life experience from Linh Peters, Global Chief Marketing Officer of Calvin Klein.

Join us for a discussion on goal setting as Linh sheds light on her success, career path, and advice for women in the workforce.

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$300 Member / $500 Non-member
  • 10 Access Codes for each session
  • Access to Networking Platform
  • Watch 2020 Conference On-demand

Full Conference

$40 Member / $60 Non-member
  • Full Conference Access
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  • Watch 2020 Conference On-demand

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$15 Member / $20 Non-member
  • Single session access
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