THOUGHTS FROM REGIONAL LEADERS
What is the most interesting or inspiring aspect of your work right now?
I have had the luxury of reinventing myself after leaving my rewarding, long career in the wealth management industry three years ago. I am choosing now to devote my time and energy to two business ventures. First, my consulting practice where I focus on advising businesses (wealth management/private banking firms and beyond) and their leadership, primarily on growing their business and their talent. I am privileged with my practice to be an objective partner to industry peer leaders, enabling me to share the insights and learnings I attained from my years in senior leadership roles at national and global wealth management firms. Secondly, my work over the past two years in the public company board room as a Director for Puget Sound Bank has inspired me to be a part of the movement to get more women on for profit boards. Through my involvement with the Women Corporate Directors organization, the onboarding efforts of Deloitte/Perkins Coie/Spencer Stuart and The Foster School of Business, along with the work of other inspired community leaders in the PNW, I am very optimistic about the future of women in the boardroom in our region.
What does being a part of the WTCSE community mean to you?
I am proud to be on the Board of Governors and a member of WTCSE, especially at this juncture in my career where I am looking for ways to connect with interesting and dynamic professionals. I am so very impressed by the quality and diversity of the membership and the programs that are offered through the club. Every time I attend a WTC event, host someone for breakfast or lunch, or utilize the club for a business or personal occasion, my expectations are exceeded. And, given that I now office on the Eastside, having a comfortable and convenient Seattle office alternative where I can easily connect with colleagues and friends, has been the perfect solution for me. Mostly, I am proud to support smart, energized, business leaders with a venue in which to come together to make our treasured PNW region a better place in which to live and work.
Many thanks to Shelley Tomberg and the WTCSE staff for all you do for our members and the community!