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Category Archives: Women in Business

Amazon Reverses Position on Pay Equity Fight, Shareholder Resolution to Be Withdrawn

After Initially Opposing Resolution at SEC and Losing Fight, Amazon Responds to Shareholder Pressure and Now Says It Is Addressing Gender Pay Gap Online retailing giant Amazon.com is now the third major US tech company this year to commit to gender pay equity.  As a result, a shareholder resolution filed by Arjuna Capital and Baldwin Brothers… Continue Reading

Alonda Williams Hired as New Director of Marketing at Bellevue College

Williams brings depth and breadth of experience to essential college program Bellevue College (BC) has named Alonda Williams as the new director of marketing, community relations and enrollment management marketing. In this role, she will provide leadership and supervision for all marketing and communications outreach, enrollment and retention marketing and the college’s ongoing 50th anniversary… Continue Reading

ABC of Western Washington hires Claudia Pineda as Membership Development Manager

Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Washington has hired Claudia Pineda as the Membership Development Manager. She has extensive experience in business development, with a focus on building relationships and customer service, enabling her to work with the ABC members and staff to continue to grow ABC of Western Washington. Continue Reading

SEC Rejects Amazon Attempt to Kill Shareholder Vote on Closing Gender Pay Gap

Even Though Intel and Apple Have Led the Way, Responding to Shareholder Urging to Pay Women Fairly, Online Retail Giant Refuses to Address Problem. When Amazon shareholders meet in June, they will vote on a resolution urging the company to close the gender pay gap.   This week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rejected an… Continue Reading

ChallengeHER Event in Everett, March 22, 2016 to Help Women Compete for Government Contracts

The free ChallengeHER North Puget Sound event will educate attendees on growth opportunities in government contracting as well as how to participate in the SBA’s Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract program. Additionally, business owners can sign up to participate in Contract Connections – one-on-one meetings with procurement officials, government buyers and large prime contractors. Continue Reading

Michelle Flandreau is New Vice President Of Marketing at GuidantFinancial

Bellevue’s Guidant Financial Names Michelle Flandreau VP Marketing Bellevue-based small business financing specialist Guidant Financial has hired Michelle Flandreau as vice president of marketing. Based in Guidant‘s Bellevue headquarters,  Michelle Flandreau‘s hiring is in Guidant’s 12th year in business.  Guidant Financial’s state goal is to put $350 million to work for small business in 2015.  Reaching this goal will help empower entrepreneurs to help realize their… Continue Reading

Covenant Retirement Communities Promotes Terri Cunliffe to CEO

Terri Cunliffe Promoted to CEO After 25 Years at Convenant Retirement Communities The board of directors of Chicago-based Covenant Retirement Communities (CRC), owner and operator of 14 senior living communities nationwide, has named Terri Cunliffe as its chief executive officer, effective June 1, 2015. Cunliffe, who has served as CRC’s COO since 2010 and has… Continue Reading

Top 5 YouTube Tips for Bellevue Small Businesses

If you haven’t explored video as a powerful marketing tool you might be missing out on a powerful marketing tool. YouTube is FREE and easy to use with a massive market audience which gives small businesses the kind of leverage big businesses have with TV and Commercials. However, like any strategy or tool, in order… Continue Reading

Stacia Loo to Hold Free YouTube Marketing Event in Bellevue

Bellevue-based Social media professional Stacia Loo, who has successful clients near and far, is holding a free class on YouTube Marketing in Bellevue on June 2nd, 2015.  The event will be held at the Parkplace Boardroom on the 2nd floor at the Bellevue Hyatt from 6-8pm.  Complimentary parking is available courtesy of The Bellevue Collection. Some… Continue Reading

ABC of Western Washington hires new Membership Development Manager

Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Washington has hired Katie Anfinsen as Membership Development Manager. She has taken over responsibility for membership growth from Wendy Novak who became president of the chapter in April. Anfinsen has a strong background in relationship sales and customer service. She returned to the Seattle area after spending eight years… Continue Reading