Click here to nominate for the 2016 Women of Influence program

Congratulations to these wonderful 2015 women of influence!

  • Lori Drummond CEO, Olympia Federal Savings, Olympia

  • Jane Taylor Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, The Geneva Foundation, Tacoma

  • Susan Adams Executive Director, Crystal Judson, Family Justice Center, Tacoma

  • Julie Dugan Executive Director, The Dugan Foundation, Tacoma

  • Mariella Cummings CEO, Physicians of SW Washington, Olympia


ABOUT THE PROGRAM - Women of Influence recognizes outstanding female leaders in the South Puget Sound. Honorees are selected for their achievement in community, business, government, military and/or nonprofit sectors. The panel of judges, comprised of previous years' honorees, may also name rising stars and a Military Award honoree, when applicable.

ELIGIBILITY- Nominees/Applicants must work/reside  in Pierce, Thurston or South King Counties.


Presenting Sponsor

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"The venue and decorations were fabulous, as was the food and ambience.  Very, very well done. Thank you for the opportunity to speak and sponsor. You can count on me next year for sponsorship and I'll put some pressure on others as well... particularly for the persons that I nominate!"
- Renee Ries, Fairchild Record Search, Women of Influence 2014 Sponsor


"I want to take a moment and thank you and your team for hosting such a lovely event. I was thrilled to be honored as a Woman of Influence and was made to feel very special at the ceremony. I know how much work goes into such events and was deeply grateful for all your efforts!"
- Jean Carr, SCJ Alliance, 2014 Women of Influence Honoree

Phone:  253-404-0891


Nominations for the 2016 Women of Influence program are open!

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Women of Influence Past Honorees

2015 - supplement

Lori Drummond

Jane Taylor

Susan Adams

Julie Dugan

Mariella Cummings

2014 - supplement

Jean Carr

Robin Lucas

Denise McCluskey

Mary Pontarolo

Julie Tappero

 Lifetime Achievement

Lois Bernstein

 Rising Star

Rosie Martinson

2013 - supplement

Jan Brazzell, PhD video

Heather Burgess video

Ruby Chambers video

April Gibson video

Elizabeth "Bett" Lucas video

 Lifetime Achievement

Debbie Regala video


Tanya Andrews

Rachael Costner

Maureen Fife

Dyann Lyon

Military Award

Jasmin Shackelford

 Lifetime Achievement

Neel Parikh


Carol 'Cha Cha' Andersen

Miriam Barnett

Quindola Crowley

Linda Danforth

P J Hummel

Carolyn McDougal

Madelin White

Victoria Woodards


Liz Dunbar

Linda Jadwin

Helen McGovern

Kathleen Olson

Renee Ries

Melanie Manista-Rushforth

Amber Thiel

Lilly Warnick


Deanna Cleaveland

Carlene Joseph

Babe Lehrer

Connie Lovelady

Jan Teague

Julie Washburn

Angelique Wilson


Kim Farnes

Rita Hutcheson

Jill Kenly

Cecelia Loveless

Dawn Lucien

Vicky Mohler

Cyndi Wikstrom


Julie Anderson

Laurie Jinkins 

Heidi Grace Kress

Joyce McDonald 

Carol Milgard

Lisa Skari

Claudia Thomas 


Hazel Farber

Mary Gates

Theresa Pan Hosley

Griselda "Babe" Lehrer

Lisa McCormick

Hope Moore

Nola Renz

Jane Russell


Tami Garrow

Judy Hosea

Carol Mitchell

Helen Myrick

Pamela Transue


Lea Armstrong

Julie Darby

Grace Kendall

Dawn Lucien

Sharon McGavick

Kathy Martin

Mary Moss

Sondra Purcell

Andrea Riniker

Sharon Snuffin

Beth Willis


Melanie Dressel 

Kathy Baros Friedt 

Barbara A. Gregg

Merle Hemphill

Kathleen A. Houston 

Michele Johnson

Sandra Miller

Amanda Price 

Linda Thomas

Juli Wilkerson

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