Lois Bernstein, senior vice president of MultiCare Health System, Tacoma
Rosie Martinson, creator of TacomaWorkingMom.com, Tacoma
Women of Influence
Jean Carr, principal of SCJ Alliance, Olympia
Robin Lucas, founder/CEO of ShowCase Media & Showcase Magazine, Edgewood
Denise McCluskey, mayor of University Place & foreign language training manager, JBLM
Mary Pontarolo, executive director of SafePlace, Olympia
Julie Tappero, founder/CEO of West Sound Workforce, Gig Harbor
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.
"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
Fairchild Record Search makes UCC filing and other UCC + Corporate Services easy for clients throughout the state of Washington and across the nation. Fairchild was founded in 1980 by Renée Ries, a proud Woman of Influence honoree in 2010. Renée earned this honor not only for her company’s tremendous success, but also as a result of her commitment to her community through civic engagement, through other business concerns, and in promoting the Arts and Higher Education throughout the South Sound. Fairchild Record Search is proud to have been recognized as the 2012 Small Business of the Year by the Thurston County Economic Development Council.
The Washington Center for Women in Business, an SBA-designated program of the Thurston EDC, is an online and in-person network of professional women, providing networking opportunities, training, and counseling to women who are starting or developing new businesses, especially those who are economically or socially disadvantaged. The WCWB provides entrepreneurial and small business counseling to women business owners throughout much of Washington State. This program serves as a regional catalyst for providing in-depth, outcome-oriented business services to women entrepreneurs and established businesses, allowing the organization to fulfill our mission to help new and existing businesses expand and grow, and provide services to this fast-growing and underserved segment of entrepreneurs.