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Episode #34: Amy Mutal, Principal and Financial Advisor at Prevail Wealth Management, LLC.

Amy Mutal, Principal and Financial Advisor at Prevail Wealth Management, LLC.

Danielle Smith, Owner at Café de la Loba

is a Pacific Northwest native, She pursued a career in community activism and social reform in Washington DC before returning to Seattle to obtain her MBA. Amidst the pandemic, she began her food truck business, Cafe de la Loba to share her love for coffee with others. Café de la Loba is a coffee and tea retailer that serves traditional and culturally inspired beverages. She believes that coffee and tea should be of high quality, sustainable, and celebrate diversity. Danielle is also currently an active Ambassador with the Renton Chamber of Commerce where she assists them with her Project Management expertise.

Episode #32: Jan Barlow, Founder at Better Job Fit

Jan Barlow, Founder at Better Job Fit

As a powerful teacher, consultant, and author, Jan Barlow is committed to creating positive company cultures and seamless teams that bring increased profit to any organization. Her passion for creating dynamic change influenced Better Job Fit’s social justice program, supporting the underserved populations of Veterans and Foster Care Alumni with internships and permanent job placements. When it comes to an unexpected career transition, Barlow understands exactly what it feels like. During an unsuccessful merger and acquisition process, she went from being at the top of her game as an industry leader, hired for her strengths to seeing her position change when management changed within 2 months. She was forced into a new position that didn’t fit her or her skillset and ended up jeopardizing her health, and the newly organized department collapsed after 9 months. Jan’s resiliency and story is commendable! 

Episode #31: Lisa Woodruff, Vice President Program Management at B-Yond

Lisa Woodruff, Vice President Program Management at B-Yond

With over two decades in the Telecommunication industry delivering integrated solutions to external clients, customer satisfaction remains Lisa Woodruff’s number one priority. She believes that there is always room for improvement as she tirelessly seeks out solutions to both technical and business issues that can streamline processes to align with the strategic objectives. Lisa is also experienced in managing cross-functional delivery teams, project managers, and building out PMOs. B-Yond is one of the fastest-growing network AI companies and its patent-pending technology ingests and analyzes the most complex network data, enabling network operations automation and enhanced customer experience.
Episode #30: Ingrid Russell-Narcisse, Senior Director Corporate Business at Seattle Mariners

Ingrid Russell-Narcisse, Senior Director Corporate Business at Seattle Mariners

In her role as Senior Director of Partnership Strategy and Activation, Ingrid Russell-Narcisse has spent the past 25 years developing and forging partnerships with global brands for the Seattle Mariners. Prior to the Mariners Ingrid was a ‘walk-on’ turned scholarship athlete on the Women’s Basketball team playing on teams that won two league Championship titles, reaching the ‘Sweet 16’. Ingrid was named the Husky Award Winner in her senior season. Ingrid was recently recognized and honored as the Women in Business – Woman of the year at the University of Washington Foster Business School in 2019. Ingrid has served on the Big W Athletic board at the University of Washington and the Title IX recognition committee to honor all Women who represented the University of Washington in athletic competition prior to Title IX. Since 2016, she has served on the BECU Foundation Scholarship committee which provides college scholarships to over 80 students each year. She continues to work with University of Washington athletes by serving on the newly formed Boundless Futures Advisory Board at the University of Washington that will work with students as they prepare for life after school. As an advocate for early childhood education, Ingrid serves in an advisory capacity on the Greater Trinity Academy Board, which provides and reinforces a healthy academic curriculum for strategic cognitive development before Kindergarten.
Episode #29: Katherine McCord, President at Titan Management and Career Launch Live

Katherine McCord, President at Titan Management and Career Launch Live

Katherine McCord is the Founder and Host of Career Launch Live and President of Titan Management. Career Launch Live is a show that discusses the positive evolution of the job market and the hiring process. Katherine tackles everything from best jobseeker practices to discrimination and mental health in the workplace. In this episode, Katherine discusses hiring during COVID, discrimination, mental illness, and awareness, and shares her mission and goals as well. She is set out to change the way people recruit and has developed better industry practices as she is an advocate for no longer tolerating discriminatory and poor hiring practices. “No more cookie-cutter service and gauging prices. Human, conversational interviews, eliminating discrimination in the application process, giving back… this is what I’m about, and therefore my organizations are about.” Katherine’s new, patent-pending, innovative ATS will eliminate discrimination in the application process, and allow for the focus to be on important qualifying attributes. It also features a DEI and candidate experience accountability feature intended to entice candidates and keep companies on track.

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