Seattle Southside Chamber’s Women’s Career Empowerment event is Mar. 30

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A cross-generational leadership conference laser focused on women in the workplace will be held on Friday, March 30.

“We will be inspiring and empowering women from the classroom to the boardroom.”

Get ready to be inspired, educated and motivated on Friday, March 30 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The event consists of keynote speaker Synthia Melton, Millennial Lawyer and partner of the first all-woman female owned law firm in Tukwila.

We will have a dynamic panel of leaders throughout Seattle from tech, healthcare, education and leadership speaking about women in leadership, how to advance in your career and re-careering. Bank of America and University of Phoenix are hosting workshops on Social media, financial management and interviewing skills. Panel, breakout sessions and networking opportunities with powerhouse women leading their communities will all be inclusive in this 4-hour conference.

This event will be held at University of Phoenix, 7100 Fort Dent Way, Tukwila, 98188.

Panelist include:

  • Diane Penoyer-Hanratty, Director of HR-Mattress Firm Inc.
  • Kathrina Westby, Director of Operations – Overlake Hospital
  • Christina Sciabarra -Women’s Initiative Director- Bellevue College
  • Andrea Reay- President/CEO -Seattle Southside Chamber
  • Satwinder Kaur – Kent City Council
  • Godwin Gabriel-CEO/Mastermind -Moovn (Seattle’s 3rd Rideshare option)

Workshops include:

  • Esther Richmond, Community Relations Manager, who will be leading a workshop on women in their finances
  • Kim Vu, Senior Vice President| Seattle Market Executive of Bank of America and President Bruce Williams of University of Phoenix will lead a workshop on Social Media
  • Zenovia Harris, Manager, University of Phoenix will host a workshop on Interview Tips and Resume review by University of Phoenix faculty.

According to K D Hall Foundation CEO Kela Hall:

“We will be creating space for conversations about women sponsoring women, women investing in each other and women celebrating each other.”

Tukwila Mayor Allan Ekberg and the City of Tukwila are great supporters of the conference and its aims, and have released a proclamation encouraging employers and educators of their city to take the day to attend the conference for career and personal development.

Seattle Southside Chamber and KD Hall Foundation in partnership with University of Phoenix is offering this conference free to the community.

Moderated by KD Hall CEO and Founder, Kela Hall, this multigenerational and multicultural conference will bring together women, men, and young adults who believe in the empowerment of women and their leadership. Topics are varied, and begins with Women advancing in their careers. Other topics include: Community Leaders, Mother’s in the Workplace special topics for Men as allies.

In addition to panels and workshops, the afternoon will include “Vendor Nation”: an inclusive networking opportunity for attendees to connect and invest in local women owned businesses.

For more information, visit, or call 206-966-2198.

Thank you to our sponsors Wells Fargo, Kona Kai Coffee, Crain Photography and South King Media.

For more information and to register for this FREE event please follow this link:

About K.D. Hall Foundation:
The purpose of K.D. Hall Foundation is to invest, encourage, inspire and propel women of all ages, generations and cultural backgrounds around the world. K.D. Hall Foundation partners with colleges, organizations, government and more to create opportunities and experiences for women and young adults in a wide variety of fields. Through mentorship and on-the job training within the world of communications, marketing and business, as well as producing and participating in impactful conferences events, K.D. Hall Foundation is developing a dynamic generation of community leaders.

About the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce
The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit business organization that has served the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila since 1988. The mission of the Chamber is to be a leader in Southwest King County and a regional voice and resource for building business success. The Chamber focuses on business advancement in the region by helping to build and maintain a strong economic environment.

This event will be held at the University of Phoenix, 7100 Fort Dent Way, Tukwila WA, 98188:

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