"I believe that Women gain equality not couple by couple but by changing culture, and we change culture by sharing our stories"

Melinda Gates

Owner & Founder

By Paulette Zimmerman In November 2019, my family opened 1Rider Cycle Studio in Issaquah. We’re the only boutique cycle studio in the surrounding area (covering Snoqualmie, Issaquah, Sammamish & East Bellevue). Our closest competitors are big-house gyms and well-established brand …
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How to live a richer life

By Tama Smith Tama is the Head of Women Living a Richer Life at Brighton Jones, in Seattle, WA. Her story is poignantly beautiful. She started out a highly driven undergrad at Berkeley, launched her own company serving as its …
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We are better when we support one another

By Christie Lawler Founded in 2018, The WITI Group is a nonprofit organization that focuses on building and empowering women in the hospitality industry through networking, mentoring and financial and emotional support. The WITI Group is the philanthropic arm of …
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A discussion group that is different than the rest

By Maddie Heye I saw a need, I knew I was the right person for the job, and I knew I could make a difference. All I had to do was believe in myself and make a bold move. So I …
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My bold story

By Myra Jolivet I didn’t know the term visualization at age 8, but I was using it. I was a friendly, chubby girl with eczema-scaled skin that had short periods of relief. My mom had to wrap my arms, legs and …
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1 in 3

By Ashley Mohoric I’m an active person. I grew up playing soccer, fastpitch, volleyball and everything in between. Friends jokingly call me a farm girl. We’ve all heard the statistic that 1 in 3 women will die of heart disease or …
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Challenges are our greatest teachers

By Lisa Thompson Challenges are our greatest teachers … if we’re paying attention.  In 2015 I was diagnosed with breast cancer, shocking news for every woman.  I felt especially betrayed by my body because I am an athlete.  I eat …
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Be Prepared to BE BOLD

By Kristi Haynes The past 13 years I have been working with school districts to remove barriers to learning and providing professional development for staff. My experience has shown me the glaring disparities and safety concerns that exist for students …
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Unapologetically Scared

By Kimberly Fasbender Around a year ago I made the decision, at 32 years old, to become a Software Engineer. At the time I was working as an Administration Manager in Texas. I wasn’t satisfied with the work I was …
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Switch My Thinking

By Sam Willing I have had a bad habit of putting myself into self-limiting boxes which has limited my earning potential. I am not a timid person but when it comes to money- I tend to shy away from asking …
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BOLD Heart

By Kathy Schmidt I always thought of myself as a confident and competent woman, but it wasn’t until I was faced with death did I realize how BOLD I really was, and needed to be, to stay alive. I was …
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40 minutes in Mumbai

by Kate Isler I am a runner. Running is a release, a way to clear my mind and have some amazing experiences. When one imagines a runner, generally they think of very fit people: thin, sleek and graceful. This is …
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The year of BOLD REQUESTS

By Jolyn GC My name is Jolyn GC and I am a modern and contemporary portrait artist, curator, and co-founder of a Seattle arts-based tech startup, Entarupt, Inc., who utilizes my gaze as a contemporary Black woman to integrate mixed …
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Born BOLD

by Lauren Fergusen I believe we’re born bold. It’s within all of us. However, whether out of fear or judgment, our own beautiful boldness often remains undiscovered. This is the story of how I discovered my boldness, and the fire …
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