My Bipolar Story BY Mwati Mwila My name is Mwati Mwila, I am a mentor, author, poet and mental illness advocate. I am just an ordinary girl who loves to write stories and poems, loves listening to music and traveling. My story is not that different from most, except I have what I like to […]

Owner & Founder

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 names like SoulCycle, Flywheel or franchises like Cycle Bar. We’re a bit […]

How to live a richer life

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 CEO, and as the business model started to reveal […]

We are better when we support one another

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 my marketing agency, CJL CONSULTiNG. The cornerstone […]

A discussion group that is different than the rest

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 did. Although, admittedly, it wasn’t […]

My bold story

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 neck mummy-style each night to hold the medicine in and my […]

1 in 3

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 stroke, but I never thought that could apply to me. I’ve […]

Challenges are our greatest teachers

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 organic vegetables.  I floss my teeth.  How could there be […]

Be Prepared to BE BOLD

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 who identify as LGBTQ . I live in a very […]

Unapologetically Scared

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 doing, didn’t feel challenged, and quite frankly I was bored. I felt like […]