Sarah Rosenbloom

Sarah Rosenbloom was born in raised in Washington DC, the daughter of a Jewish international tax lawyer and an African-American university professor and author. She attended Georgetown Day School and went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree at Columbia University in New York City. Sarah worked as a publicist in…

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Joan Melendez

Founder and President Joan Melendez leads the team at Xcelrate UDI. She is a passionate advocate for the safety of patients and for innovation in healthcare. Xcelrate UDI is a medical device barcode scanning solution that goes beyond compliance to improve patient safety at the point of care. Where did…

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Jayson DeMers

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Jayson is a long-time columnist for Forbes, Entrepreneur, BusinessInsider, Inc.com, and various other major media publications, where he has authored over 1,000 articles since 2012, covering technology, marketing, and entrepreneurship. He keynoted the 2013 MarketingProfs University, and won the “Entrepreneur Blogger of the Year” award in 2015 from the Oxford…

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Cher Hale

Cher Hale is the founder and director of Ginkgo Public Relations – a national boutique agency that believes in using storytelling and public relations as a force for good. They specialize in boosting visibility for underrepresented or marginalized authors, experts, and entrepreneurs through comprehensive communication and media relations efforts. As…

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Olga Sagan

Olga Sagan is the sole owner of the nationally renowned Piroshky Piroshky. Founded in Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market, Piroshky Piroshky has offered hand-crafted pies to loyal fans since 1992. She was named U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 2020 Washington Small Business Person of the Year, and founded Catch22Delivery in…

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Manish Godha

Manish Godha is the Founder and CEO of Advaiya, a technology consulting and implementation services company that provides tailored digital transformation solutions with business applications and analytics. Advaiya has earned a distinct reputation building and supporting cutting-edge digital initiatives for progressive enterprises including Microsoft, Google and Adani Group. Manish’s expertise…

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Andrew Hughes

From Poulsbo, Washington, Andrew pursued the path that checked all the boxes that aligned with the socially acceptable narrative of success- from what he studied, his career, and his relationships. When failure found Andrew and the world he had constructed began to the crumble, he discovered that the foundations of…

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Aaron Burnett

Read consistently and learn constantly.   Aaron Burnett is CEO and founder of Wheelhouse Digital Marketing Group, a fast-growing digital marketing agency recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the best places to work in the United States and by both Seattle Magazine and the Puget Sound Business Journal as…

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Val Kiossovski

Involve everyone and brainstorm for new ideas. When everyone is contributing and involved, they take ownership and embrace the idea.   Val Kiossovski is a native of Bulgaria. He lived his life as a musician doing odd jobs, as any emerging artist, under communist rule. At the age of twenty-seven,…

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Werner Marksfeld

Make sure you’re consistently ironing out any kinks that you see in your process at what you’re delivering to your clients and customer service.   Werner Marksfeld grew up in Ontario, Canada. He received his undergraduate degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, before he moved to Portland, OR, where…

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Lucy Dean

Appreciate the small wins, don’t get bogged down in the details, and keep your mind on the goal!   Lucy Grymes Designs was created from Lucy’s desire to provide a welcoming atmosphere when she invited friends and family to her small apartment. She’d arrive home after work to wrinkly or…

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