Daring Women

Leanne Berge CEO of Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW) and Community Health Network of Washington (CHNW)

"While the health care industry has a higher percentage of women than most industries, there’s still more work to be done in terms of gender equity — especially in leadership roles."

Slalom Consulting's Gretchen Peri Seattle, Washington

'Gender and racial diversity bring elevated thinking to discussions and solving client problems.'

"I believe that the first step in unlocking our human abilities is to unlock our learning potential. I’m on a mission to accomplish that, and to ensure minorities are represented throughout all levels of education, policy, and business."

"Being a woman in tech, it is not uncommon to be the only female in the room. For me, part of overcoming that challenge lies in mentoring other women through the process."

"I think many women have experienced similar internal conflicts about how to be successful and grow our careers while still staying true to ourselves."

"There’s so much to be learned from the people around us; you just have to take the time to listen and be attentive."

"Carry yourself with grit and grace. Be hungry and go forth with integrity."

"Ask for help, ask for promotions and ask for the next new role. If you don’t ask, people will never know what you want or are capable of."

"Your voice, opinion and experience are important and can often lead to breakthrough moments and ideas."