Nominations for 2017 are now closed


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          2016 Women of Influence:

  • Kimberly Bauman, owner/broker, Sound Advantage Realty

  • Lisa Gifford, director of corporate strategy, Alliance Enterprises

  • Kelli Hegsted, CFO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County

  • Juli Norris, CFO, Chi-Chack LLC

  • Jeanne Sockle, managing partner Morris-Sockle, PLLC

​​Lifetime Achievement Woman of Influence

  • Mary Gentry, retired, Bean Gentry Wheeler & Peternell PLLC

ABOUT THE PROGRAM – Each year since 2003, Business Examiner Media has proudly produced this individual recognition program to celebrate women from South Sound businesses, non-profits and government agencies.  Honorees are selected for their achievement in community, business, government, military and/or nonprofit sectors. The panel of judges, comprised of previous years' honorees, may also name a Lifetime Award honoree.  

ELIGIBILITY – Nominations for 2017 Women of Influence will open December 1, 2016.

Nominees/Applicants must work or reside in Pierce, Thurston, South King, Lewis or Mason counties.


Presenting Sponsor                        Supporting Sponsor           Contributing Sponsor

Fairchild Record Search logo



“Very, very well done. Thank you for the opportunity to speak and sponsor. You can count on me next year.”
Renee Ries, Fairchild Record Search, Women of Influence sponsor since 2014


Nominations for 2017 are open!


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