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LIFESTYLE LETTER

MAY 2019 PUBLISHER

Caitlin Agnew | caitlin.agnew@lifestylepubs.com EDITORIAL COORDINATOR

Emma Morem | emma.morem@lifestylepubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Women of Influence

Caitlin Agnew, Libbi Finnessey, Susan George, Camille Paterson, Lisas Schreiner, Avi Soor CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Ashley Genevieve, Life N Light, Emma Morem

IN THE SOCIAL MEDIA CULTURE WE LIVE IN, IT’S EASY TO GET CAUGHT UP ON "LIKES" AND VIEWS ON HIGHLY CURATED, SOMETIMES SPONSORED, CONTENT. I find myself thinking, how are these people actually “influencing” in real life when there are no filters, “likes”  and edited captions?  The women featured in this month's issue may have decent social media followings, but that’s only a side note when looking at what they are actually accomplishing in real life, off-screen. These successful leaders embody boldness, creativity and generosity. Working with all of them on this issue was inspiring to our whole team! In this issue, we highlight women leaders in business, like Jennifer Leavitt, who has worked for The Bellevue Collection for 34 years; as well as small business owners who have found purpose and give back, like Claire Sumadiwirya and Heather Tuininga.  You may have noticed we also included some Seattle icons in this issue: Linda Derschang (founder of the Derschang Grop), Kate Isler (Be Bold)  and Amy Nelson (co-founder of The Riveter).  These women's creations

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maybe have been born in Seattle, but they heavily influence the Eastside and will

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Steven Schowengerdt

continue to do so. Amy’s company, The Riveter, opened in Bellevue last fall; Kate

CHIEF SALES OFFICER Matthew Perry

has brought the largest International Women's Day celebration to the PNW and

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DeLand Shore

Linda’s restaurants continue to be some of the most iconic in Seattle—we can only hope she’ll be bringing one of her creations to Bellevue soon! With Mother's Day this month, we hope you take the time to celebrate the women in your life and enjoy hearing the stories of the inspiring women featured!

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