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Lane Powell Hosts Co-Sponsored Women’s Symposium

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Lane Powell and Grant Thornton recently hosted “Keeping the Path Lit: Strategies for the Road Ahead,” a women’s symposium featuring a panel of some of the Northwest’s most successful and respected businesswomen. The panel addressed the opportunities and challenges that lay ahead in 2009 and beyond.

On June 18, nearly 100 guests gathered in Lane Powell’s Seattle office. The event featured moderator Denise Whittaker, weekend morning news anchor for KOMO-TV, and a panel of five prominent women executives: Jean Godden, Seattle City Councilmember; Diane Irvine, CEO of Blue Nile; Linda Kress, Tax Partner at Grant Thorton; Jane Nelson, Co-Chair of Lane Powell’s Real Estate and Land Use Group; and Molly Stearns, Senior Vice President of The Seattle Foundation.

The panelists spoke about how to market one’s most valuable skills in a down economy and discovering effective ways to balance personal and professional demands in these changing times. They also highlighted the importance of following one’s passion, forging new partnerships and staying connected with others in the greater business community.

All proceeds from the events went to Dress for Success, a non-profit organization that provides women with professional attire, a network of support and career development tools to help them thrive in work and in life.