Expanding the wisdom, visibility, and influence of women in business

July Breakfast

“Blaze Your Own Trail”
Featuring Barbara Standal, Attorney (retired)


 One of only eight women in a class of over 100, Barbara Standal graduated from law school when she was just shy of her 40th birthday. She went on to teach at the law school, clerk at the Court of Appeals, work in two plaintiffs’ law firms, and spent over a decade at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission enforcing civil rights laws against discrimination in the workplace.  After more than 20 years, she retired, only to find her drive to learn, teach, and serve was as strong as ever. Her second act took her halfway around the world to the former Soviet Republic of Kyrgyzstan, where she worked as a legal specialist for the American Bar Association. This cross-cultural experience had such an impact that a year later, she took a similar job in Azerbaijan. Back in Seattle now, she continues to serve by helping the homeless and mentoring young women. Barbara has carved a path rich in experience and driven by purpose.

Join us for breakfast as Barbara shares her insights regarding:

  • Life lessons from a life full of engaged and purpose-driven living.
  • The importance of taking chances.
  • Lifelong learning. 
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September 14 - Suzie Lee, visual artist and CEO of Siren an online dating app that put women in the driver's seat. 

October 12 - WBE's Annual Evening Gala Event, featuring guest speaker Mary Yu, Associate Justice of the Washington Supreme Court

November 9  -  Kim Zabel- Deputy Assistant  Secretary, Environmental Public Health - how to get unstuck from a negative cycle using The Awareness Wheel. 


Photos taken by Ingrid Pape-Sheldon
Professional Photographer and Volunteer for WBE



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