WOA Program

Presented by: #WoA 2016 Advancing Latina Leadership Through the Power of Influence ALPFA Seattle Chapter Brunch Program

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2016Advancing Latina Leadership

Through the Power of Influence

ALPFA Seattle Chapter

Brunch Program



President LetterAracely Godinez ¡Bienvenidas! On behalf of the ALPFA Seattle Chapter, thank you for joining us at our annual Women of ALPFA (WOA) Summit. This marquee event is among the most anticipated by our members, and year by year, becomes increasingly better. It is my personal favorite ALPFA Seattle event because I always leave feeling energized and motivated to keep pushing forward.

Thisyear’sthemeis“AdvancingLatinaLeadershipthroughthePowerofInflu- ence.” The two words that stand out when I read that phrase are Leadership and Influence.EarlierinmycareerIbelievedthatthosetwowordsmustgotogether.Inordertohaveinfluence,tomakeanimpact,onehastobeinaleadershiprole.ThroughtheyearsIhavelearnedthat in reality, every interaction is an opportunity to make an impact, regardless of your role or title.

Today,Iencourageyoutofocusonthepowerofyourinfluence.Therewillbeover100attendeesatthisyear’sWOASummit.Whatistheimpactyouwillmake?Willyoubecomeorfindamentor?Theconnectionsyoumake today may grow to become meaningful professional relationships that help you advance in your career.

Thechapterwouldliketothankourleadsponsor,Microsoft,forbeingoneofourlongest-runningcorporatepartners and for providing an inspiring keynote address for the WOA Summit. We would also like to thank our other supporting sponsors Boeing, Liberty Mutual, and Starbucks for providing energetic women leaders to facilitate today’s workshops. Our partners’ continued support is critical to our ability to put together engaging events such as this one.

I would personally like to thank all of our board members who helped with the planning and execution of to-day’sevent,inparticularVeronicaJohnson-DirectorofEvents,andJenniferRance-VicePresidentofEvents,for leading the event coordination. Please enjoy today’s program.


Aracely Godinez,Seattle Chapter President


Agenda8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

8:50 AM - 9:00 AM

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Workshop I

Workshop II

Workshop III

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Registration, Breakfast & Networking

Women of ALPFA Welcome ALPFA Seattle Chapter President

Power of Influence Keynote Microsoft, Annona Loughnane

Igniting True Power Community Speaker, Lena Meyer


Leadership Workshops:

Authentic Leadership Liberty Mutual, Stephanie Carls

Unlock Your Potential: Communicate with ConfidenceLifestyle Latina, Candice Garza & Lizette Arroyo-Dillard

Everything is Negotiable: How to Ask for What You WantBoeing, Janene Collins & Sean Garcia


Starbucks Coffee Tasting, Raffles & Closing Remarks

Anything but business as usual.You have different plans. Higher hopes. Loftier goals. With your talent and ambition and our devices and services, it’s all possible. At Microsoft, we believe there’s no limit to how far a fresh approach and technology can take you.



Annona Loughnane is Chief of Staff for the CFO of Microsoft. In her current role, Annona supports the CFO in developing and executing strategy for Microsoft’s WW Finance Team, oversees all communications from the CFO, manages key internal and external CFO engagements and leads key initiatives for the CFO. Annona has 15+ years of experience in Finance and Management. Prior to her current role, she led Operations Finance for Microsoft’s Americas Operations Cen-terresponsibleforbillingover50%ofMicrosoft’srevenue.AsSeniorDirectorforOperationsFinance,Annonawasresponsibleforanumberoffinancefunctionsincludingfinancialplanningandanalysis,compliance,tax,accountingandrevenuerecognition.Annonaspent10yearsofhercareerintheTreasuryorganizationleadingtheEMEACreditorganizationfromDublin,IrelandandleadingGlobalCreditOperationsfromReno,Nevada.InherroleleadingGlobalCreditOperations,shewasresponsibleformanaginga$9bnglobalaccountsreceiv-ableportfolioandputtingcreditsolutionsinplacewithcustomersandpartnersacrosstheglobe.In2013,An-nonawasnamedasoneof30outstandingcorporatefinanceexecutivesundertheageunder40byTreasuryandRiskmagazine. Annona is a passionate people leader and is deeply focused on building diverse, high performing teams. She gets her energy from coaching and developing others and seeing them advance in their careers. Annona is astrongadvocatefordiversityintheworkplace,andin2012shewashonoredbyNevadaWomen’sFundasWoman of Achievement for her professional, personal and community achievements. AnnonaholdsaBAinEuropeanBusinessStudiesfromUniversityofUlsterinNorthernIrelandandspeaksSpanish and French.

Keynote SpeakerPower of InfluenceAnnona Loughnane


Lena Meyer is a Transformational Coach, Workshop Facilitator & Founder ofGratitude6,anorganizationdedicatedtohelpingpeoplecreategreaterfreedom,integration,andimpactintheirlives.Withatotaloftenyearsinthefinancial industry as an advisor and analyst, and eight years in the world of personal and professional growth, Lena brings a unique combination of structure and soul to her coaching.

Herworkpullsfromadiversefoundation,includingneuro-linguisticprogramming, creative visualization, mindfulness practices, and more. She believes that each person has the power to make an authentic difference in the world, and that every experience creates a ripple effect which spans the globe. She is dedicated to supporting her clients as they put their greatest gifts, dreams, and purpose into action, and knows that together we have the power to change the world. AnnonaholdsaBAinEuropeanBusinessStudiesfromUniversityofUlsterinNorthernIrelandandspeaksSpanish and French.

Community SpeakerIgniting True PowerLena Meyer


Each person brings a distinct life experience to the table.It’s the inclusion of these diverse experiences

and perspectives that creates a culture of empowerment,one that drives innovation and new ideas.

For more information on Starbucks Global Diversity and Inclusion efforts, visit www.starbucks.com/inclusion.

©2015 Starbucks Coffee Company. All rights reserved.

Inclusion is at the heart of what we do.



Nameda“TwitterPowerhouse”byTheHuffingtonPost,StephanieCarlssharesher passion for social media and technology online and focuses on the ways both are changing the way we live and share information. Through engaging video content, she enjoys showing how to make sense of technology so you can tap and swipe your way to a simpler and savvier life. As a digital lifestyle enthusiast, Stephanie shares her favorite products, helps navigate new apps, and offers tech tips. With her creativityinhervideos,shehasevenlandedfeaturesinTheNewYorkTimesand NBCNews.

StephanieistheClientSuccessManagerwithRivetinAustin,Texas.ShehelpsinspireandinfluenceRivet’scli-ents to gain measurable results in their content marketing strategy. Stephanie’s strong social media background gives clients the expert recommendations they are looking for to make their campaigns a success.

Frequently asked to participate as a spokesperson or digital correspondent, Stephanie has enjoyed working with Cottonelle,Chevrolet(asvideohostfor2012SXSWInteractiveFestival,Marketwired,NikeWomen,Hallmark,GoPro,Nexersys(appearingonCBS“TheDoctors”)andmore.

Workshop PresentersAuthentic LeadershipStephanie Carls



Embrace your differences. Leverage your strengths. Define your success. At Liberty Mutual Insurance, we value diversity of thought, background and culture as they are the ingredients that create the opportunity for true innovation.


Liberty Mutual Insurance is an equal opportunity employer.



BestfriendsLizetteArroyo-DillardandCandiceGarzacreatedLifestyleLatinain 2015asamediaplatformtodiscusstrendingtopicsfromfashion,sportsandpolit- ics, to pop culture, Hispanic heritage and Latina empowerment. Through the power ofnewagemedia,includingYouTube,Instagram,andTwitter,theywantyouto engage in their weekly topics and share your input. Their vision is to see Latinas everywhere have a voice and shed new light on the world’s most important issues.

AfterbeingborninPendleton,Oregon,LizettethenlivedinGuadalajaraJalisco, Mexicoforthefirstfewyearsofherlife.ReturningtoAmericaatageof8,shelearnedEnglishassecondlanguageandenjoyedreading,playingbasketballandshopping.Attheageof14,shebegan working as a janitor at a local restaurant and later on pursued her dream to work in the Hospitality indus-try.SheinternedatWaltDisneyWorldandearnedherBachelor’sdegreeinCommunicationStudies,withami-norinSociologyfromPortlandStateUniversity.Lizetteishappilymarriedtoherhusband,Allen,andcurrentlyworks as a Sales and Marketing Manager for a restaurant group in downtown Seattle.

Candice,anativeofOthello,Washington,cametoSeattletopursueherBachelor’sdegreeattheUniversityofWashington.ShelatercompletedherMaster’sdegree,alsoattheUW,intheIntercollegiateAthleticLeader-ship program. Her passion for sports led to a career with the Seattle Mariners and Seattle Seahawks, while also workingwiththenon-profitorganization‘ILoveBaseball’intheDominicanRepublic.ShecurrentlyworksasaSalesManagerforasoftwarecompanyinRedmond.

Together, Lizette and Candice hope to continue inspiring others around them to pursue their dreams. Join them ontheirjourneybysubscribingtotheirYoutubechannelandfollowingthemonsocialmedia@LifestyleLatina!

Workshop Presenters

Unlock Your Potential: Communicate with ConfidenceCandice Garza & Lizette Arroyo-Dillard




Workshop PresentersEverything is Negotiable: How to Ask for What You WantJanene Collins

JaneneCollinsisDirector,737SupplierManagementforBoeingCommercial Airplanes. Janene is responsible for leadership and integration across the 737 Program and Supplier Management, supporting a wide range of 737 business objectivesincludingoperations,engineeringandfinance.Inthisposition,Janene leadsandinfluencesSupplierManagementpersonnelwithcommoditycontracts andoperationsresponsibilitiesforproductionandin-servicematters.

Priortohercurrentrole,JanenewasDirector,Contracts,SupplierManagementfor Boeing Commercial Airplanes. In that position, she was responsible for leading the strategy development, plan, execution and functional excellence for external supplier contracts on all sustaining and new and derivative programs in Commercial Airplanes, as well as overseeing the life cycle of contract ad-ministration, implementing contracts mandates from the enterprise or government, and ensuring policy compli-ance.

Beforethat,JanenewasSeniorCounsel,OfficeoftheGeneralCounsel,wheresheprovidedlegalsupporttoBCA Supplier Management for the Aircraft Materials and Structures team. Prior to that role, she was Counsel, OfficeoftheGeneralCounsel,wheresheprovidedlegalsupporttotheSharedServicesGroupfortherealestateteam. In that position, she provided legal support on Boeing’s behalf for residential leases worldwide, as well as commercialleasesintheeasternandsoutheasternUnitedStates. PriortojoiningBoeing,JanenewasapartnerintheRealEstatepracticegroupoftheSeattlelawfirmGraham&Dunn,focusingonlending,acquisition,dispositionandleasingofcommercialrealestate.JaneneearnedherB.A.inGovernmentwithaminorinEconomicsfromGeorgetownUniversity,andherJ.D.fromtheUniversityof Michigan Law School.


SeanGarciaistheDirectoroftheBoeingCommercialAircraft(BCA)ContractsWarranty organization in Seattle, Washington. In this role, Sean is responsible for leading the BCA Contracts Warranty group that evaluates and administers contractual warranty commitments for all Boeing commercial aircraft across the globe.

Priortohiscurrentassignment,SeanservedasDirectoroftheContractPolicy,Processes, and Compliance organization within Corporate Contracts in Chicago, IL. In this role he has responsibility for interpreting acquisition regulatory changes, establishing appropriate processes and business systems, and ensuring compliance and integrated solutions by the businessunitsandoperatinggroups.SeanalsoservedastheDirectorofFinancefortheAdvancedBoeingMilitaryAircraft(AdvBMA)divisionofPhantomWorks.Inthisrolehehasallfinancialresponsibilitiesforcontracting,estimating,pro-curementfinancialanalysis,earnedvaluemanagementreporting,longrangebusinessplanningandforecasting,andorders,revenue,cashandearningsperformance.HewasalsotheDirectorofContracts,Pricing,Estimating,SMFO,andAfford-abilityfortheBoeingCombatSystemsdivision,whichincludedtheFutureCombatSystems(FCS)Program,amajorU.S.Armymodernizationinitiativetodelivernext-generationgroundcombatsystemsandlinksoldierstoawiderangeofweap-ons, sensors, robots, and information systems via mobile networks. Prior to that position, Sean was the Site Manager, Mesa Contracts and Pricing, responsible for all people, processes, and systems issues for the C&P function.

Sean worked in many different contractual positions on the Apache Program, as well as assignments as an auditor in the MDCCorporateInternalAuditRotationProgram,DepartmentManageroftheMesaStrategicPlanningorganization,andastheProposalManagerfortheAH-64DApacheMultiyearIIProposal.Originally,hejoinedMcDonnellDouglasinJuly1988asaContractsAdministratorontheApacheLongbowEMDProgram,afterworkingfortheGoodyearAerospaceCor-poration(LoralDefenseSystems)from1985to1988.SeanhasalsobeenamemberoftheNationalContractManagementAssociation(NCMA)since1993,wherehecurrentlyservesontheNationalBoardofDirectors,andisamemberandtheBoeingExecutivefocalforALPFAsince2012.

SeanreceivedaBachelor’sDegreeinBusinessAdministrationwithemphasisineconomicsfromNorthernArizonaUni-versityandaMasterofBusinessAdministrationwithanemphasisinstrategicmanagementfromArizonaStateUniversity.Sean is married to Susan and has three children, Sarah, Stephanie and Scott.


Workshop PresentersEverything is Negotiable: How to Ask for What You WantSean Garcia


Expedia, Inc. is committed to ensuring its products reflect the

needs of its most popular customers: women. To do that,

the company is on a mission to bring in the best and brightest

in the tech community. While travel may be always on the

minds of Expedians, technology is at its heart.

Notably, Expedia, Inc. encourages women to pursue roles in technology. From partnering with Ada Developers Academy to bringing diverse tech candidates into the company, to hosting an Inclusion Week to raise internal awareness and action about the benefits of a more diverse workforce, we prioritize investment in expanding horizons regarding the fundamental value of having women embedded in our technology services. We’re also working with the local community to inspire girls about the potential of computer science related careers: we’re proud sponsors of the Girls Who Code Summer Program, and pioneered a new apprenticeship program for Girls Who Code graduates to allow them to continue to grow their knowledge base.

At Expedia, Inc., we recognize and embrace the forces that bring global communities together: Women. Technology. Travel.

To learn more about Expedia’s career opportunities, visit www.lifeatexpedia.com.


The ALPFA Seattle Board is seeking enthusiastic and energetic volunteers to join our team. If you are interested in becoming a more actively involed ALPFA member, please contact:

Julissa McWashington [email protected].


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Board of Directors


President Aracely Godinez Executive Vice President of Business Development Tony Sablan

Executive Vice President of Operations Julissa McWashington Vice President of Student Affairs Regina Kintana, ACAS

Vice President of Events Jennifer RanceVice President of Technology Chris ParedesDirector of Events Veronica Johnson

Director of Marketing Paola YepezDirector of Technology Abe DiazDirector of Student Affairs Victor MartinezDirector of Community Affairs Daniel Galaviz

Director of Corporate Affairs Frank FagoagaDirector of Corporate Affairs Chelsea MiskovichDirector of Design Sasha Castro

Chapter Advisor Carlos Ruiz

Secretary Claudia Villa Treasurer Helen Oduber

Special Assistant to the Vice President for Minority Affairs, Vice Provost for Diversity Sandra MadridDirector, Corporate Audit Jep Fuller

Senior Finance Manager Andres Sanchez

Advisory Principal Christian Tinder

Director, Global Diversity & Inclusion Tony Byers

*Grey indicates Corporate Advisory Board



Thank you to all our sponsors, supporters and

members attending our annualSeattle Women of ALPFA Summit!