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Leadership and Economic Empowerment in Times of Crisis
October 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm PST
Presented by Women’s White Collar Defense Association, Seattle Chapter and Ernst & Young
Covid-19 has upended everything: our lives, our businesses, and strategies for business development. Please join us for a Zoom panel discussion with female industry leaders in law, finance, and business followed by small group breakouts. The panelists will discuss new (and age old) strategies for business development and economic empowerment for women professionals and business owners in these turbulent and disruptive times.
Stokes Lawrence Managing Shareholder
Kelly has served as Managing Shareholder at Stokes Lawrence for nearly 20 years, where she guides the firm’s mission to provide experienced, tailored and practical legal advice to help clients succeed. In addition to her primary responsibilities for managing the firm’s business, her legal practice combines business advising and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on consumer class action defense, as well as advertising and consumer law. She was recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation (2019-2021) and a Top-Rated Lawyer, West Coast in the National Law Journal.
President and CEO of DreamBox Learning®
Prior to joining DreamBox, she held executive positions at leading EdTech companies, including Blackboard, LeapFrog, and Kaplan. She has been a featured speaker at TEDx Rainier, SXSWedu, and the ASU GSV Summit, and Ernst & Young named her “Entrepreneur Of The Year®” in the Pacific Northwest region. She supports the broader education community by serving on several boards, including Rosetta Stone and the Western Governors University Board of Trustees. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from the University of Virginia.
EY Forensics West Region Leader and Americas Transaction Forensics Leader
Amanda Massucci, based in the Los Angeles metro area, is a Partner in the EY Forensic and Integrity Services practice. She serves as the West Region Forensics Leader and as the Americas Transaction Forensics leader. With nearly 30 years of experience working with clients on complex compliance and financial matters, Amanda has assisted a diverse base of clients in various industries, including highly regulated industries. She works closely with in-house investigative counsel, external counsel, in addition to compliance and internal audit leaders.
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