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Trailblazing Women: Dr. Nwando Anyaoku

Trailblazing Women: Dr. Nwando Anyaoku

Chief Health Equity And Clinical Innovation Officer
Providence Swedish Health Services

As a female immigrant of color, I can attest to personal and professional triumphs by way of systemic barriers. While seemingly impossible at the time, each helped mold me into the woman I am today — a mother, caregiver, physician, and medical executive. But above all, I am a relentless problem solver…

Meet Alicia Crank

Meet Alicia Crank

Crank joins Seattle mag as director of opportunities; will remain at Seattle CityClub

In addition to her CityClub duties, Crank has joined Seattle magazine as the new “director of opportunities.” In her new role, Crank will serve as a community ambassador for the publication, and will help identify both revenue and engagement opportunities.

Must List: This Week's Top 5 Picks

Must List: This Week’s Top 5 Picks

Maren Morris, a funny ballet, and the best street band festival

We’ve rounded up this week’s best events, from Maren Morris rocking out at Chateau Ste. Michelle Amphitheatre to a street band festival filling the streets with music.

Seattle’s Society Spotlight

Seattle’s Society Spotlight

Who’s who in the social circuit

Seattle’s cultural calendar is packed with significant events that highlight the city’s dynamic arts and philanthropic spirit. The Seattle Opera marked its 60th anniversary with a grand event showcasing its rich history. The American Lung Association Outstanding Mother Awards honored exceptional mothers making a difference in their communities…

Adrian Diaz Out As Seattle Police Chief

Adrian Diaz Out As Seattle Police Chief

Twenty-seven-year SPD veteran held the post for almost four years

Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell has reassigned Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz. The move comes as the department faces several legal challenges. Diaz was officially named chief of police by Mayor Bruce Harrell in September 2022 after he had served as interim chief since the summer of 2020, replacing Carmen Best. Harrell said former King County…

Trailblazing Women: Grace Yoo

Trailblazing Women: Grace Yoo

Executive director, Washington State Women's Commission

On my dating profile I aspirationally describe myself as “Lara Croft meets Joanna Gaines.” (Don’t feel bad if you had to Google either of those names; most people who know one usually don’t know the other. The video gaming and HGTV worlds rarely collide.) From first dates to panel discussions, I often get asked why…

Seattle Podcast: Ana Mari Cauce - Leader of Learning

Seattle Podcast: Ana Mari Cauce – Leader of Learning

Trailblazing Women: Jean Smart

Trailblazing Women: Jean Smart

'Hacks' star reflects on her career and how growing up in Seattle shaped her

It’s almost noon, and Jean Smart is present as ever during a phone call. She actually asks the first question, about whether I’m a Seattle native. “Oh, you are!” she exclaims, her voice lighting up with even more warmth when she finds out I am a fellow University of Washington alum and, like her youngest, also a Chinese adoptee. She then proceeds to tell me…

Trailblazing Women: Persistence and Progress

Trailblazing Women: Persistence and Progress

These pioneering individuals courageously break down barriers, defy conventions, and push forward despite challenges

One creative approach for women to combat gender discrimination is through the power of storytelling. Creating platforms where women can share their experiences, challenges, and triumphs can be incredibly empowering and…

No Cap: This is Really Bussin

No Cap: This is Really Bussin

Confused by Gen Z slang? This handy guide can help.

Gen Z has cooked up a dialect that’s practically foreign to the rest of the world, and you can thank TikTok for that. Since its debut…

Fave Five: Coffee, Art, a Luxury Spa

Fave Five: Coffee, Art, a Luxury Spa

Enjoy the great indoors before summer hits

The rhododendrons have bloomed, the shorebirds have returned, and soon it will be summertime in the Northwest. Until it’s warm enough for barbecues, beaches, and backpacking, sample these indoor favorites. Plus, a refund tip for flat-tire repairs because Seattle’s potholes are always in season.

Must List: This Week's Top 5 Picks

Must List: This Week’s Top 5 Picks

Billy Joel, seafood, jazz, and Folklife

We’ve rounded up some fun events for the long weekend, from Billy Joel live in concert, to a weekend celebrating the bounty of Hood Canal at Fjord Fest.

Empower & Transform: The Ultimate Strength Training Revolution for Women

Empower & Transform: The Ultimate Strength Training Revolution for Women

Why strength training offers numerous benefits

Strength training extends far beyond physical benefits, offering a powerful conduit for empowerment. Lifting weights builds more than just muscle — it cultivates confidence and resilience that permeate every facet of life. Women who engage in strength training report feeling…

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