WNORTH: A global community of women on the rise founded in the mountains of Whistler, comes to Seattle for a special WNORTH Connect Dinner.  The WNORTH Connect Dinners are intimate networking events led by dynamic female business leaders, established to foster and develop women’s careers and business connections. Events have taken place in San Francisco, Whistler, Vancouver, New York City, Los Angeles and now Seattle.


Location: Wild Ginger, 508 Bellevue Way NE – Bellevue, WA 98004

Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Time: 6:00-9:00pm

Event Price for guests: $100 – 3-course dinner with two glasses of wine, includes taxes, gratuities and Lisa’s Book.

Guest Speaker: Lisa Hufford, Founder & CEO, Simplicity Consulting / Author of “Navigating the Talent Shift”

Dinner Theme: “Passion. Purpose. Differentiation: What’s in a Personal Brand?”

Limited to 30 seats. For more information on the restaurant, visit www.wildginger.net/our-locations/Bellevue.aspx


Hosted by WNORTH Seattle Chapter Leads: 

Lisa Toepel, Strategic Partner Development at Microsoft

Karene Franquelo, Strategic Account Manager at Cisco


Lisa Hufford

Founder & CEO, Simplicity Consulting / Author of “Navigating the Talent Shift”

Lisa Hufford is the founder and CEO of Simplicity Consulting, a talent solutions company named to the Inc. 5000 list for five years running as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America. Inc. also named Lisa one of the top 10 female entrepreneurs, and she has been chosen as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Woman.

Lisa’s prior experience includes managing strategic high-value partners for Microsoft and RR Donnelley, including IBM, Gateway, Acer, and Apple.

She is the architect of SPEEDTM, a talent strategy for building on-demand, project-based teams. Lisa is also an educator and advocate for consultants seeking more control, flexibility, and the chance to use their skills to add value to strategic work that really matters.

Since its founding, Simplicity has completed thousands of projects, and represents more than 300 marketing consultants and a growing community of more than 5,000 professionals across the United States.

Simplicity has worked with companies such as Amazon, Hewlett Packard, Farmers Insurance, T-Mobile, Ericsson, Nordstrom and Microsoft to create flexible teams with the on-demand experts they need to achieve their business objectives. By working with Simplicity, these market leaders have leveraged the on-demand workforce to overcome multi-million-dollar challenges, transformed companywide legacy systems to stay relevant, and reinvigorated declining sales channels into $100 million dollar businesses.



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