In honor of Women’s History Month, CuriosityBased interviewed six local female leaders who hold public office in the Pacific Northwest.
We asked about their motivations for pursuing work in policy and their experiences being women in their positions, about their perspectives on current challenges to our region, and about policy solutions that they’re passionate about. We also asked them how curiosity is used in their policymaking and decision-making processes.
- Senator Yasmin Trudeau
- Representative Debra Entenman
- Redmond Mayor Angela Birney
- Seattle Deputy Mayor Kendee Yamaguchi
- Seattle City Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda
- Bellevue City Councilmember Janice Zahn
The women highlighted here each hold a different title, but one that they all share is leader. You can read more about each leader by clicking on their name.
From the interviews, it’s clear that each woman brings a diversity of perspective to her role through an intersection of identities. One thought shared by all the leaders interviewed is that collaboration through diverse perspectives (using curiosity) only leads to better policies and outcomes. As the saying goes, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
Join us in honoring these women as they lead us towards their visions of a just and equitable region for the Pacific Northwest.
Interested in reading more? Check out our list of Leadership Books Authored by Women!