Women of the Year
2022 – Mahnaz Javid
Mahnaz Aflatooni Javid is the president and CEO of Mona Foundation; a Bellevue-based global non-profit focused on providing education for young women worldwide. UWiB admires her devotion to changing the lives of young women everywhere, helping pave the way for their right to educational opportunities. Her accomplishments, generosity, and passion are inspiring, and we hope Mahnaz can continue to share her story with us and encourage others to follow their pursuits in making a difference for a better world.
2021 – Susan Long-Walsh
Susan is the Senior Practice Manager for Diversity Equity and Inclusion at T-Mobile, but has continued to drive groundbreaking diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies and initiatives for many other top Northwest organizations. She has been recognized as a highly collaborative ambassador for fostering a strong sense of access, inclusion and belonging for all in the workplace and showed UWiB the importance of finding people who support you while emphasizing her hopes for us as the next generation of women in business.
2020 – Kim Vu
Kim is the Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Remitly, a fintech company serving immigrants throughout the world. Outside of work, Kim leads The Respect Institute as the National Founding Board Chair. Her co-founding team has been recognized by the Clinton Global Initiative, Ashoka Changemakers and Packard Foundation for reaching over 80,000 youth and influencers in K-12 schools and juvenile justice systems with their Respect 360 program focused on ending the school to prison pipeline.
Kim has been recognized as one of the Top 50 EMpower 2019 Ethnic Minority Future Leaders list on Yahoo! Finance (#4), Top 50 EMpower 2018 Ethnic Minority Future Leaders list in the Financial Times (#5), and was acknowledged as a 100 Women of Influence.
2019 – Ingrid Russell-Narcisse
“Compassionate, Out-of-the-box & bold thinker, incredible mentor”
Ingrid devotes time to Corporate Sponsorships, generates revenue for the Mariners, and builds relationships between the club communities/companies. She is passionate about partnership development. She is a leader in diversity in the sports industry. Her persistence and passion for sports has led her to the career leaps she has taken.
2018 – Shelly Reynolds
Shelley Reynolds serves as Vice President, Worldwide Controller and Principal Accounting Officer at Amazon. In her role, Shelley has spent the past decade overseeing Amazon’s accounting function, managing a global team that touches every geography in which Amazon operates. Prior to Amazon, Shelley served as a Partner at Deloitte & Touche.
A proud graduate of UW, Ms. Reynolds serves on the Foster School of Business Advisory Board. Ms. Reynolds has been recognized as one of Puget Sound Business Journal’s Top Women in Tech, on Moves Magazine’s Power Women list, and was named one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology by the National Diversity Council.