Female Movers + Shakers 3

Meet Seven Local Women Impacting the Community

 

The Owner

Pauline Haugen, Higher Health Spine + Sport

What does community mean to you and how do you think you impact your local community?

Community to me is a diverse group of people who share common goals, interests and values. We empower one another and achieve more by working as a team.

What excites you most about the work that you do?

Every patient of mine has a unique story. I love being a positive force and source of hope in somebody’s life.

Do you have a mantra or motto that you live by?

Your legacy in life is not what you have accomplished–it’s how you have treated others along that path.

 

The Founder

Danni Lin, Great Wine Inc.

What does community mean to you and how do you think you impact your local community?

We all live in a community where we take away and give something, no matter which one comes first. I, as a UW graduate and a woman entrepreneur, frequently join local women’s leadership groups to support women in business.

What excites you most about the work that you do?

The feeling that I am always improving products for customers. Every day is different.

Do you have a mantra or motto that you live by?

Live to change the world.

 

The Blogger

Wendy Euler, Goodbye Crop Top

What does community mean to you and how do you think you impact your local community?

Community starts in your own home, with your family and your neighbors. To be there for those you see on a daily basis is most important. If you do that, the outreach will follow.

What excites you most about the work that you do?

That it is actually making a difference in women’s lives and they are finding as much of a need for it as I did.

Do you have a mantra or motto that you live by?

Perspective leads to gratitude leads to love.

 

The Fashionista

Rebekah Adams, Founder of Poppyseed

What does community mean to you and how do you think you impact your local community?

Community to me is the embodiment of how we are created to interact. I’ve been so encouraged by the community here in Tacoma, and hope that my impact is one that is positive and uplifting.

What excites you most about the work that you do?

I love the creative process of developing a design.

Do you have a mantra or motto that you live by?

“Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.” —Theodore Roosevelt

 

The President

Elaina Herber, Ascend Hospitality Group

What does community mean to you and how do you think you impact your local community?

I believe that community is about sharing traditions, customs, values and harnessing the power of the collective to enrich everyone’s lives. My hope is that my work impacts my community by bringing joy to the lives our guests.

What excites you most about the work that you do?

I love interacting with my teams and guests. I thrive off of their enthusiasm, and I enjoy helping them overcome challenges.

Do you have a mantra or motto that you live by?

Teamwork makes the dream work.

 

The Founder

Bianca Szyperski, Jujubeet

What does community mean to you and how do you think you impact your local community?

My community means a lot to me. I’ve been worried about food quality and health consequences for a while, and that is why I started Jujubeet—making simple, tasty food and drinks for someone who does not have time to stay on top of it at home!

What excites you most about the work that you do?

I love the energy, passion and growth that I see in my employees.

Do you have a mantra or motto that you live by?

There is nothing like today!

 

The Philanthropist

Vandana Harris, Private Equity Lawyer and Influencer

What does community mean to you and how do you think you impact your local community?

I’m a member of multiple communities, all of which have common themes that unite their members. I impact my community by being a supportive and active member who contributes to the diversity of thought and experience.

What excites you most about the work that you do?

I am excited about the opportunity to provide mentorship and guidance to young people who aspire to change their lives and to change the world.

Do you have a mantra or motto that you live by?

There’s no time like the present.

 

The Giver

Cathi Hatch, Tateuchi Center Vice Chair & Capital Campaign Chair

What does community mean to you and how do you think you impact your local community?  

Making our community a better place for all to live has always been very important to me. I have taken many leadership board roles in nonprofit organizations and believe that I have helped make a positive difference not only for Tateuchi Center but also for Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Symphony, United Way of King County, YMCA, PONCHO and Junior League of Seattle.

What excites you most about the work that you do?  

I believe that the legacy I leave will make an impact on future generations and help inspire a stronger, more cohesive community.

Do you have a mantra or motto that you live by?  

I’ve been given much and have always believed that I need to give back.