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Empower  - Encourage - Educate
Cultivating connections
for women's growth and empowerment.

Illuminating Women is a safe environment to be your authentic self, to deepen relationships with other heart-mined women and to be illuminated personally and professionally.


January 2019
Jeanette Betton
Sheila Storrer
Dani Green
Dena Wagar Smith
Melissa Odama Hart
Ann Thurley

February 2019
Dainne Hertz
 Laurie Carlson
Kim Pelham
Holly Anderson
Michele Hunt
Kelly McNelis
Tresa Leftenant
Karin Quirk

February 2019
Jennifer Kennett
Terri Acuna-Thorne
Pauline Osborne
Kelli Wike
Michaela Court
Anya Toomre
Dawn Tores
Melanie Gillespie
Christine Zomorodian

March 2019
Kitty Barran
Sarri Gilman
Laurie Henderson
Tina Huang
Vila Loukas
Carla Vincent
(first Thursday of each month
alternating locations East, North and West)

March 7th, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Women's University Club
1105 - 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98010

Aubrey Armes
Luncheon Speaker - March 7th


Come join us on Thursday, March 7th at the Seattle Women’s University Club for lunch and a powerful, supportive, and stirring message from Aubury Armes of Awaken Your Greatness.



Do you want to alleviate the frustration that comes from not being heard or understood? Would you like to minimize the stress and overwhelm that comes from everything resting on your shoulders and create more room for joy and play in your life? How you like to have the courage to ask for what you really want, from the boardroom to the bedroom and everywhere in between? If you’re wanting and ready to awaken to your greatness then come join us on Thursday, March 7th at the Seattle Women’s University Club for lunch and a powerful, supportive, and stirring message from Aubury Armes of Awaken Your Greatness.

Aubrey Armes brings her 20 years of Leadership, Human Resources, and Coaching experience to help business leaders effectively lead and inspire greatness from their teams and is passionate about doing business differently,. Aubrey supports powerful women leaders stepping up to the next level by teaching them how to access their feminine power to eliminate burnout, frustration and overwhelm that comes with demanding careers and lifestyles. Leading women’s retreats for nearly a decade, she is an unwavering stand for women to be unapologetically brilliant.

Sign up today and bring your girlfriends to learn from Aubury how to stop unconsciously apologizing for your existence and how to utilize your most powerful tool, your voice. Rewire internal programming and permit yourself to rock the boat to create a brighter future for everyone.
(206) 498-0569

(third Friday of each month)

March 15th, 2019
6 PM to 9 PM

We are looking for a venue in the Eastgate/Bellevue area, easy on and off I-90 and I-405, with lots of parking to host our GNO. If you have any suggestions please email us at

Follow updates on our website

Franca Baroni
Speaker - GNO March 15th

Do you want a better understanding of “Feminine”? Do you want permission to be so and insights on how it affects the whole? Do you want to be more in-tune with the essence of who you are, thus more integrated, magnetic, effective, easeful ease in your personal and professional life. Then grab your BFF and join us March 15th at Girls Night Out.

The Citizen Practice of Being Feminine
We are pleased to have Dr. Franca Baroni an award-winning author, actor, speaker, intuitive and practicing immigration attorney. She holds a doctorate and masters in law and was admitted to the Bar in New York, Washington State, and Switzerland. Her mission is to inspire and catalyze a heart-intelligent template of law and governance for society through feminine wisdom which she also calls Public Heart. She is a contributor in the 2017 American Bar Association Publication “Lawyers as Changemakers.” Her acclaimed one-woman show Act In The Public Heart: A Lawyer’s Journey – which will play again on March 16, 2019, in Seattle, WA - is a personal and collective story moving audiences to join the citizens of the Public Heart movement.
Franca Baroni
The Public Heart
Heart-Intelligent Governance & Law for Society

One-Woman Show “Act in the Public Heart”

(last Thursday of each month
alternating locations East, North and West

February 28th, 2019
6 PM to 8 PM
At Divalani Style

16415 Southcenter Parkway 
Tukwila WA 98188

Follow updates on our website

Marta Hardin
Is Our Brick and Mortar Host
for February

At Divalani Style
16415 Southcenter Parkway 
Tukwila WA 98188

At Divalani Style, we focus on creating an extraordinary personalized shopping experience that empowers you to present your best self every day. We can style you for your lifestyle - day, night, business, casual. We carry designers from all over the world and have different price points.

Marcia Sears
Is Our Brick and Mortar
Home Based Speaker
for February
Direct: 425.205.0826

Home base speaker and IW member, Marcia Sears, of  Marcia’sMonatitude, will share her journey and life lessons After a forty-year career in the railroad and hairdressing profession.  Marcia is now able to be the entrepreneur She was always meant to be. Marcia says, “Through social consciousness, I have been purchasing clean and green for many years. Most of these companies are Direct Sales or click and order no more brick and mortar, thus my passion with what I am doing so. 
My greatest joy is helping people get ahead in life!” 

(random schedule...see website for details)

April 10th, 2019
12 PM to 2 PM – bring your own lunch
Kirkland Library
308 Kirkland Avenue
Kirkland, WA 98033

Follow updates on our website
Lynette Hoy
Firetalker PR
Founder and CEO Firehouse
Office: 206/455-9366

How to Create Influence through Exposure that Turns Heads
  • Why exposure is so critical to the process of becoming or growing yourself as a person of influence
  • What creating a platform to house exposure looks like and why it is critical
  • How to build the right relationships 
Your host will be Lynette Hoy founder and CEO of Firetalker PR, a full-service boutique public relations firm. She has created publicity campaigns that have earned thousands of media placements over her 25+ years in PR, including going into year nine as a business owner. She loves working closely with those she serves, as getting to the heart of their passion through curiosity generates that personal creativity that brings great stories to light. Lynette's clients have been featured in Fortune Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, CNN, Technorati, FOX News, ABC, NBC and CBS network affiliates across the country, including daytime and evening programming inclusive of Good Morning America and local NBC affiliate KING 5's local news, Evening (magazine program), and New Day Northwest. Lynette loves to give back and has worked with the American Cancer Society, and the American Heart Association just to name a couple. She lives in the Northwest with her husband Paul and a crazy Bengal cat named Elsa.  
Ignite Your Radiance 2019 is Illuminating Women's annual conference, where you will be empowered, inspired and energized in your personal and professional growth.  Join us March 2nd to hear transformational speakers, connect with a greater sense of purpose in your life. Rekindle your inner spark and feel more joy on a daily basis.
Step into your authentic purpose, claim your power and liberate your brilliant life.  Register by February 28th for the early bird discount and reserve your seat today!

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
8 o'clock am to 5 o'clock pm

Ignite Your Radiance 2019
will be held at the beautiful Brightwater Center in Woodinville, WA

 Address: 22505 State Route 9 SE, Woodinville, WA 98072
Brightwater is located just up the street from the Woodinville Costco.


There are vendor and tabletop opportunities to showcase your goods and services,
limited to first come first served.

Jennifer Kennett
Charter Member Illuminating Women

Eastside Family Counseling - Counselor

Direct: 425-406-8627

Jennifer has a genuine love and appreciation for people. She believes that we are all extraordinary, and her passion is connecting people to their resilience. She is the founder and executive director of Eastside Family Counseling, an award-winning counseling practice offering child, teen, adult, individuals, family and couples counseling services to Redmond, Kirkland, and Seattle’s Eastside.

Her company’s mission is to compassionately nurture the emotional & psychological well-being of individuals by exploring their relationship with themselves, their families, and their larger social community.

Clinicians at Eastside Family Counseling guide clients to listen with an open heart and communicate more effectively so that everyone feels more fully heard. As a result, relationships are healed, allowing individuals to navigate life’s transitions with increased ease, so each client may flourish as they strive to reach their full potential.

Carole Weaks
Charter Member Illuminating Women


Caroles Art - Artist

Direct: 206-713-4478

I was born to create and to make this world a more beautiful place by my having been here! When I am creating I am one with Creator, and I forget to eat, drink, sleep, or even go to bed. Best of all, I don’t feel any pain in my body while I am creating. Doing my art is healing for my body and my soul. For me Art is Life! It soothes my body, and my mind, plus, it has given me a life I never could have imagined. I am called the “Stone Whisperer because stones tell me what they want to become. Using metalsmithing and wire work, I turn them into beautiful wearable art
A Message From
Jill Nichols-Hicks


Greetings, Illuminating Women.
I am so excited about our conference and cannot believe all the planning and work that has gone into this for the past year is coming to an end. If you have not purchased your ticket, there is still time to do so. We will need to know by Wednesday the 27th if you want lunch, so registering today is key, however, you can still sign up to the day of. You can go here to register:
When I  received this email message, "I am very much looking forward to this conference. I am going through a lot personally all at once and literally starting a new chapter of life and wondering what the heck my future may hold. It’s perfect timing to be going to this. Thanks so much!!"  I knew that the vision and mission of Illuminating Women are resonating and why the line up of speakers is exactly meant to ignite your radiance. I have had many women tell me they feel they are in a rut, looking for what their next chapter looks like, and those just wanting to find more joy in their life. This is why my team and I have worked hard to bring to you and those you know a full day to deepening connections, making new friends, and to grow personally and professionally. We will learn how mindfulness practices can make huge positive impacts on what you want and how you are living. Our aging magnificently panel will share words of rich wisdom that will inspire us for our upcoming years. We will work on helping you get clear in your messy brilliance, get unstuck and break barriers as you become a more juicy woman living in your full radiance. It is your time to fully live the life you want and dream of having. Come join us, bring your girlfriends, pack the car and be ready to spend a well invested day in you!
See you at the conference which we're all going to need sunglasses afterward due to how bright we're going to shine melting off any leftover snow.

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Are You Considering A Change In Your Home Ownership Status?

“If you don’t know where you’re going … you’ll probably end up somewhere else.” This is the title of a book by David P. Campbell, and the message is simple, if you want to achieve something, you must have a plan!
Be realistic about what you want in home ownership. Will you be living in the home; do you need a roommate? Is this going to be an
AirBnB property? Are you going to rent out the property? There are many options to getting your foot in the door, so having an open mind could get you to your home ownership goals faster.
First step, what is your time frame? Write down when you want to move into your new home. Have you already been preapproved for a loan? You must first have your finances in order. Keep in mind it can take up to 90 days to get an offer accepted on your new property, so you want to consider this. The more flexible you are the better your realtor can leverage your negotiation in closing your deal.
Create your “Need to Have” features and “Want to Have” features. Keep in mind as you begin to see properties in person, these items may change. That is great because it means you are learning and taking in new information to form the best possible outcome for you.
Discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each home in relation to your specific needs. It’s normal to get 90% of what you want and very rare to get 100% - unless your budget is unlimited
There are vendor and tabletop opportunities to showcase your goods and services,
limited to first come first served.

If you're interested in advertising your company or event contact us at

Spaces are limited.
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