WBE is managed by its all-volunteer Board of Directors. The Board is comprised of several executive roles and multiple Committee Chairs who handle the day-to-day management of WBE. Serving for a two-year term, Committee Chairs direct vital activities including: program development, speaker selection, event management, volunteer coordination, and marketing communications.
Only WBE members are eligible to apply. Candidates are invited to submit their applications for open Board positions throughout the year. Learn more
Cheryl Clemans, President
Cheryl is a multi-faceted Marketing specialist proficient at collaborating with multiple stakeholders to determine audience interest and develop strategic go-to-market communication plans that align with your company’s business priorities and initiatives delivering results-oriented growth.
Julie Rubinstein, Membership Co-Chairwoman
As owner and principle consultant, Julie partners with organizations to support their leaders in building the capabilities needed to fulfill their strategic commitments. Her work focuses on supporting leaders and organizations in cultivating cultures that align with their direction, building teams that can do more collectively than they can individually, and developing individuals to rise to the complex and adaptive environments in which they work.
Jennifer Woods, Membership Co-Chairwoman
Jennifer is currently enjoying a professional sabbatical after returning from several years in Asia with a large high-tech company based in Bellevue. She brings her passion and curiosity to WBE as a way to help others build their network, skills, and confidence in their own journeys. A lover of travel and learning, Jennifer’s other interests include holistic healing and new experiences. She loves connecting people and is eager to extend her own network through WBE.
Piper Lauri Salogga, Programs Co-Chairwoman
Piper is the founder of Beauty of Being Human™. A transformational coach, inspirational writer and speaker, Piper has been a professional changemaker for over 20 years. She has supported and guided hundreds of clients to realize their dreams in all areas of their lives: relationships, careers, children, wealth, creativity, health, and more. In tune with her client’s needs, Piper uses a nurturing, creative mix of neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), hypnotherapy, reiki, ancient manifestation practices, and traditional one-on-one coaching.
Tonya Peck, Programs Co-Chairwoman
Tonya is a Partner with LOCOMOTIVE PARTNERS, a Seattle-based consultancy focused on building hot teams that deliver great results. Beyond her day job, she’s civically active locally and nationally, and provides volunteer career counseling for women in transition primarily through Dress For Success Seattle. Tonya publishes and presents regularly on creative problem solving and organization learning. Follow her via @TonyaMPeck or on LinkedIn.
Inderjeet Ramgotra, Past President and Advisor to the President
Inderjeet guides her patients to radiant health and relief from pain. As an acupuncturist and herbalist, she provides hands on healing to relieve pain, help you feel better and get more out of life. Inderjeet treats women’s health issues such as menstrual and menopause problems, infertility issues and much more. Acupuncture is a natural way of helping the body heal itself without relying on drugs or surgery. She practices gentle acupuncture, with none of the pain you might associate with needles. Inderjeet has helped hundreds of people live pain free with increased vitality and improved health.
Madhu K. Singh, Past President and Advisor to the President
Madhu is Chief Legal Officer of the Foundry Law Group and Adjunct Faculty at Seattle University. An entrepreneur to the core, Madhu draws from her firsthand experience and strong community roots to help our clients build strategic legal frameworks for success.
Naomi Kakiuchi, Treasurer and Founder’s Chair
Naomi has a 25+ year long history with WBE. Her past roles include President, Chair of the Board of Directors and Program Director. Naomi is President of NuCulinary, a culinary education company with a mission of sharing food and culture to bring people together. NuCulinary specializes in creating interactive cooking classes, parties, corporate wellness education, and teambuilding events that offer a balanced blend of food, history, nutrition, and fun.
Amy Puckett, Secretary and Project Manager
Amy is a consultant at heart – digging out issues, understanding the obstacles and opportunities, and working with stakeholders to find a win-win solution. Both in corporate settings and for those who are dealing with cancer, Amy listens with compassion and works to solve the really big puzzles in life. A member of WBE since 2012, Amy has served on the board and participated in Business Ignition Group (BIG).