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Monthly Lunchtime Panel Discussions: Breaking the glass ceiling – Tips from women who are fearless in doing so

August 5, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

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Type of Event

Community Event open to all members and non-members of The Koa Club.

Presented by

A three-speaker panel featuring the following incredible women:

  • Mandy Freeman, Director of Product Finance at Axon
  • Jennifer Castleberry, formerly Chief Marketing and Client Experience Officer at Lane Powell PC
  • Queenie Chong, Senior Vice President, Marsh

Location/ Date & Time

Online via Zoom only:

*****Zoom link and meeting password will be sent out to registered participants*******

Date: August 5, 2020

Time: 12:00p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time


The term ‘glass ceiling’ first appeared in 1978 during a panel discussion about women’s aspirations from Marilyn Loden, an American writer and management consultant.

As women, we often encounter many different levels of glass ceilings during the span of our careers.  Breaking these glass ceilings takes hard work, strategy and fearlessness, but successfully doing so can result in higher pay, a larger sphere of influence, and increased power to affect change in our workplace.

The speakers on this panel, who are also fearless members of The Koa Club, have found their own way to successfully crack or break glass ceilings during their careers and who can share insights on how they overcome barriers to achieving high-paying careers, get the promotions and leadership positions they deserve and help their organizations support them in their pursuit for equal pay and freedom from workplace discrimination.

Normally “Follow My Lead” series events are designated as “Beyond Awesome Events”, but we have designated this particular event as a “Community Event” open to all members and women non-members of The Koa Club because we believe its important for all women inside and outside The Koa Club community to hear from these incredible women and learn from their stories.


  • We have developed a Monthly Lunchtime Panel Discussions as part of our Follow My Lead Series with panelists sharing their invaluable insights on important topics that cover leadership and professional growth.
  • This specific topic is free for all members and non-members of The Koa Club.

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Amanda Freeman is a senior finance leader, unlocking P&L value by delivering business insights and shaping strategic plans. As a storyteller, she connects business leaders with the information they need to create growth and business resiliency. She currently serves as Director of Product Finance at Axon. Amanda’s experience includes negotiating resort development deals in Japan, scaling global call center growth, establishing rigorous technology investment processes, and managing online marketing channel ROI. Throughout her career, she’s navigated changing business models and evolving strategic direction for large organizations including Hilton and Expedia. Amanda has a BS in Biology from Wake Forest University and an MBA in Finance from Wharton.

Jen Castleberry is an innovation leader within the legal marketing space. While at three prominent Seattle firms, she built new brands, client experience initiatives, and led the development of significant new services and capabilities that have been celebrated as both profitable and highly inventive. Her communications initiatives have been widely recognized as best-in-class, and her leadership has been marked by a continuing commitment to promote and mentor those on her team. A natural consensus-builder, Jen is a trusted advisor to executive leadership and attorneys, partnering with them to tell authentic stories and connect with their clients on deeper levels.

Queenie Chong has been at Marsh for 23 years, working up the ranks to become a well-respected Senior Vice President at Marsh.  Queenie serves as a broker/advisor for professional liability insurance, information security and privacy liability insurance, directors and officers liability insurance, employment practices liability insurance, fiduciary liability insurance, crime insurance/FI bond, and special coverage (kidnap and ransom) insurance. She is responsible for several key client relationships, assisting these clients with designing and placing their financial and professional lines insurance programs.


August 5, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT
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