WGC Seattle Chapter

In the heart of Seattle, the Women of Global Change Chapter, in collaboration with Abundance of Hope, are on a heartfelt mission to alleviate homelessness. Beyond collecting essential items from local businesses, they’ve embraced a warm approach—knitting cozy clothing to provide both physical comfort and a tangible symbol of care.

This initiative goes beyond crafting garments; it symbolizes the interconnectedness of the community. Members not only hone their knitting skills but also extend an open invitation to local crafters, collecting unused knitted items. Through collaboration and repurposing, they amplify their impact, demonstrating that collective compassion can create lasting change.

In Seattle, these dedicated women are proving that, with love, dedication, and collaboration, they can transform their community—one stitch at a time.

Chapter President : Sandy Dupleich
Contact : Seattle@thewomenofglobalchange.com


Three words come to mind when describing Sandy’s professional demeanor: analytical, engaging, and kind. With over 20 years as a finance and operations executive, Sandy has mastered the art of growing a business, developing teams, and creating an inclusive environment for all to thrive. In addition, she possesses exceptional business acumen and strategic execution skills with a keen eye for process improvement. So naturally, this caught the attention of Microsoft, where she currently works as a Senior Business Planner on the Cloud Business Operations team.

Before her current role, she held an executive position for a Seattle-based language company while actively participating in community engagement projects and NGOs. Additionally, Sandy has supported Supplier Diversity initiatives through her board position with the Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council and was recognized for her commitment to supporting and advocating for minority businesses by being awarded the John A. Gilmore Supplier Diversity Leadership Award.

With a long career in the language industry, it was natural for Sandy to serve as President of the Association of Language Companies, the language industry’s national trade association. Additional board roles include seven years serving on the Board of Directors of the non-profit organization King County Sexual Assault Resource Center. KCSARC provides counseling, legal advocacy, and other vital services for survivors of sexual assault.

Sandy is originally from Bolivia and has lived in the Seattle area since immigrating to the United States with her family. She is a passionate boater, and when she’s not working, you will find her and her husband on their boat named Sea Bear somewhere in the Salish Sea. Sandy balances her busy work life spending time with her husband and three children, practicing yoga, blogging, or knitting something warm and cozy.

The Women of Global Changerecently honored Sandy by selecting her to serve as the President of the new Seattle Chapter. The Seattle Chapter’s first area of focus will be to shed light on the pivotal role that access to affordable childcare plays in the ecosystem of women in the workforce. Sandy is thrilled to take on this new role and for the opportunity to create social impact in her local community.

Chapter Vice President: Sapna Sheth-Pollard
Contact : seattle@thewomenofglobalchange.com


Sapna Sheth-Pollard was born and raised in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor’s degree in Family Social Science and from Strayer University, and with a Master’s in business management. For the last 20+ years, Sapna has worked to support for-profit and non-profit organizations in areas such as building new processes, procedures, and trainings to supporting software developers and engineering teams in creating systems that support frontline client and customer service teams. Sapna is known for her effective program management style, her ability to dive into the details while creating a large holistic picture for overarching goals and for her work hard, play hard attitude! Sapna is currently a Consultant with Prime 8 helping to deliver RoB (Rhythm of Business) best practices, creating programs for new Consultants and delivering as a support Consultant at Microsoft.

Sapna has volunteered for a variety of organizations. In college, she found that St. Paul Hospital had yet to implement a prevention program for Shaken Baby Syndrome. She took it upon herself to advocate the needs for board approval and funding, created a program and implemented it with the time and support of volunteers whom she recruited. Since that time, Sapna has continued to dedicate her time to a variety of non-profit organizations as a volunteer, as a volunteer program manager and as a CASA advocate for foster children. Sapna most recently volunteered in a sanctuary caring for neglected children.

When Sapna is not working or volunteering, she enjoys tennis (her favorite sport), while running, hiking and indoor fitness is always a next best activity! She adores spending time with her nieces, nephew and her extended family who recently introduced two new grandbabies to the family! Sapna resides in Kirkland with her husband whom she feels blessed to have found. There isn’t another place she likes to be than spending time with him and their pups, her lab, Sofie and a Havanese named Scruffy.

Board Member: Eunice Fajardo

Eunice Fajardo brings over 8 years of experience in recruiting, talent acquisition, and talent sourcing to her role. Holding certifications as a Diversity and Inclusion Recruiter and possessing the Veterans At Work Certificate, she demonstrates commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion across all professional spheres.

In her current position as a Sr. Diversity Recruiter Consultant at Synchrony, Eunice leads the recruiting efforts for their Return Program, designed to support women and caregivers returning to the workforce after a break. This initiative offers valuable networking opportunities, mentorship, and upskilling programs. Eunice actively collaborates with non-profit organizations such as The Mom Project and The Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) to further this mission.

Throughout her career, Eunice has dedicated herself to helping individuals achieve their goals by facilitating learning opportunities and creating spaces for individuals to share their passions. Her approach is rooted in genuine care, allowing her to build lasting relationships that extend beyond professional boundaries.

Eunice’s mission is to help people achieve their goals, learn from others, and support them in pursuing their passions. She believes in fostering genuine connections both professionally and personally. With skills honed in full-cycle recruiting, strategic sourcing, and project management, Eunice is always eager to learn new things, embrace challenges, and contribute to the success of her team and organization.

Originally from Seattle, WA, Eunice, her husband, and their two dogs (Ollie and Coco) embarked on a new chapter by moving to sunny Florida in 2021. Despite the distance, they maintain close ties with Eunice’s family in Seattle, frequently returning to visit. In her free time, Eunice is an avid adventurer, finding joy in activities such as hiking, paddleboarding, kayaking, biking, and exploring new culinary experiences.

Eunice is enthusiastic about the opportunity to bring her passion for diversity and inclusion, community engagement, and contributing to the organization’s mission to the Women of Global Change Seattle Chapter. She looks forward to fostering positive change for women globally.


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