The tradition of honoring women who have made significant contributions to the Greater Puget Sound community began in 2006 and was entitled “Inspiring Women Night.” Creating such an honor allowed the team and fans to recognize and thank the women who have made a difference in the community. To reflect the ever-changing roles and opportunities that women have in our community, the program will now be called “Believe in Women Night.” This year the program amplifies the contributions of Black women, leaders of color, and organizations serving Black communities during the 2020 WNBA season and beyond. This year’s Believe in Women honorees are Seattle-area businesswomen and civic leaders of color, driven by their shared philosophy that women and girls should have the chance to succeed at every level no matter their race, ethnicity, or gender.
KD Hall is the CEO of KD Hall Communications and KD Hall Foundation. With 16 years of driving projects in strategic communications, education, and Seattle area non-profits, Hall is an affiliate professor at the University of Washington, a member of the board of governors at NATAS Northwest Emmys, and a board member at Business Impact Northwest. Her work at the KD Hall Foundation has created a positive impact in Seattle through community programs like the College Ambassador Program, Girls on the Rise, and Women on the Rise, each providing mentorship to young girls and women looking to thrive as professionals.