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Developing Workplace Inclusion

Brea Starmer / Founder of Lions + Tigers

Brea Starmer is the Founder of Lions + Tigers, a courage brand driving workforce innovation and building bridges to the future of work. Microsoft, Google and other tech-industry organizations call on her team to transform how they work in two ways: by helping leaders change organizations from the inside to build a culture of inclusion, and by enabling part-time and flexible work for high-impact consultants to ensure everyone is operating in their highest and best use. Lions + Tigers won the prestigious Microsoft “Diverse-Owned Supplier of the Year” award in 2021, recognizing their work for workplace inclusion.

Brea centers underrepresented communities in her work which is why Lions + Tigers employs 75% women, 70% parents, and dedicates 30% of their billable hours to the BIPOC community. By offering a flexible way of work untethered from traditional full-time employment models, Brea empowers her team of nearly 100 consultants to measure success in impact over hours. Brea believes in “parenting out loud” and often invites her three kids under six to join her work meetings and invites her community to show up authentically without fear.

Brea’s work has been featured on King5, by Geekwire naming her “Geek of the Week” and recognizing Lions + Tigers as a finalist for Workplace of the Year in 2021, as well as features in Seattle Business Magazine, and the Puget Sound Business Journal as a female leader and as a “Best Place to Work”.

An alum of Washington State University and the 8th female student body president, Brea currently sits on the Marketing Advisory Board at the Carson College of Business.   She is a writer and speaker on the topics of flexibility, working parenthood, and the human side of workforce innovation.

Recent Media:

Puget Sound Business Journal: Washington’s Best Workplaces of 2021 revealed
Seattle Business Magazine: Daring Women: Seven Leaders Tell Their Stories
GeekWire Awards 2021: Check out the 5 finalists for Workplace of the Year
Seattle Women Magazine: She is a Marketing & Business Consultant & Future-of-Flexible-Work Advocate Meet Brea Starmer, Founder & CEO of Lions+Tigers
Authority Magazine: How Brea Starmer of Lions + Tigers Tackles The Extreme Work Life Balance Of Being A Woman Business Leader During COVID-19
GeekWire’s Geek of the Week: Brea Starmer found freedom — and her own company — in flexible, remote work 
Puget Sound Business Journal: Washington’s 95 Best Workplaces of 2020 revealed    



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