Girl Power Hour is currently organized and operated by Darnell Sue and a board of local entrepreneurs and business women.
Darnell is the Founder of Girl Power Hour, a movement that strives to empower, celebrate and inspire women by building community with networking events, mentoring and various resources. Her background resides in TV, Radio, Print Media and Event Planning. She studied at Washington State University and the American Intercontinental University in London, England, graduating with a double major in Marketing and International Business in 2002. Darnell is passionate about connecting women and her philanthropic work She’s been featured in numerous articles, radio and TV shows and she has emceed several events. She’s been nominated for the Puget Sound Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 three times, was chosen as a city insider for the MSN re:discover Project where they dubbed her “The Queen of Networking,” she attended the British Airways Face of Opportunity conference in New York and London as one of 250 winners from around the country and she’s represented Glamour Magazine as a Glambassador since 2008, she’s been writing the Girl About Town blog for the Seattle PI since 2007. Darnell enjoys traveling, writing, cooking and EDM. Follower her on Twitter for more.
Zong is a marketing professional of all trades. Originally from the Northwest Zong considers herself an East Coast Gal with a Northwest Heart. She spent over seven years in New England and returned to Seattle in 2008. Her background is in marketing, media research, and economic development. Her passion is building connections, working with entrepreneurs, and marketing. Currently she is with the Washington Technology Industry Association, where she works directly with tech companies ranging from start-up to enterprise. She sits on the Marketing Committee for the Renton School District, is a Member of The Washington Policy Center Young Professional Program, and mentors DECA Students. She is dedicated to growing and marketing Girl Power Hour’s brand locally and across the country while developing new programs and improving the events. She is ecstatic to be a Power Team Member! Her secret powers are graphic design, wedding veil designer, and DIY enthusiast.
Corrie is a passionate marketing and sales specialist who is driven by growing businesses and executing successful marketing campaigns. Corrie has been working on campaigns for companies such as; Microsoft, Expedia, Amazon and tech companies locally for the past 8 years. Corrie is the sister of Girl Power Hour Founder Darnell Sue. Corrie loves public speaking and has MCed many of the Girl Power Hour events. Corrie MCs and acts as moderator for the GPH Professional Development panel events. Corrie currently works at Aditi Technologies, where she is a part of the XBox 360 team for Microsoft. Corrie is an active member of the East Side Women of Purpose organization, OCC Christian Church, WTIA, Women in Games International, Washington State University Alumni Mentor Program, and Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumni Association. Corrie is excited to be a part of the Power Team and is a GPH Blogger for “Heels on the go” where she writes about local events, music, travel, concerts, and fun cultural things to do around the area. In her down time Corrie loves, cuddling with her French Bulldog, learning Italian, playing her conga drum and attending local Indie rock concerts. Corrie graduated from Washington State University with a bachelors degree in Communications/Public Relations and a minor in English.
Darcy Camden is a Washington native who turned her unique eye for style into a successful career as a wardrobe stylist and respected fashion editor. She created Styled.Seattle in 2006 with the goal of helping every man and woman harness the power of personal style. Darcy has styled celebrities, models and notable personalities for local and national TV shows, movies and photo shoots, but–more than anything!–she enjoys helping “everyday” Pacific Northwesterners look and feel great without spending a fortune on clothes. Darcy worked for three years as the featured fashion correspondent on KOMO-TV’s Northwest Afternoon talk show and was dubbed “Seattle’s Stacy London” for her work as the clothing stylist on the show’s recurring “Ambush Makeover” series. She is currently the Style Editor at City Arts Magazine and has been featured as a style expert on the Luxury Explorer TV Network and The Style Network online.
After a post-graduation sabbatical to Thailand, Katie Grimes got her start in radio as a promotions coordinator for Fisher Communication’s Radio Group: STAR 101.5 FM, KOMO Mariners 1000 AM and 570 KVI AM. In 2006 Katie moved from Fisher to take the position of New Development Promotions and Marketing Director for 98.1 Classical KING FM. As director of the “fun and games department” Katie spent her days juggling a multitude of marketing balls including event planning, station branding, contest creation, media partnerships and public relations. Katie focused her time at KING on increasing the breadth and dept of the classical listening community by bringing the music out of the concert halls and into the eyes of the public. This initiative uncovered her additional talents for sales and management of digital media assets to leverage organization growth. Her experience in digital marketing and creative experiential campaigns lead her to the talented group of women at Girl Power Hour. Katie is thrilled to be a part of an organization dedicated to the empowerment, education and advancement of determined women everywhere.