"For our influential woman, we chose Shana Bestock, Artistic and Education Director for Seattle Public Theater. We chose her because of her brilliant work with children in the theater, which inspires many people to conquer their fears and work hard to reach their goals. She helps create a safe, accepting, joyful atmosphere where people can explore and discover themselves. I, Alexandra, have worked with her a few times at Seattle Public Theater, and have found that she really tries to connect with, relate to, and engage the people she works with. She is a strong, confident woman who is making a difference in people’s lives each and every day."