Dawn Trudeau spent over 20 years in the software industry in general management, product development, marketing, and business systems capacities. A former Microsoft Corporation executive she held a variety of leadership positions in her 14 year tenure, heading up divisions in Database and Development tools and Consumer Products. For the past 17 years she has helped emerging non-profits develop their capacity to deliver their programs with maximum effectiveness.
In 2008 Trudeau and 3 other women purchased the Women’s National Basketball Association team the Seattle Storm. She served as Chairperson of the ownership group from 2009-2013, and is still active in the management of the business, along with her 2 partners.
Trudeau is past-President of the Board of the Economic Opportunity Institute, a member of the University of Washington Women’s Center Advisory Board. She served on the Board of Social Venture Partners International for 6 years. She is past Co-Chair of Social Venture Partners Seattle, and current co-Chair of SVP Seattle’s Diversity, Cultural Competency and Equity group. She is an Advisory Board member of Artifact Technologies. She also serves on the Microsoft Alumni Network board, and Chairs the Seattle Storm Foundation board.