buzz & press

June 4, 2015 – Live in the Grey

Meet Ambassador Dawne Hanks

Live in the Grey, an popular online destination for career minded individuals looking to bridge the gap in an effort to love what you do and do what you love. Dawne was featuredand asked how she balances work and life to live her own version of grey where she gets to use stories to change minds and empower people to find their place in the world.


May 11, 2015

Girls Inc. Pacific Northwest 2016 Purse-o-Nality

Girls Inc. PNW asked members of the local community to nominate women who were involved in the pursuit of helping girls become strong and bold. After being selected Girls Inc. PNW team as a finalist, they chose 6 finalists and asked the public to vote for who they wanted to represent Girls Inc. in 2016. Dawne was awarded the honor and will be part of the 2016 Power of the Purse Event in March of 2016 as well as other events with the non-profit group


December 15, 2014 - Vision Monday Magazine

50 Most Influential Women In Optical

Selected as one of the 50 most influential women in the optical industry in the category of industry innovator.  Candidates were selected through reader votes and a committee of industry professionals at Jobson Media Group.


Mars vs. Venus - An inside look at how the sexes shop differently

September 2014 - Eyecare Business Magazines

Experts discuss gender and shopping with a focus on what retailers can do from assortment planning, marketing, merchandising, point of sale, training etc. ((Dawne interviewed as a featured expert)