That is Jeanne Goussev (2nd from left) and her Bainbridge Island crew (Team Sail Like a Girl) before they made US history as the first-ever all-women sailing team to win the Race to Alaska in 2018. With Jeanne as captain, this group sailed 750 miles (non-motorized) from WA to AK in late June to finish first among 43 boats.
A tremendous accomplishment that we were not totally surprised by, given that Jeanne is known for her persistence, perseverance and quick-thinking here at LNWM, where she serves as Senior Director, Fiduciary Development, leading a team that excels at trust and estate planning for clients and their families.
Jeanne on this historic win by Team Sail Like a Girl, average age 41:
‘‘We hope we can inspire others to tackle something that they are afraid of, that challenges them, and to meet the inner warrior that they do not get to spend time with every day. For me, this was the greatest gift that this epic journey presented. This race was always about something more than winning.”
That is the attitude that Jeanne brings to her work every every day. She inspires her team at LNWM to do whatever it takes so that our clients’ financial and non-financial assets (their “full balance sheet”) are aligned and getting them closer to the life they want. Part of that is helping clients get specific about their their own aspirations and then charting a course of action to make those happen.
Jeanne and Team Sail Like a Girl are donating their prize money ($10,000 net of expenses) to the Pink Boat Regatta to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Read this Seattle Times article about Jeanne and her crew and the 750-mile non-motorized race from Port Townsend, WA to Ketchikan, AK.