A note regarding our now-sold-out event: We wish we could accommodate you, and despite expanding our attendee capacity this year by an enormous amount, demand for seats still far exceeds supply; our wait list is also at capacity. Hope you will join us at our flagship event, TEDxSeattle, on Sat., Nov. 17 at McCaw Hall.
TEDxSeattleWomen is a once-a-year event that combines live programming from compelling local speakers with lively video footage from the 2018 TEDWomen conference. Join us as we explore ideas worth spreading, under this year's theme of "Showing up." We'll gather in a beautiful vineyard setting in Woodinville where we'll learn from each other, laugh, cry, network, and grow.
Following the speakers' talks, we'll have plenty of time to enjoy appetizers and wine together at the acclaimed Chateau St. Michelle. Minors may attend; IDs will be checked.
Live speakers this year include
Nikkita Oliver, organizer, educator, teaching-artist, attorney and former Seattle Mayoral Candidate
Xolie Morra, who speaks and sings around the world about her life with Asperger’s Syndrome. She'll be joined by her band, The Strange Kind
Dr. Fariba Alamdari, diversity advocate and executive from The Boeing Company
Deborah Wang, award-winning journalist, is our host
Amigas, have you been curious about learning to code or just want to learn so you could make a change in your career? There have been more than 100,000 job openings in web and mobile development reported in the last 12 months and we want to introduce a resource to you that could possibly change your life and future.
No experience required to participate. This workshop is open to anyone who wants to learn.
Mindset impacts leadership. Successful leaders focus on opportunities and reflect on lessons, rather than dwell on problems.
Join our event to learn from our panelists about their optimistic approach to leadership and how they've developed confidence and resilience to be better leaders.
Celebrate local business women and community leaders who continue to make a difference in our region.
2018 Women of Influence Honorees
Kristin Acker: SVP, Product, Zillow Group
Rosalind Gates Brewer: Chief Operating Officer & Group President, Starbucks
Maria Chavez Wilcox: CEO, YWCA Seattle/King/Snohomish
Jen Cohen: Director of Athletics, University of Washington
Renee Erickson: Chef & Co-Owner, Sea Creatures
Vicki Giles Fabre: Executive Vice President, Washington State Auto Dealers Association
Tere Foster: Managing Broker, Team Foster at Compass
Marty Hartman: Executive Director, Mary's Place
Kate Janeway: Leadership Coach, Kate Janeway
Lisa Keeney McCarthy: President,. Keeney's Office Supply
Pallavi Mehta Wahi Managing Partner, K&L Gates LLP
Margaret Meister: President & CEO, Symetra Financial
Susan Mullaney: President, Kaiser Permanente Washington
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Moms, best friends and funny ladies Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley are the creators of the viral web-series #IMOMSOHARD, where they discuss the good, the bad and the funny about motherhood - with the help of a bottle of red wine!
#IMOMSOHARD has grown to over 1.5 million follows across platforms and over 120 million video views. One of their most shared episodes, I Swimsuit Season So Hard, where the moms tried on the summer's hottest/most ridiculous swimwear, garnered over 20 million views and coverage in the world’s top news outlets. They have recently appeared on The Today Show and The Doctors, to name a few, as well as being chosen for People Magazine’s best of 2017. Part of their plan for complete world mom-ination includes their own half-hour, multi-cam comedy which the moms are developing with CBS.
After the moms’ first mega-year of touring (you know, just 72 cities) with their live stand-up show: Mom's Night Out - Summer Break Tour, they will be hitting the road again this year with Mom's Night Out: Round 2. Their kids are older, the moms are older, but the show is new!!
Jubilee Women's Center Associate Board presents the 2nd annual "Extraordinary Women Trivia Night” sponsored and hosted by the Eastlake Bar & Grill.
Enjoy great food, drinks, and fun at Eastlake Bar & Grill Trivia Night on November 13 at 7:30 (doors open at 6:30). The Trivia buy-in is $12 per person, including one free raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets sell for $5 each or 5 for $20. All proceeds benefit the women of Jubilee Women's Center who are moving out of homelessness and rebuilding their lives. CALL EASTLAKE BAR & GRILL TO RESERVE YOUR TABLE, 206-957-7777.
Jubilee Women’s Center supports women experiencing poverty to build stable and fulfilling futures, one extraordinary woman at a time. Led by the guiding principle that women of all races and cultures are to be treated with respect and dignity, Jubilee provides programs and services that empower women to make positive life changes.
Jubilee’s Associate Board is made up of young professionals dedicated to fundraising, expanding networks, and stewarding the mission of Jubilee through creative outreach and connections.
Margaret Cho isn't just a stand-up comedian, she's also an actress, fashion designer, author and singer/song writer. But tonight, Margaret Cho is giving you the best of comedy!
Cho is best known for her stand-up routines, through which she critiques social and political problems, especially regarding race and sexuality.
Outside of all the amazing things she's accomplished, Chos is a frequent supporter of LGBT rights and has won awards for her humanitarian efforts on behalf of women, Asian Americans and the LGBT Community.
Don't miss a hilarious night with Margaret Cho.
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The fall symposium will focus on How I Did It – how executive level women have navigated the workplace in order to become a high-level leader. Join us to connect with and hear from amazing speakers about their stories on navigating perceptions, changing the narrative, and learning how you can drive positive change in your own career.
At this two-day convention on October 27 and 28, 2018, GeekGirlCon sets up an inclusive environment in the heart of downtown Seattle to celebrate every geek and honor the legacy of women contributing to science and technology; comics, arts, and literature; game play and game design; and beyond.
Black Women in Technology NW Summit 2018 is a cutting-edge technology, leadership and professional development conference hosting women of color to engage in hands-on learning, networking opportunities, and a chance to build relationships with tech leaders such as Microsoft, Amazon, T-Mobile and more.
Join Women In Product for an exciting discussion between Chloe Harford (VP of Product at OfferUp, previously at Zillow) and Bonny Lau (Head of Product at Glowforge, previously at Zillow and Google), facilitated by Natalie Angelillo (VP of Community at OfferUp)
Women in Product and OfferUp have partnered to host an in-depth discussion of why it's important to have diverse teams building products, what it’s like for women to build products at large vs. small companies, and some of the challenges and learnings from the personal stories of our panelists along the way. These seasoned women leaders are working to create a robust ecosystem for female product leaders here in Seattle and shaping many of the essential products of our everyday lives. They will share insights from their experiences at companies from pre-launch to Fortune 500.
This event is primarily for women and non-binary people who work in product management, or those interested in pursuing product management as a career in the future. Our goal is to build a supportive community of women and non-binary people on a topic that we all care about. Our male allies are also welcome!
As of last year, 39% of all privately held firms in the U.S. are owned by women. They employ nearly 9 million people and generate $1.7 trillion in sales. Yes, that’s trillion with a “t.” Join AWC on October 25th for a panel discussion with three Seattle-based CEOs who are building successful women-led, women-focused firms. Hear their views on leadership and workplace communication, and how women collectively influence an organization’s culture. Look forward to lively discussion about the power of women as professional allies in the push for workplace equity and career/life fulfilment. Come with questions, leave with insight you can use.
Ingrid Emerick, CEO/CFO, Girl Friday Productions
Leslie Miller, CEO/COO, Girl Friday Productions
Nancy McSharry Jensen, Founder/CEO, The Swing Shift
In August 1920, the seven-decade battle for women’s suffrage was decided by a single state. Thirty-five states had ratified the Nineteenth Amendment while twelve had rejected or refused to vote. It all came down to Tennessee. Acclaimed journalist Elaine Weiss brings us a chronicle of this tumultuous climax of one of the greatest political battles in American history—the ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote.
Weiss arrives at Town Hall with insight from her book The Woman’s Hour, chronicling the suffragettes, politicians, railroad magnates, liquor companies, and “antis”—women who opposed their own enfranchisement—who gathered in Nashville for a vicious face-off at this turning point in American history. Join Weiss for an inspiring story of female activists who won their freedom in one of the last campaigns forged in the shadow of the Civil War, and the beginning of the great twentieth-century battles for civil rights.
This live event, brought to you by Town Hall Seattle, celebrates the publication of Transparent creator Jill Soloway’s explosive new book, SHE WANTS IT: Desire Power and Toppling the Patriarchy. Soloway is joined for a raucous conversation by Morgan Parker, the award-winning author of the upcoming Magical Negro, plus Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby, creator of Nanette and presenter at the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards, and a few other surprise guests as well. The special guests will take part in bringing to fruition Jill’s dream of creating a spectator sport around the dynamic of feminist arguing. Jill and their interlocutors weave together an evening of conversation that mirrors the book’s passionate cri de coeur, with comedy and incendiary patriarchy-toppling concepts.
Soloway and their story are uniquely positioned at the center of the current gender and consent conflagrations to offer new perspectives on dated and damaging “he said/she said” dynamics. Jill’s recent transition from identifying as femme, female, and straight to queer, masculine-of-center, and nonbinary brings a vital new perspective and radical feminist philosophy to this pivotal moment. Join Jill Soloway, along with Parker, Gadsby, and other guests, for an instigating and participatory forum for thought leaders and audience alike to engage with the front lines of our understanding of gender, power, desire, and consent.
Your ticket to this event offers the option to purchase a copy of the book. A limited number of General Admission tickets are available which do not include a book. Supply of these General Admission tickets is limited; act quickly if you do not wish to purchase a copy of the book with your ticket. All tickets include access to post-event book signing and merchandise sales.
Your ticket includes a copy of A Spark of Light and entrance for two people.
About the Book
The warm fall day starts like any other at the Centera womens reproductive health services clinicits staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage.
After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, sets up a perimeter and begins making a plan to communicate with the gunman. As his phone vibrates with incoming text messages he glances at it and, to his horror, finds out that his fifteen-year-old daughter, Wren, is inside the clinic.
But Wren is not alone. She will share the next and tensest few hours of her young life with a cast of unforgettable characters: A nurse who calms her own panic in order save the life of a wounded woman. A doctor who does his work not in spite of his faith but because of it, and who will find that faith tested as never before. A pro-life protester disguised as a patient, who now stands in the cross hairs of the same rage she herself has felt. A young woman who has come to terminate her pregnancy. And the disturbed individual himself, vowing to be heard.
Told in a daring and enthralling narrative structure that counts backward through the hours of the standoff, this is a story that traces its way back to what brought each of these very different individuals to the same place on this fateful day.
About the Author
Jodi Picoult is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-five novels, including Small Great Things, Leaving Time, The Storyteller, Lone Wolf, Sing You Home, House Rules, Handle with Care, Change of Heart, Nineteen Minutes, and My Sisters Keeper. She is also the author, with daughter Samantha van Leer, of two young adult novels, Between the Lines and Off the Page. Picoult lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.
From Madonna to Beyonce, Amy Winehouse to Dolly Parton, women have played an essential and undeniable role in the evolution of popular music. Writer and professor of journalism Evelyn McDonnell joins us for a conversation that champions the 104 greatest female artists who have played critical roles in defining modern music. She shares glimpses from Women Who Rock, a collection of essays that offers an up-to-date history of the evolution, influence, and importance of female musicians, both modern and timeless. As part of the exploration of these essays, McDonnell welcomes legendary music critic Gillian Gaar to read a selection from her work contained in this collection.
McDonnell brings to bear her experience as the editor of this powerful collection, highlighting the stellar accomplishments of these 104 female artists and granting us insight into the context of their genres and contributions to the musical world at large. Join McDonnell for a recollection and celebration of the 104 most influential female musicians, and the key moments where they shaped the trajectory of modern music.
Evelyn McDonnell is associate professor of journalism at Loyola Marymount University. She has been writing about popular culture and society for more than 20 years. She is the author of four books: Queens of Noise: The Real Story of the Runaways, Mamarama: A Memoir of Sex, Kids and Rock ‘n’ Roll, Army of She: Icelandic, Iconoclastic, Irrepressible Bjork and Rent by Jonathan Larson. She coedited the anthologies Rock She Wrote: Women Write About Rock, Pop and Rap and Stars Don’t Stand Still in the Sky: Music and Myth. She lives in Los Angeles.
An author, artist and creative force - Rupi and her work come alive on stage. A Rupi Kaur show is a musical poetic theatrical masterpiece. Straight off an appearance on The Jimmy Fallon Show and profiles and covers across a stream of international TV and print publications, Rupi’s star has never shined brighter. Her shows are a global phenomena that leave audiences spellbound. Her performance engages an audience like a standup, inspires them with the mastery of a spirited performer and enthralls them through Rupi’s own unique brand of theatrical art.
The Why Not You! Conference is leadership conference focused on empowering women to get involved in politics and advocacy. The conference is free and open to anyone, although it will focus specifically on the challenges women face when seeking leadership opportunities and how to overcome those challenges and succeed. Participants will start the morning learning about political campaigns and will hear from women who have run for political office. They will share their motivations for running as well as the challenges and successes they faced. After lunch, participants will hear from women who work in various advocacy positions at non-profits in the local area. They will discuss what it takes to be a leader and how they use their voices to advocate for others. Participants will end the day by designing their own leadership action plans and will participate in a collaborative art project focused on advocacy and leadership. This is a non-partisan event and everyone is welcome to attend.
You are invited to the first open public showing of Influential Women of Washington State (IWOW).
Bellevue College created a brand-new TV series exploring Women owning their seat at the decision-making table.
Guest includes: Chief of Police Carmen Best, Lisa Chin, President of Boys & Girls Club of King County, Justice Mary Yu, Washington State Supreme Court and many more dynamic Washington state powerhouse women.
Question: What happens when there is diversity without inclusion? Or, getting more to the point, what happens when women are brought into an organization but struggle to get a seat at the table? And even when they do, they don't get heard?
Answer: Not much. Or, more aptly, more of the same.
Here's the truth: If the only thing an organization is focused on is upping the number of women they employ or promote, they're simply playing a numbers game. The entire objective becomes a process through which they get to check all the right boxes. So a woman might get recognition through a promotion, or even a raise. But, she may lack the clout, respect, and support needed to be viewed as a serious player within her organization.
Join us for a candid discussion on what happens when companies focus singularly on diversifying its workforce without building and encouraging an inclusive environment that supports and ensures success. (Hint: it would be like going for a 10 mile hike with your hiking boots on, but no socks!) Come and hear about what it takes for a woman to go from being an employee, to becoming a manager, to being a leader with a strong voice at the table.
Join us for An Evening with Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.): Working Moms, Second Acts and the 2018 Midterms in Conversation with Amy Nelson, Founder/CEO, The Riveter.
Cocktail Reception | 6:00pm - 6:45pm Discussion with Amy Nelson, Founder/CEO, The Riveter and Q&A with Audience | 6:45pm - 8:00pm
The Female Founders Alliance is a community of startup founders and CEOs dedicated to helping each other succeed. Their mission is to create an investable pattern of success among female-founded, female-led startups. In 2017, only 2% of all venture capital was invested in women. They are here to change that, together.
That’s why this year FFA launched their first national accelerator Ready Set Raise. They selected eight companies from all across the country to participate in a month-long program that culminates for one special night in Seattle.
You're invited to join the Ready Set Raise Class of 2018 for the demo night and closing party. Come celebrate eight phenomenal women and see them pitch eight phenomenal companies. It will be a fun and memorable evening, featuring wine, beer, delicious bites, goodies, and plenty of time for making new connections. And, in true FFA fashion, expect a few surprises.
Why do so many men who believe in the equality of the sexes have a hard time calling themselves feminists? Has the #MeToo movement perpetuated the victimhood status of women or given them a voice? Is expecting men to pick up the check but treat women as equals at work, a double standard?
Join us at the next edition of Act Now Mantra’s Heart to Heart series on September 26 for an open and honest conversation on feminism in the #MeToo era--what it is, what is isn’t, and how it is reshaping our workplaces and our homes. A diverse panel of men and women will explore these and other questions.
From women just starting their careers through to women transitioning into leadership roles, this Public Speaking Bootcamp for Women will empower you to use the power of your voice, messaging, and body language for maximum impact at work and in your personal life.
The event includes informational materials, hands-on skills training and individual coaching for each participant in a safe and encouraging environment.
Yes, your workplace is sexist. And yes, there are practical things you can do to fight back!
Join KUOW at The Riveter in Seattle's Capitol Hill for a BTSW Tactical Meeting, your opportunity to learn and practice the strategies covered in our new podcast, Battle Tactics for Your Sexist Workplace (BTSW).
Laugh/cry over interactive battle games with hosts Eula Scott Bynoe and Jeannie Yandel, meet special guest Ruchika Tulshyan from the podcast, and find out who will be crowned our latest BTSW Boss Tactician!
RUCHIKA TULSHYAN is the author of The Diversity Advantage: Fixing Gender Inequality In The Workplace. Through her company Candour, Ruchika advises a number of organizations on diversity & inclusion strategy and communications. Ruchika writes regularly about diversity and leadership for publications including Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and The Seattle Times. She also serves on the founding editorial team of The Establishment. Ruchika is currently adjunct faculty at Seattle University, and is co-Chair of the Seattle Women's Commission. She holds degrees from Columbia University and London School of Economics, and was selected for the 2017 Young American Leaders Program at Harvard Business School.
Come with your stories and questions. Leave with strategies, allies, and battle tactics.
Public speaking and media interviews can be very intimidating, but they don't have to be! Join us for an intimate media and presentation training that will allow attendees to hear about best practices when speaking with the media, tips for public speaking, and lessons learned when preparing for interviews or speeches. Attendees should come ready to participate in hands-on exercises to help excel at interviews for broadcast, print or online audiences.
If you are a woman in the tech frield who is interested in learning more about the field - from AWS to networking - join 1Strategy for our upcoming Women-in-Tech Lunch & Learn. We will discuss the role of women in technical fields, have a panel for Q & A, as well as time for networking.
This Lunch & Learn will be hosted by Expedia in Bellevue and lunch will be served!
Camp Congress for Girls Seattle Fall 2018 is a leadership program that introduces girls ages 10 to 15 to politics. Camp begins with a lesson on the structure of our political system. Each girl will choose to run for a seat in the US House of Representatives, the US Senate or for the presidency. She will create her own campaign with a platform, campaign slogan, campaign finance plan, campaign marketing materials and a political ad. All campers will register to vote and then vote in an election. Once elected to Congress and sworn in, the newly installed members of Congress will learn how to introduce a bill, debate the merits of the bill, lobby fellow legislators, collaborate with the Executive branch and finally vote on the proposed bill. Camp will culminate with a ceremonial signing of the bill by our Ms. President.
The Political Institute for Women is an education organization that trains political candidates, political professionals and advocates. Through our sister organization, the Girls in Politics Initiative we host programs that introduce girls ages 8 to 17 to politics, policy, the work of the US Congress, parliamentary governments and the United Nations.