You can raise the bar.

At this year’s YWCA Inspire Luncheons, you can up the ante for women, girls, and families!

Join us this spring at YWCA’s Inspire Luncheons in King County and Snohomish County to celebrate, eat, and engage in uplifting conversation about how to make real change in the community.

These events are open to the public and there is no charge to attend. During lunch, guests will be invited to invest in YWCA and help women and girls to rise. (Minimum suggested contribution is $150.)

We hope you will join us on a mission to fight for equal opportunities for women and girls, and stand up for social justice for all of us.

2017 Luncheon Speakers


Angélique Kidjo

Three-time Grammy Award-winning singer, activist, and humanitarian

Angélique Kidjo electrifies audiences around the world with the strength of her voice, the power of her words, and the intensity of her performance. With UNICEF, Angelique raises awareness for such causes as gender equality, education, and conservation.

King County
Wednesday, April 26
12 - 1:30 PM
Washington State Convention Center
705 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101


Terry McMillan

Author of New York Times bestsellers How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Waiting to Exhale.

Terry McMillan’s  books have sold millions of copies and led readers into the multifaceted world of the contemporary African American woman, while also conveying the universal experiences of women of all races.

Snohomish County
Tuesday, May 16
12 - 1:30 PM
Edward D. Hansen Conference Center
2000 Hewitt Ave, Everett, WA 98201

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We suggest a contribution of $150 to support our mission of improving lives of women and girls in our community.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 206.490.4378 or

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Our Community Partners

Putting inspiration into action

At YWCA’s 2016 Inspire Luncheons, you empowered real change in our communities.

You joined over 2,500 Luncheon guests in Bellevue, Seattle, and Everett, to sustain YWCA’s programs with your generous contributions. Together, your support of YWCA’s services and advocacy is changing the lives of women like Ellen, Neomi, Natalia, Gina, and their families.

You raised $1,196,833 at the YWCA’s Inspire Luncheons this year!

THANK YOU for being part of YWCA’s Inspire Luncheons. We hope you’ll join us again next year! Stay tuned for an announcement about our event dates and speakers for 2017.

To learn how you can get more involved with YWCA’s Inspire Luncheons, email or call 206.490.4378.

Click here to download the Luncheon Impact Newsletter (PDF).

How you helped

Your contributions made a big difference to the 15,000+ individuals and families
who participated in YWCA programs, such as:


Adults enrolled in employment training.



Women and kids engaged in programs that reduce violence and improve health.



People who connected with services for homelessness and built housing stability.