Be Inspired at the King County Luncheon

Be our guest at YWCA’s 2017 King County Inspire Luncheon and help us raise the bar for women, families, and your community.

Hear from women who have changed their lives through YWCA’s programs, and from the dynamic and passionate Angèlique Kidjo. 

11:00 a.m. - Check-in begins
11:30 a.m. - Ballroom doors open
12:00 p.m. - Luncheon begins

     
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KING COUNTY LUNCHEON
Wednesday, April 26
12 – 1:30 pm
Washington State Convention Center

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Our Featured Speaker

Angèlique Kidjo is one of Africa’s most iconic artists according to Forbes and has been listed on The Guardian’s Top 100 Most Inspiring Women in the World. Born in Cotonou, Benin, Kidjo began performing at age six with her mother’s theatre troupe. By her teen years, Kidjo was on local radio stations for her rendition of Miriam Makeba’s “Les Trois Z.” Her first album was a hit throughout Africa, but political conflicts within Benin led her to relocate to Paris in 1983.

While in Paris, Kidjo studied music at the reputable Le Conservatoire de Paris a partner school of the Cleveland Institute of Music.  Kidjo became lead singer of a well-known Euro-African Jazz/Rock band, and was discovered by Chris Blackwell of Island Records, who signed her in 1991. With endless awards, acknowledgements and contributions to the music industry that span two decades Kidjo’s work extends beyond the stage and around the world.

Kidjo has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2002 and continues to advocate for women’s rights around the world specifically around education. She founded The Batonga Foundation along with Mary Louise Cohen and John R. Phillps, where girls get the opportunity to attend secondary school and university so they can gain leadership skills and expertise to become leaders in their own countries. Spirit Rising, Kidjo’s memoir is one that encompasses her passion for and belief in women having the necessary tools to empower themselves to become leaders. Kidjo delivers a message of her life through the universality and power of music, combined with action calls to freedom, dignity and civil liberties for all.

King County Inspire Luncheon Menu

Our entrée is a free-range chilled chipotle roasted chicken breast, served with golden quinoa salad and lemon cilantro slaw (Gluten Free / Dairy Free). Our vegetarian option is a lentil quinoa salad, served with baby greens and piquillo vinaigrette, topped with a roasted vegetable medley. (Vegetarian, Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free). House-made rolls and butter will be served as a starter.

Desserts include: lemon cream tart and triple chocolate cake. Freshly brewed iced tea will be served throughout the event.

Can We Help with Something Special?

We offer a dairy and gluten free meal option and we’re happy to provide interpreter services, or ADA seating. Please let us know two weeks in advance if you or your guests would like to take advantage of these options.

For these or other special requests, please contact us (206.490.4378).

Directions and Parking Info

Parking is available at the  WSCC Main Garage (entrance on 8th Ave between Seneca and Pike Street) and  WSCC Freeway Park Garage (located on Hubbell Place). Please see map for details and directions.