Soledad O’Brien to Headline Annual YWCA Luncheon in King County

Annual YWCA Inspire Luncheon celebrates 125 years of serving Washington women and girls
April 22, 2019

SEATTLE — Soledad O’Brien will be the keynote speaker of YWCA’s annual Inspire luncheon to be held next month. Currently the anchor of Matter of Fact with Soledad O'Brien and chairwoman of Starfish Media Group, O’Brien is one of Newsweek magazine’s “10 People who Make America Great” and is well-known for bringing race and gender equity conversations to living rooms across the country. The luncheon will aim to spark fresh conversations around race and gender equity in King County and shine a spotlight on the vital services YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish provides around our region’s most pressing issues, including affordable housing, job training, gender-based violence, and health access. The event is part of YWCA’s “All In for Washington Women” 125th anniversary year celebration, aimed at highlighting strong women and girls across our region and promoting a vision for Washington that works for all women. All proceeds from the luncheon will directly benefit YWCA programs. 

Lunch fundraiser to support women and girls through YWCA programs

12 p.m. to 1 p.m., May 16, 2019
(Doors open at 11:30 a.m.)

Washington State Convention Center
705 Pike Street, Seattle WA 98101
Soledad O’Brien speaking to hundreds of local women
YWCA program participants  sharing stories of survival, solidarity, and community

Register for these events on the YWCA website or call 206.490.4378. Tickets are $150.

Event sponsors include Boeing, Akila and S. Somasegar Family Foundation, Microsoft, Nintendo, PACCAR, Alaska Airlines, HomeStreet Bank, and Seattle Business Magazine.

About YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish:

YWCA is the region’s oldest and largest organization focused on the needs of women, and provides services and advocacy to support stable homes and economic advancement, reduce violence and improve health, and promote racial equity and social justice. With programs that serve more than 12,000 people each year, YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. To learn more, please visit our website:

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