Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 29, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

When women work together, there is a power unlike any other. Come to this program to learn more about joining a group of motivated women tackling complex issues in our community through collective grant making and leadership development. This informal information session will share the many ways WWF membership can impact your life and build a stronger Washington for all.

Please register to attend if you are interested in joining the Foundation or if you’re a current member interesting in getting more involved. Light refreshments and coffee will be available.

We offer Membership Basics programs every month - scroll down to see other dates and times. If the dates of our Membership Basics sessions don’t work for you, please contact Emily at emily@wawomensfoundation.org to schedule an individual meeting at a time convenient for you.

We look forward to meeting you!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2100 Building | 2100 24th Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98144

Inspire your lunch and get a mid-day lift by sharing a meal with fellow WWF members and learning together about a community issue our grant helped to transform. You'll leave with a better understanding about how our grantees make our region stronger and what we can do today to help them achieve their mission.

This month, we will hear from The Health Center Walla Walla, a 2013 Pooled Fund Grant Award Winner. Our support helped this groundbreaking school-based health center to offer free medical, mental health and social support referral services to more at-risk students at Lincoln High School in Walla Walla. Find out about the newest research on ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences), how The Health Center has evolved since receiving our grant award, and what's next for The Health Center.

WWF members and guests welcome! Please bring a brown bag lunch.

Thursday, October 6, 2016
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Greenbridge Center Community Room, 9720 8th Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98106

Each year, Washington Women's Foundation awards five Pooled Fund Grant Awards of up to $100,000, one grant in each of five funding areas: Arts and Culture, Education, Environment, Health, and Human Services. These grants help not-for-profits meet critical needs, spur new projects, and foster innovation. If you are interested in learning more about Washington Women's Foundation's Letter of Inquiry (LOI) process, please join us for this information session. You will have an opportunity to ask questions of program staff, Pooled Fund Grant Committee member leadership, and an Executive Director of a former WA Women's Foundation grantee.

Before attending, please click here to get a basic overview of our process and review our grant guidelines to ensure that your organization is eligible for funding. The due date for all LOI submissions is Monday, October 31, at 12:00 p.m. Noon.

Space is limited to 45 attendees. If you are unable to attend the information session, you can contact Laura Ciotti, Grant Programs Manager, at laura@wawomensfoundation.org or 206-407-2171 to schedule a phone call.

Friday, October 14, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
2100 Building | 2100 24th Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98144
When women work together, there is a power unlike any other. Come to this program to learn more about joining a group of motivated women tackling complex issues in our community through collective grant making and leadership development. This informal information session will share the many ways WWF membership can impact your life and build a stronger Washington for all.

Please register to attend if you are interested in joining the Foundation or if you’re a current member interesting in getting more involved. Light refreshments and coffee will be available.

We offer Membership Basics programs every month - scroll down to see other dates and times. If the dates of our Membership Basics sessions don’t work for you, please contact Emily at emily@wawomensfoundation.org to schedule an individual meeting at a time convenient for you.

We look forward to meeting you!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
2100 Building, 2100 24th Avenue S, Seattle 98144

Trainer: Laura Close, Founder of the Women’s Intelligence Project

You have accomplished meaningful work and established an important body of experience. Now, let’s examine how you “own it” – that is, how you inhabit your authority and how you can lead from your strengths. In this lively event, Laura will teach on the topic of internalized sexism and share techniques she uses with clients to access their next level of change making - both personally and professionally. Together we will:

  • Explore the effects of “imposter syndrome” - where have you been demeaning, diminishing your work and your efforts?
  • Identify where your expert status lies, notice your feelings when you tell the truth about your accomplishments out loud.
  • Connect with others - in pairs, you'll plan your immediate next steps designed to boost outcomes in the area you'd most like to see improvement.

Cost for members is $10, guests $25. Lunch is included with the cost of attendance.

We are very grateful to our corporate partner Clark Nuber, P.S., for hosting the first workshop and to our program sponsors Ascent Private Capital Management of U.S. Bank, Lewis Greenwood Foundation and WWF member Toby Donner for helping underwrite the cost of these Women in Leadership programs.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Janet Boguch's office, 1802 East Prospect, Seattle, WA 98112

The Leadership Institute has reached capacity. Please consider attending our other Women in Leadership programs offered in September, October and November - scroll down for more details. 

Washington Women's Foundation Leadership Institute Fall 2016: Leading Greatly

WWF's new Leadership Institute will provide a “deep dive” into leadership training in the style of WWF’s hallmark grant making curriculum – with hands-on, cohort-based, experiential learning. You will engage in interactive discussions and build relationships with a small group of other WWF members while developing a practical, actionable plan to advance your leadership.

About WWF's Leadership Institute: Daring leaders choose courage over comfort, what is right over what is fast or easy, and practice their values over professing them. Brave leaders know that living our most authentic lives will bring about more successful leading in our professional lives. The curriculum is based on Dr. Brene Brown’s research and books Daring Greatly, The Gifts of Imperfection and Rising Strong. Click here to see Brene Brown's TED Talk "The Power of Vulnerability." Participants will work on connection, courage, vulnerability and what it takes to live a “wholehearted life” as a leader, parent, friend and person in the world.

Facilitator: Janet Boguch, longtime WWF member, is the dynamic principal/owner of Wide Angle Coaching and Non-Profit Works and is an ICF/PCC certified professional coach. She is also a Brene Brown/Daring Way Certified Facilitator. Since 1988 Janet has carried out her mission of connecting people, sparking ideas and inspiring change through consultation, coaching, facilitation and training.

We are very grateful to our corporate partner Ascent Private Capital Management of U.S. Bank for helping underwrite the cost of WWF's first Leadership Institute.

Here's more important information about registration:

  • Participation is limited to 12 WWF members in order to build deeper connections and promote confidentiality, collegiality and support.
  • Registration will open on Monday, August 8 at 9:00 a.m. The first 12 members to sign up will be accepted, and additional sign-ups will be added to a waitlist. (Because of the limited availability, only WWF members are eligible to participate)
  • Cost to participate: $150 ($25 per session).
  • Participants must commit to attend all 6 meetings below.

Meeting Dates: All meetings will be hosted at Janet Boguch’s homey office on Capitol Hill (1802 East Prospect, Seattle, WA 98112) with easy, free parking!

  • October 19, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
  • October 26, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
  • November 2, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
  • November 16, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. [No meeting November 9 – Discovery Days]
  • November 30, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. [No meeting November 23 – Thanksgiving]
  • December 7, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Can't make the time commitment of the Leadership Institute? Sign up for any of our 3 our "Leadership On the Go" workshops this fall to boost your leadership!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
12:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m.
2100 Building, 2100 24th Avenue S, Seattle 98144

Join us for this exciting event to learn:

  • What's new at the Foundation?
  • What happened in 2015?
  • What's next for 2016/2017 and beyond?

We will hear a presentation from President Beth McCaw and WWF's Board of Directors and enjoy lunch with fellow WWF members. We also will elect new members to the Board.

Lunch will be served. There is no charge to attend this event.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. each day
Town Hall at Eighth and Seneca, 1119 Eighth Avenue Seattle, WA 98101

Discovery Days: Community Conversations on Race and Gender

 

 

 

 

Presented by Washington Women's Foundation 
Thursday, November 3 & Wednesday, November 9
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. each day. Boxed lunch will be provided.
New Location! Town Hall at Eighth and Seneca

Discovery Days 2016 has a new location AND a new look!

Timing is everything, and the 2016 Presidential election challenges us to acknowledge how race and gender shape informed discourse and decision-making. This year’s Discovery Days Planning Committee has reimagined a fresh format for Discovery Days that will examine and address how race and gender are both explicit and implicit influences on our thinking, our actions and our philanthropy.

Be a part of this groundbreaking event and push yourself beyond your personal perspective. Invite a friend to join our conversation!

The event will be held on two days: November 3 & 9. Please register for each day you will attend, and feel free to come for the whole day or part. More specific schedules for each day will be released in the coming weeks - stay tuned.

Keynote Speakers
Ana Mari Cauce, President, University of Washington (Nov 9)
C. Davida Ingram, Public Engagement Programs Manager, Seattle Public Library (Nov 3)
Ralina L. Joseph, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Washington (Nov 9)
Sili Savusa, Executive Director, White Center Community Development Association (Nov 3)

Panelists
Mauricio Ayon, Political Director, Washington Community Action Network (Nov 3)
Megan Bang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Washington (Nov 3)
Jourdan Imani Keith, Founder and Director, Urban Wilderness Project (Nov 3)
Amy HyunAh Pak, Founder and Executive Director, Families Of Color Seattle (Nov 3)
Rebecca SaldaƱa, Executive Director, Puget Sound Sage (Nov 3)
Sarah Tran, Executive Director, Nonprofit Assistance Center (Nov 3)

Stay tuned for more speaker announcements!

Special thanks to:

2016 Discovery Days Planning Committee: Chair Amy Michael, Vice Chair Nicole Fiset Resch, Past Chair Rosalie Gann, Joan Affleck-Smith, Elizabeth Choy, Maura Fallon, Catherine Gelband, Trish Keegan, Sarajane Milder, Kerry Oldenburg, Gale Picker, Page Pless, and Ginny Trethewey

Event Sponsors:

Martha Kongsgaard & Peter Goldman

Whittier Trust Investment & Wealth Management

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
2100 Building | 2100 24th Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98144

When women work together, there is a power unlike any other. Come to this program to learn more about joining a group of motivated women tackling complex issues in our community through collective grant making and leadership development. This informal information session will share the many ways WWF membership can impact your life and build a stronger Washington for all.

Please register to attend if you are interested in joining the Foundation or if you’re a current member interesting in getting more involved. Light refreshments and coffee will be available.

We offer Membership Basics programs every month - scroll down to see other dates and times. If the dates of our Membership Basics sessions don’t work for you, please contact Emily at emily@wawomensfoundation.org to schedule an individual meeting at a time convenient for you.

We look forward to meeting you!

Thursday, November 17, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
2100 Building, 2100 24th Avenue S, Seattle 98144

Trainer: Lorraine Howell, Founder of Media Skills Training

How do you answer “What do you do?” Your response can determine whether the conversation continues productively — or stops dead in its tracks. Whether interviewing for a job, networking or chatting it up at a cocktail party, every leader needs a clear, concise and memorable answer to the question. At this workshop, use Lorraine’s fun and simple framework for crafting your elevator speech that plays to your strengths and fits your personal style. Learn how to:

  • Eliminate the verbal clutter when answering the question: “What do you do?”
  • Identify and connect with your audience.
  • Develop confidence and clarity in articulating your values and strengths.

Cost for WWF members is free, guests $15.

We are very grateful to our corporate partner Clark Nuber, P.S., for hosting the first workshop and to our program sponsors Ascent Private Capital Management of U.S. Bank, Lewis Greenwood Foundation and WWF member Toby Donner for helping underwrite the cost of these Women in Leadership programs.

Thursday, December 8, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
2100 Building | 2100 24th Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98144

When women work together, there is a power unlike any other. Come to this program to learn more about joining a group of motivated women tackling complex issues in our community through collective grant making and leadership development. This informal information session will share the many ways WWF membership can impact your life and build a stronger Washington for all.

Please register to attend if you are interested in joining the Foundation or if you’re a current member interesting in getting more involved. Light refreshments and coffee will be available.

We offer Membership Basics programs every month - scroll down to see other dates and times. If the dates of our Membership Basics sessions don’t work for you, please contact Emily at emily@wawomensfoundation.org to schedule an individual meeting at a time convenient for you.

We look forward to meeting you!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
2100 Building | 2100 24th Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98144

This fall, Washington Women’s Foundation's Diversity Partner Grant Committee will focus its learning and inquiry on the topic of criminal justice and will fund one or more not-for-profit organizations supporting communities that have borne a historical pattern of discrimination resulting in poverty, vulnerability to mistreatment and economic abuse, and continuing social intolerance. This event will culminate in a celebration for one local nonprofit working toward criminal justice being awarded a $15,000 grant by our Diversity Partner Grant Committee.

The committee and our partner organization, Social Justice Fund, will share key learnings from their research and will highlight insights gained through evaluating proposals and conducting site visits, and we will hear from the Diversity Partner Grant Award winner about their work and how this grant will support their impact.

WWF members and guests are welcome!