Upcoming Events

Wednesday, July 27, 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, September 14, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2100 Building, 2100 24th Avenue S, Seattle 98144

Inspire your lunch with WWF! Get a mid-day lift by sharing a meal with fellow WWF members and learning together about the work of a Pooled Fund Grant Award-winning organization. You'll leave with a better understanding about how our grantees make our region stronger and the impact of our collective investment.

This month, we will hear from City Year, 2000 Education Pooled Fund Grant Award Winner. Our grant strengthened a partnership program between City Year and Treehouse to establish a network of support for foster care youth participants. WWF members and guests welcome! Please bring a brown bag lunch.

Monday, September 19, 2016
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Clark Nuber's Office in Bellevue - 10900 NE 4th St, Suite 1700, Bellevue, WA 98004

Trainer: Shari Storm, author of Motherhood is the New MBA

Good communication is critical for leading any successful team or committee. Often, small changes in the way we interact with others can have a great impact on trust, respect and productivity. Learn to communicate with confidence, clarity and kindness to become the type of leader who inspires others to do their best work. Gain skills in order to:

  • Guide others through transitions so that they thrive during times of change.
  • Use celebration to motivate and increase morale.
  • Orchestrate your own life so you feel more fulfilled and productive.

Event is free for WWF members and $15 for guests.

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

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 program sponsor 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

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.

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 program sponsor Lewis Greenwood Foundation and WWF member Toby Donner for helping underwrite the cost of these Women in Leadership programs.