Due to the Corona Virus, The YWCA Inspire Luncheons have been canceled for 2020. For future reference of what Inspire Luncheons are all about, the 2019 luncheon information is presented below.


YWCA Inspire Luncheon: Snohomish County Luncheon

Thursday, April 18, 2019
Edward D. Hansen Conference Center, Everett

For tickets to attend this luncheon, go to https://www.ywcaworks.org/ywca-inspire-luncheon-snohomish-county-2019

Nikki Giovanni – World-renowned poet and writer

Our keynote speaker is Nikki Giovanni, world-renowned poet and writer. Poet Nikki Giovanni was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, on June 7, 1943. Although she grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, she and her sister returned to Knoxville each summer to visit their grandparents. Nikki graduated with honors in history from her grandfather’s alma mater, Fisk University. Since 1987, she has been on the faculty at Virginia Tech, where she is a University Distinguished Professor.



YWCA Inspire Luncheon: King County Luncheon 

Thursday, May 16, 2019
Washington State Convention Center, Seattle

For tickets to attend this luncheon, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ywca-inspire-luncheon-2019-king-county-tickets

Soledad O’Brien – Award-winning journalist, news anchor, and documentarian

Award-winning journalist, news anchor, and documentarian Soledad O’Brien is our King County luncheon keynote speaker. A champion of diversity, she gives voice to the underserved and disenfranchised through her Emmy-winning series “Black in America” and “Latino in America.” With eloquence and accessibility, she moves audiences to delve deeper into the headlines of the day.