2018 Food for Thought

We address topics critical to advancing women’s leadership, participation and representation. And we do it over a delicious meal with interesting women from all around our community. Join the conversation! 

Thursday, June 28: Our Intergenerational Dinner!

Our theme this year is: Women’s (Real) Work is Never Done: Speaking Up About What Matters. Together, we’ll share our own experiences, explore how they have shaped our lives and actions and discuss how topics relevant to women are changing and evolving. Plan to bring a woman who matters to you: friend, colleague, mentor, daughter, mother. You’ll also meet our 2018 Leadership Institute cohort, a remarkable group of young diverse women attending our flagship week-long intensive education program for leadership at Seattle University.

Our moderator this year is Rebecca Farwell, Chief Operating Officer of Cascade Public Media/KCTS9 and Crosscut.com. She has been at the vanguard of traditional and new media since leading the launch of Discovery Channel Online and has held leadership roles for Oxygen Media, Revolution Health, Remedy Health Media and Grist Magazine. She lives on Bainbridge Island with her husband Scott, and is working on her first novel.

Get your reservations here 

Thursday, June 28
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

1105 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

  • General Admission, includes full dinner (beverages available on site for purchase): $50
  • We offer a discounted rate of $25 to ensure that those of all incomes can join us
  • Sponsor! If you are able, please become a sponsor for $75. This includes your dinner ticket — and CWD will ensure another woman can take a seat at the table.

About Food for Thought 

Every month we gather together over food and drinks, then invite community experts to speak. We’ve had fascinating dinner-time presentations featuring Washington State Supreme Court Justices, fourth-wave feminists, women on corporate boards, farm-sourced food, STEM education for girls and women winemakers—a wide range of engaging and inspiring topics.

The Center is committed to supporting the participation of women in leadership locally, nationally and globally while respecting the political, economic, and social diversity in cultures worldwide. Food for Thought is designed to:

  • bring women together to share perspectives and foster cross-cultural awareness;
  • share the research and accomplishments of women making unique and influential advances in their respective fields; and
  • foster intergenerational conversations around hot topics, while building a strong network of women who can help one another advance at any stage of life.

We usually meet the third Thursday of the month. Dress is business casual. We start off with a social gathering at 5:30 p.m., then convene from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for food, drinks, speakers and a lively conversation.

Bring your voice, your ideas and your inspiration. We look forward to sharing food for thought with you.


Chief Seattle Club Executive Director Colleen Echohawk
Bao-Tram Do, Leadership Institute Graduate
The Wilson Center’s Gwen Young
Burlesque for the Boardroom‘s Cat Cuevas
King 5’s Natalie Brand
Lynda Mapes, Author and Journalist
Aiko Schaefer, Front and Centered
Sarah Myhre,  University of Washington
Stephanie Holthaus, Nature Conservancy of Alaska
Bonnie Juneau, Tulalip Tribal Council
Robin Diangelo, Author and Trainer