2018 Food for Thought Series

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! Get your tickets before we sell out.


>> Thursday, April 26: Gender Bias in the Media

2017 saw a record number of women seeking public office in the Puget Sound region, and 2018 promises an even greater surge of women candidates, both locally and nationally.  How media portrays candidates for public office has an impact on public perception of those candidates, and ultimately on the outcomes of elections.

Join Tamara Power-Drutis (former Crosscut Public Media Executive Director) and Dr. Kiana Scott (Ph.D., Political Communication) to unwrap how local media outlets covered women candidates in the 2017 election cycle.

Then go behind the scenes with local media editors to explore the decision making process behind coverage decisions.

We’ll all join in breakout discussions to share your experience with local elections coverage, and identify opportunities to un-bias media consumption.

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Thursday, April 26
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Women’s University Club
1105 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
  • General Admission, includes full dinner (cash bar available): $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.

Get Your April Tickets Here!


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>> Thursday, May 17: The Rise of Feminism in Science

Dr. Sarah Myhre (Board member for 500 Women Scientists and CWD, NAS Kavli Fellow and one of Seattle Metropolitan Magazine and Seattle Magazine‘s Most Influential Women) and Dr. Emily Meyers (PhD Brain Scientist and Emerge fellow) will lead a panel conversation on women’s leadership, uncover long-standing biases and dive into important questions to uncover the diversity and strengths of feminist contributions in the sciences.

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Thursday, May 17
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.

Get Your May Tickets Here!


>> Thursday, June 21: Our Intergenerational Dinner!

A wonderful, informative event for young and old and those in-between. You’ll meet the young women participating in our Leadership Institute and get cross-generation perspectives on current events. We encourage everyone to invite along one person from the generation before you and one person from the generation coming up after you.

Get your reservations here 

Thursday, June 21
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.
Get Your June Tickets Here!

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