Women and democracy Seattle washington

The Center for Women & Democracy, founded in 2000 by 20 noted women leaders from Seattle, is a 501c3 registered not-for-profit organization. Contributions to the Center are tax deductible.

The Center today is a unique women’s organization that combines women’s leadership with advancing women in the corporate, political and social sectors.

Supporters of the Center are interested in increasing the presence of women in corporate and political settings, as well in training and mentoring future women leaders.

Our primary activities are:

  • Trainings for recent college graduates and mid-career women
  • Awards that recognize and honor women’s leadership
  • A speaker series that features notable women from across the spectrum of public life in Washington and the U.S.
  • Delegations of women who travel to countries around the world to meet women leaders for informational exchanges
  • Networking opportunities for women from diverse backgrounds, from multiple generations and from varied professions

Taken together these methods have helped members of the Center to advance to federal, state and local political leadership, to become part of corporate and public efforts to advance women, to connect and foster friendships among diverse, multi-generational women leaders. The Center, across its history, has advanced legislative and public policies that promote women’s equality and leadership.

The Center for Women & Democracy operates efficiently with a board who takes an active role in giving to the organization as well as raising funds for its operations.

For more information about the Center, please email [email protected].

Past partners

Chehalis Tribe
Comcast Spotlight
Delta Dental
Muckleshoot Indian Tribe
Premera Blue Cross
Seattle Foundation
Washington Realtors
Washington State Association for Justice
Washington State Council of Fire Fighters
Washington State Nurses AssociationRandi Abrams-Caras, Kim Allen, Virginia Anderson, Irene Arden, Bernie Dochnahl, Pamela Eakes, Hilke Faber, Mollie Jensen, Kris Kutchera, Anne Kreoeker, Zola Maddison, Marcia Mason, Amy Beth Nolte, Vicki Orrico, Jane Repensek, Jane Rushford, Andrea Sanford, Janet Sawaya, Dr. Sharene Shalhub, Nancy Truitt Pierce, Michelle Quackenbush, Matthew Yoo