Here’s our annual list of local organizations dedicated to
bringing women together to network and explore new ideas.
Building Homes, Health and a Future for Women and Families
Sue Sherbrooke, chief executive officer of YWCA Seattle/King/Snohomish,
talks about the innovative programs and partnerships that help move
women and their families from homelessness to self-sufficiency.
Finding Your Writing Community
The process of writing and rewriting doesn’t have to be an
entirely solitary process.
of Social Media
Meet four Seattle women at
the forefront of new media.
The Ultimate Experience
Seattle Riot, an elite women’s ultimate team, is looking to
dominate at the world championships in Prague this summer.
Superheroes in Training
Girls on the Run of Puget Sound trains girls to run and to feel comfortable
Linking Women of the World
The Center for Women & Democracy celebrates ten years of promoting
women’s leadership and participation in local, national and world
Bringing Thornton Creek Back to Light
Thanks to the vision and determination of community activists, Seattle’s
Northgate neighborhood now has a unique hybrid of green space and working
stormwater treatment facility.
Slaves Among Us
An untold number of immigrants in the Seattle area are being exploited
and forced into a modern-day form of slavery.
By Skaters, For Skaters
Rat City Roller Girls combine fierce athleticism, a knack for spectacle
and marketing savvy.
Jubilee Does It Right
One of the area’s oldest transitional residences, Jubilee Women’s
Center provides much more than shelter to help women overcome homelessness.
Investing in Women and Girls
Women’s Funding Alliance raises money to support local organizations
that are working to ensure the health, safety and equal treatment of
women and girls in our communities.
Harnessing A Storm
The WNBA Storm’s tenth season begins this month — happily,
still in Seattle.
Still Working Toward a Level Playing Field
Title IX became law in 1972, but there is still room for improvement
in the treatment of girls’ sports in
public schools and community programs.
Focusing on Younger Women with Cancer
Seattle-based Breast Cancer Sisterhood reaches out to women under 40
who are going through cancer.
Dedicated to Stopping Gun Violence
Washington CeaseFire turns 25 years old this
year, and women have played a prominent
role in the organization’s success.
Local women with a flair for stories promote
storytelling as an art form.
A local chapter of the African American sorority Delta Sigma
Theta is dedicated to doing good.
Four Women Leading the Way
Four women who are breaking new ground in
their efforts to build better communities.
Secrets of Active Elder Women
Five local gals tell why they continue to thrive after 85.
Is Not Insignificant
Local women join forces to fight obstetric fistula, a complication
of childbirth that has disabled millions of women in developing countries.
What's Up for Women
Women are changing the face of philanthropy.
Call Me a Crone
A group of Seattle women celebrate and embrace growing older.
Building Community One Stitch
at a Time
From sponsoring charity projects to offering classes and informal
knitting groups, shops are bringing together knitters from all walks of
Volunteering with Americorps
While helping others, women improve their own job opportunities.
Fighting the Cause of the
A new nonprofit organization combats exploitation and abuse of women
in Southeast Asia.
PATH: Catalyst for Global
This Seattle-based nonprofit is forging culturally sensitive strategies
for improving women’s basic health throughout the world.
Dreaming for a Living
Through their work with the Seattle Department of Planning and Development,
Lynne Barker and Lucia Athens help Seattleites build green.
Just for Fun: Seattle Sounders
You can get your soccer fix for under $10 this spring and summer by
watching the Seattle Sounders Women.
Stick By Stick a Bundle Makes
A Washington woman and her two partners are helping Ugandan women
turn a modest vocation — rolling beads out of paper — into
a ticket out of poverty.
Seattle’s Arab Women
Promoting friendship and building community in a post-9/11 world.
Giving Girls a Step
Local organizations help girls find their own voices and sources of
Breaking the Cycle
Former victims make a difference in the lives of women who seek shelter
through the Eastside Domestic Violence Program.
The Seattle chapter celebrates 50 years of good works in the city's
Healing Conflict: The Compassionate
A Guild-ed History
Children’s Hospital Guild Association is
one of Seattle’s oldest volunteer organizations, and it is only
getting better at helping sick children.
Women & Politics: Why
Women? Why Now? Why Not You?
The Real Thing or Nothing:
Women Mayors of King County
Women Helping Women
in Politics Lead the Way
Their sacrifices and successes make life better for women and
League of Women Voters
Gets Hip to Get Out the Vote