YWCA Leadership Luncheon keynote speakers, 2000 – present

2023       Tina Herrera       President, YWCA USA Board of Directors

2022        Becky Betts         Leading with Love. Population Health, Providence St. Mary Medical Center. 

2021        Molly Davis     Author: Blush

2020       Lyndsey Wilson       Whitman College alum, former Mariposa leader, social entrepreneur  

2019     Faith Nyakundi         Whitman College alum, UW graduate student, former YWCA events coordinator and advocate

2018     Paola Gianturco       Photojournalist/author: Wonder  Girls

2017     Ann Stallard      Entrepreneur/former National YWCA President

2016     Mona Locke      TV newscaster/former Washington State First Lady

2015     Naomi Tutu      Human rights advocate/daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu

2014     Madeleine Kunin      First woman governor of Vermont/ambassador to Switzerland    

2013     Judy Weill       Attorney/philanthropist

2012     Barbara Bell      Engage, Educate, Empower

2011     Kristine Van Raden & Molly Davis       Matters that Matter: Letters to Our Daughters

2010     Paola Gianturco       Photojournalist/author: Women Who Light the Dark

2009     Kathleen Kennedy Townsend        Maryland’s first woman Lt. Governor

2008     Consuelo Catillo Kickbush   Lt. Colonel US Army (Retired)

2007     Michelle Kennedy       Author: Without a Net

2006     Victor Rivas Rivers      Actor/spokesperson for the National Network to End Domestic Violence

2005     Angela Shelton       Filmmaker/writer

2004     Jennifer James      Author/Cultural Anthropologist

2003     Ann Rule      Author of true crime books

2002     Myrlie Even Williams      Civil rights leader

2001     Kerry Kennedy Cuomo      Human rights advocate

2000     Jane Lee Wolfe       President of the World YWCA