Save the date: Dominique Dawes keynote speaker for April 2020 YWCA luncheon

The YWCA Inspire Luncheon has announced its keynote speakers for 2020, helping the YWCA  kick off its 126th year of eliminating racism and empowering women across King and Snohomish counties.

Keynote speaker for the April 16, 2020 Snohomish County luncheon is Dominique Dawes, an Olympic Gold Medalist, three-time Olympian, brand ambassador and motivational speaker. Dawes is the only American gymnast to medal at three different Olympic Games in the team competition and the first African-American gymnast to win an Olympic Gold medal. The luncheon will be in the Edward D. Hansen Convention Center in Everett.

Speaking at the King County luncheon, set for May 14 at the Seattle Westin, is Valerie Jarrett. She is a Senior Distinguished Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School and author of the New York Times bestselling book Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward, published in April 2019. Jarrett is also a senior advisor to the Obama Foundation and serves as the board chair of When We All Vote and the co-chair of The United State of Women.

Tickets for both table captains and guests will go on sale at noon Jan. 13, 2020.

“Supporting the YWCA Snohomish luncheon brings the community together to connect and support a worthy cause at the same time,” said Edmonds resident Shaunta Hyde, managing director of community relations for Alaska Airlines, an event sponsor.

The YWCA is  planning a special meet and greet with Dawes the day of the luncheon in Everett for event/group sponsors. Any groups interested in more information can contact Corporate Relations Officer Alicia Crank at


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