Networking Happy Hour with Friends of GlobalWA, Humanosphere and World Affairs Council

Meet others in the Seattle area who are engaged with or interested in international development. No registration required!

FREE to attend.


Feb 26, 2015
6:00pm – 8:00pm

The Pike Pub and Brewery
1415 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Executive Director Roundtable

Brown bag discussions that convene Executive Directors and senior executives to explore various leadership and management topics.

Featured speaker:

Tom Paulson, Humanosphere
On Message: The challenge of getting humanitarian causes into the news.

Who: GlobalWA Members ONLY
Where: GlobalWA Office // 500 Union Street, Suite 801 // Seattle, WA 98101
When:  Thursday, Feb 19 // 12:00pm-1:00pm


If you are interested in calling in to participate remotely, please contact Pratima Stanton at

Save the Date for future ED Roundtable Sessions:

Thursday, Mar 12, 2015 RSVP

Featured speaker for March:

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501 Commons overview of support services for non-profits including a database of consultants, assessment of your organization’s financial sustainability, and a volunteer service corps of professionals.

Thursday, Apr 9, 2015 RSVP
Speaker for April: TBD

Thursday, May 14, 2015 RSVP
Speaker for May: TBD

New Member Orientation

New to GlobalWA? Wondering how to take advantage of your member benefits? Attend New Member Orientation to connect with our staff and learn more about your membership.

Who: New GlobalWA Members
Where: GlobalWA Office // 500 Union Street, Suite 801 // Seattle, WA 98101
When: Wednesday, Feb 18  // 9:00am-10:00am


If you are interested in calling in to participate remotely, please contact Pratima Stanton at

Save the Date for future New Member Orientations:
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 RSVP
Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015 RSVP

Women Leaders in Philanthropy

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Join us for a candid panel discussion on women leaders in philanthropy.


Sandra Archibald, Dean and Professor, UW Evans School of Public Affairs

Renee Kaplan, Chief Strategy Officer, Skoll Foundation

Rosario Pérez, President and CEO, Pro Mujer

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Moderator: Melissa Merritt, Vice President, Waldron

Moderated by Waldron VP and Managing Director Melissa Merritt, the panel will share personal stories and multiple points of view about what it takes to become and succeed as a female leader in the social sector.

Representing different geographies, generations and groups within the sector (NGO, foundation and academia), Melissa will draw on each of the panel presenter’s experiences to create a collective commentary on the industry. Questions will address barriers and struggles they have faced, the importance of mentorship and from where/whom that should come, generational differences in the desire to lead, whether the concept of “leaning in” is a myth or real, how to achieve balance, and the effect of all of this on future women leaders in the sector.

Check out what the Skoll Foundation has to say about this event.

Thursday, February 5, 2015
2:00pm – 2:30pm (registration and networking)
Program: 2:30pm – 4:00pm

The Harbor Club Seattle
Norton Building
801 2nd Ave # 1700
Seattle, WA 98104

$20 (GlobalWA members)
$25 (non-members)
Email for member discount code.

Light refreshments will be provided.
Valet parking available.