2019 YWCA Inspire Luncheon

When: Wednesday, October 30, 2019

  Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway, Exhibit Halls C & D

11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Registration, Networking Social
11:00 – 12:00 p.m. Private VIP Reception with Speaker (Sponsors & VIP Guests)
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch, YWCA Speakers, Keynote address

This is a non-ticketed fundraising event. Guests are invited by a table captain or an event sponsor and are asked to make a donation of $250 or more during the event to support programs and services provided by YWCA Silicon Valley.

Free at Santa Clara Convention Center & city lot across from Levi Stadium. 

YWCA’s 2019 Inspire Luncheon
In its 29th year, the Inspire Luncheon attracts over 1,800 attendees, including corporate and community leaders, elected officials and Silicon Valley professionals. Funds raised support the agency’s community programs and services that annually serve more than 18,000 women and families.

Each year, we host an influential keynote speaker whose aim is to inspire the Silicon Valley community. Past speakers have included Gloria Steinem, Jane Goodall, Helen Hunt, Geena Davis, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Billie Jean King, Alfre Woodard, Janet Reno, Benazir Bhutto, and Anita Hill. 

The Luncheon also features the presentation of the YWCA Empowerment Award, which celebrates and honors women in our community who are advocates and ambassadors for change. These women are champions – strong, resilient and dedicated to sharing their journey so that other women will become empowered to do the same.

Your generosity and support at this event ensures that YWCA programs and services continue to change the lives of women and families in our community. Can’t wait to see you at this year’s luncheon on October 30th featuring the legendary Dolores Huerta. 

View images from last year's event with Anita Hill
View our full list of past speakers

Our Impact

YWCA Silicon Valley is on a mission. 
YWCA Silicon Valley’s services include counseling and advocacy, emergency shelter for survivors of violence, housing, crisis response and intervention for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking, youth leadership development, and child development.

Annually, YWCA Silicon Valley serves over 18,000 people at over 20 community based locations. Eighty percent of those impacted are children and sixty-five percent identify as a racial or ethnic minority.

YWCA Silicon Valley offers the only rape crisis center from San Jose to Palo Alto, serving survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and human trafficking.

YWCA is on a mission to empower by working to end racism and violence, to achieve solutions for survivors of violence facing homelessness and to inspire by closing the education and prosperity gap.

In addition to providing life changing direct services, YWCA leads efforts to combat the root causes of violence, racism and inequity. YWCA Silicon Valley works to change social norms, and advocates for policy and systems change. 

Your attendance at YWCA’s Inspire Luncheon powers our mission.