The University of Washington (UW) Women’s Center is celebrating 100 years of women voting in Washington state by honoring 100 influential women in the state that have broken barriers in various fields.
Seven of these women have been prominent in the local Asian American community.
Sharon Tomiko Santos – State House of Representatives member from the 37th District
Phyllis Wise – Interim President of the University of Washington
Phyllis Campbell – Pacific Northwest Chairman for JP Morgan Chase
Martha Choe – Chief Administrative Officer for the Gates Foundation
Ruby Chow (1920-2008) – First Asian American elected to the Seattle City Council
Assunta Ng – Publisher of the Northwest Asian Weekly and Seattle Chinese Post
Dolores Sibonga – First Filipina American lawyer admitted to the Washington State Bar. She also served on the Seattle City Council.
The dinner will be held on November 6 at 7 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Seattle. The gala,“Women Unbound,” includes a silent auction and special performances by the UW Women’s Choir and singer Josephine Howell. ♦
For more information or tickets, visit www.womenunboundgala.wordpress.com or call (206) 543-0540.