October 8, 2024
12:00 - 2:00 P.M.

Santa Clara Convention Center


Ruby Bridges

Tuesday, October 8, 2024

Santa Clara Convention Center

The YWCA Inspire Luncheon has earned its reputation as the most powerful non-profit event in the Silicon Valley.

The Inspire Luncheon attracts hundreds of attendees, including corporate and community leaders, elected officials and Bay Area professionals. Funds raised support the organization’s community programs and services.

Each year, we host an influential speaker who is an advocate and ambassador for change. Past speakers have included Tarana Burke, Susan Rice, Shiza Shahid, Gloria Steinem, Jane Goodall, Helen Hunt, Geena Davis, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Billie Jean King, Alfre Woodard, Janet Reno, Benazir Bhutto, Elizabeth Smart and Anita Hill.

The Luncheon also features the presentation of the YWCA Empowerment Award, which celebrates and honors those in our community who are advocates and ambassadors for change. These award recipients are champions – strong, resilient and dedicated to sharing their journey so that others 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.


Sponsors make a lasting impression! Contact us at philanthropy@yourywca.org to learn more about how you can be part of this event.