At the Heart of Be Bold Now is stories, your stories.

When women and their allies share their stories, it is empowering. Shared stories are a catalyst to build community and realizing that others share your feelings and experiences. You are not the only one.

Be Bold Now was founded to celebrate International Women’s Day in Seattle. International Women’s Days has been recognized for 109 years and is a day that acknowledges women’s contributions and accomplishments. The day is also a call to action to accelerate gender parity.

Since our first event in 2015, the Be Bold Now mission has expanded beyond a single night to celebrating and inspiring women every day. Our mission is to encourage women to recognize their BOLD achievements and motivate them to take concrete action to accelerate gender parity by exposing relatable stories of ordinary women and their allies doing extraordinary things.

Our effort is underpinned by the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report. The 2018 WEF, Gender Gap Report, estimates that gender parity is still over two centuries away, and the USA has fallen from a ranking of 22nd to 51st among the 149 countries measured. There has never been a more critical time to get inspired and motivated to be bold and act for change.


WE ARE NOT THERE, YET.

Be Bold Seattle will host our fifth annual flagship celebratory event the evening of March 5, 2020, at Benaroya Hall.

International Women’s Day (IWD) now in its 109th year, and is an annual celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The IWD also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. While IWD was first recognized in 1911 in New York at the International Woman’s Conference, it was not until 1975 deemed the year of the Woman that the United Nations began an official celebration. In 1977 the UN General Assembly invited member nations to proclaim March 8th as the UN Day of Women’s Rights and recognized IWD.


Until next year!

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2019 Be Bold Seattle event highlights

Be inspired by some of the most notable women as they share their stories of being bold.
  • "I am grateful our paths crossed and you told me about your BeBold event, it was amazing!"
  • “The event was AMAZING. My husband and I laughed and cried many times over throughout the event and got inspired. We also loved that we had the opportunity to make an impact right on the spot by signing the treaty”
  • “TED Women has nothing on Be Bold!”
  • “I cannot wait for next year and will bring some family and friends next time. The stories we heard were so bold and inspiring – relevant for anyone!”
  • “It was such a powerful and brilliantly executed event. I am thrilled that when you looked out at that large audience, you saw so many friends.”
  • “Congrats on an amazing event! Courageous conversations making a difference”
  • “An amazing night last night. The event gets better every year and last night was extremely inspirational. I decided on my GPS!”
  • “I wasn’t sure how my 11 year of daughter would respond and you know what?? She LOVED it. “
  • “Be Bold was a life changer for me. I decided to Be Bold and take action on a non-profit I had on the back burner for over a year -Thank you so much!!!! “
  • “I attended your event for the first time. It was amazing!!! Wow!!! “
  • “Thank you for such a impactful event. “
  • “Inspiring! I am now a big step closer in taking a risk and not as scared to jump to what’s next.”
  • “This event was timely, I’m at a point in my life and currently evaluating what will be my next chapter. “
  • "The speakers were all excellent and inspiring, their life experiences all so different yet a common theme relevant to nearly everyone in the audience including me."
  • “During your session, you helped up us reflect on the Bold moments in our journey and how we will impact the future!”
    Apptio Women’s Leadership Group
    Apptio Women’s Leadership Group

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