Open Circle

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
11:30 a.m. Networking
12 – 1:30 p.m. Luncheon

JW Marriott Hotel
Downtown Grand Rapids

Save the date to hear from Tina Tchen, a leader at the forefront of the movement for women’s rights in the post #MeToo era. As president and CEO of TIME’S UP Now and the TIME’S UP Foundation, she oversees efforts to change culture, companies, and laws in order to make work safe, fair, and dignified for all. From her work in the White House to corporate law, Tina can see across industries and policies to know what truly effects change. She will provide inspiring insights on how we can learn and transform our workplaces and communities in ways that promote diversity and inclusivity.


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Host a Table

Open Circle is a table-hosted event.  Interested? Great! Volunteer Table Captains can sign up through Feb.7, 2020.

A little work makes a big difference!

  • Get at least 9 guests (friends, family, colleagues, neighbors) to attend the Open Circle luncheon on March 11 and commit to a YWCA gift of at least $100 each
  • Forward your guest list to the YWCA
  • Host your guests at the luncheon
  • Know that what you’ve done is helping to make women and children safer

The YWCA will provide you with all the materials you need to be successful – scripts, confirmation notes, etc. We offer orientations too! January 29 and 30, 4pm at the YWCA (25 Sheldon).

Interested? Questions? Contact Lauren Sikkema at or 616.426.3716.