South Sound Women to Watch 2019

November 11, 2019 // Presented by Kitsap Bank

Be inspired. Be empowered. Be Challenged.

Join us on November 7th at the Federal Way Performing Arts & Event Center for an amazing evening of smart, successful, savvy women. You won’t want to miss this exclusive opportunity to learn from leaders about embracing strengths, making your own success, and transforming the way you live!

Presented by Kitsap Bank, Women to Watch 2019 is promised to be an amazing evening of inspiration and encouragement. Purchase your ticket today!

Melannie Denise Cunningham, Tacoma’s 253 Peace Queen

From a young age, Melannie Denise Cunningham felt the effects of oppression and has made it her life’s work to bring people of all races and backgrounds together to facilitate racial reconciliation and understanding. In 2018, she was named the Greater Tacoma Peace Prize recipient, which she rebranded as the 253 Peace Queen. She offers the most poignant and approachable definition of peace that allows any individual to take action and create change.

Leah Morgan, founder of the Tacoma Night Market

All her life, Leah Morgan has been embraced and seen the effects of a loving and supportive community. An artist herself, she understood how lonely it can be to create in isolation, so she created a vibrant space for local artists to be seen and collaborate with one another.

Danielle Kartes, cookbook author and co-founder of Rustic Joyful Food

No one gives us side-splitting laughs like the ever-authentic Danielle Kartes, who boot-strapped her cookbook and culinary brand with sheer will during one of the most difficult periods of her life. Now, she’s featured on shows including Rachael Ray and Pickler and Ben, and recently landed a major book publishing deal.

KD Hall, founder of the K.D. Hall Foundation and KD Hall Communications

When Kela Hall was on the verge of graduating college, she made a life-changing mistake that has haunted her personally and professionally. It was the graciousness of a few people that made her realize she was worth a second chance, and now she’s spreading that message of hope and empowerment to young women.

Erin Guinup, founder of the Tacoma Refugee Choir

A lifelong singer and performer, Erin Guinup founded the Tacoma Refugee Choir as a way to give a voice to local immigrants, second-generation Americans, and other community members. The non-auditioned choir is proof that though we may feel small as individuals, we are powerful together.


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