Past Events 


Empower Your Financial Well-Being


TIME: 5:30 - 7:30PM


Are you looking to shift your relationship with money? Do you want tips and tactics to stop worrying about your financial situation and start living your life? If so, please join us on September 18th!

Change your relationship with finance by finally understanding the basics of money and discover the freedom of learning to distinguish between the essentials and the excess in all areas of your life. Get ready to learn about the subject of money with a goal of helping you incorporate financial well-being into your overall definition of total well-being.


Vicki Robin
Named "The Millennial Money Whisperer" by Money Magazine in April, Vicki Robin is the author of 20+ year old cult classic book YOUR MONEY OR YOUR LIFE. While travelling and living in rural communities as much by her wits and as little by money as possible, she questioned the dependency we have on money and buying stuff. She feels free-er now, more open, and less "agenda-ed" thanks to all of her adventures when she was younger. Vicki is excited to share with us how to gain control of our money and finally begin to make a life, rather than just a living.

Manisha Thakor
Manisha Thakor, Founder of MoneyZen and Vice President of Financial Education at Brighton Jones, is a 25 year veteran of the financial services industry and a nationally recognized financial literacy advocate for women. She puts her Harvard MBA, CFP, and CFA to work by empowering women and helping them joyfully claim their financial power with simple yet transformative tactical steps. She learned early on in her life that "a man is not a financial plan" and wants all women to enjoy the world of choices that open up when you are financially self-sufficient.


Champange Summer Social

AUG 14

TIME: 5:30 - 8PM


Join us for a special gathering of GrapeVine and CRUSH women! This social event is all about building friendships and a sense of community. GrapeVine continues to provide new perspectives, personal insights and communal elevation.

The event will be held at the top of the new and beautiful WestEdge Apartments at 2nd & Pike, overlooking the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains. It will be a night to be spoiled with champagne, heavy appetizers from Tuxedos & Tennis Shoes Catering, and great conversation. Cheers to you all and GrapeVine’s growth!

GrapeVine Summer Sizzle

June 19

5:30 - 8:00 pm

Summer BBQs, picnics and parties often call for great cocktails, appetizers, and comfortable and stylish summer fashion.  Want some new ideas?  Join us for GrapeVine’s Summer Sizzle event on June 19th to learn from the experts on how to add some “sizzle” to your summer.    We’ll gather on the shores of Lake Union for an evening of fabulous food from Honey! I’m Home! Catering, summer fashion tips from a top Nordstrom stylist, fun summer travel tips and a whole lot more. Sign up here!

Gwendolyn Elliott
Gwendolyn is Seattle Magazine's senior editor. With a passion for music and a liberal arts degree, she started her career in journalism as a music blogger in the early 2000s. She is the former music editor of Seattle Weekly, the former content manager of ARTISTdirect and has contributed to various blogs, journals, magazines and newspapers over the years. A New York state native, Gwen has lived in Seattle for over a decade and loves learning about her adopted hometown. Among the stories on, you'll find interviews with innovators like David Byrne and winemakers like Charles Smith, along with other pieces exploring the various corners of Seattle's arts and culture scene. 

Justin Leggett
Justin is a highly creative individual with big vision for his business. As a VIP stylist at Nordstrom, Justin maintains a very active clientele and is highly sought after within the community. He has a strong pulse on fashion and shares it with his customers in an inspiring way. He actively shares knowledge and inspires others to grow. Justin has been with Nordstrom  for over 10 years.

Beth Young
Beth is the owner, ringmaster and all around OCD bossy boss of the ever-evolving family that is Honey! I’m Home! Catering. She began cooking for lucky Seattleites from a tiny building in Ballard in 1995. Since then, Beth and her amazing team – including Chef Weeze Nelligan – have prepared delicious, custom crafted food for individuals, families, corporations, and, when lucky - women’s networking  groups. Honey! I’m Home! Catering prides itself on designing menus using the best locally sourced, healthy ingredients they can gather.

Briit Thorson - Moderator

Britt Thorson is the Managing Editor of Seattle Refined, and has been with the brand since its inception in 2014. Started as KOMO News’ lifestyle website, Refined has since grown into a daily television show on KOMO News! Britt manages the digital, social and promotional aspects of Refined, and is a regularly contributor on the television show.

GrapeVine's Inaugural Eastside Event!

Live Well! be well!

May 17

5:30 - 8:00 PM

Take care of your Body, Mind & Spirit by joining us on May 17th! Learn from a fabulous panel of experts to help you lead a healthy and happy lifestyle. We will be discussing the newest trends in health science, fitness and mindfulness to better understand your wellness like never before!


Dr. Jennifer Lovejoy, PhD
Mindy Pedersen 

Dr. Samara Serotkin, Psy.D. 

Meeghan Black 

Women in Wine

May 8, 2018

6:00 pm

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Ellevate for the next GrapeVine event: Women In Wine. Join us for an extraordinary evening of wine tasting and hear from some of the top women in wine in Washington. Did you know that with more than 900+ wineries in Washington that less than seven percent are female? We are proud to have women making an impact on this global industry across all fields ranging from viticulture to wine making to being a winery owner or a sommelier. Join us for a panel discussion to learn more about this industry and the stories of how women are growing in influence across multiple facets of the industry. 


Sadie Drury – Seven Hills Vineyards

Rachel Horn – AniChe Cellars

Beth Hickey – Advanced Sommelier

Lacey Lybeck – Sagemoor Vineyards

Jayne Cain, Moderator  – Washington State Wine Commission

Money Divas:  What If Lehman Brothers Had Been Lehman Sisters?

April 24, 2018

5:30 PM

Come join us for a lively panel discussion around the magical transformations that occur when women take full ownership of the historically unprecedented amount of wealth they are earning and stewarding on a global basis. A recent New York Times Op-Ed stated: “Money is Power. And Women Need More of Both.”  We agree. And that’s because money can be used in a mindful, conscious, proactive way to create the kinds of seismic shifts — from arresting climate change to increasing gender parity — that can transform communities, countries, and ultimately our planet. These are not grandiose ideas. Our panelists will be sharing specific stories and examples of how women are bringing their feminine fierceness to the world of finance in a way that is inspiring and inclusive. This will not be your typical money meeting! We will be talking about the power of the purse in a way that is meaty, practical, heartfelt… and even a bit irreverent.


Donna Morton

Vicki Robin

Tama Smith - Moderator

Manisha Thakor



Love, Lust & Longevity 

February 21, 2018

5:30 PM


“An outstanding love doesn’t come from two half-fulfilled people coming together to make one whole, complete life. Outstanding love comes from two whole people coming together to share and enhance their already full and beautiful lives.” ~Pia Scade

Whether you are dating, newly divorced or married, this GrapeVine will ignite you to live with vitality and energy—within your relationship and within YOURSELF!

Come hear these dynamic women during the month of love:

Living with Passion in 2018

January 23, 2018

5:30 PM

How do you find your passion? Stop thinking about it and start following your heart! Join us on January 23rd and start the new year with inspiring stories, laughter, and an amazing community of women. Come hear from panelists who are following their hearts in a variety of ways—after all, there are many ways to incorporate enthusiasm and energy into everyday life!

Panel Included:

Liz Dunn – Founder of Dunn + Hobbes and developer/owner of Melrose Market, Chophouse Row, and many other transformative projects in Capitol Hill.

Lendy Hensley – Owner of City Catering and Founder of Seattle Artist League.

Michel Spruance – Owner of Be Luminous Yoga and Co-Founder of Space Between.

Patty Fleischmann – A licensed marriage and family therapist and Co-Founder of Stolen Youth.



Holiday Party: Giving, Gratitude & Grace

November 28th, 2017

5:30 PM

Join GrapeVine for a festive evening of conversation and fun—just in time to get you into the holiday spirit! Find out how to give new meaning to the holidays, festive ideas for gifts and giving, craft a tasty holiday drink and so much more. Kick off this joyful season with us and get all kinds of fresh ideas.

Our evening will include:


  • In the season of giving…what is the real gift? Hear from Annie Brandt of the Frihet Group who will show us how to express our thoughts with gifts timely sent or a kind word beautifully delivered.

  • Everything you want to know about holiday manners and etiquette with Arden Clise. Arden is a Business Etiquette Trainer, Speaker and Coach, as well as the author of Spinach in Your Boss’s Teeth: Essential Etiquette for Professional Success.

  • Always pondering the perfect gift for your assistant, mother-in-law, partner-who-has-everything? Our expert gift buyer will share their favorite items.

  • Learn to make (and taste) Festive Cocktails from Heritage Distilling.

  • Festive Appetizers will be provided by Foodz Catering and we’ll be giving away door prizes!



Heritage Distilling

Foodz Catering

One Eighty Foundation

WeWork Holyoke




CRUSH Inaugural Event

CRUSH's inaugural event will feature women who are breaking the mold and leading the way in their chosen field. Confirmed speakers are the following:

Liz Dunn, Owner of Dunn & Hobbs, she is a developer of mixed-use projects in Seattle’s urban village neighborhoods. Her inventive projects on Capitol Hill include Melrose Market and, most recently, Chophouse Row.
Janene Drafs, General Manager of Sinclair Broadcasting Group (KOMO TV, KOMO News, Star 101.5, KVI Radio, Univision Seattle), and is the first female General Manager in the history of KOMO TV. 
Megan Wagstaff, Owner of Lady Yum, the macaroon and mischief shop that has people falling in love with the company’s sweet treats and fun atmosphere. 
Danielle Trivisonno Hawley, Chief Creative Officer - America for POSSIBLE. Danielle rose from copywriter to one of the most visible positions in advertising.

The Empowerment Project

The Empowerment Project is the incredible journey of a crew of female filmmakers driving across America to encourage, empower, and inspire the next generation of strong women to go after their career ambitions.

In celebration of the all-female focus in front of and behind the camera, the filmmakers turned the cameras on themselves, capturing their transformational journey.

The film challenges the audience to ask themselves, "What would you do if you knew you would succeed?

Planned Parenthood CEO Conversation & Update

Join us on June 20th to hear the two CEOs of Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, Alaska, Hawaii and Idaho, Chris Charbonneau and Elaine Rose, share insights, strategies, anecdotes and stories from the crazy ride it's been in the new world order of the Trump Administration and beyond.

Chris Charbonneau CEO of the healthcare side and Elaine Rose CEO of the PAC side will be speaking and taking questions. 

We have changed the location of the June 20th Grapevine event to 10 Degrees, a terrific new event space on Capitol Hill. 

Brain Health

Speaker: Dr. Suman Jayadev

Hear from neurologist and scientist Dr. Suman Jayadev, to learn about the breathtakingly cool discoveries in treating Alzheimer’s Disease.

Around the world, research scientists are pursuing effective ways to prevent, delay or treat Alzheimer’s disease. The UW Medicine’s Memory & Brain Wellness Center is embarking on a targeted “precision medicine” approach to this condition. Come learn more about preventing, delaying and treating this devastating disease and the promising strategies Dr. Jayadev and her colleagues are developing.

Our venue this month is the stylish Cloud Room, located in Liz Dunn’s Chophouse Row on Capitol Hill. There will be appetizers provided and a cash bar to purchase wine and cocktails.

To learn more about Dr. Jayadey follow the link

The Journey of Not Knowing:

Speaker: Julie Benezet


The Journey of Not Knowing by former Amazon executive Julie Benezet provides a new approach to leadership that accepts the scariness of the unknown as a powerful source of motivation rather than a deterrent to building a company’s better future.

Julie’s talk will inspire everyone to see uncertainty as an adventure—and an opportunity to search for new and better possibilities for yourself and/or your organization.

Articulating Your Value: How to Refine Your Messaging

Speaker Marilyn richards will speak about how We all find ourselves in situations where we need to describe our work and clearly state our value.

And yet, we struggle. We say too much or too little, leaving our audience with a murky impression, or worse yet, no impression at all. Marilyn will discuss common traps and mistakes we make in talking about our work, describe the elements needed to build an effective message, and illustrate what is the most important part of a good "what I do" statement.