Seattle CityClub is proud to host a Civic Boot Camp series Women in Action: Leadership Towards an Equitable Pandemic Economy. Join our panels of trailblazing regional women leaders as they reveal the disproportionate impacts of the pandemic and investigate new, emerging challenges to an equitable path forward. This series will offer an in-depth look at a variety of industries, from education to the economy, and participants can expect to walk away – virtually – feeling ready to become an active participant in our post-pandemic community. Civic Boot Camp will feature exclusive interviews and participants will be provided with a complementary Resource Guide consisting of curated readings, articles, and volunteer opportunities from CityClub staff.

This first webinar on Friday, September 10 will feature a panel of women leaders in education and empowerment initiatives. They will reflect on how the pandemic economy impacts youth and young adults and the steps needed for recovery.

Key questions:

  • How has the pandemic impacted youth and students’ educational outcomes and social development?
  • What challenges do youth and students face in their efforts to recover from the ‘lost’ year? With hybrid learning and uncertain covid restrictions, what challenges do they face in the transition?
  • What does the future hold for young professionals as they continue their academic and professional journeys? How can we, as a community, support young professionals and equitable educational opportunities?
  • Acknowledging that we continue to be in the midst of a pandemic, what have we learned from this experience that will help us be better prepared for future disruptions to our educational systems?


  • Natalie Vega O’Neil, President and CEO, Junior Achievement of Washington
  • Victoria Santos, Co-Founder, BIPOC ED Coalition of WA State
  • Other speaker TBA


  • Jenefeness Tucker, Faculty Coordinator, Seattle Central College