OCTOBER 14, 2022, EDMONDS—Crank’d Up Consulting and Girls on the Run Snohomish County are pleased to announce that Edmonds International Women’s Day will celebrate its fifth anniversary in 2023. The event will be held the afternoon of Saturday, March 4, 2023, at the Edmonds Waterfront Center, and is again being planned as a hybrid event. The schedule will be released closer to the event date. Though the international theme for 2023 has yet to be announced, the event will honor local women who were front line workers during the pandemic, feature women chefs in the Edmonds area, as well as local speakers with regional and international reach.
While it is still in the early stages of planning, the event will feature philanthropist, author, award-winning anchor and reporter Michelle Li as one of the keynote speakers. Michelle has local ties to the community, as she spent five years as a KING 5 news anchor before relocating to St. Louis in 2021. She is also a co-founder of The Very Asian Foundation, an organization created to shine a light on Asian life through advocacy and celebration.
Spearheaded by Edmonds resident Alicia Crank in 2019, what started as a one-off event for underserved girls and women in our community has grown into an annual event, one that brings in people from neighboring communities.
“We are still fairly grassroots, but we also partner with local businesses as sponsors to keep the event free for community members.
“None of this would be possible without the generous support of volunteers and local businesses owners, may who have been a part of this since Day One. I’m grateful to all of the organizations that have signed on to support the significant milestone of Edmonds International Women’s Day.”
Cline Jewelers is the Special Anniversary sponsor for next year’s event, with DME CPA Group as our Presenting sponsor. Feedme Hospitality & Restaurant Group, Edmonds Waterfront Center, Morgan and Moss, Walnut Street Coffee, and The Agency | Sittauer Gouge Group are also early supporters.
Crank will be reaching out for event sponsorship, to help underwrite the free. “It’s important to me to keep this event accessible to all members of our community. There will also be a lunch option available for purchase, and we hope to raise additional funds to cover those costs, especially for youth that attend the in-person portion of the day.”
Anyone interested in sponsoring can view the sponsorship packet here.
Those who would like to learn more about the event can visit www.crankdup.co for more information.