Event celebrates enterprising women in Redmond

The Redmond Reporter, Redmond Town Center and Village Roadshow Gold Class Cinemas co-hosted a "Women in Business" networking event Sept. 14 at the Gold Class Cinemas.

A variety of Redmond business women gathered to share good news at a 'Women In Business' event Sept. 14 at Village Roadshow Gold Class Cinemas at Redmond Town Center. The event was co-sponsored by the cinemas

The Redmond Reporter, Redmond Town Center and Village Roadshow Gold Class Cinemas co-hosted a “Women in Business” networking event Sept. 14 at the Gold Class Cinemas.

The event drew around 50 women, representing occupations such as realtors, restaurant owners, florists, hair stylists, yoga instructors and more. Many of the participants were also honored in a recent “Women In Business” section in the Redmond Reporter.

Along with celebrating the variety of enterprising women in Redmond, the event was a benefit for the YWCA Family Village’s Working Wardrobe program. That program helps women and men who’ve been unemployed and/or displaced from their homes, get appropriate clothing for jobs and job interviews.

Cheri Kilty, regional YWCA director for East King County, said the Working Wardrobe program and other employment assistance programs at the YWCA have a profound impact on their clients and the community at large.

“Women burst into tears when they get their clothes. They can’t believe other women care about them,” said Kilty. “Even in this bad economy, there are so many success stories of people getting back on their feet.”

Guests at the “Women in Business” event enjoyed beverages and appetizers and got a tour of the luxurious Gold Class Cinemas as well as sharing each other’s success stories and learning about upcoming activities at Redmond Town Center.

This Saturday, Sept. 18, community members are invited to a free, family-friendly event called Good Fest, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in Redmond Town Center’s street plaza. The fest will include live music, circus train rides, miniature golf, an electronic gaming station and other fun.

For more information, visit www.redmondtowncenter.com.

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