Pay Us What We're Worth

Mar 28 5:30 PM-8:00 PM
Seattle Opera House
363 Mercer Street, Seattle, 98109

Ready to step into your power and claim the money you’re worth? Seattle’s top young professional groups are joining forces to host an event that’s all about YOU, for YOU!

From your favorite female soccer players to movie stars, in an era heightened by pay equity awareness and legal changes like the Washington state “disclosure of wage and salary range” law, there’s never been a better time to seize your worth and advance your career! At this event, get ready to:


  • Level up with new professional headshots + take-home resources.
  • Get insider tips on advocating for yourself across industries.
  • Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the historic Seattle Opera costume shops.
  • Let an opera singer serenade you!
  • Connect with leaders passionate about empowering young professionals like you.
  • Treat yourself to delicious snacks and beverages.


What else can I expect?

In honor of Women’s History Month, dive into fireside chats with our city’s trailblazing women and allies who’ll share insights, insider tips, and tricks from across industries like sports, startups, law, tech, and more to help you claim your worth! Our expert panel includes:

Starla Sampaco
Leadership Strategy Contributor, Forbes

Starla Sampaco is a columnist, international keynote speaker, and host with a background in TV news. As a contributor to Forbes and Harvard Business Review, she teaches women and professionals of color how to advocate for themselves in the workplace. Previously, she anchored the news for Seattle’s PBS station and taught graduate students at the University of Washington.


Shirline Wilson
Executive Director, Washington Employers for Racial Equity

Shirline Wilson serves as the Executive Director of the Washington State Employers for Racial Equity (WERE). WERE is a coalition formed in 2020 to advance a commitment to make progress on closing racial equity gaps that have most disproportionately impacted Black Washingtonians.


Michelle Merriweather
President and CEO, Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle

In February 2018, Michelle Y. Merriweather became the 13th President of the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle. “I am not anxious to be the loudest voice or the most popular, but I would like to think that at a crucial moment, I was an effective voice for the voiceless, and effective hope for the hopeless” a quote by civil rights leader Whitney M. Young is Michelle’s mantra as she leads the organization towards its 100th anniversary.


Plus, more speakers dropping weekly!

Looking for a change in your career, come be inspired. Ready for that much-deserved growth, get practical tips. Simply intrigued by a real conversation about pay equity, this is your evening—all are welcome.

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Pay Us What We’re Worth is brought to you by six of the city’s prominent young professional groups:

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