Women of Washington

Communicating America’s Founding Principles

Women of Washington is an educational organization with a focus on understanding local, national, and global issues that are critical to our world today.

Upcoming WOW Event

Featured Guest

Gordon G. Chang

An Expert on China and Southeast Asia Affairs

China's Existential Challenge: What We Must Do to Defend America

Gordon G. Chang is the author of The Great U.S.-China Tech War and Losing South Korea, booklets released by Encounter Books.  His previous books are Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On the World and The Coming Collapse of China, both from Random House.

Chang lived and worked in China and Hong Kong for almost two decades, most recently in Shanghai, as Counsel to the American law firm Paul Weiss and earlier in Hong Kong as Partner in the international law firm Baker & McKenzie. 

His writings on China and North Korea have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The National Interest, The American Conservative, the International Herald Tribune, Commentary, National Review, and Barron's. He also writes for The Daily Beast.  

He has spoken at Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, Yale, and other universities and at The Brookings Institution, The Heritage Foundation, the Cato Institute, RAND, the American Enterprise Institute, the Council on Foreign Relations, and other institutions.  He has given briefings at the National Intelligence Council, the Central Intelligence Agency, the State Department, and the Pentagon.  He has also spoken before industry and investor groups including Bloomberg, Sanford Bernstein, Royal Bank of Scotland, and Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia.  Chang has appeared before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.   Chang has appeared on CNN, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, CNBC, MSNBC, PBS, the BBC, and Bloomberg Television. He is a regular co-host and guest on The John Batchelor Show.

Outside the United States he has spoken in Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo, The Hague, London, Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver.

He has served two terms as a trustee of Cornell University.

The Deadline to Register is June 15, 2021 at noon for WOW Members and Non-Members, There are no refunds after May 31, 2021. 
This is Women of Washington's premier annual event and it sells out quickly!  Please register early so you don't miss this great evening!  Regretfully, walk-ins cannot be accommodated on the day of the event. 

Please help us celebrate with FESTIVE SUMMER ATTIRE.

Please bring a donation of cash, check or gift card to benefit the USO.

Invitations were emailed on April 13, 2021 to WOW members who are current with their 2021 dues.  If you are a WOW member and did not receive your invitation or you have other questions, please contact us at [email protected].

“Log into your WOW member account to register a WOW member and first guest at the reduced member price of $125.  Non-member registration price is $150.  Contact [email protected] if you need assistance.

Unless there is a special seating request, seating will be assigned in the order of the registration date.  Contact Registration with any special requests.


June 30, 2021
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm


$125.00 - Members First Guest



Hyatt Regency Bellevue
900 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

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