Photo by Rachel Coward

On April 14, a soldier’s widow, a storyteller, a baker, an astronaut, and a healthy-living guru took the stage for the inaugural Women To Watch. The event was attended by nearly 300 people, mostly women throughout the Eastside who gathered to hear from five inspiring local women as part of 425 Live’s Women to Watch. The event focused on inspiring and encouraging messages from incredible speakers.

Five empowering talks were given by Lisa Hallett, co-founder of Wear Blue: Run to Remember; Audra Mulkern, farm-to-table documentarian; Megan Wagstaff, founder of Lady Yum; Soyeon Yi, South Korea’s first astronaut; and Marilyn McKenna, founder of It Matters.

Check out their inspiring talks below, and stay tuned for more information about this annual event.

Soyeon Yi | Gaining A New Perspective: Finding Courage in Outer Space

Megan Wagstaff | Making Macarons and Mischief: How To Follow Your True Calling

Marilyn McKenna | Fit and Fearless: 5 Things I’ve Learned From Losing 120 Pounds

Audra Mulkern | Through a Gender Lens: Telling The Untold Story

Lisa Hallet | Running to Remember: Overcoming Grief and Loss With Positive Steps Forward