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YWCA has been “all in” for women since 1894, and we’re all in for the next 125 years.
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125 YEARS OF YWCA

Help us celebrate YW’s 125th anniversary and the success of women in Washington State. Join the celebration!

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Events

Stella Steps Out 2019

Start Date
6:00 pm
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End Date
8:00 pm
Club Sur
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Stella Steps Out
Enjoy a lively evening of dancing, food & drinks, remembrance, and celebration.

Cocktails on a Mission 2019

Start Date
6:00 pm
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End Date
8:00 pm
Bellevue Arts Museum
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Cocktails on a Mission
Attend Cocktails On A Mission and join a group of community members dedicated to raising the bar for women and girls on the Eastside.

GenRising Relaunch Party

Start Date
6:30 pm
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End Date
10:00 pm
WithinSodo
If you are a professional ages 21-45 and looking for an opportunity to connect your time and talent with a cause, we invite you to join us for hosted drinks, food catered by Ethan Stowell Restaurants, and a relaunch party to remember!

News

Europe Is Narrowing the Gender Opportunity Gap, We Can Too

September 17, 2019 Blog Post
Last month, we wrote about what the opportunity gap is, and how it impacts the potential for women, particularly Black women, to gain leadership positions in business and government. This week we’re looking at how other nations around the world have successfully narrowed the gap between men and women in representation on company boards or in major political parties.

Inclusive Leadership at YWCA

September 12, 2019 Blog Post
Our agency’s goal is to center African American and black women and families and create real change in the community. We can do this by empowering those who are the farthest from opportunity. YWCA’s Human Resources Manager and I talk about what inclusive leadership is and why it is important to YWCA’s mission.

Building Financial Wellness & Opportunity

August 29, 2019 Blog Post
Meet Yusuf Hansia, a YWCA Activity Leader Volunteer at our Somerset Village Apartments. Yusuf’s goal is for residents to gain a better understanding of money management, and he works towards that by teaching several financial topics. Financial literacy is such an important skill to pass on and we appreciate Yusuf for donating his time to do so.

Opportunity Gap vs Equal Pay Gap

August 20, 2019 Blog Post
At YWCA, we talk a lot about the wage gap between women and men, a gap that is even larger for women of color. However, the opportunity gap that denies women chances to get promoted or work in fast growing industries is another example of the sexism and racism that has stagnated progress to equality in our economy.

Staff Spotlight: School Days in Snohomish

August 15, 2019 Blog Post
It’s the time of year again for School Days! School Days is an event to collect school supplies for YWCA kids in grades K-12. Meet the woman setting up students for success in Snohomish County, Vicki Dorway.