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Join us as we recognize the accomplishments of girls of color in our community. Event proceeds benefit GirlsFirst, YWCA’s program focused on encouraging leadership, instilling confidence, and developing professional skills. Register today!

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Shades of Leadership 2018

Start Date
6:00 pm
End Date
8:30 pm
Palace Ballroom
2018 Shades of Leadership
Join us to celebrate female-identified youth of color who are leading the way in our community at our annual benefit for YWCA GirlsFirst.


Week Without Violence

October 17, 2018 Blog Post
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. During the week of October 15-19, YWCAs nationwide recognize Week Without Violence, part of a global movement to end violence against women and girls.

The Biggest Racial Inequity in America isn't Income Inequality

October 16, 2018 Blog Post
The racial wealth gap is the largest form of economic inequality in America, yet it is the least commonly understood. With the median Black wealth on pace to hit $0 by the middle of this century, serious policy changes are needed to reverse this dangerous divide created by a history of discrimination.

Thanks for Sipping with us!

October 15, 2018 Blog Post
We wined down last Wednesday with our Eastside fundraiser, Cocktails On A Mission, at the Bellevue Arts Museum. The colorful event was filled with live music, artwork, uplifting stories, and empowerment.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 10, 2018 Blog Post
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a worldwide annual campaign to highlight the importance of breast awareness, education, and research. We're shining a light on the health disparities for black women experiencing breast cancer, as well as the potential causes.

It's Time for Washington Cities to Stop Criminalizing Homelessness

October 9, 2018 Blog Post
A recent ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court says that cities cannot outlaw people from sitting or sleeping in public when there are no possible alternatives. This ruling has big implications for cities in Snohomish County with these kinds of bans, and more complicated effects in King County and Seattle.

Thanks for Stepping out with us!

October 3, 2018 Blog Post
Last Wednesday we gathered to celebrate the BABES Network-YWCA sisterhood at Stella Steps Out. The night was filled with inspiration, laughter, tears, and empowerment.