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What is Privilege?

Monday, March 4, 2019

  What is Privilege? The unearned social, political, economic, and psychological benefits of membership in a group that has institutional and structural power. Living and existing in a world where standards and rules are premised upon the dominant group’s needs wants and desires. To identify with or be identified as a member of a dominant… Continue Reading What is Privilege?

Robin Doerschuk: Distinguished Young Woman Honoree

Thursday, February 21, 2019

In 2009 Robin Doerschuk was recognized by Inside Magazine as “One to Watch” when she was director at Alliance Solutions Group before she became part-owner and before she launched the Women’s Leadership Conference of Northeast Ohio. Now she’s started a new career at a telecommunications start-up, Snip Internet, LLC, as Vice President and General Manager,… Continue Reading Robin Doerschuk: Distinguished Young Woman Honoree

Black History Month: Honoring Dorothy Height

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

In 1938, Dorothy Height was hired by the Harlem YWCA. She worked for better working conditions for black domestic workers, leading to her election to YWCA national leadership. In her professional service with the YWCA, she was assistant director of the Emma Ransom House in Harlem, and later executive director of the Phillis Wheatley House in Washington, DC.… Continue Reading Black History Month: Honoring Dorothy Height

Black History Month: Honoring Zelma Watson George

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Zelma Watson George was the first woman named YWCA Greater Cleveland Lifetime Woman of Achievement. Zelma was honored in 1993 for her many accomplishments and contributions to our city. With the assistance of a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, George moved to Cleveland, where she researched her dissertation on African American music and began a… Continue Reading Black History Month: Honoring Zelma Watson George

Shanette Buford-Brazzell: Distinguished Young Woman Honoree

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Shanette Buford-Brazzell’s first job out of college was at The Jerome Schottenstein Center at The Ohio State University supervising 400 part-time employees and 15 part-time supervisors as the event coordinator. Despite her passion for and career in sports, this YWCA Bootcamp alumna and Distinguished Young Woman has returned to a career in her hometown in… Continue Reading Shanette Buford-Brazzell: Distinguished Young Woman Honoree

YWCA Greater Cleveland Announces New Partnership with Ursuline College

Thursday, February 7, 2019

YWCA Greater Cleveland and Ursuline College announce a new partnership to offer a joint leadership certification to professional women looking to further develop their careers.  This certification will become an additional offering of YWCA’s Women’s Leadership Institute. For eight years, YWCA Greater Cleveland has offered the Momentum leadership development program, a transformative learning opportunity for… Continue Reading YWCA Greater Cleveland Announces New Partnership with Ursuline College