Empower Women

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Increasing economic opportunities for women and girls of color

YWCA supports women’s empowerment and economic advancement, with a particular focus on the reality of the way race impacts women’s economic opportunities. We provide economic empowerment programs, such as financial literacy programs for young people, and leadership development programs supporting women of color. In addition, our housing and childcare programs are strong foundations on which woman and families can build their financial futures.

Women of Achievement Awards

YWCA’s Women of Achievement Awards a Celebration of Women’s excellence. Each year we celebrate a class of groundbreaking women who have made their mark on North East Ohio.

Women’s Leadership Institute

YWCA is in the process of re-designing our Women’s Leadership Institute to better support Women of Color in overcoming systemic and interpersonal racism they face in their careers.