Spotlight on YWork – Sept 2021

September 21, 2021

Yesterday YWCA USA filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court decision, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which will determine the future of Roe v. Wade. YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix stands with YWCA USA in urging the Supreme Court to protect reproductive freedom for young women/people and young women/people of color in communities across America.

Spotlight on YWork – Aug/Sept 2021

September 1, 2021

As Arizona becomes the next tech hub, our STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) professionals do not reflect the state’s diverse workforce. To support this economic growth, Arizona needs to address this racial gap while developing our next generation of STEAM innovators.

The Effects of the Teacher Shortage in Arizona

August 27, 2021

It is not a secret that Arizona has a teacher shortage. The Arizona turnover rate is at 19% – more... Learn More

Spotlight on YWork – July 2021

July 16, 2021

More than ten years ago YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix saw a problem and set out to find a solution. At the time we were concerned about the barriers that were keeping people from achieving their financial goals. Our commitment to disrupting and dismantling systemic barriers to equity in all forms, led us to create our Prosperity Programs.

Spotlight on YWork – May 2021

May 18, 2021

Join us this Thursday for the next chapter in our ongoing conversation addressing Racism as a Public Health Crisis. In this interactive and participatory Theatre of the Oppressed experience, performers and audience will collectively examine systems of oppression that keep women and people of color marginalized.

How to Be an Equitable Corporate Partner

May 18, 2021

Corporate philanthropy is a beautiful thing. This is when a business of any size decides they will utilize their resources to support their local community.

Reflection on AAPI March and Vigil

May 3, 2021

After learning about the event from my YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix colleagues, on Saturday, March 27th, I walked among hundreds of Arizonans who attended the Anti-Asian Violence March and Vigil in Mesa. As the crowd moved along the route, support came from honking horns of the cars along Dobson Road. An event organizer led the crowd’s chant, “Racism is a virus. You will not divide us.”

How Bias Shows Up in Hiring Practices

April 22, 2021

If you were asked if you are biased in your companies HR practices, you may adamantly respond, “Of course not!” But what if you were being biases without really knowing it?

Spotlight on YWork – April 2021

April 20, 2021

We just received word from the House Majority Leader that the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) of 2021 (H.R. 1620) will receive a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives tomorrow!