Category Archives: Events

Bloggers from across generations bring their unique perspective on issues facing women and people of color. Use the index to find blog posts that cover various topics related to eliminating racism and empowering women, and download copies of our e-newsletters.

Census 2020: Importance of Reaching Hard to Count Populations

October 28, 2019

With over 200 associations across the United States and sister associations in 120 countries throughout the world, YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix... Learn More

YWCA Announces Co-Chairs for 2020 Tribute to Leadership Luncheon – Dare to be Powerful

August 28, 2019

Phoenix, AZ, August 26, 2019 – YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix announces Latasha Causey, Director of Recruiting for U-haul and Drena Kusari,... Learn More

The Willey Award – By Janet G. Elsea, Ph.D.

February 11, 2019

As I watched the Grammy award show last night, I was thrilled at the number of women awardees and at... Learn More

2019 Tribute to Leadership -Dorothy Willey Award Recipient – Annie Groth

January 16, 2019

Advice to young women. Don't wait until you are 100% sure. Take the risk and believe in you!

Tribute to Leadership Racial Justice Honoree – Alejandra Gomez

January 16, 2019

I found my calling in being able to teach communities how to advocate for themselves and take on justice work to transform not only their lives but that of their community.

Tribute Community Service Corporate Award Honoree – Carrie Young

January 14, 2019

As a servant leader, Carrie believes in the YWCA’s mission and commitment to eliminating racism and empowering women. It means everyone will be given equal opportunities regardless of their gender or race, and while we’ve made progress, she acknowledges there is STILL much work to be done.

Tribute First Responder Honoree – Jo Ellen Caldwell

January 14, 2019

Reflecting on her adult life, Jo Ellen is most proud of the relationships she has made with so many youth and young adults. Through mentorship and education she has helped many individuals reach personal fitness, education and career goals.

Tribute Advocacy Honoree – Paula Cullison

January 14, 2019

My life is mirrored in the YWCA mission of empowerment of women, peace and social justice for all.

Call for Tribute to Leadership 2019 Nominations!

July 27, 2018

Since 1994, YWCA has hosted Tribute to Leadership to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of leaders in our community who... Learn More

Will Travel for Food

April 25, 2018

by: Jill Mapstead, YWCA Board Chair and World Traveler  Yup… we’re one of those ‘self-proclaimed’ foodie families!  Since the beginning... Learn More