Press Room

Welcome to our press room! See below for articles, TV, and radio spots about topics that are important to our work. Engage with news about issues of race and gender in our state, nation, and world.

If you are a member of the media and have questions, please contact:

Marta Werbanowska
Marketing & Brand Manager
602.258.0990, ext. 205

Media Kit

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Press Releases

April 2024: Opinion: The Arizona Supreme Court’s abortion ban ruling is racist, irrelevant and cruel

July 2022: YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix Receives Systems Change Grant from Maricopa County Department of Public Health

July 2022: Maricopa County Public Health Awards Community Groups Nearly $6M to Address Health Disparities

February 2022: Op-Ed Overturning Roe V. Wade after 49 Years will have devastating impacts on young women

September 2021: YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix Joins YWCA USA in Standing for Reproductive Freedom at the Supreme Court

December 2020: YWCA Receives Transformational Investment from MacKenzie Scott

March 2020: YWCA Announces Weekly Meal Delivery to Home Bound Seniors

March 2020: YWCA Announces Senior Meal Program Modifications in Response to COVID-19

August 2019: YWCA Announces Co-Chairs for 2020 Tribute to Leadership Luncheon – Dare to Be Powerful

Press Coverage and Appearances

March 2024: Women’s Empowerment Month with Debbie Esparza | Civic Cipher Podcast

November 2023: Equity in STEAM Initiative on Activision Arizona

September 2023: Debbie Esparza Spotlighted as Local Leader by COX

As philanthropist MacKenzie Scott announces her open call, Arizona nonprofits reflect on the impact of her earlier gifts

Angela Salazar Equity Programs Director and Chingona Rising In Phoenix

Debbie Esparza Honored, Celebrating Giving Back to Our Community through Event Oct. 7

YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix Accepting Nominations for Community Leaders

LGBTQ+ Brands and Businesses to Support (TLDR; Debbie Esparza & YWCA!)

YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix Receives $5,000 Community Grant

ABC 15, AZ STEM Organizations Earn Grants

Scottsdale Independent, Saguaro High School’s STEM program receives grant

Arizona Republic, Season for Sharing Supports nonprofits offering services to Arizona elderly

Women in Insurance & Financial Services Podcast with Prosperity Programs Director, Michelle Ramos

“Always an In-Between” Super Power Experts Podcast with Maria Crimi Speth

Conversations with Catherine Podcast

Meet Maria Crimi Speth, Incoming Chair of YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix

The Saying, It Takes A Village, Is Being Played Out Right in Front of Me

Meet Debbie Esparza of YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix

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