She Matters Equity Forum

Thank you for attending the She Matters Equity Forum 2024!

The Phoenix Women’s Commission and YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix are proud to organize the She Matters Equity Forum, an event designed to address equity issues and promote wellness and empowerment for women in the workforce.

The event features a light breakfast, keynote speeches, panel discussions from industry experts, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities

This event is open to all members of the public, including all genders.

Tentative Event Timeline:

  • 8:30-9:00 am: Registration, Vendor and Resource Fair
  • 9:00 am: Introductions
  • 9:45 am: Keynote & Panel Discussion
  • 10:35 am: Breakout Session of Choice
  • 11:35 am: Lunch & Networking

Location: South Mountain Community College Performing Arts Center. The PAC is located just across from the South Mountain Community Library, near the third entrance (if traveling North) into the campus off 24th Street, as noted on the campus map.

Parking: Adjacent parking lots for the performance hall, studio theater, and the dance room is convenient and free.

Address: 7050 S. 24th Street, Phoenix, Arizona, 85042

Date: Tuesday, May 21 | 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

City of Phoenix Employees Earn Triple Diversity Points. In addition to registering for the event, City employees must register at PHXYOU to receive points (course name EOD114-ILT-PWC She Matters Equity Forum).

Community vendors are invited. Full details at equityforumvendorfair.eventbrite.com.

Questions? Please contact Natalie at impact@ywcaaz.org.

Keynote Speaker

Mayor Kate Gallego will set the tone for women’s empowerment as the second elected female mayor in Phoenix history and one of the youngest big city mayors in the United States.

Keynote Speaker

Carol A. Poore, Ph.D., MBA will present “Leadership in the Metaverse: Creating the Future of “WebWe” Through Strategy and Community Building.” Carol is a strategic planning expert who expands organizational capacity.

There will be six breakout sessions to choose from covering topics including leadership development, financial empowerment, diversity and inclusion, pay equity, mental health, and community engagement. Topics include:

  • Leadership in the Metaverse – Carol A. Poore
  • Voices of Civic Engagement – YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Dementia & Mental Wellbeing
  • Personal Wellbeing/Self-care – Commission Benson/SMCC Dr. Devi Davis-Strong
  • Affordable Childcare/Education – Pay Equity – Homelessness – Phoenix Women’s Commission

There are many ways to get involved with YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix