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The Women of Influence Class of 2017 will each be receiving a custom glass-and-bead mosaic -- with a message. Read more about why Eaton, Ohio, artist Karen Webb says this special piece represents the fluidity of services YWCA provides.

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Sisters in service

Receiving a YWCA Dayton Women of Influence award often means more than adding a line item to a résumé. For one past WOI Honoree, it's meant finding ways to motivate others to be influential women themselves.

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YWCA partners with Women's March

YWCA Dayton has been on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all since 1870 -- and, in conjunction with YWCA USA as an official partner, we stood up for those principles on Jan. 21, 2017, at the Women's March on Washington.

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YW residents empower from within

At YWCA Dayton, women's empowerment is close to home -- literally. Five women who reside in YW’s single-room occupancy (SRO) housing have initiated a Resident Council to “empower their neighbors and show them that they can also be leaders and make a difference in their building and the community.”

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Holiday helpers

When Verso celebrated Thanksgiving with a holiday lunch, their Giving Committee brought a side of shopping lists. The group chose YWCA Dayton’s Holiday Wish List program as one of its quarterly charitable donation drives.

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2017 Women of Influence Honorees announced

YWCA Dayton will honor eight women during its 2017 Women of Influence awards luncheon on March 9, 2017, noon to 1 p.m., at the Dayton Convention Center. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the award.

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