Women & Girls Leadership

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Room shifters: The legacy of the women of the Civil Rights Movement

Saturday, January 16, 2021

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, our advocacy director shares thoughts on one of the most powerful, but often overlooked, forces in the Civil Rights movement – women. When I think of the Civil Rights Movement – the journey, the impromptu opportunities and the planned sit-ins, walks, and protests – I cannot help… Continue Reading Room shifters: The legacy of the women of the Civil Rights Movement

Rising up

Monday, November 2, 2020

When seven women, gathered in a small church basement in Dayton, Ohio, in 1870, asked each other how to “elevate women in our midst,” they likely didn’t think their efforts would still be helping women rise 150 years later. This modest group began YWCA Dayton, a local stalwart that is now part of the world’s… Continue Reading Rising up

Women of Influence paused

Thursday, May 14, 2020

YWCA Dayton has paused its largest fundraiser, its Women of Influence awards luncheon, which had originally been rescheduled from March 12 to June 3 due to the global coronavirus pandemic. “Above all else: we want our community to be safe,” said Shannon Isom, president & CEO. “This event is special; it is Dayton’s largest luncheon,… Continue Reading Women of Influence paused

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